Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Overview

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Taking in three stunning cities in one of the most breathtaking Spanish regions, this thrilling journey of discovery has been crafted to show you the best of Andalusia. An absorbing mix of authentic cultures, spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine and incredible architecture awaits, and Braemar will bring it all closer to you by docking centrally in every port. Overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures, Malaga provides the perfect introduction to Spain’s absorbing southernmost region. Here you could marvel at the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, and savour the many masterpieces from Pablo Picasso – a Malaga native – on display at the Picasso Museum, one of the many highlights of the ‘mile of art’. Sailing onward to Seville, your smaller ship will head straight into the heart of Andalusia’s captivating capital and stop overnight, affording you two days to dig deep under the city’s skin. Perhaps wander into the centre to search the pretty squares and streets for historical and architectural attractions such as the intricate Alcázar Palace, UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral and 16th century Casa de Pilatos; and sample delicious local cuisine at one of the many tapas bars. In the evening, don’t miss the chance to catch a sultry performance of traditional Flamenco dancing for an authentic Andalusian experience.

What's Included

  • Full board
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym

Hand Picked By

Nina Robertshaw

Those who know me will know that I am an avid Fred. Olsen Cruise fan. Having travelled with them many times, I love their smaller more intimate ships and their friendly and attentive staff. Awarded ‘Best for Itineraries’ in the Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards for the third year running, Fred. Olsen offer a cruise holiday experience like no other. Sailing from Southampton and fly-cruising to exotic locations around the globe, they bring some of the world’s greatest destinations and experiences closer with their extensive programme of expertly-crafted cruise holidays.

Nina Robertshaw

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 28th June 2020
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Taking in three stunning cities in one of the most breathtaking Spanish regions, this thrilling journey of discovery has been crafted to show you the best of Andalusia. An absorbing mix of authentic cultures, spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine and incredible architecture awaits, and Braemar will bring it all closer to you by docking centrally in every port.

Ship Overview

Braemar

It's all about you on board the Braemar. And with 150 years’ of sailing heritage behind us, the service and cruise ship will delight you.

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 the Morning Light Pub. Spin to the music at the Neptune Lounge, and take afternoon tea at the Coral Club. Leave the world behind in the serene Atlantis Spa, and surround yourself with horizon, as you walk the promenade.

The Olsen family business can be traced back to 1848. Here a young ship-master called Fredrik Christian Olsen (known as First Fred. Olsen) entered ship-owning on his own account. His earliest vessels were wooden schooners of little more than 50 gross tones.

Braemar Profile

  • Gross Tonnage: 24,344 grt
  • Passenger Capacity: 929
  • Cruising Speed: 17
  • Passenger Decks: 7
  • Lifts: 4
  • Stabilised and air conditioned
  • Officers & Crew: International
  • Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International
  • Dimensions
  • Length: 195.92m
  • Beam: 22.5m

Braemar Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton, United Kingdom

Embark in Southampton for this 12 night cruise

Day 2 - 5: At Sea

Day 6: Malaga, Spain

Situated on Andalusia's beautiful Mediterranean coast, Malaga offers everything you would expect from a city on the Costa del Sol: seemingly endless stretches of golden sand beaches, fantastic restaurants serving traditional tapas and friendly bars attract locals and holidaymakers alike.

Day 7: Gibraltar, Gibraltar

British overseas territory, Gibraltar, on Spain's south coast is dominated by a 426m-high limestone ridge: The Rock. The Rock of Gibraltar is a sentinel that guards the Straits, and the overtly-British town nestled between the European and African continents. Its atmosphere is all the more familiar due to its helmeted policemen, red pillar boxes, fish and chip shops, traditional pubs and Marks & Spencer shops.

Day 8 & 9: Seville, Spain

Compact, rich in history and famous for its flamenco, tapas bars and orange trees, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville, is bursting with antique charm. Located on the plain of the Guadalquivir River, Seville’s old Roman city is now home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

World-renowned for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighbourhood, the city’s significant landmarks include the ornate Moorish-Renaissance Alcázar Palace complex, and the 18th century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The colossal Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and the Giralda, an imposing bell tower built on a minaret.

Day 10: Cádiz, Spain

Cadiz - one of Europe's most ancient cities - hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Now into its fourth millennium, Cádiz's fascinating Old Town district is home to huge stone walls from the 1500s and the beautifully crafted 18th century Cádiz Cathedral.

Day 11 & 12: Lisbon, Portugal

Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Decimated by an earthquake in 1755, modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.

Day 13: Southampton,United Kingdom

Disembark in Southampton

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 28th June 2020
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Taking in three stunning cities in one of the most breathtaking Spanish regions, this thrilling journey of discovery has been crafted to show you the best of Andalusia. An absorbing mix of authentic cultures, spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine and incredible architecture awaits, and Braemar will bring it all closer to you by docking centrally in every port.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Inside Cabin£1,649ppFree tips OR 3 cruises for the price of 2View Cabin

Inside Cabin

Best Available

Average size 130 sq ft. All rooms come with climate control, interactive smart TV, desk, phone, mini-fridge, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

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View Cabin

Inside Cabin

Best Available

Average size 130 sq ft. All rooms come with climate control, interactive smart TV, desk, phone, mini-fridge, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

Enquire Now