Mediterranean Cruises

Acropolis of Athens, Greece
Acropolis of Athens, Greece

As the cradle of western civilisation, the Mediterranean boasts a cultural legacy that is hard to match. The world's largest inland sea is home to ancient ruins, legendary cities, fantastic food, awe-inspiring art, and sun-kissed beaches. In short, the Mediterranean is a visual and sensual feast.  [ReadMoreMob]

A cruise through this extraordinary region provides the opportunity to experience the variety the area has to offer: from the cosmopolitan cities of the Western Mediterranean to Italy, Sardinia, Greece, and Egypt in the east. Immersion into the culture and history of Naples and Herculaneum Granada's world-famous Alhambra Palace, Athens' Acropolis, the Napoleonic city of Ajaccio or a journey of discovery from Alexandria to the see the Pyramids of Giza – all are classic adventures that live long in the memory. The Mediterranean’s past is on full view: France’s prehistoric cave paintings; Roman monuments of power and ambition; Gothic cathedrals, Renaissance palaces and Baroque facades abound.

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From the vast sands of Portugal to sheltered coves along Croatia's rugged Dalmatian coast and idyllic Sardinian hideaways, the beaches of the Mediterranean are truly amazing. A cruise along its shores will reveal an often inaccessible collection of the Med’s fine scenery: picturesque bays, Riviera chic, old fishing villages and pine-clad cliffs.

Food and drink is the region’s obsession. Whether nibbling on a chunk of freshly baked French bread with cheese and olives, or sipping a glass of Chianti, the Med is a haven for dedicated foodies. Culinary specialities are a constant draw: Spanish tapas, Portuguese pastries, Turkish kebabs – plus the world’s most famous wine vintages. A Mediterranean cruise offers all this in a region where exploration and discovery never come to an end.  

 

Cruises to Mediterranean

French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2022

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Tue 01 Sep 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2023

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Five Night Seine

Five Night Seine

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Sat 24 Oct 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2025

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 29 Oct 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2026

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Views of Spain & Madeira

Views of Spain & Madeira

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2027

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Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D202728

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

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Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo, Japan • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

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Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Departs: Phuket, Thailand • Thu 11 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210304

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Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Muscat, Oman • Thu 25 Feb 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2104

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Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Departs: Muscat, Oman • Thu 25 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210405

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Mediterranean Medley

Mediterranean Medley

Departs: Limassol, Cyprus • Thu 11 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2105

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Dover • Thu 25 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2106

  • Experience the seemingly endless rewards of the hard-to-reach Azores, as Boudicca takes you on an unforgettable journey to three of this remote archipelago’s most beautiful and diverse islands.
  • Astonishing wonderlands of emerald-green landscapes, mighty volcanos and vast craters, out-of-this world lakes and thermal pools, and picturesque cities await, on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel.
  • The highlights aren’t restricted to the Azores though: there’s also opportunities to stimulate your senses with Madeira’s stunning scenery, fragrance and flavours; and explore UNESCO-listed Oporto.

From £1,699pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Dover • Thu 08 Apr 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2107

  • Step on board Boudicca for this nine-night French and Spanish city discovery and you’ll unravel the rewards of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture rich regions.
  • Visiting northern Spain’s Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions, you can marvel at unspoilt coastal scenes, learn about prehistoric caves, sample traditional regional flavours, see famous landmarks and much more.
  • Two visits to France’s beautiful Normandy region include a call at historic Honfleur; an unforgettable meander along the River Seine; and an overnight stay in Rouen, laden with historical and architectural treasures.

From £1,092.87pp

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Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Departs: Dover • Thu 06 May 2021
16 nights • Boudicca • D2111

  • Sail with style and sophistication during this exquisite exploration of the western Med, as Boudicca takes you to a string of stunning Spanish islands and cities, and destinations on the fabulous French Riviera.
  • You can sample Mediterranean island life in Palma de Mallorca; take in the must-visit attraction of Barcelona, such as the iconic Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas; and delve into Cartagena’s rich Roman heritage.
  • On the gorgeous Côte d'Azur, the Romanesque architecture and Provencal markets of Toulon awaits; while glamourous Monaco – with its yacht-filled harbour, grand casinos and designer boutiques – is the icing on the cake.

