Capital Cities of the Baltic

Overview

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals – in less than two weeks. With iconic attractions appearing at every turn, from opulent palaces to world-famous ballet, you’re in for an enriching 13-night adventure filled with highlights. Visits to a trio of captivating capital cities are sure to provide some of the most memorable sights and experiences on this immersive, in-depth exploration of the Baltic. In Denmark, the delights of cosmopolitan Copenhagen await. The colourful, 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, Little Mermaid statue and legendary Tivoli Gardens are within easy reach of Braemar’s central docking location. Elsewhere, Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces represent Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage. Enticing Helsinki is yours to explore, with its insightful galleries and museums, Art Nouveau architecture and unique attractions such as the Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Visiting the Finnish capital affords an opportunity to relax and breathe in the invigorating steam of a traditional smoke sauna too, for an altogether authentic experience. There’s also Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital, Tallinn. With a day to wander the city’s cobbled streets, you could delight in the medieval structures of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace.

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: 1st June 2020
  • Duration: 13 nights
  • Highlights: Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals – in less than two weeks.

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

Embark on the Braemar in Southampton.

Day 2 - 4: At sea

Day 5 & 6: Copenhagen, Denmark

With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe's oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.

Day 7: Helsinki, Finland

Finland's capital since 1812, built on a peninsula amid a cluster of islands, stately Helsinki is The Daughter of the Baltic.This striking seaside port is surrounded by uplifting natural landscapes that are easily accessible from each area of the city. The opportunities to get out and about includes boating around the archipelago islands, hiking Helsinki’s forests or strolling its beaches, smart parks and gardens.

Day 8 & 9: St. Petersburg, Russia

The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.

Day 10 & 11: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, is unquestionably one of Europe's most magical capitals. This ancient Hanseatic city is justifiably proud of its beautiful churches, solid limestone houses and well-preserved cobbled streets.

Day 12: Travemünde, Germany

Beautiful and historic Travemünde is a short journey from the centre of this magnificent Lübeck, the former capital of the Hanseatic League.

Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck - a magnificent UNESCO-listed town steeped in history and former capital of the Hanseatic League. Home to many wealthy merchants during the Hanseatic era, an array of wonderful gabled houses, stunning churches and public buildings with huge gates, vast towers and gilded steeples were built in Lübeck. These monuments of a by-gone era have to be seen to be believed and all are within easy reach of Travemünde.

Day 13: Kiel Canal Transit, Germany

Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.

Day 14: Southampton

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 1st June 2020
  • Duration: 13 nights
  • Highlights: Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals – in less than two weeks.

Cabin and Fares

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Inside Cabin£1,799ppFree tips OR 3 cruises for the price of 2View Cabin

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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.

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