Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

18th Feb 2021 14 nights Sails from Santo Domingo Braemar M2104
FROM ONLY £2,407 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,407 per person

With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights. You can uncover the essence of your destinations with authentic, immersive experiences; explore spectacular landscapes; and sample paradise at breathtaking beaches. What’s more, a visit to Colombia adds a touch of Hispanic flair too.

Your friendly home-from-home at sea will be waiting for you in the Dominican Republic, where you’ll have a morning to explore the charming cobbled streets of Santo Domingo – the Americas’ oldest European city – before setting sail. [ReadMoreMob]A relaxing day at sea will afford time to settle in on board, as Braemar diverts to Colombia and Cartagena de Indias, where you can learn of this captivating city’s rich emerald trading heritage, and admire its fine examples of Hispanic-influenced architecture. A memorable journey of Caribbean island discovery will then begin with visits to two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands. 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 explore, during a call into Kralendijk, before it’s on to St Maarten. At Philipsburg, you could enjoy panoramic views of the town from the centuries-old remains of the Amsterdam and Willem forts; simply unwind on golden beaches; and indulge in some retail therapy at the many malls, shops and busy markets. [ReadMoreDesk]

From St Maarten you’ll sail to St Kitts, where the undoubted highlight is the island’s famous scenic railway, regarded as one of the world’s great train journeys. Be sure to take a ride during your call into Basseterre to see the old sugar mills, windmills, and capture incredible vistas. Then there’s a visit to Antigua, famed for boasting over 365 breathtaking beaches, as well as historical highlights such as the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard, and your very special glide past the volcanic peaks of Montserrat at sunset. Following on from that, authentic tours will offer opportunities to help students harvest produce at a school in St Lucia; and gain an insight into the life of Grenada’s local cocoa farmers. Alternatively, you could seek-out St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons during your call at Castries; and from St George’s, discover Grenadian delights such as Molinière Bay underwater sculpture park and Grand Etang National Park. Finally, you arrive in Bridgetown where, before disembarkation, you’ll have time to sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and authentic rum, admire gorgeous gardens, or even go in search of sea turtles aboard a catamaran. 

 

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’.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.