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Fred. Olsen – Revisiting Prussia – 2022

  • Royal Route, Gdansk © Gdansk Tourism Organization

    Poland, Gdansk, Royal Route, Old Town, Group Travel © Gdansk Tourism Organization
  • Gdansk, Poland © Gdansk Tourism Organization

    Poland, Gdansk, Group Travel, © Gdansk Tourism Organization
  • Travemunde, Germany ©Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines

    German Waterways
  • Balmoral ©Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Balmoral
  • Ballindalloch on Balmoral ©Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Ballindalloch on Balmoral © Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Braemar - M2223 - Friday 19 August 2022 - 10 nights
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Sails from Edinburgh

Experience an immersive delve into centuries of Prussian history, on a journey to cities that were once at the heart of one of world’s most prominent kingdoms. In each destination, handpicked for its historical significance, discoveries of fascinating monuments, palaces and castles created during the rule of the now vanished region’s iconic leaders will offer an insight into when Prussia was in its pomp.

There are symbolic sites to uncover throughout; amongst the highlights are the seven surviving city gates of Kaliningrad – the birthplace of the First King of Prussia – in Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast exclave and, in Poland, Gdansk’s Teutonic Order-era, UNESCO-listed Melbork Castle and Szczecin many monuments dedicated to Bismarck.

In Germany, tour from Travemunde to Berlin and see its mix of Prussian treasures, from imposing Brandenburg Gate to the gilded gems of Charlotteburg Palace. Alternatively, perhaps head to Potsdam to explore the beautiful grounds of Frederick the Great’s summer retreat and final resting place, Sanssouci Palace. You’ll enjoy a rare visit to the picturesque resort town of Sassnitz on Rugen Island too, while there are plenty of memories to make during your time on board Braemar, especially during scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s countryside scenes

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Dates

Friday 19 August 2022


Cruise Itinerary

Friday 19 August 2022

Departure from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Board the ship mid-afternoon before you set sail.

Saturday 20 August 2022

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Sunday 21 August 2022

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Monday 22 August 2022

Szczecin, Poland

Found off of Europe’s well trodden tourist track, the Polish city of Szczecin is an undiscovered gem of sorts. It is a lively city, awash with students and locals going about their busy day-to-day, but for visitors there is a real sense of discovery to be experienced and enjoyed here.

Situated on the estuary of the Oder River, Szczecin boasts the kind of picturesque coastline scenery that you’d usually only find at seaside towns, and there are many small waterways to explore within the city’s confines. Take in sights of ornate bridges and impressive 19th century architecture that reflect in the still waters, via foot or perhaps on a kayaking tour. At the docklands, old cranes symbolise the city’s former past as an important port, juxtaposed by the modern boulevards, trendy cafés and high-end apartments of live in Szczecin today.

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Gdansk, Poland

Considered the country’s maritime capital, boasting one of the largest ports in the Baltic and over a thousand years of seafaring traditions and heritage, Gdansk is amongst Poland’s most important and dynamic cities.

the busyness of its bustling port though, Gdansk is far more laidback than it may seem on the surface. A delight to explore, the city features an abundance of attractions, discovered in and around scenes of charming historic streets, riverside walkways and impressive boulevards begging to showcase their highlights.

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Baltisyk (Kallingrad), Russia

Formerly controlled by Germany and known as Konigsberg, Kaliningrad was largely destroyed by British bombing raids in World War Two and subsequently taken by the Soviet Union. Today, this historic Russian delight is a popular tourist destination, but can be tricky to visit due to Visa restrictions. Joining a tour to Kaliningrad during your call to Baltiysk is a great way to enjoy this interesting, attraction-packed city.

With its pretty parks, charming neighbourhoods and fantastic architecture, Kaliningrad is a joy to explore. Highlights to discover include the imposing Konigsberg Cathedral, which is home to one of the largest organs in Europe; historic fortifications such as Brandenberg Gate; the Bunker Museum; and one of Russia’s oldest and largest zoos. The Museum of the World Ocean is not-to-be-missed, boasting an incredible collection of displays and exhibits including a submarine, fishing boat, two scientific-research vessels and an icebreaker vessel.

Thursday 25 August 2022

Sassnitz, Germany

Sassnitz is a resort town on the German island of Rügen. It’s home to the submarine HMS Otus, now a naval museum. Jasmund National Park has trails through beech forests, plus towering chalk cliffs like the Königsstuhl, where a platform looks out over the Baltic Sea.

Friday 26 August 2022

Travemünde, Germany

Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck – a magnificent UNESCO-listed town steeped in history and former capital of the Hanseatic League. Home to many wealthy merchants during the Hanseatic era, an array of wonderful gabled houses, stunning churches and public buildings with huge gates, vast towers and gilded steeples were built in Lübeck. These monuments of a by-gone era have to be seen to be believed and all are within easy reach of Travemünde.

Saturday 27 August 2022

Kiel Canal Transit, Germany

Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.

As picturesque as it is important, the Kiel Canal is a popular route for ‘pleasure’ crafts and smaller-sized cruise ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen fleet. Sailing slowly along the canal presents an opportunity to take in gorgeous scenes of lush-green countryside and a collection of interesting villages and towns flanking the still waters, and marvel at several impressive bridges.

Sunday 28 August 2022

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Monday 29 August 2022

Arrival at Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After an early breakfast, disembark the ship for your journey home.


Braemar Ship Information

Braemar’s timeless style and elegance will capture your senses. Large windows bathe the ship’s interior in natural light and provide spectacular views while polished wooden fixtures, shining brass fittings, decadent fabrics and carefully designed decor assume the feel of a traditional country house.

All of the 485 comfortable and stylish rooms are equipped with private facilities which include an en-suite bathroom (some are fitted with a bathtub), a desk, telephone, interactive Smart TV, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea & coffee making facilities. According to your needs you can chose between different room types, like Interior, Porthole, Ocean View, Balcony and Suites.

There are five elegant and intimate dining venues oboard, including two main restaurants, cafe, bar & lounges as well as ‘The Grill’ offering an extra special dining experience so you’ll always find something heavenly to tantalise your tastebuds. A selection of soft drinks, wines and beers are included as well of course.

As well as a choice of comfortable accommodation, dining venues, bars and lounges, Braemar features all the facilities and amenities you need for a comfortable, restful and stress-free stay on board, including heated pools and bubbling jacuzzis, a library, gaming tables & card rooms, and even a self-service Laundry Room.  Stroll through the Port or Boutique shop whether you need any essentials or a holiday bargain.

During the day several talks, lectures and classes take place and in the evening fantastic live performances, including cabaret, stand-up comedy and concerts will keep you entertained throughout the duration of your cruise.


Date  Arrival Departure Port of Call

Fri 19 August 2022

Late PM Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sat 20 August 2022 Cruising
Sun 21 August 2022 Cruising
Mon 22 August 2022 Early AM Early PM Szezecin, Poland
Mon 22 August 2022 Late PM Cruising Oder & Swina Rivers
Tue 23 August 2022 Early AM Late Night Gdansk, Poland
Wed 24 August 2022 Early AM Late PM Batiysk, Russia
Thu 25 August 22 Early AM Late PM Sassnitz, Germany
Fri 26 August 2022 Early AM Early PM Travemünde, Germany
Sat 27 August 2022 Early PM Late Night Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Sun 28 August 2022 Late PM Late Night Cruising
Mon 29 August 2022 Early AM Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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