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Cruises to Southampton

Spanish City Discovery

Spanish City Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Thu 24 Oct 2019
15 nights • Balmoral • L1928

  • Featuring diverse destinations in five beautiful regions, this 15-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain. Traditional tapas and paella bars, architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and range of cultural highlights; Balmoral will bring many attractions closer to you.
  • On the gorgeous coast of Andalusia, you’ll visit Cádiz – for delicious tapas and tours to Jerez – and cultural-rich Malaga, home to Gibralfaro Castle and the Picasso Museum; while a call at Barcelona, the Catalan capital, offers a chance to marvel at the magnificent Sagrada Familia.
  • Cartagena, rich in Roman heritage, awaits in the Murcia region; and in Galicia, you’ll call at charming Vigo and La Coruña, gateway to Santiago de Compostela. During your day in Valencia, the undisputed home of Paella, be sure to sample the city’s famous local delicacy at a traditional restaurant.

Adult Only Sailing

From £1,949pp

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The Canary Islands with Madeira

The Canary Islands with Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Wed 30 Oct 2019
13 nights • Braemar • M1927

  • With Braemar bringing your closer to the best of four beautiful islands, from diverse landscapes to inviting beaches, you can choose to make the most of the Canaries and Madeira’s balmy autumn warmth with unforgettable explorations or hours of blissful relaxation if you wish.
  • Three breathtaking Canary Islands await you: Gran Tarajal, where you could while away a few hours on the warm sands of Jandia Beach; Gran Canaria, with it’s year-round sunshine, rolling sand dunes and gorgeous valleys; and Tenerife, home to the Pyramids of Güímar and magnificent Mount Teide.
  • Funchal is your gateway to Madeira’s resplendent botanical gardens, unique levada walking trails and spectacular Cabo Girão sea cliff, while you could visit Reid’s Hotel for an opulent afternoon tea. If all that wasn’t enough, you’ll head to mainland Spain and Portugal to visit La Coruña and Lisbon, too.

From £899pp

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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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The Warmth of the Canary Islands

The Warmth of the Canary Islands

Departs: Southampton • Fri 15 Nov 2019
14 nights • Balmoral • L1930

  • You’ll experience the many sides of Spain and Portugal as Balmoral guides you to a collection of diverse destinations. Volcanic landscapes, gorgeous gardens, astonishing natural wonders and more await at five stunning islands, before the delights of two charming mainland cities are revealed.
  • During four days in the Canaries, you can uncover highlights such as La Palma’s San Antonio Volcanic Park; magnificent Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – in Tenerife; the rolling, sun-bathed sand dunes of Gran Canaria; and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park, home of the Fire Mountains.
  • At Madeira, Portugal’s beautiful ‘Garden Island’, you’ll be afforded time to explore enchanting botanical gardens and the levada walking trails; or head to Cabo Girão for spectacular ocean views. On the mainland, be sure to try authentic tapas in Cádiz and seek-out Lisbon’s architectural gems.

From £999pp

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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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Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Dec 2019
16 nights • Braemar • M1929

  • Leave the pre-Christmas stress and the cold, wet weather of winter behind and escape to the sun-soaked Caribbean to indulge yourself with well-earned rest, relaxation and wonderfully rewarding exploration.
  • En route to the Caribbean, you’ll enjoy a memorable Transatlantic crossing, sharing this exciting cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands of like-minded guests; and visit the Azores to whet your appetite with São Miguel Island’s Sete Cidades Volcano and Terra Nostra Gardens.
  • Your Caribbean island-hopping adventure takes in St Maarten; Antigua, famed for its 365 beautiful beaches and historical sites; St Kitts, for one of the world’s great scenic railways; St Lucia, home to the soaring Twin Pitons; the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada; and beautiful Barbados.

