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Itinerary
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 3
La Coruna, Spain
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Day 4
Lisbon, Portugal
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Day 5
Cadiz, Spain

The Spanish city of Cadiz sits in an enviable position on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, which has paved the way for some excellent urban beaches. Cadiz is thought to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, having been discovered by Phoenician sailors around 3,000 years ago and it has always played a significant role as a seaport and trading post. During the 18th century, Spain’s galleons explored the world from Cadiz and many of the city’s historic look-out towers and weathered old buildings remain today. The city is home to some magnificent architecture including the Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri. It is here that Spain defied Napoleon’s siege and established a provisional government with its own liberal constitution. Cadiz provides an ideal point of access for the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park.

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Day 6
Malaga, Spain

The large city of Malaga is situated in the region of Andalucia, in Southern Spain. Its position on the Costa del Sol provides it with a warm Mediterranean climate, making it the perfect location for a spot of tranquil beach relaxation. It is also highly regarded in terms of culture, having been the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist – Pablo Picasso. Elsewhere the city, visitors will find a range of religious and historical landmarks including a range of castles, religious landmarks, and a Moorish castle.

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Day 7
Almeria, Spain

Like many Andalusian cities, Almeria kept its name following the recapture of the city by the Spanish from the Arabic. It is often regarded as the driest city in Europe due to its southerly location and, therefore, its beaches are regularly populated by tourists. There are many fascinating architectural structures located within the city including the fortress-style cathedral and the Alcazaba – an incomplete 10th century medieval fortress that was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. Also worth visiting is the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata Nijar – an interesting nature reserve based within a volcanic atmosphere with many beaches and coves.

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Day 8
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the UK that is located to the south of mainland Spain, with a distance of only nine miles between the territory and the northernmost point of Morocco. On a clear day, it is even possible to see the African continent from the higher points of the iconic rock. In addition to the impressive views, this rock is also home to a number of Barbary Macaques, while the underground layers are home to an impressive network of tunnels and caves.

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Day 9
Seville, Spain

Once known as the Great Babylon of Spain, Seville lies inland of the Costa de la Luz along the Guadalquivir River. Seville is widely considered to be the very heart of Spain, being home to great literally and operatic figures such as Carmen, Figaro, the lover Don Juan and the Barber of Seville. There are plenty of beautiful sights to behold in Seville, with plazas dripping in orange trees, baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the St. Mary of the See Cathedral. Lavishly decorated with a large quantity of gold throughout, the Cathedral is one of the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals and is a must see for any trip to Seville.

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Day 11
Cadiz, Spain
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Day 12
Vigo, Spain

The position of Vigo, on the western coast of Spain, makes it an ideal spot for fishermen to head off in search of the freshest seafood. This becomes clear upon walking through the extensive markets and can be sampled in some of the many fine restaurants and bars. There are many religious landmarks of significance including a number of churches and cathedrals. Alternatively, head to Paseo de Alfonso XII, where you will be able to soak in fabulous panoramic views of the city.

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Day 13
La Coruna, Spain

Situated in the Galicia region of north-west Spain, the city of La Coruña – also known as A Coruña – has become a centre for tourism. The city receives in excess of 60 cruise ship visits per year and, upon arrival, it is easy to understand why. A charming city square blends with relics such as the City Hall and a statue of the local heroine, Maria Pita. Many come to La Coruña, however, for its range of famed golden beaches which include Orzan and Riazor – both of which are situated in the heart of the city and are bordered by the promenade.

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Day 15
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

Sail on board Braemar
Entertainment

Entertainment onboard Braemar is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. From live comedians to card rooms, you're bound to find something to entertain yourself whilst onboard, whether you're looking to have some fun, or just relax for a bit.

Card Room

Find card tables and competition in the card room. Bridge is always a popular pursuit onboard, so you’re sure to find players for a hand or two and more – whether casual or competitive is up to you.

Photo Gallery

View those photos taken by the ships photographers, capturing those all important holiday memories from going ashore to formal night. These are displayed each day and can be viewed and purchased in the Photo Gallery.

Library

The well stocked library is a popular area of the ship. With an array of novels, historical, geographical, autobiographical and many other books, the library onboard your cruise ship is a true haven of peace and tranquillity.

