Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

3rd Feb 2022 14 nights Sails from Santo Domingo Braemar M2203
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Braemar docked in kralendijk, Bonaire Braemar docked in kralendijk, Bonaire
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £75pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

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.

Beginning your blissful, insightful voyage in the Dominican Republic, there’s a morning to explore Santo Domingo – the Americas’ oldest capital city – and discover an abundance of centuries-old architectural highlights before setting sail. Soon after, you’re treated to what’s sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday – an extended stay in the fabled Cuban city of Havana. Soak up the Latin culture and vibrant atmosphere of the busy, UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja; or perhaps see the sights via classic American car. By the evening, you could be learning to dance the rumba, mambo and cha cha; or simply enjoying the company of the friendly locals over a glass of locally produced rum at one of the lively bars.

After 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 Kralendijk, gateway to the unspoilt landscapes of colourful Bonaire, where flamingos and other native wildlife can be spotted in their natural habitat, while you conclude your Caribbean adventure with a chance to ride St Kitts’ world-famous scenic railway and marvel at vistas of ocean surf, mighty cliffs and rolling, lush-green landscapes.

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’.

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.