From £1,199pp

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Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas

Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Dec 2019
30 nights • Braemar • M192930

  • Escape from the typically gloomy British winter weather, as well as the usual stress of the busy Christmas period, and cruise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a simply unforgettable festive season.
  • Almost three weeks of this 30-night voyage will be spent hopping between idyllic Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts and Tobago, affording you plenty of opportunities to indulge in hours of pure relaxation and wonderfully rewarding exploration.
  • You’re in for simply unforgettable Christmas and New Year celebrations too – you’ll visit Aruba on Christmas Eve; enjoy all the fun, food and festivity of Christmas Day at sea; spend Boxing Day in Grenada; and, on New Year’s Eve, call at Road Town, Tortola to welcome the arrival of 2020 in style.

From £4,199pp

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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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Party Night

Party Night

Departs: Southampton • Sat 21 Dec 2019
1 nights • Black Watch • W1928

  • Celebrate the start of the festive season ‘Fred. Olsen style’ and join Black Watch for a very special Christmas-themed party night on 21st December 2019.
  • You’ll spend the night docked alongside in Southampton for an evening filled with festive fun and indulgence – you can enjoy a few glasses of your favourite tipple; tuck into a sumptuous, five-course à la carte meal; and party long into the late hours with a fantastic programme of entertainment.
  • After the evening’s excitement, you have the option to retire to a comfortable room on board for restful night’s sleep, before waking to enjoy a delicious breakfast and disembark the ship filled with memories and festive cheer.

Adult Only Sailing

Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 22 Dec 2019
15 nights • Black Watch • W1929

  • Packed with highlights, this fantastic cruise in the perfect escape from the winter weather and festive stress back home. You’ll enjoy extended stays at sun-kissed islands, with time to indulge in hours of relaxation or rewarding exploration; and celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style.
  • On board Black Watch, which will be festooned with traditional decorations for this cruise, you’ll feel full of festive spirit as you sail south, celebrating Christmas at sea with food, fun and themed entertainment as Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff take care of everything.
  • The excitement continues with an overnight stay in Madeira on Boxing Day before seeing out 2019 in the Canaries. Make the most of Gran Canaria’s renowned winter warmth; and visit Tenerife for an extended stay to go stargazing at Mount Teide and be part of the island’s New Year Eve celebrations.

From £2,599pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Sun 22 Dec 2019
15 nights • Balmoral • L1933

  • Savour an unforgettable festive season with a chance to celebrate Christmas at sea; visit stunning destinations for an exciting end to 2019; and welcome the arrival of the New Year in style on this very special cruise to the Canaries, Morocco and Madeira on board
  • You’re in for a wonderful holiday from start to finish, beginning with a magical Christmas celebration on board your ship before calling into Casablanca for a Boxing Day filled with memorable experiences, including a chance to marvel at the Hassan II Mosque and explore bustling local souks.
  • A post-Christmas island-hopping adventure kicks-off in the Canaries, visiting Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. Then it’s on to Madeira to explore botanical gardens and scenic walking trails, and welcome the arrival of 2020 with views of one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays.

From £3,099pp

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Spain, Portugal & Madeira

Spain, Portugal & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
11 nights • Black Watch • W2001

  • While those back home in Britain endure a typically cold, gloomy start to the New Year, you’ll begin 2020 in style visiting charming, attraction-packed cities and beautiful, sun-soaked Atlantic Ocean island on this wonderfully rewarding cruise.
  • In Spain, you’ll visit the gorgeous Galician city of La Coruña for famous landmarks and tours to the spectacular Santiago de Compostela cathedral; while in Portugal, you can delve into the maritime heritage of Lisbon and visit Oporto, famed for its fine architecture and port wine, from Leixoes.
  • An overnight call in Madeira is sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday – you can explore gorgeous botanical gardens and seek out the remarkable Cabo Girão sea cliff while enjoying soothing seasonal sunshine; and even enjoy opulent afternoon tea at Funchal’s world-famous Reid’s Hotel.

From £1,299pp

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South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £6,999pp

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Brazilian Discovery

Brazilian Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
23 nights • Balmoral • L2001A

  • Under the guidance of Balmoral, you’ll discover some of South America’s most iconic sights and attractions – from world-famous landmarks to breathtaking beaches – in Brazil and Uruguay.
  • Visit Salvador, home to an enchanting UNESCO-listed Historic Centre; uncover gorgeous golden sands, waterfalls and lush rainforest at Ilhabela; and explore the attraction-packed Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.
  • The pinnacle is an overnight stay in intoxicating Rio de Janeiro, plenty of time to take in Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach, traditional samba beats and much more.

