Islands of the Caribbean

19th Jan 2023 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2302
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
Guests walking on the beach, St Johns' Antigua Guests walking on the beach, St Johns' Antigua
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person

An island-hopping adventure in the Caribbean is a perfect way to start the New Year, a chance to replace the usual winter gloom back home with the sunshine, scenery and carnival culture of this beautiful part of the world.[ReadMoreMob] Beginning your holiday in Cuba is sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday; before setting sail on Braemar, an extended, two-night stay in Havana for ample time to experience the best of the capital city. By day, perhaps taste the Latin culture and vibrant atmosphere of the busy, UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja; or see the sights via classic American car. In the evenings, you could learn to dance the rumba, mambo and cha cha; or simply enjoy the company of the friendly locals over a glass of locally produced rum at one of the lively bars.

In between your time in Cuba, a discovery of a string of islands famed for their natural beauty, beaches and quintessentially Caribbean sights and experiences awaits. You’ll have chances to take you pick of Antigua’s historic sites to explore, such as the English Harbour, and famous golden beaches; uncover the pirate-influenced history of Tortola and see its natural wonders too; and discover the colonial landmarks and postcard-perfect landscapes of St Maarten. See scenes of sugarcane fields, rolling hills and rugged coastline on St Kitts via the island’s scenic railway, one of the great train journeys; perhaps dive or snorkel the marine life-rich waters of Grand Turk; and enjoy some time in the sunshine on the sugar-white sands of the Bahamas.

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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.