Voyage from the Caribbean to the Med

17th Mar 2022 15 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M2206
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Sublime beach views and mountains in St Maarten Sublime beach views and mountains in St Maarten
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person

Escape to the Caribbean and indulge in a slice of paradise, as you hop between spectacular islands. There are opportunities to seek-out natural wonders amongst stunning landscapes, relax on glorious beaches and taste local culture for an authentic experience, all before embarking on a laidback journey to the sun-kissed Med.

After flying into Barbados, where your ship will be waiting for you to embark, you could squeeze in some time to explore Bridgetown, with its Georgian houses and Parliament Square, or simply acclimatise yourself with the Caribbean’s renowned warmth at your pick of over 70 inviting beaches. On to St Vincent, Kingstown is your gateway to exploring one of the region’s unspoilt gems; feel unique black sand between your toes by the shore; or perhaps head off the beaten track to uncover the Vermont Nature Trail’s fauna and flora. A visit to beautiful Basse-Terre is a chance to immerse yourself in the Caribbean’s diverse beauty too, with scenes of thick rainforest and volcanic peaks awaiting discovery.

A full day on tropical St Maarten is perfect for beach relaxation, with ample time to simply lay back, listen to the ocean and feel the soothing sunshine on your skin. For a taste of this dual-controlled island’s diverse culture, you could explore Philipsburg’s maze of alleyways and courtyards, or tour to Marigot to sample authentic French flavours. Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts, is your final Caribbean call. Here you can bask in the beauty of the botanical gardens, people watch at Independence Square, or end your time in the Caribbean in style with a ride on the incredible St Kitts Scenic Railway. But the memorable experiences don’t end there; you’ll share plenty of unforgettable moments with friends and fellow guests on board Braemar as you cross the Atlantic to Malaga, stopping in the Azores – to take in São Miguel Island’s crater lakes and hot springs – and Gibraltar en route.

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’.