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French Rivers Of Normandy & Loire

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 29 Aug 2022
  • Sails from Rosyth
  • Ship Braemar
  • Cruise code ‍1803168
  • Voyage code ‍M2226

Your Itinerary

Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland

Rosyth Mon 29 Aug 2022

Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland

Rosyth is in good proximity to the heartlands of Scotland, and many historic attractions are within an hours drive of Rosyth. Also within easy reach of Rosyth is the city of Edinburgh. You can explore this historic city, experiencing the famous Military tattoo, the museum of Scotland, as well as Edinburgh castle itself.

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At Sea Tue 30 Aug 2022

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Cruising Loire River, France Thu 01 Sep 2022

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Nantes, France

Nantes, France Thu 01 Sep 2022

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.

Lorient, France

Lorient, France Sat 03 Sep 2022

Lorient, France

The Brittany town of Lorient is a fusion of heritage and landscapes. Its houses, beaches and quays point to the conquest of India and the East Indies, deep-sea fishing, the Second World War and the restored pride of the Celtic nations A former German U-Boat base, Lorient played a huge role in the Second World War and was a primary target for Allied bombing raids. Today’s rebuilt city is awash with post 1950's architecture and a number of museums and galleries to explore. Close to Lorient harbour, the Cité de la Voile (City of Sailing), is a modern interactive exhibition with giant audio-visual presentations that highlight the city’s importance in shipbuilding, fishing and, now, ocean racing. With its proud Celtic connections, a glorious mix of kilts, Breton bagpipes, Irish fiddles and Galician pipes, come together at the annual Festival Interceltique. Away from Lorient, a trip across the water to Port Louis offers up the National Maritime Museum and French East Indies Company Museum. Housed in 16th century military buildings, these museums are rare examples of Lorient’s original architecture and are must-visit sites.

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At Sea Sun 04 Sep 2022

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Braemar, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruising River Seine Mon 05 Sep 2022

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Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen, France Mon 05 Sep 2022

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

The spire of the vast Gothic cathedral soars over a superbly restored medieval and Renaissance old town - Ruskin's 'labyrinth of delight'.

Cruises to France

Honfleur, France Wed 07 Sep 2022

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.

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At Sea Thu 08 Sep 2022

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Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland

Rosyth Fri 09 Sep 2022

Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland

Rosyth is in good proximity to the heartlands of Scotland, and many historic attractions are within an hours drive of Rosyth. Also within easy reach of Rosyth is the city of Edinburgh. You can explore this historic city, experiencing the famous Military tattoo, the museum of Scotland, as well as Edinburgh castle itself.

What's included *

  • Full-board no-fly cruising aboard Fred. Olsen's fleet
  • FREE On Board Spend of up to £200 for ALL bookings
  • Tip are INCLUDED
  • Multi-Buy offer - Book a 2022 or 2023 cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and you can enjoy FREE Drinks, up to £200 FREE On Board Spend & Tips Included on any 2021 cruise departing up to 17th December 2021
  • 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
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Do you have a Fred Olsen Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November 2021 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £75

The 2022 & 2023 No-Fly Spend & Tips Promotion

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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, the shortest of the Fred. Olsen ships, provides the perfect balance between space and intimacy, with its five-deck high atrium and cascading decks at the stern. Capable of comfortably accommodating 924 passengers, Braemar’s crew to guest ratio is 2:1 - and what a crew it is! The friendly and attentive staff offer a personal service throughout your trip, catering to your every need.

What’s on board: Arts & Crafts Room, Atlantis Spa, Coral Club, Fitness Centre, Future Bookings Desk, Gaming Tables, Grampian Restaurant, Jacuzzi, Laundry Room, Library, Marquee Bar, Morning Light Pub, Neptune Lounge, Observatory Lounge, Palms Cafe, Photo Gallery, Shore Tours Office, The Grill, Thistle Restaurant 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 4.9/5.
  • 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

Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Yes, Fred. Olsen does have a Flexible Cancellation Policy and is known as The Plain Sailing Guarantee.

The Plain Sailing Guarantee is for any cruise in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and offers the below:

No-Risk Deposits: If guests change their mind to sail prior to departure, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will either move the deposit to an alternative sailing with no admin fees or refund it in full.

Transfer on your terms: 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. 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.

Transfer your deposit: Guests can transfer their deposit on another cruise departing within 12 month of your original travel dates, guests must do this prior to their final payment or interim payment is due (only applicable to longer cruises).


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Fred. Olsen ship?

Yes, you will need to have had both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last date of your second dose administered at least ten days prior to sailing

For cruises departing in 2021 the following will apply:

  • Guests will need to book a PCR test (these cost approximately £99 per kit but we have a deal with BUPA which means Fred Olsen guests can get a discount with them to £77) they will then be given a reference code for the test which they will need to take with them as they will need that to complete their Passenger Locator Form.
  • All guests are required to do a lateral flow at home, prior to travelling to the port and are then required to take a lateral flow test again at the port.
  • Guests also are required to have a test carried out on board, 72 hours prior to arrival back to the UK at the end of their cruise – similar to the lateral flow test and this costs £10.00 charged to their on board account. Fred Olsen will provide the certified test and this is why guests are not able to bring their own (free) tests from home. 
  • Guests will also have to have a smart phone or mobile device so that they can fill in the government’s Passenger Locator Form on disembarkation (they cannot travel without a smart phone or device that they can access their emails on).


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: 15/03/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. On board spend is per stateroom/suite and tiered depending on grade booked. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.. Included tips, based on 2 sharing, are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night. Shore Tours are at a supplement, are subject to availability and change, and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Please note, Bolette & Borealis are new to the Fred. Olsen fleet and not brand new ships. Multi-buy offer is for guests who book from 16th August 2021 onwards on a 2022 or 2023 cruise, the 2021 cruise must depart by 17th December 2021, booking for 2022 or 2023 cruise and 2021 cruise must be in same lead name to qualify for free drinks package on 2021 cruise, exclusions apply. Oceans Club discount will be applied at the time of booking to applicable cruises, T&Cs apply. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th November 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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