Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Overview

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

On this nine-night springtime exploration of Norway’s awe-inspiring fjordland, there are chances to see gorgeous countryside in seasonal bloom and spectacular natural wonders from the comfort of your ship, while during time spent ashore a wealth of unmissable highlights await you too. Aboard Braemar, take a relaxing journeys along the magnificent Nordfjord, Innvikfjord and Hardangerfjord; and a glide by impressive sights such as the cascading Fureberg Waterfall.

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 September 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Highlights: On this nine-night springtime exploration of Norway’s awe-inspiring fjordland, there are chances to see gorgeous countryside in seasonal bloom and spectacular natural wonders from the comfort of your ship, while during time spent ashore a wealth of unmissable highlights await you too.

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, England

Embark

Day 2: Cruising the sea

Day 3: Stavanger, Norway

The city’s wealth has prompted its tag as Norway’s ‘Oil Capital’, but Stavanger has remained as charming as ever. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and ancient wooden houses gathered round an historic fresh fish and vegetable market. Stavanger is also a university city, which is reflected in the city’s lively, urban atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining experiences.

Day 4: Bergen, Norway

Seven hills and seven fjords frame Hanseatic Bergen, a city steeped in maritime heritage. Of Bergen’s many attractions, the 900-year-old UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf. A delight to explore, the Bryggen's cobbled stairways are lined with traditional half-timbered buildings and climb away from the waterfront, leading to curious open spaces that are often overflowing with colourful flowers that perfume the air.

Day 5: Olden, Nordfjord, Norway, cruising Nordfjord & Innvikfjord and cruising by Hornelen

At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. A charming village, Olden is among green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses.

Day 6: Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway & cruising Hardangerfjord

The picturesque village of Eidfjord set within the breath-taking Hardangerfjord, is a gateway to some of the region's most spectacular natural features. Eidfjord is possibly the most beautiful place in the Norwegian fjords. Located beneath a back-drop of soaring, snow-peaked mountains, engraved with rivers and waterfalls, Eidfjord simply cries out to be photographed. The village’s tranquil feel extends to the lush fields that run for miles, meandering through clusters of wood-slat homes in ice-cream hues.

Day 7: Cruising Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is a stunning example of the Norwegian fjords' spectacular natural beauty. Carved into the landscape by glacier movement in the Ice Age approximately 10,000 years ago, Lysefjord is lined by magnificent mountains and dramatic cliff faces – some soaring over 1,000 metres high into the unpolluted skies above.

Day 8: Cruising the sea

Day 9: Southampton, England

Disembark

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 1st September 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Highlights: On this nine-night springtime exploration of Norway’s awe-inspiring fjordland, there are chances to see gorgeous countryside in seasonal bloom and spectacular natural wonders from the comfort of your ship, while during time spent ashore a wealth of unmissable highlights await you too.

Cabin and Fares

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Inside Cabin£1,249ppFully escorted.View Cabin

Inside 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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