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French River Weekend

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar
Date 3rd Dec 22
Nights 3 Nights
Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board Braemar for your three night cruise.
Cruising River Seine > Rouen, France
Today the ship follows a leisurely but winding route along the picturesque Seine River - France's second longest waterway - between the historic cities of Honfleur and Rouen. Discover the unspoilt beauty of Normandy as the scenery of Parc Naturel Regional des Boucles de la Seine unfolds on the banks of the river. As you admire this stunning landscape, you'll understand why it was the inspiration for works by famous artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.
Rouen, France
The port city of Rouen sits on the River Seine and is the capital of northern France's Haute-Normandie region. Tracing its routes back to the Roman era and the Middle Ages; the city's skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Explore the Gothic Saint-Ouen and Saint-Maclou churches and medieval half-timbered houses in the cobblestoned pedestrian centre. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Place du Vieux Marche in 1431 and her illustrious history is brought to life at Historial Jeanne d'Arc museum. Admire artworks by Rubens, Modigliani, Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet at Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • £63pp low deposit followed by 16 monthly direct payments of £21pp
  • Travel insurance from £20pp
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks from £35pp per night

Why Book
Why Book
  • While in Rouen, admire artworks by Rubens, Modigliani, Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet at Musee des Beaux-Arts
  • Discover the unspoilt beauty of Normandy as the scenery of Parc Naturel Regional des Boucles de la Seine unfolds on the banks of the river

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A timeless style flows throughout Braemar's interiors. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views, and the polished wooden fixtures, decadent fabrics and elegant décor assume the feel of a traditional country house hotel. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on. Show less Capable of comfortably accomodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a uncrowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff providing a fantastic level personal, attentive service and catering to your every need. On board, guests can enjoy an unforgettable cruise holiday in the comfort and ample space of recently refreshed rooms and suites, and updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, and fantastic daily entertainment from talented performers. What's more, as Braemar is the shortest of the four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet, it is perfect for cruising rivers and bringing you closer to the heart and highlights of towns and cities across Europe and beyond.
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Food & Drink

Braemar features five elegant and intimate dining venues, each serving tempting indulgences perfectly prepared by our expert chefs. Whether you’re feeling peckish or are simply making the most of your time on board to indulge, you’ll always find something heavenly to tantalise your tastebuds.

A hearty breakfast cooked just how you like it is the perfect start to each day; while the delicious buffets on offer in the fully refurbished Palms Café are ideal for a quick lunch or a late-night snack. In the main Thistle and Grampian restaurants, enjoy formal five-course á la carte dinners every evening; or perhaps book at table at The Grill for an unforgettable dining experience. 


There's always something to keep you entertained on board Braemar. The ship's comfortable lounges and public areas are the venues for a wide range of activites and entertainment, from interesting and insightful talks and lectures, brain-teasing quizzies and enriching classes to enjoy throughout the day, to live shows performed by a resident team of talented singers, dancers, musicians and comedians every evening.

At the Neptune Lounge and the intimately-sized Coral Club, you're in for a variety of fantastic entertainment, no matter when you choose to stop-by; while at the Morning Light Pub you'll always find a place to simply sit, relax and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drink in the company of fellow guests and new-found friends. Braemar's spacious open decks are perfect for whiling away some time on board too, especially on sea days. The Marquee Deck features pools, jacuzzis and plenty of seating and sunloungers, and is also the venue for unforgettable sail-away parties; while the Lounge Deck's promenade is ideal sunshine and moonlight strolls. 

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Health & Fitness

While Braemar is smaller than many of today's megaships, there are still many places to relax, unwind and forget about the stress and strain of life back home as you explore the world in comfort and timeless style. Perhaps soak up the sunshine and ever-changing scenery from the sunloungers, pools and jacuzzis on Marquee Deck; feel the sea breeze on a leisurely walk around the ship's open promenade; indulge yourself at the Atlantis Spa; or work-off some excess energy at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre. How you make the most of your time on board Braemar is entirely up to you.

Kids & Teens

During the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays only, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer organised and hosted children’s activities within the Little Skippers Club∘ subject to a minimum number of children booked on the cruise. The Little Skippers Club supervises children from ages 5-11, with Children’s Hosts arranging meet and greets with parents and children when they embark.

The Little Skippers Club offers a wide range of activities including games, contests, scavenger hunts, sports and fitness instruction, arts and crafts, pizza making and cooking sessions, pool and swimming sessions, discos, karaoke and kids bingo.

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