From £3,199pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,979pp

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Islands of the Canaries

Islands of the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 17 Jan 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2002

  • For an altogether more rewarding and restful start to the New Year, away from the typical cold and gloom back home, join Black Watch on this wonderful winter cruise to sun-drenched islands and fascinating cities in early 2020.
  • Take in beautiful botanical gardens and the Cabo Girão in Madeira; then head to the Canaries to explore the stunning landscapes of pretty La Palma, lunar-like Lanzarote, Gran Canaria – famed for its golden sand beaches and year-round warmth – and Tenerife, home to majestic Mount Teide.
  • After five days of incredible island exploration, your smaller-sized ship takes you to the Andalusian city of Cádiz on the Spanish mainland for sultry flamenco and traditional tapas; then on to Lisbon, Portugal’s attraction-packed capital, with its rich maritime heritage and impressive landmarks.

From £1,799pp

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Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £7,909pp

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Northern Norway with Sami National Day

Northern Norway with Sami National Day

Departs: Southampton • Fri 31 Jan 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2003

  • Winter is one of the best times of the year to visit Norway and you’ll experience this breathtaking country in all its seasonal splendour, with chances to see dramatic landscapes at their frozen finest, explore enchanting destinations and go in search of spellbinding phenomena.
  • Spending four days in Arctic Norway is sure to be a highlight – your extended call at Tromsø coincides with the city’s fantastic Sami National Day celebrations, while during an overnight stay in Alta you might be lucky enough to witness the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis.
  • You can also visit Tromsø’s iconic Arctic Cathedral; embark on an exhilarating dog-sledding adventure from Alta; and discover the highlights of Ålesund, Trondheim and Kristiansund – gateway to the dramatic Atlantic Ocean Road.

From £1,999pp

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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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The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

Departs: Callao • Tue 18 Feb 2020
27 nights • Balmoral • L2001C

  • Sail from Peru back to the UK, visiting stunning South American and Caribbean destinations en route, and you’ll experience scenic and historic wonders galore during a relaxing and highlight-filled holiday.
  • Begin your adventure in memorable fashion, with a sailing of the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal, before Puerto Limón and Cartagena de Indias add Hispanic heritage and flair to the mix.
  • Classic Caribbean highlights and experiences compete for your attention – from tasting authentic rum to unwinding on glorious beaches – in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £3,899pp

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Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival

Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Feb 2020
13 nights • Black Watch • W2005

  • This very special Andalusian adventure has been perfectly timed to include a call into Cádiz during the ancient city’s spectacular annual carnival, a feast of colour, live music, comedy and much more that you won’t want to miss.
  • With an overnight stay in Cádiz, you’ll have plenty of time to experience all the excitement, fun and festivity in the company of fellow guests and friendly locals – be sure to sample traditional tapas and uncover the city’s plethora of fascinating historical and architectural sites too.
  • Elsewhere, visits to stunning Malaga – birthplace of Pablo Picasso – and ancient Almeria pack in plenty of authentic Andalusian experiences too, while Black Watch will also take you the gorgeous Galician city of Vigo and Lisbon, Portugal’s enchanting capital.

From £1,549pp

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Caribbean, Central America & the Azores

Caribbean, Central America & the Azores

Departs: La Romana • Thu 27 Feb 2020
30 nights • Braemar • M200506

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage and culture of diverse South and Central American destinations, and indulge in a slice of paradise in the idyllic Caribbean on this epic 30-night adventure.
  • Visits to incredible destinations in Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia will offer plenty of unforgettable experiences – highlights include chances to see the impressive Panama Canal in action; explore captivating Cartagena de Indias; and go in search of wonderful wildlife from Puerto Limón.
  • For glorious sunshine and spectacular sights, Braemar will take in a collection of stunning Caribbean islands. Jamaica, St Lucia – home to the soaring Twin Pitons, Barbados, St Kitts – with its world-famous scenic railway, St Maarten and Antigua, boasting 365 gorgeous beaches, all await you.

