Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

7th Dec 2021 30 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M213031
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £3,849 per person
Beach in Antigua, Caribbean Beach in Antigua, Caribbean
FROM ONLY £3,849 per person

A perfect escape from the typically British winter weather, as well as the usual stress of the busy festive period, this 30-night voyage takes you across the Atlantic to the sun-kissed Caribbean, where you can indulge with pure relaxation, rewarding island exploration and magical Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Leaving the UK’s gloomy shores behind, you’ll experience a transatlantic crossing on board Braemar, stopping at the Portuguese island of Madeira en route, before stunning St Maarten – home to golden beaches and historic landmarks such as Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem – provides a memorable welcome to the Caribbean. Then there’s St Kitts, where you’ve an unmissable chance to ride the island’s world-famous scenic railway; and a visit to Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. Braemar will be the only ship in port during your time in Basse-Terre, so you’re in for a less-crowded discovery of the island’s charming capital, its thick rainforest and volcanic peaks. Just before Christmas, in Barbados, you’ll also visit Bridgetown for a chance to seek-out sea turtles, visit the Mount Gay Rum Factory and sample authentic Barbadian life.[ReadMore]

Christmas Day is spent at sea, enjoying traditional food, fun and festivity in the company of friends, loved ones and fellow guests on board your smaller-sized ship, while you’re in for an unforgettable end to 2021. After visiting Curacao and Bonaire – two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands – to revel in their European heritage and outstanding beauty; Antigua, famed for its 365 breathtaking beaches; and returning to St Kitts, it’s back to St Maarten on New Year’s Eve. Docking in Philipsburg is perfect for watching St Maarten’s rousing fireworks display illuminate the midnight sky to signal the arrival of the 2022. For an awe-inspiring end to your voyage, a call at Grand Turk offers one final chance to relax on white-sand beaches, take a dip in warm ocean waters, or even snorkel tropical reefs, before you arrive in Havana for an unforgettable two-night stay. You’ve ample time to sample Cuba’s authentic culture, the flavours of Cuban rum, food and cigars, see Havana’s monuments and landmarks via an iconic classic American car and much more besides.

Please note: The itinerary for this cruise has changed since it was originally published. Full details of the revised cruise itinerary will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

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.

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’.