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 á 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 Café 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 al fresco 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.
Bars & Lounges on Braemar
From spectacular live shows brought to you by the Braemar Show Company in the grand Neptune Lounge, to general knowledge quizzes and music from resident bands in the Coral Club, Braemar provides a venue to suit every occasion.
The Neptune Lounge, the larger of Braemar’s two main show theatres, is the venue for a variety of shows, events and performances. During the day enjoy port talks and lectures and a variety of entertainment, music, dance and comedy every evening. Offering alternative shows to the Neptune Lounge, the Coral Club is the venue for intimate evening entertainment. From resident live bands to on board bingo, Coral Club is a sophisticated lounge seating 170 guests.
At the very top of Braemar sits the Observatory Lounge. This wonderful lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink while taking in the most spectacular panoramic views. The Observatory is also the venue for Fred. Olsen’s premium Traditional Afternoon Tea, which offers a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries, scones and premium teas. Sit back and enjoy the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of the grand piano.
The Bookmark Café is the place to get your caffeine fix. On offer is a selection of delicious speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more! Snuggle up with a book, enjoy the views or indulge in the melt-in-the-mouth fresh chocolates.
Longing for a pint at your local? Morning Light Pub offers the welcoming, friendly atmosphere and charming traditional style of your very own local pub – but at sea! Enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch, stop by for a pre-dinner drink or settle into a comfortable seat and enjoy performances from live bands.
There is always something to 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.
Fred. Olsen Braemar cabins
There are a variety of cabins and suites available on board 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 & coffee making facilities.
Oceanview cabins have either a picture window or porthole. Like Interior cabins, Oceanview’s 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 Room, Single Superior Balcony (perfect for solo travellers), Superior Balcony Room and Deluxe Balcony Room. 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, fruit basket, flowers or plant in your Suite, bathroom and slippers, luxury towels, free pressing service for formal wear, binoculars in your suite, world atlas and country guide for your reference, afternoon canapé service, daily newsletter (featuring national and international news!), pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore, laundry service discount vouchers and a complimentary bottle of water.
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