The Caribbean & Cuba
Braemar • M1804 • Prices from £1,299.00 (cruise only)
See St. Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons peaks and feel the heat of the bubbling sulphur springs at Soufrière on tours from Castries; indulge in a spot of birdwatching in the dense rainforests of Grand Etang National Park during a day in St. George’s, where you could also hop on board the Rhum Runner boat to sip rum and admire Grenada’s coastal scenery; and delve into the Dutch heritage of Oranjestad, Aruba before sailing to Jamaica. Calling into Ocho Rios, the spectacular Dunn’s River falls and Eden Falls will be within reach; while the Fern Gully is also well worth visiting to take in the mountain scenery and tropical fauna and flora. Thrill seekers won’t want to miss the opportunity to go river rafting on the picturesque Martha Brae.
In Cuba you’ll discover a multitude of architectural delights in Santiago de Cuba, which is overlooked by the majestic Sierra Maestra Mountains. Visit the Moncada Barracks and the Plaza de la Revolucion – key landmarks from the Cuban Revolution – or perhaps head to Céspedes Park and sample a slice of Cuban culture amid fine colonial structures. Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with dolphins in Tortola, where you could also sample authentic Caribbean Rum at the world-famous Pussers Bar; and be sure to ride the St. Kitts Scenic Railway – one of the greatest and most picturesque train journeys in the world – from Basseterre. The highlights of Antigua await you during a day in St. John’s, including the stunning English Harbour, historic Nelson’s Dockyard and 365 beautiful beaches. Finally, after immersing yourself in the French style and culture of Martinique, you’ll sail back to Barbados to enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean sunshine for one last time.
Please note that if you are also travelling on the preceding Amazon cruise, you will be required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever and must produce a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at time of check in. Unfortunately, failure to produce proof of a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at embarkation will result in denied boarding.
Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).
Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationFebruary 2018Thu 15Late NightBridgetown, Barbados
Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 16Early AMLate PMCastries, St. Lucia
Castries, St. Lucia
St Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small, lush tropical gem. With glorious soft white beaches, St. Lucia is the perfect place to lay back, relax and soak up the sun. Away from the beaches, there are many National Parks with beautiful fauna and native wildlife to explore.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Castries, St. Lucia must do
Fri 16Late PMLate PMCruising by PitonsSat 17Early AMLate PMSt. George's, Grenada
- Explore the rustic charm and rugged beauty of St Lucia in a four-wheel drive vehicle
- Have your camera at the ready to capture the beautiful vistas
- Enjoy time at leisure to relax on one of the north east coast’s most spectacular beaches
St. George's, Grenada
Grenada boasts 45 pristine beaches and numerous secluded coves waiting to be discovered. Known as the ‘Spice Island’, an aromatic blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla fills the air. The island is of volcanic origin, with a landscape of crater lakes, rainforests, coral reefs and white-sand beaches.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 18Late NightLate NightCruising Caribbean SeaMon 19Early AMLate PMOranjestad, Aruba
With vividly coloured colonial buildings that mirror those in Amsterdam, Oranjestad’s Dutch heritage is clear for all to see. The capital of Aruba, this city is one of the Caribbean’s true gems, combining European style architecture with all the delights you expect to find on a Caribbean island, including glorious white sand beaches, palm trees and even Flamingos.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 20Late NightLate NightCruising Caribbean SeaWed 21Early AMLate PMOcho Rios, JamaicaThu 22Early AMLate PMSantiago de CubaSat 24Early PMLate NightRoad Town, Tortola
Road Town, Tortola
Tortola was a famous pirate haunt of old, and still retains a surreal, beguiling charm. The capital, Road Town, is typically old-world Caribbean and home to the legendary Pussers Bar, the perfect place to try some authentic Caribbean rum. Nearby Cane Garden Bay is a great place to unwind, with its vast expanse of sugar-white sands.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 25Early AMLate NightBasseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre, St Kitts
The elegant St. Kitts capital, Basseterre, has some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean. Take a tour to Brimstone Hill Fortress to admire magnificent views across the island, travel on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway – said to be one of the most attractive train journeys in the world – or simply relax on one of the tranquil beaches in the balmy climate.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 26Early AMLate PMSt John's, Antigua
St John's, Antigua
The great bay of stunning English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights. The colourful street market in St. John’s, selling flowers, fruit and handicrafts, is a must-see, along with a stop at one of the 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 27Early AMLate PMFort de France, MartiniqueWed 28Early AMBridgetown, Barbados
Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.Read more about this port and its shore tours >March 2018Thu 01Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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Pricing / Rooms
Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 17/01/2018.
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Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:
- Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
- Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
- Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
- Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
- All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
- Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
- On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
- A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
- Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.
On Our Ship
Elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.
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