ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 

Based on 2707 reviews

Great booking experience

20 Oct 2018

Lovely lady and booking was so easy.


20 Oct 2018

Handled booking well

Very obliging and helpful would recommend

20 Oct 2018

From my initial phone enquiries to succeeding in booking a mini cruise staff very helpful first time with p&o hope I'm impressed

Excellent service as always

20 Oct 2018

We would recommend ROL and we are regular customers

Great way to book a holiday

20 Oct 2018

Nice people to deal with friendly and polite

Thanks to a very helpful employee of ROL

20 Oct 2018

I was called initially to cancel a holiday booked for Nov. 2019 which was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were going to Myanmar which had long been a dream for us. On hearing our disappointment, Shannon Crick, who called us pulled out all the stops to find an alternative which she did. We were unable to have the same dates, but are very pleased to be going. Not so happy about additional costs, but we have accepted this. Well done to Shannon

Professional and friendly the perfect mix

19 Oct 2018

Very helpful very professional.

Excellent service.

19 Oct 2018

Very efficient and professional gave us all the information that we needed to book our cruise. Explained everything in detail all in all a very pleasant experience.

They take time to ensure you are completely happy with your choices 🤩😍😎

19 Oct 2018

The customer service team were caring making sure that they understood what my request was and processing that request in a very effecient way. All though you cannot see them you get the feeling that it is service with a smile and no request is too much trouble. I woukd definatley and infact do recommend ROL


19 Oct 2018

They explained ,the booking procedure clearly and I was able to pay the £600 deposit in two half's .

Great service

19 Oct 2018

Friendly,efficient and informative.


19 Oct 2018

Excellent service from Jo and very helpful. I came away fully satisfied that I achieved a great holiday deal.

Prompt, polite and helpful.

19 Oct 2018

Prompt, polite and helpful.

Brilliant communication skill

19 Oct 2018

So far so good . . . COMMUNICATION WISE . ALL INFOS SUPPLIED . I am just looking for the actual services in the cruise .

Islands of the Caribbean Discovery

Cruise Code: 1187313 / Voyage Code: M1830

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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Escape the cold winter weather on an incredible voyage to Caribbean aboard Braemar and prepare for the busy festive period with some well-earned rest and relaxation in the sunshine. Before taking in a string of stunning Caribbean islands you’ll visit two very different, yet equally rewarding Portuguese destinations. First on your itinerary is Lisbon, where historic structures and monuments such as the Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery are found within the pretty streets. Be sure to visit Pasteis de Belém for one of the famous egg tarts too. Then on the floral island of Madeira, sweet-scented gardens and the leafy levada trails are yours to explore while enjoying the beautifully benign climate. This is sure to whet your appetite for the sun-kissed beauty awaiting you in the Caribbean. A glide across the Atlantic follows, allowing plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board your ship before arriving in St John’s, Antigua. Here you can take your pick of over 365 beautiful beaches; visit the historic English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard; and marvel at the views on offer from the Shirley Heights lookout. Whatever you choose to do, your stop at St John’s is sure to be the perfect start to your Caribbean adventure. Up next is a full day on the dual-controlled island of St Maarten. Philipsburg – capital of the Dutch side of the island – boasts gorgeous golden beaches, a host of historic landmarks including the Amsterdam and Willem forts and fantastic tax-free shopping. For a simply unforgettable experience, discover the island’s spectacular scenery in style via Harley Davidson; or ride a catamaran along the unspoilt coast. Then it’s on Road Town, Tortola for the chance to sample authentic Caribbean rum at the world-famous Pussers Bar; or perhaps go swimming with dolphins – a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Alternatively you could opt to uncover the island’s legendary pirate-influenced past on a scenic boat cruise and safari bus tour before sailing on to St Kitts. From Basseterre be sure to ride the St Kitts Scenic Railway – one of the world’s greatest train journeys – and admire the incredible island scenery. Finally you’ll revel in Barbados’ laid-back atmosphere during a stay in Bridgetown, where you’ll have opportunities to indulge with local cuisine; kick-back at the beach; or even embark on a boat tour in search of sea turtles.

Your Itinerary

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  • Braemar

    Your Ship


    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Southampton

    Day 1


    03 Dec 2018

    Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail for the Mediterranean, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords and many more with our cruises from Southampton

    Destination guide
  • Day 2-3

    At Sea

    04 Dec 2018 to 05 Dec 2018

  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Day 4

    Lisbon, Portugal

    06 Dec 2018

    Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers as you wind your way through Lisbon’s cobblestone streets. Take in the tree-lined squares, ancient castles and colourful cityscape of Portugal’s capital city.

    Destination guide
  • Day 5

    At Sea

    07 Dec 2018

  • Funchal, Madeira

    Day 6

    Funchal, Madeira

    08 Dec 2018

    Funchal, an inviting city with a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

    Destination guide
  • Day 7-12

    At Sea

    09 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018

  • Day 13

    St Johns, Antigua

    15 Dec 2018

    With its white sand beaches, glimmering blue seas and laid-back locals, Antigua is a quintessentially Caribbean island. Destination guide

  • Philipsburg, St Maarten

    Day 14

    Philipsburg, St Maarten

    16 Dec 2018

    The world's smallest island shared between two nations – its 16 miles square (and more developed) southern part is Dutch and the northern, French – hilly St Maarten in the Windwards is a dual personality setting of absorbing contrasts. Philipsburg, built on a sand bar, is the old capital and still preserves some attractive colonial architecture, though the island's enticing beaches, excellent restaurants, and shops stocked with duty-free bargains will probably detain you longer!

  • Day 15

    Road Town, Tortola

    17 Dec 2018

    Road Town meaning ‘Turtle Dove’ is the capital of Tortola and is the largest of this stunning archipelago of over 50 beach-fringed islands and cays, with names evoking a buccaneering past where these waters were once a favourite haunt of pirates. Destination guide

  • Day 16

    Basseterre, St Kitts

    18 Dec 2018

    Adjust to the easygoing pace of St Kitts' dignified little capital, then check out its imposing cathedral before lingering over the purchase of attractive batiks. Ascending past the lush sugar-cane fields to take in the sweeping views from the 17th century Brimstone Hill Fortress - the ‘Gibraltar of the West Indies' whose ramparts recall Anglo-French battles fought here long ago.

  • Bridgetown, Barbados

    Day 17-18

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    19 Dec 2018 to 20 Dec 2018

    Though technically located in the Atlantic Ocean, this popular Caribbean island is the most easterly of the Lesser Antilles archipelago and a Commonwealth realm.

    Destination guide

The Ship

Braemar will capture your senses - with large windows, polished wood, shining brass fittings and decadent fabrics. A five-deck high atrium area and cascading decks at the stern give Braemar space and intimacy in perfect balance. Have a tasty lunch at the Palms Café and a delicious dinner at our grand Thistle and Grampian restaurants. Refresh at the Marquee poolside bar, or have a cosy drink in our Morning Light Pub. Spin to the music at the Neptune Lounge, and take afternoon tea at the Coral Club. Leave the world behind in our serene Atlantis Spa, and surround yourself with horizon, as you walk the promenade.


Launched: January 2008 | Occupancy: 929 passengers

Tonnage: 24,344 tons | Length: 537 ft (163.68 m)

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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* Terms and Conditions

Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

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