Islands of the Caribbean

16th Jan 2024 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2402
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 per person
Palm tree, sea, Caribbean beach Palm tree, sea, Caribbean beach
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 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. 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 daiquiris at El Floridita, a world-renowned bar steeped in history and one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite stomping grounds.[ReadMore]

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, where you could also visit Toppers Rhum Distillery and taste its authentic Caribbean rum. 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.