From £1,999pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2113

  • A five-night, French flavoured journey of discovery combining scenic river cruising through breathtaking countryside with visits to three inspirational cities, this is an enriching short break.
  • See the River Seine’s gorgeous scenes of rolling hills and pretty villages; and enjoy a full day in Rouen, allowing time to delve into famous French history, marvel at spectacular architecture, or even tour to Paris.
  • Elsewhere, you can unravel the charms of Honfleur, an inspiration for many poets and painters; and marvel at the iconic spired abbey of fairytale-esque Mont St Michel on tour from St Malo.

From £749pp

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France with the Seine & Bordeaux

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Departs: Dover • Fri 02 Jul 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2117

  • Take in the scenic and city delights of gorgeous French rivers as small ship Boudicca guides you on a mesmerising journey of discovery.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising through beautiful countryside and immerse yourself in Rouen’s fascinating history on the Seine; and enjoy a rare visit to pretty Belle-Ile.
  • Docking close to the heart of Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.

From £1,299pp

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Departs: Dover • Sat 31 Jul 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2120

  • Three remote islands in the hard-to-reach Azores are yours to explore to discover inspirational experiences and sights galore on this exhilarating, simply unforgettable cruise adventure.
  • Amongst glorious, verdant volcanic lands, you can see mighty Mount Pic; marvel at the mesmerising blue and bright-green crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Volcano; and much more.
  • As well as incredible island discovery, visits to captivating Spanish and Portuguese cities provide a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural highlights to uncover.

From £1,799pp

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Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Departs: Dover • Tue 21 Sep 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2123

  • Away from well-trodden tourist routes, a trio of lesser-known, undiscovered gems will offer a rarely experienced taste of Spanish history and culture.
  • Castellón de la Plana, Motril and Vilagarcia de Arousa seamlessly mix old and new, with their centuries-old highlights, trendy cafés, shops, bars and vibrant, bustling squares.
  • You’re in for easy, enriching explorations of Cádiz, Mahon – the Menorcan capital – and Cartagena too; Boudicca docks closer to the heart and historic highlights of these beautiful, fascinating cities.

From £1,899pp

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Crossing the Atlantic with Bermuda & Havana

Crossing the Atlantic with Bermuda & Havana

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
17 nights • Boudicca • D2125

  • Forget the seasonal gloom back home as you sail across the Atlantic in the autumn, discovering captivating cities and beautiful, sun-bathed islands along the way.
  • After an unforgettable day of celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, you’ll experience the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising on board Boudicca and visit the Azores and Bermuda.
  • Explore the verdant, volcanic lands of hard-to-reach Faial Island and discover Bermudan paradise, before it’s time to fully immerse yourself in Havana’s authentic Cuban life.

From £1,999pp

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Bermuda, Cuba & Central America

Bermuda, Cuba & Central America

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
29 nights • Boudicca • D212526

  • Feel a world away from Britain’s autumn gloom, as you sail across the Atlantic to uncover a melting pot of culture, history and beauty in the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, experience the magic of ocean cruising; visit the verdant, hard-to-reach Azores, then discover Bermudan paradise.
  • Taste authentic Cuban life in Havana, with dancing, rum and classic cars; uncover fascinating Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize; and encounter incredible Costa Rican wildlife.

From £2,899pp

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Atlantic, Pacific & Central America Discovery

Atlantic, Pacific & Central America Discovery

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
57 nights • Boudicca • D212527

  • Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery as you sail halfway around the world via the vast Atlantic and Pacific oceans on board smaller-sized
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, your Atlantic journey takes in the verdant Azores and beautiful Bermuda, before it’s on to delve into the rich cultures of Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  • In the Pacific, idyllic French Polynesian islands await; visiting unmolested islands such as Bora Bora, Fakarava and Tahiti provides a taste of postcard-perfect paradise.

From £6,199pp

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The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D212528

  • Sail the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; take in iconic cities; discover idyllic islands; and immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences, as you journey halfway around the world.
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, your Atlantic journey takes in the verdant Azores and beautiful Bermuda, before it’s on to delve into the rich cultures of Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  • In the Pacific, taste unspoilt paradise at the islands of French Polynesia, before visiting New Zealand for Maori and Kiwi culture and wonderful scenic beauty.

