Braemar

Braemar stands out as the smallest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet, with just 485 cabins,and has an uncrowded, intimate feel. Her size advantage means she can cruise even closer to many of the destinations on her itineraries, and navigate some of the world's most remarkable waterways, including Greece's show-stopping Corinth Canal.

Thanks to her large picture windows, the ship's interiors are bathed in natural light, while spacious open decks provide the perfect places to enjoy spectacular views and make Braemar perfect for our scenic cruising experiences. [ReadMore]

A shorter ship than the rest of our fleet, and featuring a flatter hull shape, Braemar can take guests closer to the destination, and dock right in the hearts of some of the world's greatest places. She can cruise narrower rivers and waterways that larger ships cannot too, while her signature cascading desks at the aft provide ample open space, and plenty of spots for quiet contemplation while taking in the world as it goes by.

Tonnage (GT) 24,344
Rooms 485
Passengers 924 (standard occupancy)
Crew 401
Length 195.92m
Restaurants Four
Facilities Swimming Pool | Spa | Gym | Jacuzzi 

Thistle Restaurant

Located on Main Deck 4 at the base of the ship's beautiful Atrium, the Thistle is Braemar’s largest restaurant. Tastefully decorated in creamy-beige and mocha coloured furnishings, the Thistle assumes an air of timeless style and elegance. 

Thanks to large picture windows, guests can take in spectacular views from their spacious table and comfortable chair while devouring delicious, five-course á la carte dinners in the evening, as well as hearty breakfasts every morning.

Smaller and cosier than the Thistle Restaurant, the Grampian is popular with guests who prefer an even more intimate dining experience. The table sizes in the Grampian are perfect for enjoying Fred. Olsen's renowned delectable dining in the company of a loved one, or just a few of your new-found friends. 

Located at the top of the Braemar's stunning Atrium on Marquee Deck, The Grampian is enhanced further by large windows providing breathtaking views to enjoy in the comfort of newly updated seating, as our friendly waiters cater to your every need.

Completely refurbished as part of Braemar's extensive refit in late 2017, the Palms Café has been improved with new, stylish upholstery, soft furnishings and seating to create an inviting space in which to enjoy a more relaxed, slightly less formal style of dining. 

Although we've changed the look of the Palms Café, you can still expect to enjoy an array of tempting buffet dishes here - perfect if you would prefer to not dine at a set time, or are simply looking for a late night snack. And, of course, every dish available will be expertly prepared to Fred. Olsen's renowned high standards.

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for dining at its finest.

Open in warm weather, The Grill – located at the stern of the ship on Lido Deck – combines the relaxing sounds of the ocean with incredible views and fantastic food – a real feast for all the senses. Indulge at lunchtime, or perhaps treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening – a unique experience that’s not to be missed.

The Grill is available for dinner in the evenings, and can be booked in advance by using our Pre-book button, with our Maître D, or Guest Services once you are on board. There is a £5pp additional supplement for this dining option which will be added to your cabin account.

Braemar's top deck The Marquee Bar provides guests with an al fresco daytime dining option, offering a tempting menu of hearty breakfasts and delicious light lunches. 

Situated on Marquee Deck, out in the open-air, the bar provides unspoilt views of spectacular scenery and cooling sea air to enjoy as you start your day; or perhaps while you take a break from sunbathing by the nearby pools. 

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Such civilised indulgence – and all for only £9.95 per person*.
*Chargeable to your on board account. Please note our Traditional Afternoon Tea service takes place on sea days only at 3pm and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. 

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

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Marquee Bar

Situated on Marquee Deck, close to the ship's sun loungers, swimming pools and jacuzzis, the Marquee Bar is the perfect place to take a break from the sunshine to grab a refreshing drink or a light bite to eat, or simply enjoy some time in the cooling shade. 

Featuring plenty of comfortable rattan furniture, the Marquee Bar is an ideal spot for meeting friends for an alfresco pre-dinner drink too, while in warmer climes it is also the venue for fantastic late-night deck parties. 

 

With its welcoming, friendly atmosphere and charming traditional style, Braemar's Morning Light Pub assumes the feel of your very own local at sea. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends and fellow guests. 

Perhaps enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.

Life on the ocean waves doesn’t mean having to sacrifice the regular ‘caffeine fix’ at your favourite coffee shop. The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more – along with quality tea blends.

Enjoy a quiet moment with a book or share the experience with good conversation. You’re sure to be tempted by our heavenly fresh chocolates too. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are too good to miss. Alternatively, the friendly Barista will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the beverage of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore. 

