Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

10th Dec 2020 13 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2032
FROM ONLY £2,099 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,099 per person

Join Braemar in Barbados for a pre-Christmas cruise to the Caribbean and Cuba packed with rich rewards every step of the way. Visiting a collection of stunning destinations, you’ll get to explore untouched landscapes, immerse yourself in authentic cultures and engrossing history, and relax at gorgeous, sun-soaked beaches – a perfect way to prepare for the busy festive period.

After flying to Bridgetown to meet your smaller, friendlier ship, your Caribbean escapade begins with a short overnight sail to St Vincent. [ReadMoreMob]Stopping at Kingstown affords an opportunity to explore one of the Caribbean’s unspoilt gems and feel unique black sand between your toes at beautiful beaches. Off the beaten track, the Vermont Nature Trail is made for encountering breathtaking flora and fauna. Then there’s Aruba, where colourful Oranjestad, with its colourful, Amsterdam-esque architecture and iconic waterfront, awaits. Oranjestad is also the gateway to unique Casibari Rocks, and Aruba’s tropical Butterfly Farm & Gardens. Cruising to Cuba next, you’ll uncover a multitude of architectural, cultural and historical delights in Santiago de Cuba. Visit the Moncada Barracks and the Plaza de la Revolucion – key landmarks from the Cuban Revolution – or perhaps head to Céspedes Park and sample a slice of Cuban culture amid an abundance of fine colonial structures. [ReadMoreDesk]

Continuing your Cuban adventures in Havana, an overnight stay in this fabled city is sure to be one of the undoubted highlights of your holiday. Enjoy time to stroll around the UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja district to soak up the Latin atmosphere; and visit one the bustling bars to sample locally produced rum, perhaps accompanied by a smooth Cuban cigar. You could coast through the streets and see the sights from one of Havana’s iconic classic cars; and catch a spectacular Tropicana cabaret show too. A visit to Jamaica will then present you with an opportunity to delight in the intricate architecture, English heritage and bustling, quintessential markets of Falmouth – one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved Georgian towns – before your island-hopping concludes in the Dominican Republic. A call to Santo Domingo is your chance to explore the cobbled streets of the Dominican capital and America’s oldest European city – founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother, Bartholomew – and admire the picturesque 15th and 16th century architecture.  

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.