Christmas in the Caribbean

22nd Dec 2022 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2234
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £3,199 per person
Guests ashore in St Johns, Antigua Guests ashore in St Johns, Antigua
FROM ONLY £3,199 per person

Experience a magical festive season, discovering the delights of beautiful islands and revelling in all things classic Caribbean.[ReadMoreMob] You join Braemar in Barbados, where there’s time to Bridgetown’s laidback charm and taste locally produced rum, and visit the fragrant ‘spice island’ of Grenada before enjoying Christmas at sea – a day of traditional food, fun and festivity enjoyed in the company of friends, loved ones and fellow guests on board. As 2022 draws to a close, your island discovery really kicks into high gear; take your pick of Antigua’s historic sites, such as the English Harbour, and famous golden beaches, uncover the pirate history of Tortola and its natural wonders too, and discover the colonial landmarks and picturesque landscapes of St Maarten.

Three days in the Bahamas ensure a very special start to 2023. You smaller ship takes you to Nassau on New Year’s Eve; parades, parties and the obligatory midnight fireworks display are all part of the festivities you could be part of here. There’s time in Nassau, and Bimini, to capture the scenic beauty of Bahamian landscapes too, feel local culture or simply indulge in hours of relaxation on sugar-white sands. Finally, for an unforgettable end to your Caribbean island discovery, there are two days in Havana to capture the very essence of Cuba. You could spend a day taking in Havana’s monuments and landmarks via a classic American car; sip daiquiri and mojito in the city where these delicious tipples were first invented; and even enjoy an evening at the Tropicana. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to be left captivated by the Cuban capital.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.