Fred. Olsen is launching a number of cruises providing guests with the chance to get closer than before to their destinations, aboard its Braemar ship.

Almost every itinerary in Braemar’s 2019 programme will take guests closer to the destination they are visiting. As a smaller ship, Braemar is able to visit more intimate areas, giving passengers the chance to explore less trodden paths. 

Highlights of Braemar’s closer cruises

The Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic cruise, departing on 26th May 2019 departing from Southampton, UK; Copenhagen, Denmark; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Rønne, Denmark; Travemünde, Germany; Kiel Canal Transit; returning to Southampton, UK.

While larger ships are unable to dock in the heart of historic Travemünde, instead having to berth 7km away, guests on board Braemar will be just a five-minute walk away from the town's promenade and beach.

The trip will conclude with a scenic cruise along the Kiel Canal, which can only be navigated by smaller cruise ships, such as Braemar.

The Cruising the Fjords of Norway voyage, departing on 14th August 2019 will sail from Southampton and call at ports including Stavanger, Eidfjord, Olden, in Norway.

The vessel’s shorter and shallower dimensions come into their own in Norway, where it can sail along the steep-sided Lyesfjord, which is restricted to many other ships due to the 50-metre tall bridge at its entrance.

Other highlights include a trip to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux, sailing the tidally-restricted rivers to dock alongside the promenade in Bordeaux's city centre, with the distance from the ship to the city only the length of the gangway.

Martin Lister, head of itinerary planning and destination experience for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “The smaller, more intimate size of Braemar, along with the rest of Fred. Olsen's four-ship ocean fleet, means that it can reach destinations that larger cruise lines cannot, be it by docking just a 10-minute walk away from Marseille's beautiful marina, cruising beneath the Karmsund Bridge in Norway or sailing slowly along the Kiel Canal.” 

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