Wonderful time on the charming Braemar.: Braemar Cruise Review by sammysgranny
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Wonderful time on the charming Braemar.
Destination: Canary Islands
Although the weather wasn't quite what you can normally expect of the Canaries, I had a really wonderful time and unlike one of the other reviewers I thought it very refreshing to visit some of the lesser known island like El Hierro which IMO has a lot to offer - especially if you hire a car for the day as I did and actually get to see the dramatic scenery on offer.
Fred's food is always good and quite hot, unlike some other cruise lines I could mention but I do agree with another reviewer that the opening times of the Palms buffet, especially for afternoon tea are too short. On a sea day, I had the choice of More having afternoon tea or doing the quiz (because of clashing timings) whereas I'd really liked to have done both.
I'd booked a superior single balcony cabin which I thought didn't have much superior about it but because the ship wasn't full, on the second day I was able to upgrade to a better cabin at a very reasonable price. As I always have a balcony, the availability of space in the public rooms and on deck wasn't a problem but nowhere ever seemed to be crowded.
I had a better experience than some on the Monarch flight because I'd been able to book extra leg room seats by phone much more cheaply than they were being sold at the airport.
I had such a good time in fact that I've booked again on Braemar but this time to do the cruise which goes to W.Africa and Cape Verde. Less
Cabin review: 7058/7031
Cabin 7058 is a superior single balcony cabin which I only spent one night in. I booked late and knew that it had a partly obstructed view (no problem with that) but I thought it was a bit small and slightly dingy and the bed was positioned so that I kept hitting my head against the bedside light.Cabin 7031 is huge and very well furnished with a proper sofa and 2 armchairs. It has a massive balcony with 2 sun loungers as well as table and chairs. I was delighted with it and have already booked it again.