Western Caribbean & Central America

2nd Jan 2020 14 nights Sails from La Romana Braemar M2001
FROM ONLY £1,507 per person
Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins, Mexico Chichen Itza, Mexico
FROM ONLY £1,507 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

Not your typical Caribbean cruise, this incredible 14-night adventure mixes opportunities to immerse yourself in rich history and authentic culture, seek-out amazing wildlife, embark on unforgettable adventures and sample traditional culinary delights, with time spent soaking up the glorious sunshine and unspoilt scenes of dreamy islands.

The starting point for this blissful voyage is the beautiful Dominican Republic, where Braemar will be docked at La Romana and waiting to guide you on your epic journey.[ReadMoreMob] Once on board, you’ll depart for a short cruise to the historic city of Santo Domingo. Then it’s on to the Mexican island of Cozumel, for chances to tour to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza; discover an amazing underground river and its astonishing geological wonders; and enjoy delicious tacos washed down with local tequila. [ReadMoreDesk]Next up is Belize, where you can wander amongst narrow streets and canals and learn of the country’s connections to rum in Belize City. Alternatively, take a tour to Xunantunich, one of Belize’s most striking Mayan sites; head into Belizean rainforest to uncover mysterious ancient caves; or join a boat ride into lush marshlands on the lookout for native mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, freshwater and marine fish.

Continuing on to Puerto Limón, eclectic Costa Rican experiences await. Perhaps explore dense rainforest teeming with wildlife via boat ride along the Tortuguero Canal, or see the rainforest from a skywalk or aerial tram; go kayaking for up-close encounters with monkeys, sloths, river turtles and much more; or simply sample the flavours of locally-produced sugar cane treats and coffee. Colon will then serve as your gateway to the wonders of Panama; you could travel back in time at the Embera Indian Tribal Village, or see impressive locks and dams of the Panama Canal – one of the world’s great engineering feats – in action. For a host of Hispanic highlights, Braemar will also take you to Colombia and the captivating city of Cartagena de Indias. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which overlooks the city, is a fine example of the colonial Spanish structures to uncover here. Old merchant houses, pretty churches and charming open-air cafés are easily discovered on foot, or even via horse-drawn carriage. Finally, it’s back to the Caribbean to visit stunning Curacao before disembarking in Barbados. During your day in Willemstad, perhaps you’ll opt to enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean sunshine exploring the city’s UNESCO-listed centre; or simply relaxing at your pick of Curacao postcard-perfect beaches.

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.

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’.