Braemar means being relaxed: Braemar Cruise Review by brian little

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Braemar means being relaxed

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Dover
we got a last minute cruise and paid for an inside cabin on the lowest deck because we have had some big bills this year ,but we were given an outside cabin, and it was lovely.people said we would not sleep at night for the noise , but we heard hardly any , and the very low ""hum"" put us to sleep no problem.

food was absolutely magnificent,as were the dining room staff ,the ship is beautifully laid out , and i found getting to different activities very easy..we got plenty of time ashore and even when we were put behind schedule due to having to go back into port due to illness, the captain made up the time and we arrived at our next port of call in good time.

of the places we visited . ,toulon stands out as a really super place.with a fantastic supermarket and department store next to the footy ground , which is right next to the berth in the centre of the water front.,and swimmimg is a little town train ride for about five minutes. they go all day round the town More ""hop on -hop off"".

olsens ships may be smaller , but we met people every day ,from the day before , so most people knew each other by the end of the cruise . it was a great holiday .thanks fred. ..brian little Less

Published 10/06/11

Cabin review: D2097 Twin Outside

we were on the bottom deck but had no problems getting around plus there are lifts if you need them. our cabin at first seemed "tight". but with a bit of furniture removing , it became perfect for us, well cleaned every day, and we had a superb shower , i wish ours at home was as good!! . plenty of wardrobe space , and if you ask the cabin stewardess, she will store your suitcases for you untill the end of the cruise. for the price we paid we could not have had a better holiday without paying almost double . the value for money on fred olsens is top class. once again , thanks fred

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Port and Shore Excursions

in barcelona,get off the ship as soon as poss,opposite the port is a red bus , static . get your day rover ticket there and go on both tours round the city. you can get off and on as you please, and at the end of the day , around 3 pm, get off the bus at the big city square , and walk down los ramblas back to the port and your ship ,it is a great street with all sorts of things going on , it should take you about one hour

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when shopping in gibraltar, walk down some of the ""back streets""to find the real bargains. you can also barter in the back streets,but not on the main thoroghfare

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