From £8,199pp

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Voyage Around the World

Voyage Around the World

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
152 nights • Boudicca • D21GV

  • This around the world voyage is an unforgettable discovery of spectacular islands, iconic cities, famous historical, cultural and spiritual sites, amazing wildlife and more.
  • Taste Cuban life in Havana; indulge in the paradise of South Pacific Islands; learn of New Zealand’s Maori culture; and see Sydney’s icons, meet Koalas and celebrate New Year’s in Hobart.
  • Encounter Bornean orangutans; delve into Vietnamese war history; explore Singapore and bustling Mumbai; seek-out Egyptian wonders; and even walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £14,999pp

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Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

Departs: Benoa • Tue 18 Jan 2022
45 nights • Boudicca • D220103

  • Experience an insight into Asia’s diversity at Far-Eastern and Indian destinations, and uncover some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites in the Middle East.
  • You could encounter Bornean orangutans; explore Vietnamese war history; see Asia at its most modern in Singapore; and immerse yourself in bustling Mumbai.
  • After visiting spiritual Porbandar, you have chances to discover Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Great Pyramids; explore the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £6,599pp

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Iconic India & Ancient Civilisations

Iconic India & Ancient Civilisations

Departs: Phuket • Wed 02 Feb 2022
30 nights • Boudicca • D220203

  • Unravel centuries of fascinating history and spirituality, and discover an abundance of iconic sites and authentic experiences, at inspirational Indian and ancient Middle Eastern destinations.
  • See famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, and sample traditional flavours in Kochi; explore Goa’s rich European heritage; and immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle.
  • Seek-out some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including the Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

From £4,449pp

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Ancient Civilisations & Landmarks

Ancient Civilisations & Landmarks

Departs: Fujairah • Thu 17 Feb 2022
15 nights • Boudicca • D2203

  • Immerse yourself in centuries of extraordinary history, as you uncover some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites.
  • In Egypt, you can explore the extraordinary Valley of the Kings and marvel at the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, on tours from Safaga and Alexandria respectively, and experience a navigation of the Suez Canal.
  • You’ll be afforded an opportunity to see the ancient tombs, archways and temples of Petra’s ‘Lost City’ in Jordan, while in Israel hallowed Jerusalem and Bethlehem await.

From £2,699pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Departs: Fujairah • Thu 17 Feb 2022
31 nights • Boudicca • D220304

  • Cruising through the Middle East and sun-soaked Mediterranean on board Boudicca, you’ll seek out magnificent ancient wonders, fascinating holy sites and authentic experiences.
  • Tour to some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including the Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.
  • Enjoy less-crowded explorations of Athens and Istanbul; discover the ruins of Ephesus from Kuşadası; see Valletta’s iconic Grand Harbour; and enjoy a taste of Morocco in Tangier.

From £3,899pp

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Uncrowded Mediterranean

Uncrowded Mediterranean

Departs: Limassol • Fri 04 Mar 2022
16 nights • Boudicca • D2204

  • Visit beautiful islands and stunning cities – at a time of year with less tourists around – to discover highlights aplenty and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s rich diversity.
  • Experience less-crowded discoveries of Istanbul’s grand mosques, glittering palaces and bazaars, and the ancient Acropolis and temples of the Greek capital, Athens.
  • Visit the ancient wonder of Ephesus on tour from Kuşadası; behold the sight of Valletta’s Grand Harbour in Malta; and taste authentic Moroccan culture during a call at Tangier.

From £1,999pp

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French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

Departs: Newcastle, United Kingdom • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2022

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 24 Sep 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2025

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North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 29 Sep 2020
34 nights • Balmoral • L2026

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Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Mon 02 Nov 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2027

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Portugal & Spain Discovery

Portugal & Spain Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Wed 09 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2031

  • Visiting captivating cities in Spain and Portugal, you’re in for a rewarding pre-Christmas escape filled with fascinating history and culture, authentic flavours and enchanting festive decoration and celebration.
  • Explore Lisbon’s rich maritime heritage and sample traditional egg tarts at the famous Pasteis de Belém by day, and enjoy a memorable evening exploring the Portuguese capital’s Christmas light-adorned streets.
  • Head to Oporto from Leixões for world-famous port wines, charming historic districts and stunning riverside scenes; and take the opportunity to tour to Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña.

