Festive Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

23rd Dec 2021 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2131
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £3,099 per person
Braemar docked in Willemstad Braemar docked in Willemstad
FROM ONLY £3,099 per person

Experience a magical festive season, with an incredible opportunity to revel in all things classic Caribbean. The delights of a string of paradise islands await, with the comforts of smaller-sized Braemar to return to along the way, while there are simply unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s celebrations too.

Your ship awaits you in Bridgetown, where you’ve time to sample Barbadian life before setting sail for a wonderful Christmas at sea, a day of traditional food, fun and festivity enjoyed in the company of friends, loved ones and fellow guests on board. [ReadMoreMob]The Caribbean discovery then kicks into high gear as 2021 draws to a close. Uncover the delights of two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands; on Curacao, UNESCO-listed Willemstad – with its colonial architecture and pastel houses – is a living museum of the Caribbean’s European heritage, while Bonaire’s unspoilt landscapes beg for exploration. Antigua and its 365 beaches will provide the perfect excuse to indulge in some sunshine, and the infamous sugar cane fields and incredible vistas of St Kitts can be seen aboard the island’s scenic railway. [ReadMoreDesk]

To ensure a very special start to 2022, Braemar arrives at St Maarten on New Year’s Eve; docking in Philipsburg is perfect for watching the island’s rousing fireworks display illuminate the midnight sky to signal the arrival of the New Year. Before all the festive excitement, there’s time to take in golden beaches, historic landmarks such as Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem, and spectacular scenery too. For an awe-inspiring end to your voyage, a call at Grand Turk offers one final chance to relax on white-sand beaches, take a dip in warm ocean waters, or even snorkel tropical reefs, before you arrive in Havana for an unforgettable two-night stay. You’ve ample time to sample Cuba’s authentic culture, the flavours of Cuban rum, food and cigars, see Havana’s monuments and landmarks via an iconic classic American car and much more besides.

Please note: The itinerary for this cruise has changed since it was originally published. Full details of the revised cruise itinerary will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

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’.