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Braemar Review

4.0 / 5.0
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A pleasant surprise!

Review for Braemar to the Baltic Sea
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Maura Hudson
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Superior Twin Outside

We booked this cruise mainly because of the ports of call, which we hadn't been to before, and because of there being some river cruising involved. Embarkation at Southampton was stress free and our cases were outside our cabin by the time we got on the ship. We were very impressed by the quality of the food on board and had two excellent waiters. The company show group had just joined the ship and they were enthusiastic and extremely professional. We really enjoyed their shows. The ship is small and very easy to get around, but one lift was out of action for the whole cruise and this did cause problems for people with mobility limitations.

We had a wet day at sea and it was difficult to find somewhere to sit in the public lounges. We sometimes found it difficult to find a chair on the promenade deck in the shade, but there were plenty of loungers on the sun deck.

Unlike many ships there is not a theatre on board. Shows took place in the Neptune Lounge where the seating is not ideal for a good view.

Cabin Review

Superior Twin Outside

Cabin B

Our choice of cabins was limited because of late booking and we knew that we would have a fully restricted view. It was very clean, if a bit dated. The beds were comfortable and it was quiet at night. The bathroom was small,but there was always lovely hot water.

We had lots of hangers and enough space for our clothes.

Our only complaint was that it only had one chair ( apart from the dressing table chair) to sit on. There was room for another chair,which would have made watching TV easier for both of us, and on our wet sea day we could have stayed in our cabin instead of trying to find somewhere to sit in the public rooms.

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