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6th May 2018 10 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1811
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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If you want to enjoy an uplifting cruise experience in 2018, look no further than this immersive springtime exploration of Denmark – one of the world’s most welcoming and fascinating countries – aboard Braemar.

You’ll receive a warm reception at every enchanting destination on this wonderful Danish adventure, beginning with a call into Aabenraa after a relaxing journey along Germany’s size-restricted Kiel Canal. Aabenraa will welcome you with open arms, beckoning you ashore to soak up the cosy atmosphere of this charming coastal city; admire the fine 13th century architecture; and discover an abundance of historic churches and interesting museums. Once back on board Braemar you’ll experience scenic cruising of the beautiful Aabenraa and Als fjords in the late afternoon before sailing overnight to Fredericia. Here you’ll be greeted by ceremonial cannon fire and friendly locals in traditional dress, ensuring your arrival into this historic town will be simply unforgettable. In the town centre – just 400 metres from your ship's berth – you’ll find old military ramparts and landmarks, including the Foot Soldier Statue; though you might prefer to visit the original Legoland in nearby Billund. There's also the chance to tour to Odense, home of Hans Christian Andersen's childhood residence. [ReadMore]

The following morning your ship will sail into Hundested, where you can enjoy the traditional Viking displays on the quayside before taking the day to uncover a handful of attractions. Within the town you’ll discover Grønnessedyssen Karlstenen – one of the country’s largest megalithic tombs – and Knud Rasmussen’s House; while it’s also possible to visit Kronborg Castle – the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – and the city of Elsinore on a tour. You’ll cruise by Kronborg Castle en route to Copenhagen, where Braemar will once again take you closer to the heart of it all. The highlights of the capital, including the iconic Little Mermaid statue, the pretty Nyhavn waterfront district, Tivoli Gardens and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, will all be within easy reach of your ship’s berth; and you’ll have an extended stay to take them all in. Lastly you’ll arrive in Aalborg – ‘Europe’s Happiest City’ – after a glide along Limfjorden. After docking next to the famous Utzon Centre you can enjoy a complementary hotdog on the quayside before heading into the city to explore. A full day in port affords ample time to see medieval landmarks such as the 14th century cathedral and Aalborghus Castle; visit the many fine galleries and museums; and even enjoy a drink or two at the welcoming pubs.

Elegant 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.