Northern Europe Cruises

Snowy mountains in Nothern Europe
Snowy mountains in Nothern Europe
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn Old Town

Cityscapes, culture, shopping and breath-taking scenery: a cruise to Northern Europe is a unique experience.

While little can surpass the awesome sight of the Norwegian Fjords or the Northern Lights, a Northern European cruise also offers an abundance of stunning cityscapes. For city lovers, the region’s highlights include the inspiring Oslo's National Gallery, the architectural splendours of Copenhagen, the museums of Helsinki and the baroque palaces of St Petersburg.  [ReadMoreMob]

Alternatively, the remarkable history of these lands come alive through the delightful cobbled streets of Stockholm, in the intriguing Hanseatic port of Riga and the medieval alleyways of Tallinn. Northern Europe is a natural wonderland, and a cruise is uniquely-suited to the discovery of the region’s most powerful vistas: the picturesque Lofoten Islands, Iceland's volcanos and waterfalls, the unspoilt lands of remote Greenland and the jaw-dropping fjordland are simply unmissable. [ReadMoreDesk]

The joy of Christmas in the region is an experience many appreciate and return to year after year. A Baltic cruise to the Christmas Markets of Tallinn, St Petersburg or Hamburg, is an extra treat at a very special time of year. Another reason why a Northern European Cruise is a truly cultural experience – all set within a backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Cruises to Northern Europe

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Oct 2019
8 nights • Braemar • M1926

  • Uncover the highlights of attraction-packed cities in France and Spain with ease, thanks to smaller-sized Braemar’s ability to dock closer to the heart of each destination on your itinerary.
  • In Bordeaux, where exploration begins at the end of your ship’s gangway, you’ll have time to discover historical monuments and fascinating museums tucked away within the UNESCO-listed centre of this fabulous French city during an overnight stay.
  • Three gorgeous cities in Spain’s picturesque north await – visit Santander, gateway to the Picos Mountains and the Altamira Caves replica; Avilés for the Óscar Niemeyer centre and delicious cider; and La Coruña, starting point for tours to Santiago de Compostela.

Adult Only Sailing

From £599pp

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Waterways of Holland & Belgium

Waterways of Holland & Belgium

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Nov 2019
7 nights • Balmoral • L1929

  • Calls at four compelling cities and scenic cruising of beautiful waterways bring you the best of Belgium and the Netherlands, from picturesque countryside and pretty canals to engaging museums and stunning architecture.
  • Sail the Nordzeekanaal to Amsterdam, where world-famous attractions such as Anne Frank House and the Canal Ring await during an overnight stay in the Dutch capital; and cruise Nieuwe Maas after visiting stylish Rotterdam.
  • In Belgium, you’ll visit medieval Ghent for famous landmarks including the UNESCO-listed Belfry; cruise the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal; and stop overnight in Antwerp, famed for its legendary diamond district and artisan chocolatiers.

From £499pp

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French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights

French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights

Departs: Southampton • Sun 24 Nov 2019
9 nights • Braemar • M1928

  • In just nine nights, you’ll visit three different European countries; enjoy overnight stays in engrossing cities; and experience hours of memorable scenic cruising, all on one captivating cruise on board
  • In Belgium, you can unearth the treasures of Antwerp, including the Cathedral of Our Lady and the famous Diamond District; before Santander in northern Spain serves as your gateway to the breathtaking Picos Mountains and a remarkable replica of the Altamira Caves.
  • Scenic cruising of the Gironde and Garonne rivers and a stop at beautiful Bordeaux brings a French flavour to your cruise – highlights such as Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Cité du Vin will be the length of the gangway away from your ship’s docking location in Bordeaux.

