Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

17th Mar 2022 27 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M220607
FROM ONLY £3,299 per person
Paradise beach in Bridgetown, Barbados Paradise beach in Bridgetown, Barbados
FROM ONLY £3,299 per person

An itinerary that features a rare combination of Caribbean and Adriatic sights and highlights, with a magical transatlantic crossing – one of the great ocean cruise journeys – included for good measure too, this is a unique cruise adventure. [ReadMoreMob]

After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you could squeeze in some time to explore Bridgetown and acclimatise yourself with the Caribbean climate and culture, before setting sail to seek out a slice of paradise. You’ll head to St Vincent, perhaps to feel the island’s black sands between your toes, or uncover the Vermont Nature Trail’s fauna and flora; discover Guadeloupe’s scenes of volcanic peaks and thick rainforest; and enjoy a full-day on tropical St Maarten. There’s ample time to enjoy beach relaxation at St Maarten, feel the warm sunshine on your skin, and enjoy local delights such as authentic French cuisine too. For a memorable end to your time in the Caribbean, you’ve a chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway, before you embark on an epic journey across the Atlantic, stopping at the verdant Azores on route.[ReadMoreDesk]

You’re then in for a memorable Adriatic adventure, as smaller-scaled Braemar takes you closer to destinations in Croatia, Italy and Montenegro. Experience scenic cruising of the fjord-like Bay of Kotor’s tranquil waters, and enjoy time to explore Kotor’s beautifully preserved medieval heart amongst its narrow streets and Romanesque architecture. In Croatia, seek-out the serenity of the tiny St Lawrence monastery garden in Sibenik, and enjoy time in the UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik and Split’s enchanting old towns, where once again you can delve deep into tales of centuries past in and around ancient walls, terracotta-topped buildings, churches and monasteries. Visiting Venice is an undoubted highlight; not only will you get to see attractions such as the 14th century Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and enjoy a gondola ride along the iconic canals, but also enjoy a more laid-back taste of Venetian life in the fishing town of Chioggia.

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’.