Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

16th Feb 2023 14 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2304
FROM ONLY £2,699 per person
Guests at Shirley Heights looking out over Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour Antigua Guests at Shirley Heights looking out over Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour Antigua
FROM ONLY £2,699 per person

A discovery of iconic islands and their cultural, historical and scenic highlights; this cruise showcases the Caribbean at its very best.[ReadMoreMob] Unforgettable experiences await throughout this journey, with the piece de resistance being a specially timed call at Trinidad. Your visit with coincide with the island’s colourful carnival, and you’ll have a full day to embrace the extravaganza of quintessential costume, music, food, dance and celebration. In Jamaica, perhaps look into the history of reggae and pirates; you could enjoy an exploration of Port Royal and learn of the village’s swashbuckling past, or even tour to Kingston – the former home of Bob Marley – to sample the laid-back vibes, music and spicy jerk chicken.

Two days in Havana, ample time to capture the very essence of Cuba, is sure to be a highlight too. Take 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; enjoy an evening at the Tropicana; and much more in the Cuban capital. There are also visits to St Lucia, where views of natural wonders such as the Twin Pitons and bubbling Soufrière Volcano await, and Antigua, with its 365 beaches providing plenty of choice for places to relax in the sunshine. You can take in the unspoilt scenery and the spiced scents of Grenada too; explore exotic rainforests within Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park; and enjoy the local customs of Barbados, from traditional rum to the history of cricket.

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.