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Seville & Bordeaux

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In June and September follow in the wake of Conquistadors, Atlantic fishing fleets and pirate ships. Besides our time at sea we also cruise the Gironde and Garonne rivers, as well as following the serpentine loops of the Guadalquivir all the way to Seville’s Golden Tower.

  • Product Code 84700
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays
  • Grade Grade 3
  • Holiday Duration 13 Nights

In June and September follow in the wake of Conquistadors, Atlantic fishing fleets and pirate ships. Besides our time at sea we also cruise the Gironde and Garonne rivers, as well as following the serpentine loops of the Guadalquivir all the way to Seville’s Golden Tower.

SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Avilés - This old seafaring city has an historic centre with colonnades, wrought iron balconies and oriel windows. From just north of Avilés we walk along the coastal cli¬ s, with Atlantic rollers crashing below, to the viewpoint at Cabo de Peñas. 

Vigo - In this Spanish port close to the border with Portugal we visit the town with a local guide and make our way up to the viewpoint at the top of the Parque do Castro for views over the estuary and out to sea. 

Seville - The city of Carmen is the beating heart of Andalucia, colourful, sultry and exotic. We explore the orange-blossom scented streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz, discover the shady patios and ramparts of the Moorish Alcázar and visit Columbus’ tomb in the Cathedral. 

Cadiz - The city of the Spanish Armada still has an intimate link with the sea. We walk the narrow streets of the old town with a local guide and visit the central market for a chance to sample some delicious chocolate y churros. 

Bordeaux - After sailing along the Gironde estuary we arrive in the world’s most famous wine city. Our shore excursion takes us deep into Médoc wine country, home to so many world-famous chateaux. A walk through the vineyards is followed by wine tasting at Chateau Lamothe-Cissac.

Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code

Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.

Drinks Inclusive package

A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £25 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).


Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise the Gironde and Garonne rivers, as well as following the serpentine loops of the Guadalquivir to Seville
  • Walk along the coastal cliffs from Aviles, with stunning seascapes
  • Discover Vigo with a local guide
  • Seville - explore the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Moorish Alcázar and the Cathedral. 
  • Sample some delicious chocolate y churros in Cadiz
  • Wine tasting in Bordeaux
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



  1. Date: 08/06/2019
    Embarkation at Southampton Port
  2. Date: 09/06/2019
    Day at sea
  3. Date: 10/06/2019
    Aviles, Spain Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 11/06/2019
    Vigo, Spain Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 12/06/2019
    Day at sea
  6. Date: 13/06/2019
    Seville, Spain Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 14/06/2019
    Seville, Spain Shore Walking Excursion
  8. Date: 15/06/2019
    Cadiz, Spain Shore Walking Excursion
  9. Date: 16/06/2019
    Day at sea
  10. Date: 17/06/2019
    Day at sea
  11. Date: 18/06/2019
    Bordeaux, France Shore Walking Excursion
  12. Date: 19/06/2019
    Cruising Gironde and Garonne River
  13. Date: 20/06/2019
    Day at sea
  14. Date: 21/06/2019
    Disembarkation at Southampton Port

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Braemar

Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a un-crowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern really enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on. 

Refreshed with new fixtures, décor and furnishings during her extensive refit in late 2017, there are updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, and fantastic daily entertainment.  From the grand Neptune Lounge, which hosts lectures and live shows, and the Coral Club, with its resident bands and large dance floor, to the welcoming Morning Light Pub and the intimate Observatory Lounge, there's a venue to suit every occasion on board Braemar. Spend time at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, indulge yourself at the Atlantis Spa, relax in the pools or Jacuzzi or feel the sea breeze on a walk around the ship's open promenade. 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Braemar operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Braemar is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.


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