Adult Only Sailing

From £3,307pp

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Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History

Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Mar 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2006

  • As Black Watch guides you between gorgeous destinations, you’ll learn of Fred. Olsen historical links to the Canary Islands with chances to visit attractions owned by the Olsen family and find out about Fred. Olsen’s influential role in the Canaries’ thriving export trade.
  • Highlights include the Olsen family-owned Hotel Jardin Tecina in La Gomera and the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar in Tenerife. You could also learn about how Fred. Olsen developed the Banana trade between Tenerife and London’s Canary Wharf.
  • Indulge in pure relaxation and rewarding exploration too – you can delight in the volcanic wonders of La Palma and Lanzarote; relax at the rolling sand dunes of Masapalomas in sun-soaked Gran Canaria; and immerse yourself in the springtime sights and scents of Madeira’s beautiful botanical gardens.

From £1,599pp

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Islands of the Caribbean & the Azores

Islands of the Caribbean & the Azores

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 12 Mar 2020
16 nights • Braemar • M2006

  • Indulge yourself with a slice of the paradise lifestyle on this early spring escape to the sun-kissed Caribbean, where visits to a string of beautiful islands will present you with charming cities, inviting beaches and clear-blue waters, and stunning natural wonders.
  • Begin your holiday in Barbados before cruising to St Lucia, home to the soaring Twin Pitons and the Diamond Botanical Gardens; St Kitts, for its famous scenic railway; Antigua, boasting 365 gorgeous beaches and interesting historical sites; and dual-controlled St Maarten, for diverse cultural highlights.
  • Sailing back to the UK across the Atlantic – one of the great cruising routes – will be an unforgettable experience too, taking in the awe-inspiring Azorean island of São Miguel before visiting the laidback Spanish city of La Coruña.

Adult Only Sailing

From £1,849pp

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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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Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Southampton • Tue 24 Mar 2020
2 nights • Black Watch • W2008

  • Whether you’re new to cruising and want to experience what life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships is like, or a regular guest looking for a short relaxing break, this is the perfect getaway.
  • Although you won’t be heading to any exotic destinations, you’ll share the same experience on board with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen sailing.
  • You can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea, treat yourself to a massage at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying delicious dinners and fantastic entertainment; how you make the most of your time at sea is up to you.

From £249pp

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Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

Departs: Southampton • Sat 28 Mar 2020
12 nights • Braemar • M2007

  • For a wonderful start to the spring, Braemar will bring you closer to the highlights of enthralling Spanish and Portuguese destinations; historical landmarks, famous monuments, fantastic museums and much more are yours to uncover in four fantastic cities.
  • Visit La Coruña for architectural gems such as Torre de Hercules and tours to Santiago de Compostela, charming Vigo and Avilés, with its traditional Asturian cider houses, in Spain; and in Portugal, enjoy an overnight stay in Lisbon, with time to pack in the highlights of the capital at your leisure.
  • What’s more, in Madeira, you’ll also be part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. Dock alongside Boudicca, Balmoral and Black Watch and experience a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.

From £1,699pp

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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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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Tue 14 Apr 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2009

  • You’re in for inspirational experiences and unforgettable sights throughout this exhilarating adventure, as Braemar takes you to the verdant islands of the remote Azores and breathtaking Madeira.
  • In the Azores, you can explore intriguing volcanic landscapes; see mighty Mount Pico; seek-out resident sperm whales; marvel at the mesmerising blue and bright-green crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Volcano; and much more.
  • Funchal is your gateway to the lush-green landscapes of Madeira, best explored via the unique levada trails; enchanting tropical gardens bursting with vibrant colour and sweet scents; and Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs.

