We chose to cruise on the Braemar for our first ever cruise as the dates suited, we loiked the idea of no flying and I thought the weather would be kind!!!
Embarkation at Dover was a breeze, as suite customers we walked straight into lunch in the Thistle restaurant then up to our suite. Loved 7043, the suite is L shaped and you can partition off the sleeping area with a curtain. Large balcony and being mid to rear seemed well placed. Lots of wardrobe space. Bathroom small but excellent shower and efficient loo! Friends had 7010 which was lovely and bright but just one room and their balcony was smaller. They were very near the front of the ship and you could feel the difference.
As other posts say the first three days were rough! We did not realise how bad it was until more seasoned travellers and the crew put us right. Our friend was very poorly. At this time I thought the ship was really spacious but soon realised everyone was in bed!
Great suite, L shaped so can separate the bedroom from the sitting area. Balcony spacious with loungers and table/chairs. Quiet, only noise was about 6pm when the sunbeds on Deck 8 were being put away
Docked close to town - we did the cable car independently but it rained!!!!Too wet to toboggan back down so got the cable back!
Small port, walked into town from ship, it was Sunday so very quiet.....pretty cobbled streets
More rain - in fact it poured! Easy to walk into the port from the ship Had a good walk around the town including a beautiful park but it got so wet we had to adjourn to a bar!
Took the shuttle bus from the port - average town, not as pretty as some of the others
Took the shuttle into the centre but realised where we were docked it was quicker to walk! Lovely city, walked right up to the castle and sat and admired the view