Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

17th Feb 2022 14 nights Sails from Santo Domingo Braemar M2204
FROM ONLY £2,549 per person
The Pitons, mountainous volcanic plugs, in St Lucia The Pitons, mountainous volcanic plugs, in St Lucia
FROM ONLY £2,549 per person
Tips Included

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PLUS, £75pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

An immersive discovery of iconic islands and cultural highlights; this is the Caribbean at its very best. Authentic flavours of traditional food and drink, the sights and sounds of famous local dance, music and carnival, and much, provide an unforgettable taste one of the world’s most captivating regions.

In Jamaica, there’s a chance to delve deep into the fascinating history of reggae and pirates. Enjoy a less-crowded exploration of Port Royal, where Braemar will be the only ship in port, and learn of the village’s swashbuckling past; or tour to Kingston – the former home of Bob Marley – for laid-back vibes, music and spicy jerk chicken. Soon after, an overnight stay in bustling Havana is the perfect opportunity to soak up the rich culture of this fabled Cuban city; feel the vibrant atmosphere and remarkable history of the UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja or see the city via classic American car, or perhaps simply enjoy delicious rum cocktails with the locals. There’s even time to learn the rumba, mambo and cha cha; and catch the iconic Tropicana Cabaret.

The beauty of the Caribbean will captivate and inspire awe too; a string of island’s famed for their spectacular landscapes and natural treasures feature on this incredible itinerary, ready to present their wonders. At St Kitts, scenes of ocean surf, mighty cliffs and rolling, lush-green vistas and best seen via the island’s world-famous scenic railway; the soaring Twin Pitons and bubbling Soufrière Volcano are sights that take your breath away in St Lucia; and Grenada’s unspoilt scenery and scents of cinnamon and nutmeg are a feast for the senses. Before this epic journey comes to an end in Barbados, the piece de resistance is a call into Trinidad, timed specially for the final day of Trinidad Carnival, an extravaganza of colourful costume, music, food, dance and quintessential Caribbean celebration.

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.