From £649pp

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Nov 2019
9 nights • Balmoral • L1931

  • What better way to prepare for the festive season than to visit enticing cities in Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Germany as they sparkle with holiday spirit at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • Every stop of this magical cruise presents opportunities to delight in the traditional decorations, huts, and tempting flavours of fairytale-esque Christmas markets – particular highlights are the famous markets of Hamburg, Rostock and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens.
  • A host of other attractions await you too, such as Hamburg’s unique Miniatur Wunderland; the authentic Belgian chocolate shops of Bruges; Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream; and the impressive palaces of Copenhagen.

From £1,499pp

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French Escapade

French Escapade

Departs: Southampton • Fri 20 Dec 2019
2 nights • Balmoral • L1932

  • Cruise to the quaint French city of Honfleur for a relaxing pre-Christmas break.
  • You’ll have a day to explore the historic heart of Honfleur, where the historical highlights and enchanting festive market of the Vieux Bassin awaits.
  • Two nights on board Balmoral ­– festooned with traditional decorations – will be full of Christmas cheer; enjoy fantastic food and entertainment with friends and fellow guests.

Adult Only Sailing

From £249pp

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City Break in the Netherlands & Belgium

City Break in the Netherlands & Belgium

Departs: Southampton • Fri 14 Feb 2020
5 nights • Black Watch • W2004

  • After enjoying a memorable Valentine’s evening on board Black Watch, you’ll head to two enchanting cities in Belgium and the Netherlands at the most romantic time of the year for fragrant flowers, delicious chocolates, sparkling diamonds and much more.
  • In the Netherlands, you’ll sail the Nordzeekanaal straight to Amsterdam, where you’ll have the chance to take a romantic boat tour of the iconic canals; visit the floating flower market; and learn about the history of the tulip at the Tulip Museum.
  • Then in Antwerp, Belgium’s beautiful second city, there’s time to visit traditional Belgian chocolate shops; enjoy a little retail therapy; and, if you’re feeling really indulgent, treat yourself and your loved ones to something extravagant from the legendary Diamond District.

From £629pp

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Highlights of the Low Countries

Highlights of the Low Countries

Departs: Southampton • Tue 17 Mar 2020
7 nights • Black Watch • W2007

  • Uncover a host of the Low Countries’ highlights on this wonderfully rewarding week away; Black Watch will divert inland in the Netherlands and Belgium to bring you diverse scenery and the attractions of four captivating cities.
  • Sail straight into Amsterdam via the Nordzeekanaal and take advantage of an overnight stay in Dutch capital to visit Anne Frank House, take a boat tour of the iconic canals and more. The architectural wonders of Rotterdam – the Netherlands’ second city – await you too.
  • Three days in Belgium will be packed with highlights – discover the famous landmarks of Ghent; cruise the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and the Western Scheldt River; and stop overnight at Antwerp for diamond, chocolates and intricate architecture.

From £999pp

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Dutch City Break

Dutch City Break

Departs: Dover • Thu 19 Mar 2020
3 nights • Boudicca • D2006

  • Escape to the Netherlands for a rewarding spring break and uncover an array of attractions in two captivating cities – Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
  • Take your pick of world-famous sites, from Anne Frank House to the beautiful tulip gardens of Keukenhof, during a full-day stay in Amsterdam, the vibrant Dutch capital.
  • In Rotterdam, an eclectic mix of architecture treasures await; particular highlights are the 1970s Cube Houses and modern Markthal are particular highlights. The iconic windmills of Kinderdijk are within reach too.

From £449pp

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Cruising German Waterways

Cruising German Waterways

Departs: Dover • Sun 22 Mar 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2007

  • Five days of this seven-night cruise will be filled with unforgettable sights and experiences, both during hours of scenic river and canal cruising on board smaller-sized Boudicca and during time spent ashore exploring charming cities and seaside resorts.
  • Enjoy memorable journeys along the size-restricted Kiel Canal en route to and from Warnemünde, where you’ll have a day to uncover the city’s white sand beaches and historic sites, or even tour Berlin.
  • The River Elbe is your route into Hamburg, a city showcasing a mix stunning Hanseatic architecture and contemporary attractions; while a cruise along the Weser River will lead you into Bremen, renowned for its impressive Gothic-style structures and medieval Schnoor district.

