Transatlantic Voyage to the Caribbean Islands

3rd Dec 2023 16 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2330
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 per person
The Pitons, mountainous volcanic plugs, in St Lucia Paradise beach at Soufriere Bay, Saint Lucia, Caribbean
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 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 a voyage to the Caribbean. 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.[ReadMore]

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.

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.