From £1,699pp

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Spain & Portugal with Seville Feria Fireworks

Spain & Portugal with Seville Feria Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Tue 28 Apr 2020
10 nights • Braemar • M2010

  • Discover authentic attractions at every turn on this incredible, 10-night cruise to Spain and Portugal, thanks to your smaller ship’s ability to take you closer to the highlights of each city on your itinerary.
  • Sail the gorgeous Guadalquivir River into Seville to catch the Andalusian capital’s spectacular Feria de Abril fireworks and uncover splendid sites such as Plaza de España and Real Alcázar with ease.
  • You’ll also call at charming Cádiz, with its pretty squares and traditional tapas bars, and historic El Ferrol in Spain; and unravel the remarkable maritime history of Portugal’s picturesque capital, Lisbon.

From £1,299pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 May 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2011

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,099pp

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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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Mystery Closer Cruise

Mystery Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 24 May 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2013

  • An exciting eight-night Closer Mystery Cruise, this is the ideal getaway if you’re looking for a holiday with a difference, or simply can’t decide where to go to next with Fred. Olsen.
  • Enjoy a unique cruising experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow guests on board Braemar, sailing an intriguing itinerary of destinations that will be kept secret until the last moment.
  • Whether it’s to some of favourite your places or destinations you’ve always wanted to visit, you’re in for rich rewards as your smaller ship brings you closer to the sights and highlights of each port of call.

From £999pp

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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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Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

Departs: Southampton • Sun 14 Jun 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2015

  • Sailing an epic route from southern England to mainland Europe’s northernmost point and back aboard Braemar, you’re in for a cruise packed with incredible experiences.
  • You’ll cross the Arctic Circle; revel in the sight of unique mountains and landscapes; see coastal bonfires marking the Summer Solstice; and even witness the magical midnight sun.
  • Honningsvåg, gateway to the North Cape, awaits you at the ‘top of Europe’, while you’ll also visit Tromsø, the beautiful Lofoten Islands and experience scenic cruising of spellbinding Geirangerfjord.

From £1,999pp

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton • Sun 28 Jun 2020
12 nights • Braemar • M2016

  • Taking you closer to three stunning cities, this thrilling adventure showcases the best of Andalusia, an absorbing region of spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine, incredible architecture and authentic cultures.
  • Docking overnight in the heart of Seville affords time to get under the skin of the Andalusian capital: seek-out significant historical and architectural wonders; and even catch a sultry flamenco show.
  • You can also savour Malaga’s aesthetic and cultural treasures, such as the Alcazaba Fortress and the Picasso Museum; and explore Cádiz, with its fascinating ancient sites and renowned tapas bars.

From £1,649pp

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Welcome to Denmark

Welcome to Denmark

Departs: Southampton • Fri 10 Jul 2020
10 nights • Braemar • M2017

  • Enjoy a warm welcome at five diverse destinations, where a wealth of highlights and attractions await, and discover why Denmark is one of the world’s friendliest countries on this uplifting cruise.
  • Fall for the charms of Aabenraa; uncover Aalborg’s impressive mix of architecture after helping yourself to a free Danish hot dog; and revel in a ceremonial welcome from friendly locals in Fredericia.
  • You’ll also dock close to the highlights of Copenhagen, including the Little Mermaid and spectacular Royal residences; and have an opportunity to delight in traditional Viking displays in Hundested.

From £1,449pp

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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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Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Sailing to the Heart of the Baltic

Departs: Southampton • Tue 28 Jul 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2019

  • Docking closer to the heart of a string of attraction-packed rich cities, Braemar brings the Baltic’s greatest architectural treasures, legendary landmarks and cultural highlights within easy reach.
  • See the art-nouveau delights of Riga and Helsinki; explore Visby’s beautifully preserved Old Town; see the impressive Royal Palaces of Copenhagen; and unwind with an authentic Finnish sauna experience.
  • Spectacular St Petersburg will be a highlight to savour: stopping overnight affords opportunities to seek-out the gems of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ and even feel the emotion of an evening at the magical Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2020

  • Fully immerse yourself in Scandinavia’s rich diversity with visits to four distinctive Danish, Swedish and Norwegian destinations, where a plethora of artistic, aesthetic and cultural attractions awaits.
  • In Denmark, delight in the Royal palaces, charming waterfront and legendary landmarks of Copenhagen; and in Sweden, uncover the fascinating museums, pretty squares and beautiful waterways of Gothenburg.
  • Two incredible destinations in Norway provide a fitting finale: you can see works from iconic artists, sculptors and architects in Oslo; then be charmed by the elegance gorgeous Kristiansand.

