Caribbean, Central America & the Azores

27th Feb 2020 30 nights Sails from La Romana Braemar M200506
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £2,407 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,407 per person

Immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage and culture of diverse South and Central American destinations, and indulge in a slice of paradise in the idyllic Caribbean on this epic 30-night adventure. You can explore historic cities; uncover ancient treasures; marvel at unspoilt island scenes; and much more. With a memorable journey across the Atlantic to experience too, you’re sure to be enthralled until the very last moment. 

After meeting Braemar in La Romana, you’ll head to the historic city of Santo Domingo for a short stay. Then it’s on to the Mexican island of Cozumel, with its remarkable Mayan ruins and stunning coral reefs, before the South and Central American leg of your adventure begins in Belize. Historic sites such as St John’s Cathedral – the oldest Anglican Church in Central America – await in Belize City, while Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve will be within your reach. Continuing on to Costa Rica, a visit to Puerto Limón offers you the chance to delve into the historic heart of one of Latin America’s oldest cities; or go in search of wonderful wildlife at beautiful national parks found nearby. Colon will then serve as your gateway to the wonders of Panama; don’t miss your chance to see the impressive locks and dams of the Panama Canal in action. For a host of Hispanic highlights, Braemar will also take you to captivating Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which overlooks the city, is a fine example of the colonial Spanish structures to uncover. [ReadMore]

Your week of exploration in the Caribbean, which sees Braemar cruise between six spectacular islands, kicks-off in Curacao. The charming UNESCO-listed centre of Willemstad and Curacao’s postcard-perfect beaches will provide the perfect introduction to this gorgeous part of the world. Five consecutive days of island-hopping will then include an overnight stay in Bridgetown, affording you time to experience the Barbadian way of life; a stop at the quintessentially Caribbean island of St Lucia, home of the soaring Twin Pitons; and a full-day in St Kitts, where you can ride one of world’s greatest scenic railways. Enticing, sun-soaked golden sands and a kaleidoscope of coral reefs await you in Antigua, famed for its 365 beautiful beaches, before a call at St Maarten concludes your time in the Caribbean. Philipsburg’s maze of alleyways and courtyards are a delight to explore, while Marigot is well worth visiting to sample St Maarten’s French flavours. After departing the Caribbean full of lasting memories, you’ll cross the Atlantic – one of the great cruise experiences – back to the UK. En route, Braemar will take you to the awe-inspiring Azores to uncover São Miguel Island’s Sete Cidades Volcano and Terra Nostra Gardens, before visiting the laidback Spanish city of La Coruña for one final day of memorable sightseeing.   

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.