From £799pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton • Thu 17 Dec 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2032

  • If you’re after a short, yet immensely rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas break, this escape to two historic, highlight-filled French cities is just the ticket.
  • Sail the beautiful River Seine to Rouen, where an overnight stay will afford time to connect with French history, marvel at the city’s stunning gothic cathedral, and even tour to romantic Paris.
  • There’s an overnight stay in Honfleur too, famed for its picturesque harbour and the historic Vieux Bassin quarter, which is fronted by colourful, towering timber buildings and spires.

From £499pp

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Canaries Christmas & New Year

Canaries Christmas & New Year

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Dec 2020
15 nights • Balmoral • L2033

  • Sailing to the gorgeous, sun-kissed islands of the Canaries and Madeira to uncover a seemingly endless list of highlights, you’ll experience a magical, memorable and laidback festive season.
  • Spend Christmas at sea, indulging with delicious food, festivity and fantastic entertainment; then enjoy a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day exploring the scenic trails and floral gardens of Madeira.
  • In the Canaries, visits to four spectacular destinations renowned for their year-round warmth, breathtaking beaches and volcanic landscapes culminates with a spectacular New Year’s celebration in Tenerife.

From £1,999pp

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Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Wed 06 Jan 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2101

  • After all the excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive season, this enticing escape to the winter warmth of the beautiful Canaries and Madeira is the perfect way to settle into the new year.
  • You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma; and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens.
  • Before and after your island hopping adventures, two picturesque mainland cities provide plenty of highlights: Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

From £1,399pp

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Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Jan 2021
18 nights • Balmoral • L2103

  • Immerse yourself in the colourful history and culture of Cape Verde; discover the iconic attractions of sun-kissed Canary Islands; and enjoy time to explore picturesque Portugal, on this epic 18-night adventure.
  • Be captivated by the African and Portuguese influences of Praia and Mindelo, where you can unearth fascinating archaeology, browse bustling authentic markets, indulge in traditional music, and much more.
  • In the Canaries, a smorgasbord of highlights await with calls to Tenerife and Lanzarote, including mighty Mount Teide and Timanfaya National Park; while there are chances to explore Madeira, Lisbon and Oporto too.

From £1,999pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Mar 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2105

  • Recover from the long, cold winter with an indulgent island-hopping adventure in early spring, visiting five diverse destinations for soothing seasonal warmth, spectacular scenery and plenty of attractions.
  • Start things off with the lush, verdant landscapes, sweet smelling tropical gardens, and scenic trails of Madeira; then visit four breathtaking Canary Islands on consecutive days.
  • You can explore biosphere reserves and stargaze at La Palma; take in Tenerife’s Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide; revel in Gran Canaria’s renowned warmth; and trail Lanzarote’s astonishing, lunar-like landscapes.

From £1,499pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 01 Apr 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2109

  • Unearth the true essence of the Canaries and Madeira, as you sail between five diverse islands to savour a tempting menu of arresting landscapes, glorious beaches and soothing spring warmth.
  • After an Easter weekend to remember, including three restful sea days and a chance to explore pretty Oporto, you get to experience Madeira’s fragrant gardens and lush landscapes in resplendent seasonal bloom.
  • The breathtaking attractions of four inspiring Canary Islands await discovery: highlights include the volcanic wonders of Tenerife and Lanzarote; Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes; and La Palma’s Los Tilos forest.

From £1,899pp

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Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 09 Jun 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2118

  • For an inspirational summer cruise adventure, let small ship Balmoral whisk you away to the beautiful rivers, gorgeous countryside and charming cities of France and Belgium.
  • On the River Seine, you’ll sail through fabulous French countryside; have time to immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich, diverse history; and delve into Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage.
  • Cruising the picturesque Western Scheldt River begins two days in Belgium, before an exploration of Antwerp offers opportunities to discover an abundance of elaborate and iconic attractions.

From £1,199pp

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Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 01 Jul 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2120

  • You’re in for a feast of diverse culture and enchanting beauty, as Balmoral takes you on an immersive journey of discovery to gorgeous and engrossing French and Spanish cities.
  • Docking alongside the promenade in Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.
  • There’s a rare visit to Saint Malo and charming Honfleur too; and in Spain, the cultural treasures and landmarks of Bilbao and Avilés await.

