Western Caribbean & Central America

30th Jan 2020 14 nights Sails from La Romana Braemar M2003
FROM ONLY £1,907 per person
Historic center of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Historic center of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
FROM ONLY £1,907 per person

Mixing opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage and culture of diverse destinations in Central and South America with time spent soaking up the glorious sunshine and unspoilt scenes of dreamy islands, you’re in for unforgettable experiences throughout this incredible 14-night cruise.

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 discover remarkable Mayan ruins and snorkel the world’s second largest coral reefs, before your South and Central American adventures begin. [ReadMoreDesk]Braemar will head to Belize, where the narrow streets and canals of Belize City are yours to explore. St. John’s Cathedral – the oldest Anglican Church in Central America – and the Museum of Belize are among the many must-visit attractions to discover. The fauna-rich waters and reefs of Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and Lighthouse Reef are within reach here too. 

Continuing on to Costa Rica, Puerto Limón awaits you. One of the oldest cities in Latin America, Puerto Limón boasts an enchanting historic heart littered with fascinating architecture and traditional markets. Take the day to explore the city at leisure; or perhaps venture into dense forests and national parks found nearby to encounter wonderful native wildlife. Colon will then serve as your gateway to the wonders of Panama; don’t miss your chance to 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’.