UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities

11th Sep 2022 12 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2228
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

On board Braemar, discover the scenic, cultural and historical highlights of destinations found closer to home, including beautiful, remote isles. Off the coast of Scotland, the Orkneys and Shetlands await. Both archipelagos are renowned for their rugged scenery and wildlife; RSPB Sumburgh Head, where various species of bird live and breed amongst sea cliffs and coastal scenes, is a particular highlight to seek out in the Shetlands. [ReadMore]Fascinating Norse villages are within reach from Lerwick too, while in the Orkneys, a stop at Kirkwall also offers a chance to uncover ancient sites such as the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae. 

See some of the finest Scottish scenery from your ship; behold the sight of Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, and the landscapes of the Small Isles. Your time in Scotland also includes visits to Invergordon, for tours to legendary Loch Ness, and Leith, the gateway to Edinburgh and its many attractions, from Royal Yacht Britannia to Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy some English delights too; visit Falmouth to enjoy Cornish pasties and cream tea in the town or even tour to the Eden Project, and capture the beauty of the Isles of Scilly, their palm-lined beaches, charming towns and pretty landscapes. What’s more, there’s also a day in Dublin, to sample the ‘craic’ of this famous Irish capital, see its landmarks and of course enjoy a couple of Jameson’s and Guinness at Temple Bar. 

Your Itinerary

  • Visit remote islands of Scilly, Shetland & Orkney 
  • Explore beautiful Cornwall from Falmouth 
  • Experience scenic cruising by Fingal’s Cave 
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Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities.

Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.