The popular Bookmark Bestseller, which includes seven quality beverages and a bag of luxurious truffles for £16.50 per person, can be booked before you cruise.

Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Braemar, The Observatory boasts the most spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit by the bar, or perhaps take a seat by the lounge's large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

The Observatory is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views. 

This sophisticated lounge, seating 170 guests, is the venue for intimate evening shows, great music for dancing to resident live bands, as well as occasional late night cabarets.

It offers alternative shows to those in the Neptune Lounge, which are also given in two performances. It is also the location for the ever-popular on board Bingo. In the evenings here you may wish to enjoy to sample a fine selection of premium gins from our gin menu. 

You’ll find a range of cabins and suites on board Braemar, so you can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit you and find your perfect home-from-home. We've thought of everything to ensure your time on board with us is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible. 

Suites

Offered with our compliments on all our Suites, our Suite Dreams package includes benefits, extras and little luxuries that make your time on board even more special.

Superior Suite (SS)

These suites are approximately 499 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7. They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Balcony Suite (BS)

These suites are approximately 343 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Single Balcony Suite (JB)

This suite is approximately 290 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 7. These single suites have a bedroom with balcony, sitting area, bathroom with shower and/ or bath. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin (DC)

This cabin is approximately 315 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8. It has a bedroom with balcony, bathroom with shower and/ or bath. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Superior Balcony Cabin (BA)

These cabins are approximately 248 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. They have a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Single Superior Balcony (J)

This cabin is approximately 208 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Balcony Cabin (BC)

This cabin is approximately 266 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Large Superior Ocean View (LA)

These cabins are approximately 175 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Bridge Deck 7. They have a bedroom with a large picture window and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View (A)

This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6. 
It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View (B)

This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido deck 6 and Main Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View (C)

This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Main Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
Please note, cabins 6097 and 6095 have been equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Single Superior Ocean View (K)

These cabins are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4 and Bridge Deck 7. These cabins have a picture window and a bathroom with shower. Please note, room 4003 has a porthole. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View (D)

This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Single Ocean View (L)

These cabins are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3 and Marina Deck 2. These cabins have 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View (E)

This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View (F)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 2. It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin (G)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. It has a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin (H)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with shower.

All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin (I)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has a bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Single Interior Cabin (M)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has a shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Single Interior Cabin (N)

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 2. It has a shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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On a cruise holiday, we know that your on board experience is just as important to you as the time you spend ashore. That's why we are dedicated to ensuring our entertainment programme is packed with activities and memorable performances that help to create inspirational days and unforgettable nights.

Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis

Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in Braemar’s large, heated saltwater pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck, both pools have bubbling Jacuzzis close by, perfect for whiling away some time on sea days, or unwinding after an exciting exploration ashore. 

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Braemar provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lounge Deck, Braemar's well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books, to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates served at this quiet, comfortable space.

The shops on board Braemar offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials. 

Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

Throughout your time on board, our expert photographers will be on hand to capture some of the most magical and memorable experiences enjoyed during your cruise holiday. 

At the Photo Gallery, our friendly team will be ready to help you view your photos and purchase your favourites - whether you choose to take home individual shots or a photo package.

When the lights go down on board Braemar, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous acts with your favourite tipple or cocktail in the Neptune Lounge. After the main show, there's usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship's Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner. 

No matter where you choose to explore, our passion for showing you the world shines through. We encourage you to head off on a journey of discovery in every destination to really get the most out of every moment of your holiday.

Taking exploration to the next level are our on board RIBs. In operation on board both Balmoral and Braemar, these exciting crafts offer our guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy. 

Exploration is so much more rewarding when you can experience it from a refreshing new angle, when you are taken away from the tourist trail to see something really special. Whether you're breaking new ground by venturing even deeper into a stunning fjord, heading off on a scenic journey to an untouched beach, or sailing past an isolated spot of spectacular coastline only accessible by boat, you'll have an unmissable chance to see things on or by the ocean that regular cruise line guests never see.

Atlantis Spa

Refresh the mind and revive the body at Braemar's haven of relaxation. The soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa is where you can really treat yourself.

Situated on Atlantic Deck and open daily between 8am & 8pm, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing. Perhaps try out a new style for your holiday; get set for a formal evening or special occasion; or simply unwind after a busy day of exploring ashore. 

While there's so much time to relax and indulge on board, there's no need to stray too far away from your usual healthy lifestyle. At Braemar's fully-equipped Fitness Centre you can stick to your regular fitness routine; and even try your hand at number of classes including yoga, aerobics and Pilates, so there's reason to feel guilty about having that extra course at dinner.