The smallest ship in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet, Braemar welcomes 924-passengers aboard. Though originally launched in 1992, Braemar entered service with Fred. Olsen in 2001. She was lengthened in 2008, taking her from a 727-passenger vessel to the ship she is known as today.
On board experience
There are a variety of cabins and suites available aboard Braemar, all of which have been designed with your needs in mind. Feel the sea breeze from your private balcony, take in spectacular views from the comfort of an Ocean View room or enjoy the experience of a stylish suite.
Fred. Olsen’s most affordable option, Interior Cabins are all approximately 130-square feet. Some have twin beds that convert into a double and all have a dressing table. All Braemar accommodation has climate control, Interactive Smart TV, desk, phone, mini-fridge, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Ocean View cabins have either a picture window or porthole. Like Interior Cabins, Ocean View staterooms have twin beds that can be converted into a double. There is ample drawer and wardrobe space and a bathroom with a shower. There are four types of Balcony Cabins available aboard Braemar - Balcony, Single Superior Balcony (perfect for solo travellers), Superior Balcony and Deluxe Balcony. Suites all have spacious living areas with elegant furnishings as well as a balcony and a bathroom with a shower and or bath.
All suite grades on Braemar are eligible for the complimentary Suite Dreams package. Included in this package; a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, flowers or plant in your Suite, bathroom and slippers, luxury towels, a free pressing service for formal wear, binoculars in your suit, a world atlas and a country guide for your reference, afternoon canape service, daily newsletter (featuring national and international news), a pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore, laundry service discount vouchers and a complimentary bottle of water.
Braemar features five elegant and intimate dining venues with a wide array of exceptional cuisine to get your taste buds tingling. There are two main restaurants: Thistle Restaurant and Grampian Restaurant. Thistle, Braemar’s largest restaurant, is located on the main deck and features large picture windows providing you with spectacular views while you devour your delicious a la carte meal. Grampian, the smaller and cosier restaurant of the two, is located on Marquee Deck and is perfect for those who prefer an even more intimate dining experience.
If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, Braemar offers two relaxed dining options. Palms Cafe has a slightly less formal style of dining with an array of tempting buffet dishes - perfect if you prefer not to dine at the same time every day. Alternatively, Braemar’s top deck Marquee Bar provides guests with an alfresco daytime dining option - a tempting menu of hearty breakfasts and delicious light lunches.
The Grill, Braemar’s speciality dining experience, is alfresco dining at its finest. Located on Lido Deck, The Grill combines incredible views with fantastic food. Indulge at lunchtime or treat yourself to the premium dinner menu in the evening.
There is always something yo keep you entertained on a Fred. Olsen cruise. During the day, you’ll be treated to guest speakers and performers, art and craft lessons, fun quizzes and a lot, lot more. Take part in fitness activities such as Pilates, Walk a Mile, Stretch and Relax class, Hoopla and Abdominal class. When at sea, learn a new skill; you could choose from photography talks, ballroom dancing lessons, singing and language classes, theatre workshops or even watercolour tutorials.
At night, you’ll have a selection of live shows to enjoy. Choose from music, magic, stand-up comedy and cabaret which can all be enjoyed alongside your favourite cocktail in the Neptune Lounge. Or, head to the Morning Light Pub to watch performances from talented solo acts. Dance the night away to songs performed by Braemar’s resident band in the Coral Club or simply take a moonlit stroll on the open decks.
Braemar sails predominantly from Southampton to the rest of the British Isles and Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
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