• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Caribbean Braemar Caribbean Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
186 reviews
26 Awards
One of the ports we visited.
Amazing presentation on last day feasts
Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
Grenada train tour
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.5
Average
35 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Featured Review
Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high
"The singers were excellent and had a very wide repertoire, just a pity there was not a stage for them to stand on as they were on the small dance floor area, made it quite tricky when the dancers were also there.The food was excellent with lots of choice and those with dietary requirements catered for...."Read More
Cruiser 12 avatar

Cruiser 12

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Filters

1-10 of 35 Caribbean Braemar Caribbean Cruise Reviews


60th birthday cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
Sue0812
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with my husbands shifts and as it was close to my 60th birthday. We did not enjoy the "fine dining" experience but that was personal choice. We preferred the flexibility of eating in the Palms Cafe. When we originally booked we requested 2nd sitting but were allocated 1st which was too early for us. Sadly on the occasions we did eat breakfast and lunch in ...
Read More

Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
Cruiser 12
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

A good cruise and I was really looking forward to it, but was affected by the dreaded cruise cough. I believe this was due to the air conditioning being too high. In the evening before going into the Neptune Lounge I and many others had to put a scarf and cardigan on. I did mention this to customer services but did not get any feedback. If anybody has any hints on how to avoid this would be good ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Great cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
cathycruiser51
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Fred Olsen cruise, and may well not be our last. Braemar is a comfortable ship, an ideal size and much more attractive than the blocks of flats next door! We flew to Barbados, and cruised various islands before returning to Barbados 2 weeks later. The staff were very pleasant, but not 'over friendly' as if seeking tips. We loved our cabin, 7005 balcony suite. Plenty of room, and ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Still a beautiful ship...

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
goodwinmacc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise on Braemar, and our 5th with Fred Olsen. I have already written to the company about some of their policies (fixed dining, tipping policy, 'confiscation' of alcohol brought onboard, drinks package etc) but as far as the cruise itself was concerned, we found it to be most enjoyable. We appreciated the changes made during the 2017 refit, even those in the Neptune lounge --- ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Never again

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
LenaFQ
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have always wanted to spend Christmas cruising the Caribbean and decided to go with Fred Olsen on the Braemar on the 20th December 2018. This was the biggest mistake we have ever made. The cruise started badly due to the drone fiasco at Gatwick. It took two days to get to Barbados where we were due to board the ship. We were all day at Gatwick and then was forced to travel to Manchester by ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018


WELL DONE FRED OLSEN - FRED OLSEN 1 - DRONES 0

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

User Avatar
londonlady2
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I have to praise Fred Olsen for handling the problem with the drones at Gatwick so well. With NO notice they arranged transport to Manchester where unfortunately the crew ran out of hours so we were put up overnight (and big shout out to the Last Drop Inn in Bolton will def go back at a happier time - fabulous breakfast and staff!) then flew out arriving a day late. What the previous ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Fred Olsen-losing the plot

Review for Braemar to Cuba

User Avatar
Portreathboy
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed with Fred Olsen on the Braemar. We are not usual Olsen guests, probably slightly too young in our early fifties! we prefer more modern vessels. There are a number of issues; The ship is tired, built in 1968 she shows her age, no amount of tinkering or refits will hide this. Loyal customers talk about how friendly it is, how they love the smaller ships, but they don't have the ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


Very disappointed

Review for Braemar to Cuba

User Avatar
Steve and sue
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

30th anniversary .spoilt by inferior cabin.not reaching Jamaica.there was unrest but the captain said Ochoa Rios safe but weather was poor this was not the case ,we then had 3 days at sea doing nothing. Santiago unsafe and polluted, Tortola devastated should not of gone very upsetting . Continually being disturbed by captain announcements whilst resting(unimportant announcements.just like ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


A taste of the Caribbean

Review for Braemar to Cuba

User Avatar
Artemisgirl
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had not been to the Caribbean before and this cruise made it simple to visit nine destinations which were all different and gave as an insight into those islands we would like to return to. Despite initial reservations we were impressed with the chartered Thomas Cook flight and the smoothness of the disembarkation from the plane - it was lovely not to see our luggage from Gatwick until it ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


Fred's Food Failed

Review for Braemar to Cuba

User Avatar
twotravellersLondon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise for the Caribbean itinerary and also because I expected to experience the fine dining boasted about in the brochures and on the internet. The public spaces and our cabin were immaculately clean. With one or two rather surly exceptions, members of staff were pleasant, friendly, approachable and helpful. Excursions and transfers were very efficiently organised. The ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2018


Find a Braemar Cruise

Caribbean Cruise Reviews for Other Fred. Olsen Ships
Balmoral Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Balmoral Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.