Cultural Caribbean Discovery

20th Jan 2022 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2202
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Blue classic car in Havana, Cuba Blue classic car in Havana, Cuba
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

This incredible journey of discovery really goes further, with visits to a string of classic Caribbean and captivating South and Central American destinations in just two weeks, providing an authentic taste of each region’s rich cultures, history and remarkable beauty.

Meeting Braemar in Havana will not only ensure a memorable start to this blissful, insightful voyage, but also whet your appetite for what’s going to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday – an extended stay in the fabled Cuban capital. Throughout your voyage, excitement is sure to build on board as you and your fellow guests look forward to your very special return to Havana. During your two-night visit, there will be ample time to soak up the Latin culture and vibrant atmosphere of the busy, UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja; or perhaps see the sights via classic American car. In the evenings, you could learn to dance the rumba, mambo and cha cha; or simply enjoy the company of the friendly locals over a glass of locally produced rum at one of the lively bars. [ReadMore]

In between, you visit the Mexican island of Cozumel, for chances to discover remarkable Mayan ruins and snorkel the world’s second largest coral reefs; and head to Belize, where the narrow streets and canals of Belize City are yours to explore. St. John’s Cathedral – the oldest Anglican Church in Central America – and the Museum of Belize are among the many must-visit attractions to discover, while the fauna-rich waters and reefs of Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and Lighthouse Reef are within reach here too. There’s also a day in Costa Rica, where Puerto Limón is your gateway to rainforest alive with a variety of animal and exotic plant life; an opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating Spanish colonial history in the ancient Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias. In Jamaica, Port Royal is your starting point for a tour to Kingston; take a tour to the capital – and former home of Bob Marley – for reggae, colonial heritage and flavours of jerk chicken and local beer.

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

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

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’.