From £849pp

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Tulips & Chocolates

Tulips & Chocolates

Departs: Southampton • Thu 09 Apr 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2008

  • A feast for the senses from start to finish, this enriching five-night triple city break offers a blend of impressive sights, sweet scents and tempting flavours, and a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience.
  • Enjoy two rewarding days in the Netherlands: you’ll sail the Niewe Maas to futuristic Rotterdam and visit Amsterdam at the perfect time of year to see the colourful tulips of Keukenhof in full spring bloom.
  • In Belgium, enjoy ample time to uncover the gems of Antwerp, such as Grote Markt, the Diamond District and traditional Belgian chocolate shops, at leisure during an overnight stay.

From £649pp

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Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 14 Apr 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2004

  • Revel in the scenery of six different countries on this rewarding springtime escape, with chances to experience unforgettable canal cruising, explore gardens bursting with spring bloom, and much more.
  • You can enjoy a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals; see Copenhagen’s many attractions from the city’s waterways; ride a traditional ‘paddan’ boat in Gothenburg; and tour from Brevik to the unique, ‘staircase-style’ Telemark Canal.
  • After Amsterdam, which is also your gateway to the colourful, fragrant tulip gardens of Keukenhof, you’ll experience scenic cruising of the Nordzeekanaal and Germany’s size-restricted Kiel Canal too.

From £1,149pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 18 Apr 2020
10 nights • Black Watch • W2011

  • Discover the delights of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture-rich regions as Black Watch takes you closer to a string of stunning cities in northern Spain and Normandy.
  • Straying off Spain’s ‘beaten track’, you’ll visit the gorgeous Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions for unspoilt coastal scenery, fascinating history, authentic flavours, legendary landmarks and much more.
  • Your time in France’s beautiful Normandy region will be spent exploring the River Seine, visiting historic Honfleur and Rouen, laden with historical and architectural treasures, and revelling in picturesque countryside scenes.

From £1,349pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Sat 16 May 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2012

  • 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 £1,099pp

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Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 May 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2011

  • In typical Fred. Olsen fashion, you’ll get closer to the quintessential highlights of four charming Dutch and Belgian cities and experience hours of memorable scenic river cruising on this seven-night sailing.
  • In Belgium, sail the picturesque Western Scheldt River to Antwerp, with its legendary diamonds and chocolate shops; then visit medieval Ghent, renowned for its historic churches and mighty spires.
  • Two days in the Netherlands begins with a call at Amsterdam, home to world-famous canals, museums and galleries; before energetic Rotterdam brings a futuristic end to your rewarding adventure.

From £949pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 28 May 2020
10 nights • Black Watch • W2015

  • Discover the delights of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture-rich regions as Black Watch takes you closer to a string of stunning cities in northern Spain and Normandy.
  • Straying off Spain’s ‘beaten track’, you’ll visit the gorgeous Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions for unspoilt coastal scenery, fascinating history, authentic flavours, legendary landmarks and much more.
  • Your time in France’s beautiful Normandy region will be spent exploring the River Seine, visiting Rouen, with its rich history and spectacular architecture, and revelling in picturesque countryside scenes.

From £1,469pp

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Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Jun 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2014

  • Visiting five diverse cities in five different countries aboard Braemar, including three magnificent Baltic capitals, you’ll experience cultural discovery at its finest on this enriching 13-night adventure.
  • You can delight in Copenhagen’s palaces, monuments and beautiful waterfront; indulge in an authentic Finnish sauna experience in Helsinki; and delve into Tallinn’s fairytale-esque Old Town.
  • Elsewhere, savour world-famous sights and an unforgettable night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; and in Germany, visit charming Travemünde before sailing the size-restricted Kiel Canal.

