French River Cruising with Bordeux

Cruise Code: 1187072

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included *

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Exclusive offers you can't find anywhere else

  • 20 years of cruise expertise

  • ATOL protection for your peace of mind

  • Award-winning customer service

Overview


One of the best things about Fred. Olsen’s river cruises is that you can enjoy relaxing journeys along picturesque, size-restricted waterways aboard our smaller, ocean-going cruise ships. This cruise is no exception, featuring hours of stunning daytime scenic cruising as Braemar takes you closer to historic, culture-rich cities via beautiful French rivers. The first of three enchanting cities you’ll visit on this fabulous French foray is Rouen, situated in the heart of historic Normandy. An overnight stay in the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ will afford you plenty of time to discover an abundance of attractions, including the spectacular Gothic-style Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the iconic Gros Horloge and the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake at Place du Vieux-Marche. Alternatively you could tour to the Claude Monet House and Gardens; or head to nearby Paris in the evening and uncover the romantic French capital’s world-famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Your departure from Rouen is sure to be magical, sailing 60 nautical miles along the River Seine and taking in unspoilt views of lush green countryside and quaint communes dotted along the riverbanks. You’ll also experience memorable scenic cruising of the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne Rivers as your ship sails into beautiful Bordeaux. Once docked in the centre of the city, a collection of attractions will be just the length of the gangway away; and, as you’ll stop here overnight, there’s no reason to not take them all in. Over 360 historic sites await your discovery in Bordeaux's UNESCO-listed heart, including Calihau Gate, the 13th century Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Cours du Chapeau-Rouge; while the incredible Cité du Vin offers a culinary experience that lovers of French food and wine won’t want to miss. There’s also a chance to tour to the Medoc region's beautiful vineyards, where some of the world’s very best wines are crafted. Finally it’s on to Lorient, a city that feels typically French today but was once one of Germany’s most important U-boat bases. Here you can visit the concrete caverns of the Keroman Submarine Base; admire the post-war architecture; and take in the fine selection of galleries and museums, all before Braemar heads back to Southampton.

Your Itinerary


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Your Ship:

Braemar - Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Day

Port

Date

Due Depart


Day 3

Port :

Cruising Seine River

Date :

30 Jun 2018

Due - Departs :

30 Jun 2018


Day 4

Port :

At Sea

Date :

01 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Jul 2018


Day 5-6

Port :

Bordeaux, France

Date :

02 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

03 Jul 2018


Day 6

Port :

Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers

Date :

03 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

03 Jul 2018


Day 7

Port :

Lorient, France

Date :

04 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

04 Jul 2018


Day 8

Port :

At Sea

Date :

05 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

05 Jul 2018


The Ship


Braemar will capture your senses - with large windows, polished wood, shining brass fittings and decadent fabrics. A five-deck high atrium area and cascading decks at the stern give Braemar space and intimacy in perfect balance. Have a tasty lunch at the Palms Café and a delicious dinner at our grand Thistle and Grampian restaurants. Refresh at the Marquee poolside bar, or have a cosy drink in our Morning Light Pub. Spin to the music at the Neptune Lounge, and take afternoon tea at the Coral Club. Leave the world behind in our serene Atlantis Spa, and surround yourself with horizon, as you walk the promenade.

Braemar


Launched: January 2008 | Occupancy: 929 passengers

Tonnage: 24,344 tons | Length: 537 ft (163.68 m)

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Terms and Conditions


Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

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