From £1,149pp

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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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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2022

  • For a relaxing, wonderfully rewarding Bank Holiday break, join Braemar and sail England’s beautiful south coast, discovering the delights of three charming destinations in Devon and Cornwall along the way.
  • Feel as if you’re in a faraway idyll in the Isles of Scilly, among the white-sand beaches and unspoilt landscapes of St Mary’s; and follow in the footsteps of some of history’s great explorers in Plymouth.
  • During an overnight stay in Falmouth, you’ll see scenes of picturesque creeks and rivers you may recognise from TV; and have chances to tour to the famous Eden Project or scenic Lizard Peninsula.

From £799pp

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2023

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,249pp

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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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Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Sep 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2025

  • On this endlessly rewarding adventure, unforgettable sights and experiences await at every turn, as Scandinavia presents the artistic, aesthetic, historic and cultural highlights of its captivating capitals.
  • There’s opportunities to see iconic works from renowned artists, sculptors and artists in Oslo; and delve into the fascinating history, famous pop culture and natural beauty of Stockholm,
  • In Copenhagen, Braemar docks closer to many highlights, including the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn district and impressive Royal palaces. What’s more, hours of spellbinding scenic cruising perfectly complements your exploration ashore.

From £1,499pp

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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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North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

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

  • Experience the seasonal scenic splendour of North America’s East Coast in the fall, with rare scenic cruising of size-restricted rivers and waterways and visits to remarkable cities in the US and Canada.
  • Admire autumn-coloured countryside scenes of red, yellow and brown 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, rich with world-famous attractions; visit Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC; immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; and much more.

From £4,999pp

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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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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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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

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

  • Discover quintessential highlights all the way on this Andalusian adventure, with Braemar sailing size-restricted waterways and bringing you closer to three stunning cities in one of Spain’s most breathtaking regions.
  • Your smaller ship will navigate the gorgeous Guadalquivir River to Seville, where you can seek-out historical and architectural gems such as Alcázar Palace; sample traditional tapas; and even catch a sultry flamenco show.
  • 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 £1,349pp

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Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Madeira, Spain & Portugal

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

  • As the weather turns back home, you can savour soothing warmth, spectacular vistas, sweet scents and delicious flavours as you take in beautiful Madeira and three charming cities in Spain and Portugal.
  • Revel in the vibrant colours and floral fragrance of botanical gardens; uncover the levada walking trails and Cabo Girão sea cliff; and indulge with famous Madeiran wine, during an overnight stop at Funchal.
  • There’s a wealth of attractions to discover on the mainland too, including the stunning Santiago de Compostela cathedral; Oporto’s port wine cellars; and Lisbon’s plethora of historic maritime monuments.

From £1,249pp

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Views of Spain & Madeira

Views of Spain & Madeira

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

  • A wonderful week away, this cruise packs in ample time at sea to relax on board Boudicca, as well as visits to stunning destinations presenting plenty of sights and highlights.
  • Sailing south, you’ll stop at La Coruña for historical and architectural treasures galore and a chance to tour to the spectacular Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
  • Then there’s the beautiful Atlantic Ocean islands of Madeira and Tenerife, offering a feast of breathtaking landscapes, inviting beaches and impressive natural wonders.

From £799pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

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

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

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

  • Discover distant destinations galore on this epic journey, from a string of stunning Macaronesian and South Atlantic islands, to captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Visit Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two Cape Verde islands, then enjoy the rare chance to admire Ascension Island’s verdant landscapes and explore St. Helena’s links to Napoleon.
  • Finally, during visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, you could go in search of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and tour to the world’s largest desert, before stopping overnight in iconic Cape Town.

