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Islands of the Caribbean

14th Feb 2019 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M1904
FROM ONLY £2,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,199 per person
Join Braemar for a fantastic fortnight of island-hopping in the Caribbean, the perfect escape from the cold and wet winter weather back home. You’ll capture the very essence of the Caribbean at each idyllic destination on your itinerary, with charming cities, stunning natural highlights and beautiful, sun-kissed beaches awaiting your discovery.

You’ll embark Braemar for this invigorating cruise in Barbados, with time in Bridgetown to explore before setting sail. Perhaps visit Harrison’s Cave to see the impressive stalactites and stalagmites; or take the chance to go in search of sea turtles on a memorable catamaran cruise. Then in Granada – the ‘Spice Island’ – you’ll be greeted by a collection of colourful buildings and spicy scents as you head ashore in the capital, St George’s. You could choose to stay in the city and see the sights; or venture into the stunning Grand Etang National Park for breathtaking scenery. For a unique experience, take a Rhum Runner boat tour along the island’s glorious coast, with rum punches, calypso music and a steel band to enjoy on board. Stops at two of the ‘ABC’ islands will then present you with a taste of the Caribbean’s Dutch flavour. On Curacao you can wander into the UNESCO-listed centre of Willemstad, packed with European-inspired, colonial-style structures and pastel-fronted houses. The beautifully unspoilt landscapes of Bonaire are then yours to admire, with exciting Harley Davidson and Tuk-Tuk adventures available during a call into Kralendijk. [ReadMore]

Arriving in Road Town next, you can delve into the famous pirate history of Tortola. Taking a scenic boat tour, followed by an exciting open-top safari bus adventure, is an unforgettable way to uncover the island’s variety of myths and legends. A diversion to Gran Turk follows, for the chance to make the most of the sunshine on white-sand beaches, bathe in warm, crystal-clear waters or even snorkel tropical reefs, before it’s on to St Kitts. An undoubted highlight here is the world-famous scenic railway, one of the greatest train journeys on earth. As your time in the Caribbean nears its end you’ll visit Antigua, where you could visit the historic English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard; enjoy the views on offer from Shirley Heights; take your pick from the 365 gorgeous beaches; and much more. Lastly, the wonders of Dominica – one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2017 – await. Not to be missed is the chance to explore the island’s exotic tropical interior; the UNESCO-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park in particular is a ‘must-visit’, with its flora-rich forests and enchanting natural pools. All this before returning to beautiful Barbados.

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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.