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29th May 2018 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1814
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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The power is in your hands on this very special sailing, offering you the unique opportunity to ‘steer the ship’ and guide Braemar on an exciting itinerary of your own choosing. You and your fellow, like-minded guests will have a few tricky decisions to make, although you’re sure to be captivated no matter where you decide to go. [ReadMore]

29th May Southampton, UK    
31st May Amsterdam, Netherlands or Rotterdam, Netherlands
2nd June Copenhagen, Denmark or Hundested, Denmark
4th June Tallinn, Estonia or Saaremaa, Estonia
5th & 6th June St Petersburg, Russia    
7th June Helsinki, Finland or Kotka, Finland
9th June Wismar, Germany or Travemunde, Germany
12th June Southampton    

You’ll get to choose between two Dutch delights first of all. Opt for a call into Amsterdam and you won’t be disappointed by the array attractions on offer, including Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and of course, the red light district. Alternatively you could divert to Rotterdam and marvel at the Erasmusbrug Bridge as you glide into port, then take time to discover diverse architectural wonders, such as the modern Markthal and 1970’s Cube Houses. Then in Denmark, perhaps take in Copenhagen and all of the capital’s highlights; from the Little Mermaid Statue and vibrant Nyhavn district to the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces and world-famous Tivoli Gardens. Or, for something a little less hectic, visit the charming Viking town of Hundested for the chance to tour to Kronborg Castle – the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – and the city of Elsinore. Tallinn – Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital – could be your next stop, offering you the chance to explore the magnificent, UNESCO-listed medieval old town; while the island of Saaremaa – home of Kuressaare Castle and the legendary Kaali meteorite craters – is an enticing Estonian option too.

Your ship will then sail to Russia for the chance to discover the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood, the magnificent Catherine Palace and much more during an overnight stay in stunning St Petersburg. Although you won’t have two Russian ports to choose from, this is sure to be one of the highlights of your cruise. Up next is Finland, where once again you’ll decide between two incredible cities. Will you choose to visit Helsinki and take in the capital’s collection of museums, galleries and landmarks such as the unique Kamppi Chapel of Silence? Or perhaps you would prefer to direct Braemar to the undiscovered island city of Kotka to uncover enchanting parks and gardens, and visit Langinkoski Imperial Lodge – the former summer retreat of Alexander III. You’ll then make your final decision in Germany. You could visit pretty Travemünde for tours to Hanseatic Lübeck; or take in one of the country’s most photogenic destinations, Wismar. Whichever port you choose, scenic cruising of the size-restricted Kiel Canal will ensure a memorable end to your time in Germany and this very special cruise.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

No Single Supplement offer available on selected grades, subject to availability.

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.