From £1,799pp

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Cruising German Waterways

Cruising German Waterways

Departs: Dover • Wed 03 Jun 2020
8 nights • Boudicca • D2013

  • Reap the rewards of Boudicca’s smaller dimensions on this eight-night cruise, with chances to revel in the gorgeous countryside scenery of Germany’s size-restricted Kiel Canal and beautiful Elbe River.
  • During six rewarding days of German discovery you can delve into Lübeck’s fascinating history and take in Berlin’s iconic landmarks, on tours from Travemünde and Warnemünde respectively, too.
  • There’s also a full-day to explore Hamburg, with its diverse attractions including the magnificent Rathaus and the Miniatur Wunderland; and a visit to Bremen, boasting a medley of architectural gems.

From £999pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Dover • Thu 11 Jun 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2014

  • 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 £1,199pp

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Netherlands and Belgium City Break

Netherlands and Belgium City Break

Departs: Dover • Fri 10 Jul 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2017

  • This five-night escape to the Netherlands and Belgium delivers all the ingredients of an enriching break, with visits to captivating cities complemented by hours of memorable scenic cruising.
  • Take advantage of time in Antwerp to uncover prized possessions such as the legendary diamond district, Grote Markt and artisan chocolate shops, before sailing the scenic Western Scheldt River.
  • Then spend a day in Amsterdam, where world-famous attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and iconic canals await, and delight in the modern architecture of bustling Rotterdam – all in less than a week away.

From £749pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Mon 20 Jul 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2018

  • 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 £1,199pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

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

  • 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 £1,199pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

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

  • 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; then stop overnight 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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French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

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

  • Let Balmoral whisk you away to Belgium and France for a spellbinding late summer escape filled with the highlights of three enchanting cities and unforgettable scenic cruising of gorgeous rivers.
  • You’ll sail the picturesque River Seine, passing through beautiful countryside, then visit Rouen – harbouring fascinating links to French history – and Honfleur, with its rich maritime heritage.
  • Two days in Belgium begins with river cruising too, sailing the winding Western Scheldt, before the elaborate architecture, authentic Belgian chocolates and legendary diamond district of Antwerp await.

From £1,099pp

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Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

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

  • With Braemar able to dock closer to the heart of each destination, you can explore some of Spain and France’s finest cities, including beautiful Bordeaux and stylish Seville, with ease on this rewarding cruise.
  • Step ashore in Seville for a feast of Moorish architecture, iconic landmarks and sultry flamenco, and in Bordeaux, explore the UNESCO-listed historic centre or perhaps tour to the famous Medoc vineyards.
  • Your five days on Spanish shores also includes time in the authentic cities of La Coruna, gateway to Santiago de Compostela; Vigo; and ancient Cadiz, where fascinating history and tempting tapas await.

From £1,899pp

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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover • Thu 17 Sep 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2024

  • A classic cruise combining scenic cruising through gorgeous countryside and visits to attraction-packed destinations, this highly rewarding week away shows you Germany at its finest.
  • You’ll bypass coastal Bremerhaven and sail by the pretty fields and valleys of the River Weser to Bremen, where the gothic-style Marktplatz and medieval Schnoor district are among many highlights.
  • Hamburg, rich in historical and contemporary delights, awaits after sailing the winding Elbe River too; while there’s also a visit to Warnemünde and an unforgettable full-day transit of the Kiel Canal.

From £949pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

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

  • An autumnal adventure delivering the classic ingredients of a short Fred. Olsen break, this five-night cruise includes exquisite scenic river cruising and time to explore two enchanting destinations.
  • You’ll enjoy extended stays in Rouen, famed for links to Joan of Arc and a spectacular Gothic cathedral; and historic Honfleur, with its 16th century cobbled streets and colourful, lofty harbour.
  • The pièce de résistance is a full day of scenic cruising along the picturesque Seine, passing through countryside scenes of gorgeous green fields, rolling valleys and pretty communes en route to Rouen.

