Discovering the Natural Wonders of Central America

30th Jan 2024 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2403
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 per person
Sloth hanging from a tree in Costa Rica, Caribbean Sloth hanging from a tree, Costa Rica
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 per person

Our team of journey planners have created an itinerary that’ll offer chances to venture off the beaten track in Central American and Caribbean destinations, to encounter a wealth of wildlife – from marine life to native jungle fauna and flora – in their natural environment. Braemar takes you to Belize, where you could opt to embark on a jungle walk or guided boat tour of scenic Belize River, in search of iguanas, crocodiles, manatees and even toucans – the national bird. There are over 120 species of birds to look out for amongst the jungle interiors of Roatan Island, as well as 40 reptile species, while the surrounding waters are teeming with coral reefs and tropical fish. In Costa Rica, rainforests alive with a variety of animal and exotic plant life await on tour from Puerto Limón; spot sloths clinging to trees, monkeys swinging between them and hear birdcalls echoing through the jungle scape. Meanwhile, the waters lapping the shores of Guadeloupe and Dominica are renowned whale watching spots that you can discover on a boat tour from Basse-Terre.[ReadMore]

In addition to the wild experiences available to you, this memorable journey includes opportunities to sample the history and culture of fascinating cities too. An undoubted highlight is two days in Havana, ample time to capture the very essence of Cuba. You could spend a day taking in Havana’s monuments and landmarks via a classic American car; sip daiquiri and mojito in the city where these delicious tipples were first invented; and even enjoy an evening at the Tropicana. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to be left captivated by the Cuban capital. You also get to revel in the sight of colourful architecture and feel the welcoming atmosphere of Dutch-influenced Oranjestad in Aruba, while you could also opt to explore Belize City for historic sites such as St John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.

Members of ORCA will also be on board your cruise to Central America, helping you to spot marine life and sea birds from the decks of Braemar, and recording the findings for their Cruise Conservationist Programme.

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.