Caribbean Christmas & New Year

19th Dec 2019 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M1930
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,199 per person
SAVE up to 25%

Fares are per person, based on standard occupancy of the lead-in rooms, subject to availability. Warmer Cruising offers are valid for new bookings made from 14/08/19 to 15/10/19, inclusive, on cruises shown in the Warmer cruising brochure. For cruise D19GV savings are applicable from 17/07/19, and for cruises W1923, D192425 & D1925 savings are applicable from 24/07/19. Savings shown are based on recent selling prices and have been applied to the fares shown. Fly-Cruise prices include flight(s), APD and transfer(s) to/from the ship as arranged by Fred. Olsen. Guests can choose to book on a cruise-only basis. Guests booking on this option will need to arrange their own flights and transfers to/from the ship. See specific cruise page on this website for details.

For a simply unforgettable festive season, meet Braemar in Barbados and embark on an incredible island-hopping adventure packed with authentic Caribbean experiences. You can immerse yourself in vibrant culture; unearth rich history; marvel at stunning landscapes; indulge in pure relaxation at postcard-perfect beaches; and celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style, all on one very special 14-night holiday.

Your ship will be waiting for you in Bridgetown, where you’ll have time to sample Barbadian life before setting sail.[ReadMoreMob] Perhaps you’ll take advantage of the tax-free shopping, admire the Georgian-style architecture, or simply enjoy the sunshine at one of the nearby beaches. Then it’s on to Tobago, for the animated city of Scarborough and the historical site of Fort King George, before stops at two of the ‘ABC’ islands bring a Dutch flavour to your Caribbean exploration. Visit Bonaire to go in search of native flamingos and visit the island’s vast salt flats from Kralendijk; and, on Christmas Eve, call at the beautiful island of Aruba, where the colourful, Amsterdam-esque architecture of Oranjestad and the unique Casibari Rocks await. Christmas Day will be spent at sea, with a festive feast of fun, food and entertainment to enjoy as Braemar heads for the ‘Spice Island’, Grenada. You’re in for a wonderfully rewarding Boxing Day during your stop at St George’s, where the tempting scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla fill the air, and attractions such as Molinière Bay underwater sculpture park and Grand Etang National Park are within reach. [ReadMoreDesk]

As 2019 comes to an end, you’ll see out the year in style visiting five spectacular destinations on consecutive days. Your smaller, friendlier cruise ship will guide you to St Lucia, where the soaring Twin Pitons, bubbling Soufrière Volcano and the Diamond Botanical Gardens are among a wealth of astonishing natural wonders; and to Antigua, an island famed for boasting over 365 breathtaking beaches, as well as historical highlights such as the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard. Then there’s St Kitts, for a chance to ride on one of the world’s greatest scenic railways and witness unspoilt scenes of sugarcane fields, dense forests and spectacular coastline. At St Maarten, you could explore the 17th century battlements of Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem during a call at Philipsburg, or opt to join a thrilling catamaran sailing on the Caribbean Sea. On New Year’s Eve, a full-day docked in Road Town affords you time to uncover Tortola’s fascinating pirate history on a scenic boat tour, followed by an exhilarating open-top safari bus adventure, before welcoming the arrival of 2020 with an evening of celebration and a magnificent New Year’s fireworks display. A day at sea to relax and catch your breath kicks-off the New Year, before finally disembarking in the Dominican Republic.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.

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.