From £1,899pp

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Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2128

  • Indulge yourself in the authentic flavours of Portugal and France, as you explore a gorgeous island and charming cities selected for their links to world-renowned wines.
  • You can join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival; visit Oporto, famed for its port wines; and even visit a family-run French vineyard.
  • There are plenty of other highlights too, from the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira to the historic sites of Bordeaux, where Balmoral docks close to the city centre.

From £1,999pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Wed 22 Dec 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2131

  • Savour an unforgettable festive season as you sail to and visit a string of stunning, sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean islands on board.
  • Celebrate Christmas at sea with fun, festivity and delicious food; and in Madeira, welcome the arrival of 2022 in style as spectacular New Year’s fireworks illuminate Funchal’s night sky.
  • You’ll have time to explore Madeira’s gorgeous gardens and trails too, while an post-Christmas Canary Island hopping adventure takes in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.

From £2,299pp

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Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 12 Oct 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2132

  • Immerse yourself in the rich, fascinating history of cities on Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, with time to explore their centuries-old hearts and seek-out their many monuments and landmarks.
  • Uncover the ancient history of Cádiz’s old town; tour to the UNESCO-listed Antequera Dolmens archaeological site from Malaga; delve into Cartagena’s Roman heritage; and much more.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Wed 05 Jan 2022
14 nights • Balmoral • L2201

  • Enjoy the comfort of Balmoral and the soothing warmth of the Canaries and Madeira – the perfect way to escape the winter cold and recover from the hectic festive period.
  • Uncover the delights of Madeira, with its tropical gardens and lush landscapes, and gorgeous Gran Canaria, famed for its tropical climate and oasis-like beaches.
  • Four days of engrossing Canary Island discovery includes a visit to Tenerife, home of mighty Mount Teide and the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar, and lunar-like Lanzarote too.

From £1,699pp

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Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Jan 2022
19 nights • Balmoral • L2202

  • Experience the colourful history, culture and spectacular beauty of glorious islands; the feel of soothing winter warmth on your skin; and the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising.
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde; get amongst the bustle of African markets, move to the beats of traditional dance, marvel at spectacular landscapes, and much more.
  • Discover three beautiful Canary Islands on your Atlantic exploration, for volcanic landscapes and natural wonders; and indulge in the sweet scents and flavours of Madeira.

From £2,099pp

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Uncrowded City Stays

Uncrowded City Stays

Departs: Southampton • Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights • Balmoral • L2203

  • Experience three beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best, exploring them – by day and by night – at a time of year when there are less tourists around.
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District and authentic Belgian chocolate shops, from Balmoral’s city centre berthing location.
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to the historic French city of Rouen, while a full day in Amsterdam allows ample time to fully immerse yourself in the Dutch capital’s delights.

From £799pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,199pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204SN

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

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Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Departs: Newcastle • Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights • Balmoral • L2211

  • Experience the excitement and traditions of Madeira Flower Festival, and immerse yourself in a fusion of floral colour, fragrance and beauty, on this very special springtime cruise celebration.
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens too; and seek out horticultural wonders – such as Tenerife’s poison gardens and the cactus gardens of Lanzarote – in the Canaries.
  • You can also delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital; and visit Claude Monet’s iconic house and gardens from Honfleur.

From £1,999pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2222

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, be immersed in the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in unmistakable Istanbul; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too, while you’ll also experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,299pp

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American Waterways & Canada in the Fall

American Waterways & Canada in the Fall

Departs: Southampton • Tue 26 Sep 2023
34 nights • Balmoral • L2323

  • Experience the seasonal splendour of North America’s East Coast in the fall, with rare explorations of scenic waterways and visits to remarkable cities in the US and Canada.
  • Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands as you sail the Cape Cod and Chesapeake & Delaware Canals; and enjoy a special journey along the Hudson River.
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York; visit Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC; immerse yourself in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s natural beauty; and much more.