From £699pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

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

  • 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 £1,099pp

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Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

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

  • As the autumn takes hold back home, you’ll swap the seasonal gloom for October warmth and get closer to the highlights of sun-dappled islands and historic cities in the western Mediterranean.
  • On Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you can immerse yourself in Cartagena’s rich Roman history; and revel in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture – including the iconic Sagrada Familia – of Barcelona.
  • Ibiza and Menorca offer inviting beaches, unspoilt scenery and historical sites, while Marseille – with its trendy boutiques, galleries and architectural gems – adds a French flavour to your adventure.

From £1,999pp

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Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 16 Oct 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2029

  • You’ll uncover diverse rewards – cultural treasures, architectural wonders and much more – as Black Watch brings you closer to four fascinating cities on this enriching journey of discovery.
  • Revel in the futuristic architecture and thriving maritime industry of Rotterdam; and discover the gems of Antwerp, including the city’s elaborate guildhouses, legendary diamonds and traditional chocolate shops.
  • In France, you can immerse yourself in the rich history of Rouen and the seafaring heritage of Honfleur, while daytime scenic cruising of the River Seine adds stunning countryside scenes to the mix.

From £1,199pp

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Five Night Seine

Five Night Seine

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

  • Soon after departing Southampton, you’ll be immersed in the delights of the River Seine during four days of exploration along one of France’s most beautiful waterways aboard Boudicca.
  • Wake to views of gorgeous countryside en route to Rouen, where a two-night stay will afford ample time to explore links to Joan of Arc; see the spectacular Gothic cathedral; and even tour to nearby Paris.
  • At the end of your journey along the Seine, you’ll also visit Honfleur, an historic city famed for its rich maritime history, charming cobbled streets and its lofty, colourful fishing harbour and marina.

From £699pp

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Mon 26 Oct 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2028

  • A rewarding journey from start to finish, this enriching five-night triple city break offers a blend of impressive sights, cultural delights, tempting flavours and a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience.
  • Enjoy two rewarding days in the Netherlands: you’ll sail the Niewe Maas to futuristic Rotterdam and visit Amsterdam for a chance to take in its world-famous attractions and explore the iconic canals.
  • In Belgium, enjoy ample time to uncover the gems of Antwerp, such as Grote Markt, the Diamond District and traditional Belgian chocolate shops, at leisure during an overnight stay.

From £649pp

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

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

  • Featuring five captivating cities, you’ll find this deeply enriching itinerary packed with highlights, from eye-catching architecture and world-famous museums to picturesque canals and legendary diamonds.
  • Be charmed by the cobbled streets and colourful harbour of Honfleur; delve into Amsterdam, with it’s renowned museums and iconic waterways; and revel in Rotterdam’s modern architectural marvels.
  • Zeebrugge is your gateway to Bruges, home to some of Belgium’s finest landmarks; while an extended stay in Antwerp affords plenty of time to explore the city of diamonds, cathedral and chocolates.

From £899pp

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Fri 13 Nov 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2028

  • Epitomising the benefits of a Fred. Olsen city break, this short, yet rewarding cruise affords time to explore a trio of Dutch and Belgian cities in-depth and relax on board smaller, friendlier
  • Scenic cruising of the peaceful Nieuwe Maas kicks-off two days in the Netherlands, where you can explore futuristic Rotterdam and revel in Amsterdam’s world-famous museums, architecture and canals.
  • In Belgium, an extended stay in sparkling Antwerp affords ample time for exploration: you can take in prized possessions, such as the legendary district, with ease and indulge with authentic chocolates and beer.

