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Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet*

All evening entertainment*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 20 Aug 2021
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Braemar
  • Cruise code ‍1623331‍
  • Voyage code ‍M2121‍

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Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Fri 20 Aug 2021

Cruises from Southampton

Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail on your dream holiday with our handpicked range of cruises from Southampton.

Cruises to France

Honfleur, France Sat 21 Aug 2021

Cruises to France

It's a place of great historic charm, notably around the Vieux Basin, where lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses overlook the colourful yacht and fishing harbour, and sloping cobbled streets recall 16th century Honfleur. Not to be missed are the 15th century wooden church and the Impressionist paintings of the Museé Eugene Boudin.

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 22 Aug 2021

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Aviles, Spain

Aviles, Spain Mon 23 Aug 2021

Aviles, Spain

The Spanish city of Avilés in the north-western province of Asturias, is steeped in history and architectural gems just waiting to be discovered. A former maritime and farming town, the scenic city of Avilés is now one of the country’s most important industrial centres. The city centre remains stylish and easy to navigate, with plenty of high street stores, pretty cafes and a number of museums and galleries to visit, while the Old Town quarter is Aviles’ finest feature. Largely pedestrianised, the Old Town consists of several historic squares and plazas, interlinked by a series of pretty boulevards from centuries past. The collection of stunning historic buildings includes the Camposagrado Palace, the Palacio de Valdecarzana – Avilés’ sole example of civil medieval architecture – plus a number of outstanding Gothic churches such as San Nicolás and San Francisco.

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Getxo (Bilbao), Spain Tue 24 Aug 2021

reflections at downtown bilbao facades

With its must-see architecture and mouth-watering eateries, cultural Bilbao is a far cry from its industrial roots.

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Loire river Wed 25 Aug 2021

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Nantes, France

Nantes, France Wed 25 Aug 2021

Nantes, France

Regarded as one of the best places in France for quality of life, Nantes is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming city for both residents and visitors alike. Situated at the mouth of the Loire River, Nantes is a picturesque city and a true joy to explore. Nantes has plenty to see, discover and explore so there is always something to do. The Château des ducs de Bretagne (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany) is one of France’s historic monuments and now serves as the Nantes History Museum. It is one of Nantes must-visit sites, along with Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, the city’s grand cathedral. There are also several places to shop and enjoy a bite to eat or glass of wine in Place du Commerce - the central hub of the city - and a few beach resorts that are found nearby - perfect if you want to spend some time relaxing in the sunshine.

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 27 Aug 2021

Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Sat 28 Aug 2021

Cruises from Southampton

Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail on your dream holiday with our handpicked range of cruises from Southampton.

What's included *

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • 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

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Single Interior

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This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 2. It has a shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Twin Interior

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This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Twin Ocean View

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This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts)

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Single Ocean View

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These cabins are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3 and Marina Deck 2. These cabins have 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Twin Ocean View

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This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Ocean View Cabin

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This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Main Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, cabins 6097 and 6095 have been equipped for use by disabled passengers.

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Single Superior Balcony

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This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Superior Balcony Cabin

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These cabins are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. They have a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Balcony Cabin

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This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Deluxe Balcony Cabin

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This cabin is approximately 225 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8. It has a bedroom with balcony, bathroom with shower and/ or bath. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Single Balcony Suite

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This suite is approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 7. These single suites have a bedroom with balcony, sitting area, bathroom with shower and/ or bath. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Superior Suite

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These suites are approximately 300 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7. They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies

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Balcony Suite

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These suites are approximately 225 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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The Ship - Braemar

  • Occupancy924
  • Tonnage24,344 tons
  • Length537 ft (163.68 m)
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Braemar, with its timeless style, is the shortest of the four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet, meaning it is perfect for cruising rivers and bringing you closer to the heart of towns and cities across Europe and beyond. Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has an uncrowded, intimate feel with friendly staff providing a fantastic personal, attentive service catering to your every need. On board, guests can enjoy an unforgettable cruise holiday in the comfort and ample space of recently refreshed rooms and suites and updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and fantastic daily entertainment from talented performers.

What’s on board: Grampian Restaurant, Palms Cafe, Thistle Restaurant, Lido Bar, Plantation Bar, The Atrium, Children's Play Area, Coral Bar, Morning Light Pub, Neptune Lounge, Theatre, Boutique, Observation Lounge, Arts & Crafts Room, Card Room, Golf Nets, Library, Pool, Spa, Swimming Pool, Whirlpool and much, much more. 

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

What is the Fred. Olsen Plain Sailing Guarantee?

The Plain Sailing Guarantee ensures any guests who test positive for COVID-19 and therefore cannot travel can move their cruise to another with no administration fees. This will cover guests on any cruise up to the end of 2021. Fred. Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. All guests need to do is call prior to departure to notify their inability to travel.


What is included in my cruise fare?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise: comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of on board activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly-cruises).


What isn’t included in my cruise fare?

There isn’t much Fred. Olsen doesn’t include in the price of their cruises! But do bear in mind the following (unless stated otherwise): travel to/from your port or airports, car parking, all drinks on board, Shore Tours and RIB Tours, hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes, personal laundry and dry cleaning, WiFi, passport and visa costs, holiday insurance, discretionary gratuities, evening dining in premium restaurants, premium Traditional Afternoon Tea and games of Blackjack and Roulette.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, there is a dress code on board. Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £19 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What entertainment is available in the evenings?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Last Updated: 06/10/2020

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