From £5,299pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Wed 19 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2021

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Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Wed 09 Sep 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2024

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Sat 03 Oct 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2026

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Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Sun 11 Oct 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2027

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Sat 31 Oct 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2029

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Wed 11 Nov 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2030

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Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 24 Nov 2020
16 nights • Braemar • M2031

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Caribbean Return

Caribbean Return

Departs: Bridgetown, Barbados • Thu 04 Mar 2021
16 nights • Braemar • M2105

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton • Sat 20 Mar 2021
12 nights • Braemar • M2106

  • Cultural delights, traditional cuisine, spectacular scenery and striking architecture: Andalusia is bursting is with authentic highlights, and you’ll get closer to the very best of them aboard.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous, size-restricted Guadalquivir River to the heart of Seville, where a feast of historical and architectural gems such as Alcázar Palace, traditional tapas and sultry flamenco awaits.
  • There’s also visits to Malaga, overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures; and Cádiz, for fascinating ancient sites, beautiful coastal scenery, tempting tapas and tours to Jerez – ‘sherry capital of the world’.

From £1,299pp

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Tulips & Chocolates

Tulips & Chocolates

Departs: Southampton • Fri 09 Apr 2021
7 nights • Braemar • M2108

  • Stimulate your senses on this indulgent springtime cruise, with chances to smell seasonal floral scents, indulge with sumptuous chocolates and see iconic sights, as Braemar takes you closer to stunning cities.
  • After a short foray to Honfleur, stop overnight in Antwerp to explore the legendary diamond district, revel in the city’s architecture, arts and culture and sample wares from artisan Belgian chocolatiers.
  • You’ll also visit futuristic Rotterdam and Amsterdam where you can tour the Dutch capital’s famous canals and marvel at the seasonal splendour of millions of tulips in spring bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens.

From £899pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Thu 20 May 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2111

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £1,149pp

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France and Spain with Seville

France and Spain with Seville

Departs: Southampton • Wed 02 Jun 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2113

  • You’ll find plenty of opportunities for exciting and enriching exploration, with Braemar bringing you closer to the heart and highlights of fabulous French and Spanish cities.
  • Dock in the heart of Seville, courtesy of your ship’s smaller size, and seek-out historic sites with ease, plus catch a traditional flamenco show during an overnight stay.
  • Berth close to the attractions of La Coruna, Vigo and ancient Cádiz; and visit Nantes, gateway to the wine regions and vineyards of the Loire Valley.

From £1,799pp

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French City Overnights with the River Seine

French City Overnights with the River Seine

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Jun 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2114

  • Along gorgeous French rivers, scenes of picture-perfect countryside and destinations bursting with history and culture await your discovery on board.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising along the picturesque Loire River all the way into Nantes, the gateway to the famous vineyards of the Loire Valley.
  • On the Seine, visit Rouen and Honfleur to step back in time amongst the each city’s medieval architecture and historic landmarks; and admire pretty countryside and communes from your smaller ship.

From £1,099pp

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Exploring Picturesque Portugal

Exploring Picturesque Portugal

Departs: Southampton • Wed 23 Jun 2021
10 nights • Braemar • M2115

  • The engrossing culture and history of Portugal is revealed, as an all-encompassing exploration takes in the authentic sights and highlights of four diverse destinations.
  • An overnight stay in Lisbon allows plenty of time to explore the capital’s maritime heritage, and even learn how to make traditional custard tarts.
  • The charms of the Algarve are brought closer by Braemar’s ability to dock in Portimão; there’s a maiden call at Setúbal; and the famous historic sites and port wines of Oporto await.

From £1,299pp

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Flavours of France & Spain

Flavours of France & Spain

Departs: Southampton • Fri 20 Aug 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2121

  • With each destination selected for its links to famous food and drink, and their many cultural highlights, you’re in for an authentic taste of France and Spain.
  • Braemar docks in the centre of Nantes, gateway to famous French vineyards sprawled across the gorgeous countryside of the Loire Valley.
  • Elsewhere in France, sweet Calvados and Pommeau will tempt in Honfleur; while in Spain, Getxo and Avilés offer traditional Basque tapas, Rioja wines and sweet Asturian cider.

From £1,199pp

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Rivers & Cities of France with Seville

Rivers & Cities of France with Seville

Departs: Southampton • Thu 02 Sep 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2123

  • Experience what makes cruising with Fred. Olsen so special, with unforgettable scenic cruising and cultural city discovery, made possible by Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Sailing the Seine and Loire rivers presents views of the beautiful French countryside and charming communes, while plenty of highlights await ashore at Rouen and Nantes, gateway to the Loire Valley vineyards.
  • The Guadalquivir River is your picture-perfect route into the heart of Seville, where fine architecture, abundant cultural delights and sultry flamenco dancing awaits.