From £3,999pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

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

  • As temperatures begin to plummet in the UK, you’ll indulge in soothing warmth and discover astonishing wonders as Braemar brings you closer to four breathtaking islands in Macaronesia.
  • In the Canaries, you could take in the Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide in Tenerife; seek-out Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes and verdant forests; explore Lanzarote’s lunar-like landscapes; and much more.
  • There’s a day in gorgeous Madeira too: perhaps trail the island’s unique levada walking routes; absorb the vibrant colours and sweet scents of tropical gardens; or take in spectacular ocean views from Cabo Girão – one of the world’s highest sea cliffs.

From £1,499pp

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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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In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Departs: Southampton • Wed 18 Nov 2020
13 nights • Balmoral • L2029

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway – you can get closer to dramatic landscapes, experience exhilarating adventures and even go in search of the spellbinding Northern Lights.
  • Visiting Narvik affords opportunities to embark on a thrilling husky-sled ride or see Arctic wildlife at the Polar Park, while Tromsø’s attractions include Mount Storsteinen and the Arctic Cathedral.
  • Stopping overnight at Alta could be the highlight of your holiday as, with luck on your side, you may get to witness the colourful, awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis illuminating the clear night sky.

From £1,599pp

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Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

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

  • Join Braemar for a well-earned escape to the idyllic islands of the Caribbean and swap the winter weather and pre-Christmas stress at home for sun, sea, sand and indulgent relaxation.
  • Experience a restful Transatlantic crossing, whetting your appetite in the verdant Azores en route, before your Caribbean island-hopping adventure takes in six simply unforgettable destinations.
  • Visit stunning St Maarten; Antigua, famed for its 365 beautiful beaches; St Kitts, for one of the world’s great railway journeys; St Lucia, home to the soaring Twin Pitons; Grenada; and beautiful Barbados.

From £1,649pp

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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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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 £899pp

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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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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 £2,299pp

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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 £1,599pp

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Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
2 nights • Black Watch • W2101

  • This two-night cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re new to cruising and want to experience life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships, or perhaps are a regular guest looking for a short, relaxing break.
  • Enjoy the same experience on board Black Watch with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen cruise, as you sail south from Liverpool to Southampton.
  • How you make the most of your time at sea is up to you – you can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea and treatments at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying fine dining and fantastic entertainment in the evening.

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Caribbean & Atlantic Island Discovery

Caribbean & Atlantic Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
21 nights • Black Watch • W2103

  • Escape the January cold and gloom and start 2021 in style on an unparalleled voyage to paradise, providing opportunities to enjoy the classic Caribbean highlights and experiences of stunning, sun-kissed islands.
  • Whet your appetite with stunning gardens and landscapes of Madeira and the Canaries, before arriving in Barbados for the laidback vibes of Bridgetown, the remarkable Harrison’s Cave and sea turtle viewing tours.
  • Discover the famous beaches and historic sites of Antigua; immerse yourself in Tortola’s fascinating pirate-influences history and sample authentic Caribbean rum in Tortola; and enjoy Grand Turk’s breathtaking white sands and inviting warm waters.

From £2,949pp

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Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

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Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
56 nights • Black Watch • W210304

  • Begin 2021 with a holiday of a lifetime and discover authentic cultures, amazing wildlife, iconic landmarks and out-of-this-world landscapes as you sail halfway around the world via spectacular islands and cities.
  • Your enthralling journey includes time in the Caribbean, to indulge in pure relaxation and laidback island exploration; a chance to explore Havana via an iconic classic car; and a memorable navigation of the Panama Canal.
  • The unspoilt, sun-splashed scenes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Bora-Bora and Tahiti will bring dreams of paradise to life, before Sydney presents its world-famous attractions, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

From £7,299pp

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Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Departs: Southampton • Wed 20 Jan 2021
9 nights • Balmoral • L2102

  • Making the most of a rare wintertime exploration of Norway’s magical fjords, you’ll enjoy a very special seasonal snapshot of inspirational landscapes and enchanting destinations.
  • Breathe in crisp, fresh air and savour spectacular scenes with a ride on the incredible Flåm Railway and Bergen’s famous funicular; and enjoy scenic cruising between the islands and islets of Boknafjord.
  • After Norway, you’ll sail south via the Shetland Islands for a unique experience – during an overnight stay in Lerwick, you’ll catch all the parades and ceremonies of the unique Up Helly Aa Festival.

