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Western Caribbean & Central America

30th Jan 2020 14 nights Sails from La Romana Braemar M2003
FROM ONLY £1,549 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,549 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. 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. 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. [ReadMore]

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.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.