Morning Light Pub

The Morning Light Pub is decorated in a traditional style, depicting the century and a half of Fred. Olsen history. Daytime or evening you can be entertained by occasional live music or stand-up comedians.

Observatory Lounge

The large picture windows in the Observatory Lounge offer fantastic views which are enhanced with plenty of binoculars spaced around the lounge. A grand piano provides the perfect background music as you enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on your cruise holiday.

Boutique

The Boutique features a wide range of luxury gifts for yourself and your loved ones. It offers a wide range of fragrance, cosmetics, bags, clothing & fashion accessories from designer brands such as Dior, Estee Lauder, Leighton Denny, Radley & Fiorelli, all at duty-free prices.

Port Shop

The Port Shop onboard stocks all the holiday essentials that you may have forgotten to pack from toiletries to sun hats or even a good book. You’ll also find a wide range of sweet treats and savoury snacks – perfect for whilst onboard or as gifts to take home.

Neptune Lounge

Shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret are what the Neptune Lounge has to offer. Neptune Lounge has ample room for passengers whichever dinner seating you are on, so you can find a seat to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the evening shows.

Braemer Room

The Braemar Room retains an atmosphere of refined elegance. Ideal for meeting fellow passengers, catching up on that best-seller or listening to the resident string trio. The Braemar Room is also adjacent to the Library, Card Room, Morning Light Pub and Boutique, so is an integral area of the cruise ship.

Marquee Pool Bar

The pool bar provides plenty of choice of soft drinks, cocktails, wines and beers during warmer days on your cruise holiday. Situated on Deck 7, the Marquee Bar on board Braemar is the perfect way to settle down with a drink or a light lunch, or just to enjoy some cool shade for a while, on a hot, sunny day.

Coral Club

This sophisticated lounge, seating 170 guests, is the venue for intimate evening shows, great music for dancing to resident live bands, as well as occasional late night cabarets.

It offers alternative shows to those in the Neptune Lounge, which are also given in two performances. Afternoon tea is often served in the Coral Club, which is also the location for the ever-popular on board Bingo.

Enrichment

Fred. Olsen offers an interesting array of guest speakers to discuss various subjects including upcoming destinations. These are available on the Vista themed cruises.

Arts and Crafts room

The Arts & Crafts Room on board your cruise ship is the perfect space to explore your ideas and designs with arts and crafts lecturers. So, for the creative amongst you, there will be plenty to keep you entertained throughout your cruise holiday, and perhaps leave you with your own self-crafted souvenir to take home.

Lectures

On selected cruises a range of Vistas speakers who can’t wait to share their passion with you, and make your cruise really memorable. From Lars Tharp the admired historian, lecturer and a long-running expert on the Antiques Roadshow; food and wine expert Jilly Goolden and gardener Charlie Dimmock.

Dining

Two restaurants, a café and a range of casual snack options are available onboard, as well as a choice of set dinner times or freedom dining in relaxed or formal surroundings. Special themed dinners are also available on certain nights.

Thistle Restaurant

The Thistle Restaurant on board Braemar is surrounded by ocean views and offers a la carte dining.

Evenings assume an air of dignity, from the lavish affair that is the Gala Dinner to less formal evenings where menus are varied and mouth-watering. As the main restaurant on board, it is tastefully decorated in a medley of creamy-beige and mochas.

Grampian

This delightful restaurant, allows the light to flow through the large round windows on either side of Braemar.

The Grampian Restaurant offers more formal dining in an intimate setting to enhance your cruise holiday experience

The Palms Café

The slightly less formal Palms Café is an excellent place to dine with a relaxed buffet style of service.

The Palms Cafe offers the perfect alternative for those times when you wish for a meal which is a little less formal, or for those guests who prefer not to stick to the set dinner times. Of course you will still be offered a fine choice of dishes, prepared to the same high standard you expect with Fred. Olsen.

HealthFitness

A selection of health, fitness, beauty and relaxation areas are available onboard. From The Atlantis Spa & Salon to the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, where you can work up a sweat in one of the many fitness classes on offer.

Atlantis Spa and Salon

Atlantis Spa and Salon offers a range of treatments and facilities including: facials, massages, waxing and body shaping treatments. The spa is open from 8am - 8pm daily.

