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.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

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.