From £1,099pp

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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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Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Departs: Southampton • Tue 16 Feb 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2104

  • Exploring Arctic Norway in the winter, you’ll revel in the jaw-dropping scenes and seasonal beauty of Europe’s northernmost region at the most magical time of the year to visit.
  • You can enjoy an array of authentic wintertime experiences, including a husky-sled ride through sparking snow-covered landscapes and a chance to explore the unique Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.
  • The icing on the cake will be a chance to witness the astounding Northern Lights. Stopping overnight at Alta, you may – if you’re lucky – see Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring light show illuminate the night sky.

From £1,699pp

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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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Caribbean Return

Caribbean Return

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

  • Immerse yourself in the spellbinding beauty and absorbing cultures of the Caribbean to the full, as you visit four wonderfully diverse West Indian destinations on this unforgettable island-hopping adventure.
  • After joining Braemar in Barbados, you can see the soaring Twin Pitons or help students at a local school in St Lucia; then take the chance to ride one of the world’s greatest scenic railways in St Kitts
  • Then there’s visits to Antigua and St Maarten, where simply glorious beaches and fascinating historic sites await. That’s all before heading for home across the Atlantic, stopping at the Azores and La Coruña en route.

From £1,699pp

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Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £7,349pp

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Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Southampton • Sun 14 Mar 2021
2 nights • Balmoral • L2106

  • This two-night cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re new to cruising and want to experience life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships, or perhaps are a regular guest looking for a short, relaxing break.
  • Enjoy the same experience on board Balmoral with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen cruise, as you sail south from Liverpool to Southampton.
  • How you make the most of your time at sea is up to you – you can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea and much more, all before enjoying fine dining and fantastic evening entertainment.

From £249pp

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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 £1,499pp

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Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Colombo • Mon 29 Mar 2021
29 nights • Black Watch • W2106

  • Incredible destinations across seven countries in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean will each captivate you in their own unique, unforgettable way on this enriching voyage of exploration.
  • Three enticing Indian destinations offer diverse highlights: you can marvel at the Taj Mahal on tour from Kochi; explore Goa’s European heritage; and absorb the mix of traditional and modern India in bustling Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £3,999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 01 Apr 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2107

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,149pp

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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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Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Apr 2021
25 nights • Braemar • M2109

  • An outstanding voyage specially crafted to show you some of Greece’s most unique and authentic sights and experiences, this cruise is packed with the diverse highlights of an array of stunning destinations.
  • The archaeological wonders of ancient towns, cultural and historical gems, beautiful beaches, postcard-perfect scenery and much more – your smaller-sized ship will bring you closer to it all with visits to gorgeous islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Kefallonia.
  • The pièce de résistance is a simply unforgettable scenic cruise of the narrow Corinth Canal aboard Braemar, the longest ship to pass between this incredible waterway’s imposing, carefully carved cliffs.

From £4,499pp

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Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Southampton • Tue 27 Apr 2021
2 nights • Black Watch • W2107

  • This two-night cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re new to cruising and want to experience life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships, or perhaps are a regular guest looking for a short, relaxing break.
  • Enjoy the same experience on board Black Watch with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen cruise, as you sail south from Southampton to Liverpool.
  • How you make the most of your time at sea is up to you – you can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea and treatments at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying fine dining and fantastic entertainment in the evening.

Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 May 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2110

  • With chances to revel in the rich culture and breathtaking natural beauty of southern Norway, and join Oslo’s colourful National Day celebrations, you’ll be fully-immersed throughout this nine-night cruise.
  • Your full-day in Oslo is top-of-the-list of highlights – enjoy ample time to experience the capital’s traditional celebrations, including the colourful parades and events at the impressive Royal Palace.
  • In southern Norway, Kristiansand, Arendal and Stavanger offer rich rewards, from fascinating historic districts to picturesque harbours, while you’ll also cruise the spectacular Lysefjord and Jøsenfjord.

From £1,249pp

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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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