Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

3rd Feb 2022 14 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M2203
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Philipsburg, St. Maarten Philipsburg, St. Maarten
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

Contrasting experiences, from exploring islands when there are fewer people around to absorbing all the hustle and bustle of one of the region’s most iconic destinations, makes for an immersive, authentic and unforgettable taste of Caribbean culture, history and spellbinding beauty.

Meeting Braemar in Havana will not only ensure a memorable start to this blissful, insightful voyage, but also whet your appetite for what’s going to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday – an extended stay in the fabled Cuban capital. Throughout your voyage, excitement is sure to build on board as you and your fellow guests look forward to your very special return to Havana. During your two-night visit, there will be ample time to soak up the Latin culture and vibrant atmosphere of the busy, UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja; or perhaps see the sights via classic American car. In the evenings, you could learn to dance the rumba, mambo and cha cha; or simply enjoy the company of the friendly locals over a glass of locally produced rum at one of the lively bars. [ReadMore]

In between your time in Havana, the pace slows a little for a less energetic, but no less rewarding experience. Braemar will be the only ship in port when you visit the enchanting Jamaican village of Port Royal and beautiful Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, so you’re in for a less crowded exploration of both destinations. Port Royal is sure to captivate and inspire, with its impressively preserved landmarks and fascinating pirate history, while thick rainforest and volcanic peaks await in Basse-Terre. In between, there’s also a call at UNESCO-listed Willemstad, is a living museum of the Caribbean’s European heritage, with its colonial architecture and pastel houses, while before you conclude your adventure in Havana you’ll also have a chance to ride the world-famous scenic railway on St Kitts and enjoy a day at sun-kissed St Maarten.[ReadMoreDesk]

Please note: The itinerary for this cruise has changed since it was originally published. Full details of the revised cruise itinerary will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

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.

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’.