Discover the Wildlife of Central America

2nd Feb 2023 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2303
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
Sloth hanging from a tree, Costa Rica
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person

From marine life to the native flora and fauna of dense jungle, you’ll have chances to witness the wildlife of Central American and Caribbean destinations on this expertly crafted cruise adventure.[ReadMoreMob] Braemar takes you to Belize, where you could opt to embark on a jungle walk or guided boat tour of scenic Belize River, in search of iguanas, crocodiles, manatees and even toucans – the national bird. There are over 120 species of birds to look out for amongst the jungle interiors of Roatan Island, as well as 40 reptile species, while the surrounding waters are teeming with coral reefs and tropical fish. In Costa Rica, rainforest alive with a variety of animal and exotic plant life await on tour from Puerto Limón; spot sloths clinging to trees, monkeys swinging between them and hear birdcalls echoing through the jungle scape. Meanwhile, the waters lapping the shores of Guadeloupe and Dominica are renowned whale watching spots that you can discover on a boat tour from Basse-Terre.

In addition to the wild experiences available to you, this memorable journey includes opportunities to sample the history and culture of fascinating cities too. An undoubted highlight is two days in Havana, ample time to capture the very essence of Cuba. You could spend a day taking in Havana’s monuments and landmarks via a classic American car; sip daiquiri and mojito in the city where these delicious tipples were first invented; and even enjoy an evening at the Tropicana. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to be left captivated by the Cuban capital. You also get to revel in the sight of colourful architecture and feel the welcoming atmosphere of Dutch-influenced Oranjestad in Aruba, while you could also opt to explore Belize City for historic sites such as St John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.

Your Itinerary

  • Seek out Sloths & tropical birds in Puerto Limon
  • Explore marine life at Belize’s barrier reef
  • Go in search of Hummingbirds in Roatan
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.