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Caribbean Christmas & New Year

20th Dec 2018 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M1831
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person *
New reduced fares available
Enjoy an unforgettable festive fortnight packed with sun, sea, sand and an abundance of authentic Caribbean experiences, sailing from one spectacular paradise island to the next aboard Braemar.

Your friendly home-from-home at sea will be waiting for you to embark in Barbados, from where – after settling in on board – you’ll sail to stunning St Lucia. With breathtaking attractions such as the soaring Twin Pitons; bubbling hot springs of the Soufrière Volcano; and the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls within reach, a call into Castries will ensure a memorable start to your Caribbean adventure. Then in Grenada, not-to-be-missed experiences include exploring the gorgeous lush landscapes of Grand Etang National Park – a haven for a wealth of fascinating fauna and flora – and a ride along the scenic coast aboard the legendary Rhum Runner boat. You’ll then arrive at Curacao on Christmas Eve, for the chance to take in UNESCO-listed Willemstad’s colonial architecture and pretty pastel-fronted houses in the sunshine, before enjoying a magical Christmas Day at sea. Combine traditional food, drink, fun and festivity with hours of soothing sunbathing on board Braemar,  while the friendly, attentive staff take care of everything for you – a simply unforgettable occasion. [ReadMore]

It’s back on dry land on Boxing Day, visiting the beautiful island of St Kitts. An undoubted highlight here is the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway, regarded as one of the greatest train journeys on earth. The next morning your ship stops at Road Town, gateway to uncovering the famed pirate history of Tortola. There’s a chance to explore the island’s myths and legends on a scenic boat tour, followed by an exciting open-top safari bus adventure. A diversion to Grand Turk follows, for the chance to make the most of the Caribbean sunshine on white-sand beaches, bathe in warm, crystal-clear waters or even snorkel tropical reefs, before ending the year in style in St Maarten. Perhaps unwind on the beach; discover historic sites such as the Willem and Amsterdam Forts; or tour the island on the back of Harley Davidson. No matter what you choose to do during the day; watching the New Year’s fireworks at midnight will be an experience you won’t forget. Finally, after a day at sea to catch your breath, you’ll return to Barbados for chances to admire floral displays at Hunte’s Gardens, go in search of Sea Turtles and much more.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.

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.