Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

7th Jan 2021 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2101
FROM ONLY £2,399 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,399 per person

Taking in seven absorbing island destinations, this exotic journey of discovery blends immersive history and authentic cultures with blissful indulgence. You’ll get to revel in the sun-drenched splendour of stunning landscapes; explore captivating cities; seek-out ancient sites and unravel myths and legends; and much more, for an unforgettable start to 2021.

Your fortnight of Caribbean exploration starts in fine style in Barbados, with time to sample laidback vibes and authentic rum in Bridgetown; head to the beach for your first taste of paradise; or even tour to Harrison’s Cave to see its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, before setting sail. [ReadMoreMob]A rare call to Pointe-á-Pitre will then afford an opportunity to visit the Mémorial ACTe Museum, to learn of Guadaloupe’s fascinating slave history and colonial heritage, before the historic highlights continue with time in Tortola, where you can delve into tales of swashbuckling pirate legends. Continuing onwards to Cuba, an overnight stay in the fable city of Havana 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. [ReadMoreDesk]

Off Mexico’s glorious Caribbean coast, the island of Cozumel – famed for its remarkable Mayan history and marine life-rich lagoons – awaits you next. Here you can seek-out ancient ruins and incredible shrines dedicated to Ixchel; encounter native wildlife such as dolphins, iguanas and sea turtles amongst the idyllic waters and landscapes of spectacular national parks; or perhaps snorkel colourful coral reefs. 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 its picturesque 15th and 16th century architecture.   

 

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.

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’.