Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Braemar, Medtierranean with Lavender in Provence ex Southampton Return
Ship: Braemar
Selected Sailing Date: 09 Jul 2019
Other Sailing Dates on Special

Inside Cabin: AU $2,739.00
Outside Cabin: AU $3,279.00
Balcony: AU $6,669.00
Suite: AU $7,299.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Cruise Itinerary
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
Special Inclusions

SAVE in Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale - Special reductions on selected June-September 2019 sailings.

PLUS - Up to €200 per room FREE on-shore spending money on selected sailings*. You can enjoy the best of your captivating destinations without having to worry about exchange rates.

Taking advantage of Braemar’s compact dimensions, you’ll get closer to some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and diverse destinations, the highlights of which, including impressive architectural and world-famous monuments, will be within easy reach of your ship’s docking locations.
An undoubted highlight is a specially-timed call at the fabulous French city of Marseille, from where you can tour to the Luberon region of Provence to see fragrant lavender fields in full bloom. Within Marseille itself there’s much to discover too, including the lively Old Port and Cathédrale de la Major.

- 14 night Spain, Portugal & Mediterranean cruise aboard Braemar roundtrip from Southampton
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes

Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 11Apr19 and subject to change. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are per person twin share based on Saver Fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Gratuities are payable on board and will be charged at £4.00 per person per day. Guests can vary the amount on board at the ship's Reception. Gratuities cannot be paid in advance prior to departure. Cruise fares shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised cruise fares shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Offer valid for sale to 03Jul19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
*FREE On-shore spending money: 200 Euros per room, based on two sharing (100 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale.
Saver Fare Terms and Conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Not combinable with any other offer. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL discretion, and will be advised within the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver Fare

Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Braemar.

Taking advantage of Braemar’s compact dimensions, Fred. Olsen will bring some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and diverse destinations closer to you. You’ll visit culture-rich cities, the highlights of which will be within easy reach of your ship’s docking locations, and discover impressive architecture, world-famous monuments and much more.

Five enchanting Mediterranean destinations await you on this 14-night cruise in total, including the fabulous French city of Marseille. Your specially-timed call here is sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday, presenting you with an opportunity to take a unforgettable tour to the Luberon region of Provence – revered for its incredible natural beauty. Provence comes to life in the summer, when fragrant lavender fields burst into bloom. Opt to take the trip here, passing through quaint villages en route, and you might be lucky enough to see the fields at their resplendent best. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stay in Marseille you won’t be disappointed. Braemar has special permission to dock at La Jolliette, so there’s plenty to discover from the moment you go ashore. Markets, boutiques and galleries are found at trendy regenerated warehouses near the port; while within the heart of the city you can uncover a smorgasbord of sights. The lively Old Port and historic quarter, overlooked by Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, and Cathédrale de la Major are well worth seeking out.

In Spain, a blend of historic and modern attractions await in Malaga and Barcelona. Highlights such as the striking Moorish Alcazaba Fortress and the Picasso Museum are your rewards if you take time to explore Malaga. Granada, home to the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and sun-kissed Marbella are within reach too. During a call into Barcelona, you’re sure to be captivated by Catalonia's cosmopolitan capital. Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia – which is still a work in progress, bustling Las Ramblas and the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia are not-to-be-missed here. Then there’s Menorca for a taste of Mediterranean island life; sun-soaked beaches, stunning scenery and the pretty city of Mahon make for a relaxing and rewarding day here. Your final Spanish call is Cartagena. Braemar will once again dock close to the centre of the city here, and you’ll have an afternoon to spend a few hours admiring sites such as the Roman amphitheatre and the medieval castle.

Highlights of this cruise:

Malaga, Spain
Situated on Andalusia's beautiful Mediterranean coast, Malaga offers everything you would expect from a city on the Costa del Sol: seemingly endless stretches of golden sand beaches, fantastic restaurants serving traditional tapas and friendly bars attract locals and holidaymakers alike.

There's much more to the region's captivating capital than busy beach resorts though. Dig a little deeper and a wealth of cultural, historical, artistic and architectural treasures reveal themselves, such as Catedral de Málaga, the statuesque and striking Alcazaba Fortress and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Not-to-be-missed is the Picasso Museum, which exhibits a fantastic collection of masterpieces from arguably Malaga's most famous 'son', Pablo Picasso.

What's more, Malaga is also your gateway to Granada and the glorious Alhambra, where proud 14th century palaces and exotic gardens are Spain's finest expression of Moorish art; as well as the Ronda Valley, where on tour you can explore a charming old town and the picturesque El Tajo gorge.

Barcelona, Spain
Spain's must-see cosmopolitan second city, Barcelona, is awash with heritage and its mood is infused with a vibrant Catalan spirit.There's something around every corner of the city: jewels of Catalan and contemporary architecture, relaxing parks and beaches, mouth-watering markets and treasures from its Roman and Medieval past.

Barcelona's 2000-year-old city walls, temple columns and subterranean stone corridors provide a glimpse back to the time of the Romans, while the shady plazas and lanes of the Gothic quarter, and Barcelona’s Old Town district, the Ciutat Vella, reveal the origins of its medieval culture.

The city is famous for an incredible array of UNESCO-listed buildings from world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. His sculptural masterpieces of Modernisme are dotted across the city. La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona’s Gaudi-designed Roman Catholic Church – is the most famous landmark. With its astonishing details and stunning facades, this unique work of art is one of Europe’s most visited sites. Barcelona has inspired many artists, including Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso, whose works feature in numerous museums and galleries.

Away from the city centre, sun-drenched, Iberian beaches are the perfect place to walk, bike ride, take a refreshing dip, or merely relax and enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline.

Mahon (Menorca), Spain
Mahón, or Maó, is the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca, the smallest and calmest of the Balearic Islands, and known for its British-style Georgian houses and fine, sheltered harbour. The narrow streets of Mahón have a charming mixture of chic shops, restaurants and bars.

Santa María Church, with its ornate 19th century organ, is worth discovery on central Plaça de la Constitució, and City Hall has a Renaissance facade and a clock donated by the island’s first British governor. The Menorca Museum displays art and exhibits on the island's history.

From Mahón the true beauty of Menorca – its sleepy fishing villages, stunning beaches and Monte Toro, the island’s highest peak – is all waiting to be uncovered.

Lisbon, Portugal
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.

The city’s bridges include the Ponte 25 de Abril – similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco – and the Ponte Vasco da Gama, which includes over 11km of viaducts. Lisbon’s many fascinating museums, include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.

Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula – and the elegant Avenidas Novas, full of upmarket shops. Alternatively, there bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.