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Braemar Review

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First time on the Braemar

Review for Braemar to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Twin Inside

This was our first experience with FOCL and the Braemar. The cruise was 10 nights around the UK from Southampton; up to the first port of Leith for an overnight, then Dundee, Invergordon, Scrabster, Oban and Belfast. The first and last full days were days at sea and the cruise had two formal nights.

The Ship

The Braemar was slightly smaller than we're used to. We've sailed most often with Thomson on their smaller ships (Spirit and Celebration), we've sailed on much larger ships but small ships are our preference. The ship is well laid out. The side-wards on theatre fore is a first for us but the seas were kind enough that we didn't have many problems with this. Space was never an issue, getting seats in restaurants, bars or the theatre wasn't ever a problem. There's plenty of choice of seating areas during the day and when at sea. Decor is pleasant and areas are well lit.

Cabin Review

Twin Inside

Cabin I

Port Reviews

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

Overnight stay was great! Saw Royal Mile, Graveyard, Parliament and Arthur's Seat with time to spare.

Invergordon (Inverness)

Walked around to spot all the murals.


Did a walking tour, was excellent!


Starting port, easy embarkation.

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