Caribbean Return

4th Mar 2021 16 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2105
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,699 per person

After meeting Braemar in the paradise of Barbados, you have the chance to immerse yourself in the Caribbean’s spellbinding beauty and absorbing cultures to the full with visits to four wonderful West Indian islands, before heading for home across the Atlantic, stopping in the Azores and mainland Spain along the way.

Your holiday begins in Bridgetown, the beautiful Barbadian capital, from where you will embark on four consecutive days of unforgettable idyllic island discovery. [ReadMoreMob]Visiting St Lucia first, you’ll revel in the impressive sight of the towering Twin Pitons as you head for Castries. Once docked, you could see the Pitons’ mighty peaks up-close on tour; seek out the bubbling Soufrière Volcano; or for a unique experience, opt to visit a local school and help students with harvesting their produce. Sailing onwards, the spectacular landscapes continue at St Kitts, where scenes of sugarcane fields, dense forests and spectacular coastline await exploration. No time here is complete without enjoying a ride on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most picturesque train journeys in the world. Alternatively, you could while away a few hours in Basseterre, admiring the historic architecture of the island’s capital; and visit the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress. [ReadMoreDesk]

it’s on to St John’s, the capital of Antigua – a spectacular island boasting 365 glorious beaches. You won’t have be able to discover every stretch of gorgeous golden sand here, however you will have plenty of time to relax and soak up the sunshine on some of the island’s best beaches if you wish. Elsewhere, you could instead choose to explore the busy market in St John’s; or discover some of the island’s other highlights including the Shirley Heights lookout, Nelson’s Dockyard and the English harbour. Stunning St Maarten is your final Caribbean call. Docking in Philipsburg, you’ll be able to unwind on quintessentially Caribbean beaches one last time; explore the 17th century battlements of Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem; or even join a sun-kissed catamaran sailing on the Caribbean Sea. Although the visit to St Maarten concludes your Caribbean exploration, your cruise doesn’t end just yet. En route to back Southampton you’ll stop-off in the emerald-green Azores to discover the captivating crater lakes and hot springs of São Miguel Island; and sail to Spain to uncover the historic highlights of La Coruña.

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’.

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.