Islands of the Caribbean

6th Dec 2022 16 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2233
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Guest relaxing on deck, Braemar Guest relaxing on deck, Braemar
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person

With Christmas approaching, and the British winter taking hold, there’s no better time – and way – to escape it all and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation than on voyage to the Caribbean.[ReadMoreMob] Leaving the UK’s gloomy shores behind you’ll soon forget about the cold weather back home as Braemar heads for the sun-kissed islands across the Atlantic. Experiencing the magic of ocean cruising on a smaller cruise ship, and feeling the excitement build in anticipation for your Caribbean adventures, will be something to remember forever. En route, a visit to the Azores and São Miguel, with its volcanic landscapes, craters and colourful lakes, will whet your appetite for the island sights and highlights to come.

Upon arrival in the Caribbean, you’ll call first at St Kitts; perhaps ride the island’s scenic railway – taking in vistas of the ocean surf, mighty cliffs and rolling, lush-green landscapes – for a memorable start to your time in the region. Then it’s on to Guadeloupe, where Braemar will be the only ship in port during your time in Basse-Terre. This allows for a less-crowded discovery of the island’s capital, its thick rainforest and volcanic peaks. Exotic, rainforest-smothered volcanic landscapes await exploration on Dominica too, as well as St Lucia, home to some of the Caribbean’s most majestic wonders – including the peaks of Twin Pitons – and St Vincent. At each island, you’ll discover mile-upon-mile of idyllic beaches ripe for relaxation in the sunshine too; ample places to sample locally-produced food and drink, such as authentic Creole cuisine and Caribbean rum; and historical highlights aplenty.

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’.

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.