Spain & Portugal with the Seville Fair

Overview

Spain & Portugal with the Seville Fair

Join Margaret on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. With Braemar bringing you closer to five captivating cities, you’ll have chances to immerse yourself in the quintessential cultures, customs and traditions of Spain and Portugal. A host of highlights will be within walking distance of your ship’s docking location in each destination, including the annual Feria de Abril festival in Seville – the pièce de résistance of this incredible 12-night cruise.

This cruise is escorted by Margaret Ablitt.

Our exclusive cruises with local pick-ups – only available at Miles Morgan Travel

This cruise is one of our exclusive and fully escorted cruises we are running on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019 where we’ve taken extra care to ensure that our customers are well looked after; you can enjoy free return transport to the port from any town where there is a Miles Morgan Travel shop and a private welcome party to mingle with your fellow passengers.*

Our friendly travel escorts are on hand to help throughout the cruise and with check-in, in order to build an unforgettable experience for you. Enquire today to book your escorted cruise with one of our knowledgeable cruise specialists.

Includes:
  • Free transport to the port from any town where there is a Miles Morgan Travel shop
  • Fully escorted throughout plus a private welcome party*
  • Fully escorted by Margaret, our Cruise Escort

*Local pick-ups, escort and welcome party based on minimum numbers

Hand Picked By

Margaret Ablitt

This is a cruise with a difference! Our unique range of Escorted Cruises ensure that your holiday starts as soon as you leave home. With local pick ups and your very own Miles Morgan Travel escort on board the ship (this one's escorted by me!), you can rest assured that every detail has been taken care of.

Margaret Ablitt

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 6th May 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Join Margaret on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. With Braemar bringing you closer to five captivating cities, you’ll have chances to immerse yourself in the quintessential cultures, customs and traditions of Spain and Portugal.

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

Itinerary map!

Day 1: Southampton

Day 2 - 4: At Sea

Day 5: Cadiz

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 6 & 7: Seville

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.

Day 8: Cruising Guadalquivir River

At the mouth of the river, you’ll see the vast Doñana National Park – a huge protected marshland with a huge range of diverse fauna and flora – and the charming fishing town of Bonanza. After sailing 49 nautical miles up the river – a feat only smaller-sized ships can achieve – you will glide straight to the heart of the Seville, where incredible historic architecture and stunning landmarks such as the Real Alcázar await.

Day 9: Lisbon

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 10: Oporto

A short journey from Leixões takes you into the heart of Oporto, with its fortress-like Cathedral and the Baroque Church of Clérigos. Head to the historic Ribeira District, where the narrow, cobbled lanes wind their way down to the Douro River. Don’t forget to visit one of the many wine cellars for a taste of the tipple named after the city, Port. On the ground floor of the Museu Romantico is the Port Wine Institute, where port is served with great ceremony.

Day 11: La Coruna

The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

Day 12: At Sea

Day 13: Southampton

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 6th May 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Join Margaret on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. With Braemar bringing you closer to five captivating cities, you’ll have chances to immerse yourself in the quintessential cultures, customs and traditions of Spain and Portugal.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Inside Cabin£1,499Fully escortedView Cabin

Inside Cabin

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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View Cabin

Inside Cabin

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Enquire Now
Outside Cabin£1,799Fully escortedView Cabin

Outside Cabin

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 2.

This cabin has 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 2.

This cabin has 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Enquire Now