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Braemar Review

4.0 / 5.0
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My first Fred Olsen cruise - won't be the last!

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2013

This was my first cruise with Fred Olsen and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ports visited were Lisbon, Portimao (Algarve) and Morocco and it ended at Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Embarcation was a doddle. I’d overnighted at the Best Western hotel from which I could see the ship so only a £5 taxi ride. There were virtually no queues and only one numbered group was called through to board before my number was called, so pretty much straight in and on. My case arrived at my cabin at the same time as me, so no delay in unpacking before going for a discovery stroll.

It’s the smallest ship I’ve been on and I found it very easy to find my way around. More or less all the public rooms apart from the restaurant are on the same deck.

Cabin Review

I was delighted with the cabin - it was midships and everything looked brand new so I suspect it was in the section that was added a couple of years ago. Not too much swaying on the rough seas day when I saw more red Do Not Disturbs on cabin doors than I've ever seen before. Plenty of storage space.

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