Fitness Centre

A fully equipped fitness centre with sea views, fitness instructors and a range of equipment includes: treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, free weights. Take a yoga, aerobics, stretch and tone or pilates class while you cruise. Or make the most of the beautiful views and join the ‘walk a mile’, with a revitalising stroll, or more energetic walk round your cruise ship deck in the mornings.

Golfing

For those keen golfers, take in sweeping sea views as you hone your perfect swing. Take some time to yourself in the practice golf nets.

Swimming pools

All swimming pools onboard are heated. For those wishing to be more active, why not challenge the tides using the Swimex machines.

Whirlpools

Guests can find two whirlpools, situated on the Marquee deck.

Promenade

Feel a gentle morning sea breeze, take an afternoon meander, or a stroll by moonlight. Take a walk on the decks of the cruise ship and watch the ocean pass by. You can play shuffle board or deck quoits on the promenade, but don’t forget to look up- there could be beautiful scenery coming up on your horizon.

Facilities

Special Dietary Requirements

Individual needs are as catered for as possible. So, vegetarian, low fat, dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free food are all on the menu.
Please make any special requests when you make your cruise booking, and Fred. Olsen will do their best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. They may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports.

Dress Code

When it comes to evenings onboard your cruise ship, dressing for dinner is traditional. Generally the style is smart casual, with gentlemen wearing a jacket/or shirt and tie and ladies smartly dressed. Chino type trousers or smart dark jeans are acceptable, but no trainers.
During the day the restaurants require cruise guests to adhere to an appropriate dress code, i.e. no swimwear.

E-cigarette Policy

Electronic cigarettes, not emitting a vapour may be used in cabins or on cabin balconies but are not permitted in any non-smoking public area. They can easily be mistaken for a real cigarette and result in potential confrontation and necessitate staff intervention. Electronic cigarettes emitting any vapour, even if only a water vapour, may only be smoked in designated external smoking areas.

Disabled facilities

Fred. Olsen welcomes all guests relying on wheelchairs for mobility onboard cruise ships. but they do ask that you advise them of your mobility needs at the time of booking in order to meet heir health & safety requirements.

Children

During the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays only, Fred Olsen offer organised and hosted children’s activities, subject to a minimum number of children booked on the cruise. Children’s club supervise children from age 5-11, with Children’s hosts arranging meet and greets with parents and children when they embark.

Children’s clubs offer a wide range of activities including games, contests, scavenger hunts, sports and fitness instruction, arts and crafts, cooking and children’s parties.

Deck Plans

Marquee Deck 8

  • Observatory
  • Paddling pool
  • Swimming pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Pool Bar
  • Grampain Restaurant
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Single Balcony Suite

Bridge Deck 7

  • Fitness Centre
  • Atrium
  • Port Shop
  • Superior Suites
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • Superior Single Balcony Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

Lido Deck 6

  • Palms Café
  • Atrium
  • Lido Bar
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Large Superior Outside Twin Cabins
  • Superior Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Superior Single Balcony Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

Lounge Deck 5

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Gaming Tables
  • Braemar Room
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Promenade
  • Shore Tours Office
  • Photo Gallery
  • Cruise Sales Office
  • Reception
  • Atrium
  • Coral Club

Main Deck 4

  • Thistle Restaurant
  • Atrium
  • Superior Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

Atlantic Deck 3

  • Health and Beauty Salon
  • Crafts Room
  • Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins

Marina Deck 2

  • Laundrette
  • Medical Centre
  • Twin Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins
Accommodation Types

Superior Suite

Superior Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Superior Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Balcony Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Deluxe Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower (Deluxe Balcony Cabins may also have a bathtub and/or shower). All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Superior Balcony Cabin

Superior Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Outside Cabins

Outside Twin Cabins feature a bedroom with large picture window or portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe and fridge. All cabins have interactive television. Some twin cabins have two movable beds that may convert into one double bed.

Inside Cabins

Twin Inside cabins feature a bedroom with bathroom with shower, hairdryer and safe. All Inside cabins also have interactive television and a safe. Some twin inside cabins may have movable beds that convert into one double bed.

Single Balcony Suite

Single Balcony Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Single Balcony Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Superior Single Balcony Cabin

Superior Single Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Single Outside

Single Outside Cabins feature a bedroom with two portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe and fridge. All cabins have interactive television. 

Single Inside

Single Inside cabins feature a bedroom with bathroom with shower, hairdryer and safe. All Inside cabins also have interactive television and a safe.

Upcoming Cruises
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