Welcome to Denmark

10th Jul 2020 10 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2017
Southampton Cruise Sale
FROM ONLY £999 per person
Amalienborg palace in Copenhagen, Denmark Amalienborg palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
FROM ONLY £999 per person

Discover why Denmark is one of the world’s friendliest and happiest nations on this uplifting and enriching cruise, as your smaller ship takes you closer to the delights of five diverse destinations. After enjoying a warm welcome at each port, you’ll have chances to uncover a wealth of highlights and attractions ashore, with central docking locations allowing for easy, laidback explorations.

Taking advantage of Braemar’s compact dimensions right away, you’ll take in the scenic countryside of the size-restricted Kiel Canal before Aabenraa welcomes you with open arms to begin your Danish adventure. [ReadMoreMob]You’re sure to fall for the charms of Aabenraa: fine 13th century architecture, an abundance of historic churches and museums, and a cosy atmosphere make this coastal gem a delight to explore.[ReadMoreDesk] Arriving in Aalborg – once voted ‘Europe’s happiest city’– next, you’ll dock alongside the famous Utzon Centre and be invited to treat yourself to complementary Danish hotdogs as part of a traditional welcome on the quayside before beginning your exploration of the city. Aalborg’s many highlights include the 14th century cathedral and Aalborghus Castle, as well as a selection of galleries, museums and friendly pubs, and your ship’s central docking location puts them all within easy reach. 

The following morning it’s on to Fredericia, where you’ll be greeted by ceremonial performances, music and locals in traditional dress for a simply unforgettable arrival into this historic town. Once docked, again just a short distance from the heart of your destination, you could head into the town centre to find old military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue; or perhaps opt for a tour to nearby Odense, home of Hans Christian Andersen's childhood residence. In Copenhagen, 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 a full-day to take them all in. Finally, there’s 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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.