From £599pp

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2030

  • As the festive season begins, start your celebrations in style with a cruise to four enticing cities In Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets, including Hamburg’s famous Roncalli Market.
  • You could pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

From £949pp

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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 £599pp

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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 £1,249pp

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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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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover • Sat 17 Apr 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2108

  • Cruising picturesque German waterways is always deeply rewarding, though you’re in for an even more memorable experience with journeys through the countryside scenes of size-restricted routes.
  • Aboard Boudicca, you’ll sail the narrow Kiel Canal and winding River Elbe en route to Hamburg, where an impressive mix of historical and contemporary attractions awaits your discovery.
  • There’s also visits to the seaside resort of Warnemünde, gateway to the historic Hanseatic city of Rostock, and Bremen, a delight to explore with its diverse districts and architectural gems.

From £899pp

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Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2111

  • Bypassing coastal ports, Balmoral will take you inland to uncover the unique highlights of a trio of Belgian and Dutch cities, from tempting diamonds and chocolates to iconic canals and fragrant flora.
  • Make the most of an overnight stay in Antwerp to explore at leisure – prized possessions such as the legendary diamond district, Royal Museum of Fine Arts and quintessentially Belgian chocolate shops await.
  • In the Netherlands, Rotterdam’s contemporary architecture and culture offers an interesting contrast, while in Amsterdam, you could explore the famous waterways and revel in the springtime splendour of the Keukenhof Gardens tulip fields.

From £899pp

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Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Departs: Dover • Sat 01 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2110

  • With a destination to explore every single day, plenty of highlights awaiting discovery in each, and evenings of scenic cruising to enjoy too, this five-night escape is a rewarding Bank Holiday break.
  • After a day in contemporary Rotterdam, a specially timed visit to Amsterdam will afford a chance to visit the Keukenhof Gardens revel in the seasonal colours and scents of iconic tulips fields.
  • An overnight stay in Antwerp allows ample time for exploration: you can uncover gems such as the legendary diamond district and Royal Museum of Fine Arts, and indulge with authentic Belgian chocolates.

From £649pp

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Islands of the Mediterranean

Islands of the Mediterranean

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 04 May 2021
18 nights • Black Watch • W2109

  • Sail into the Mediterranean in the spring and succumb to the scenic, historical and cultural charms of sun-bathed Spanish, Italian and French destinations on this enchanting island-hopping adventure.
  • Uncover Menorcan highlights such as impressive Monte Toro and glorious beaches; and take advantage of time in Mallorca to explore charming Palma, or take a scenic train ride to beautiful Sóller.
  • Marvel at the dramatic Prunelli Gorges on the fabulous French Island of Corsica; enjoy the scenery, wines and traditions of Sardinia, Italy; and revel in the rich history of Valletta, Malta’s ancient capital.

From £2,499pp

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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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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Fri 28 May 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2112

  • A rewarding journey from start to finish, this enriching five-night triple city break offers a blend of impressive sights, cultural delights, tempting flavours and a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience.
  • Enjoy two rewarding days in the Netherlands: you’ll sail the Niewe Maas to futuristic Rotterdam and visit Amsterdam for a chance to take in its world-famous attractions and explore the iconic canals.
  • In Belgium, enjoy ample time to uncover the gems of Antwerp, such as Grote Markt, the Diamond District and traditional Belgian chocolate shops, at leisure during an overnight stay.

From £699pp

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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 £699pp

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Five Night Celtic Cruise

Five Night Celtic Cruise

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Black Watch • W2111

  • Uncover historical, architectural and natural highlights aplenty on this enlightening Bank Holiday escape to three of the six Celtic nations: Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany.
  • In Dun Loghaire, you can visit the James Joyce Tower and Museum, known for its appearance in the novel Ulysses, while Falmouth is your starting point for discovering attractions along the Cornish coast, such as the beautiful Lizard Peninsula.
  • A full-day in St Malo allows time to explore the dramatic fortifications of Mont St Michel, or the ruins of the Celtic Aleth Cathedral in nearby Saint-Servan, before Black Watch sails among the spectacular Isles of Scilly.

From £749pp

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