From £1,999pp

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Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Departs: Southampton • Thu 30 Sep 2021
27 nights • Braemar • M2125

  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable discovery of iconic sites and authentic experiences, as smaller-sized Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of incredible cities in Croatia and Italy.
  • Capture Venetian magic; sample Sicily’s famous Marsala wines; marvel at magnificent Mount Etna and Stromboli; and delight in typically Croatian history and scenery along the glorious Adriatic coast.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £3,799pp

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French River Cities

French River Cities

Departs: Southampton • Wed 27 Oct 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2126

  • Let Braemar take you on an inspirational exploration of French river, making most of her smaller size to discover picture-perfect scenery and captivating cities.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising along the picturesque Loire River all the way into Nantes, the gateway to the famous vineyards of the Loire Valley.
  • On the Seine, visit Rouen and Honfleur to step back in time amongst each city’s medieval architecture and historic landmarks; and admire pretty countryside and communes from your smaller ship.

From £1,199pp

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Authentic Andalusia Closer Cruise

Authentic Andalusia Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Fri 05 Nov 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2127

  • Fully immerse yourself Andalusia’s rich culture, history and traditions, as small ship Braemar brings you closer to the heart and highlights of four captivating cities.
  • You’ll dock within easy reach of the centre of each destination, including Seville, where you can seek-out historic gems, taste authentic tapas and even try your hand at sultry Flamenco dancing.
  • Enjoy chances to explore charming Old Town Cádiz; revel in the aesthetic and artistic delights of Malaga; plus, unravel the maritime history of Lisbon.

From £1,599pp

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Cultural Canary Islands Closer Cruise

Cultural Canary Islands Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Tue 23 Nov 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2129

  • With smaller-scaled Braemar bringing you closer to the diverse landscapes and natural wonders of the balmy Canaries and Madeira, feel a world away from the autumn gloom back home.
  • Three sun-kissed Canary Islands await exploration; immerse yourself in the blissful, unspoilt beauty of volcanic peaks, fauna-rich forests and poison gardens in La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.
  • Discover Madeira’s resplendent botanical gardens and beautiful walking trails during an extended stay in Funchal; plus, taste Lisbon’s authentic culture and history.

From £1,499pp

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Journey to the Islands of the Caribbean

Journey to the Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Southampton • Tue 07 Dec 2021
16 nights • Braemar • M2130

  • Escape for some well-earned rest, relaxation and soothing sunshine in the Caribbean as the British winter takes hold and the busy Christmas period fast approaches.
  • Leaving the UK’s gloomy shores behind, you’ll experience the magic of an Atlantic Ocean crossing en route to the Caribbean, visiting picturesque Lisbon and gorgeous Madeira en route.
  • Your immersive Caribbean exploration takes in stunning St Maarten; St Kitts, for a chance to ride the island’s scenic railway; beautiful Basse-Terre; and vibrant Barbados.

From £1,699pp

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Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Departs: Southampton • Tue 07 Dec 2021
30 nights • Braemar • M213031

  • Escape the gloomy British winter, as well as the stress of the busy festive period, and cruise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a simply unforgettable holiday.
  • Spend almost three weeks hopping between islands such as St Kitts, Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia for spectacular scenery, beaches and an authentic taste of the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy a Christmas Day of fun, food and festivity on board Braemar, welcome 2022 in style, watching St Maarten’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, and spend three unforgettable days in Havana, Cuba.

From £3,849pp

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Voyage from the Caribbean to the Med

Voyage from the Caribbean to the Med

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
15 nights • Braemar • M2206

  • Indulge in a taste of Caribbean paradise, with opportunities to seek-out natural wonders, explore spellbinding landscapes and relax on glorious beaches.
  • Feel St Vincent’s black sands between your toes; discover the thick rainforest and volcanic peaks in Guadeloupe; and spend a full day enjoy St Maarten’s soothing sunshine.
  • After a visit to St Kitts, for a chance to ride the island’s famous scenic railway, there’s also a magical cruise across the Atlantic, stopping in the Azores and Gibraltar along the way.

From £1,899pp

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