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Braemar Review

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Review for Braemar to the Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Superior Twin Outside

We have just returned from our first ever cruise. We went to the Caribbean on the Braemar and I had no idea what to expect but I am very impressed with Fred.Olsen cruises and we had a great time. The cabin was small but well designed and the space was maximised. A lifeboat blocked the view from the picture window but I was advised about this prior to booking. The mattress was comfortable and the room was serviced twice a day and towels were changed twice daily. The room was surprisingly quiet at night and I was never disturbed by noise from the ship or neighbouring passengers.

The service was outstanding, the staff without exception are helpful, polite and friendly and there was not a single instance in the two weeks on board when a member of staff was anything less than helpful.

The food is also outstanding, along with the service in the restaurant with two dedicated waiters who knew our names serving us every night, I would describe the service as exceptional. We were served lobster, venison and Beef Wellington. The breakfasts were buffet style but also with a menu choice and champagne was served on formal days. Lunch was a choice of buffet or a four course meal from the menu.

Cabin Review

Superior Twin Outside

Cabin B

A small cabin, but well designed and space was used efficiently. The bathroom is small, but again well designed. The decor is pleasant and the room is light and airy with efficient air con. There is sufficient wardrobe space but it should be noted that the view from the picture window is fully restricted by a lifeboat. I was aware of this at the time of booking.

Port Reviews


Excellent tour to Atlantic Coast. Informative tour guide.


Good tour of Island but walk to waterfall very muddy due to recent rain and a bit treacherous in parts. Waterfall was not particularly impressive. Tour guide was also the mini bus driver and he ran over a dog.

St. Lucia

This was the best tour. The tour guide Jay was very entertaining, he was great fun. The Pitons are spectacular, the Tet Paul nature trail is beautiful and the lunch which was provided was lovely, with an excellent view of the Pitons.


The beaches were lovely, though we only visited two. The tour guide Charles was fun but ideally the trip should have been longer with a third beach.


The Virgin Gorda trip was cancelled because of rough seas. We went on an Island tour instead. The tour guide was good and we had some stunning views of the isalnd

St. Maarten

We took the water taxi to the beach and the town. It was a lovely beach but crowded mainly due to the fact that there were several cruise ships in port including a 6000 berth ship.

Grand Turk

This trip was called coast to coast and took us to the undeveloped side of the island to a beautiful,unspoilt inlet and to a lighthouse. A good tour of the island.

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