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Braemar Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Cruise from hell

Braemar Cruise Review by R Pears

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2010
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Twin Inside

We were on deck four on an inside cabin. The noise and vibration were terrible.The walls shook.The bed shook. We had to wrap the glasses and cups in a towel to stop them from banging together and smashing. We asked to be moved and were put down on deck two in an outside cabin. Just as bad but at least we had a port hole. They did provide ear plugs but still got headache from the vibration. I got into the habit of sleeping on the top deck in the day and staying awake at night. Even at three in the morning you can't find peace. They have piped music all over the ship. The food was ok.Some passengers thought it was good. Not up to the standard of a Princess cruise. Very limited selection for my wife who is a vegetarian. Entertainment was average with the crew doing about 40% of the shows. They had a classical guitarist, a classical violinist and a comedian. Staff were very good and friendly couldn't fault them at all. Cabin was clean and kept to a high standard. If you do go on this ship. Go as high as you can afford and towards the front of the ship. Every where else really is very noisy and vibrating. I thought it was fairly calm but quiet a few passengers and crew suffered with sea sickness. Trying to find some good points. The embarkation was smooth and well organised. Better that Princess. But all in all I wouldn't go on it again.Lots of people complained we weren't in port long enough to do anything. Half day stops.

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Cabin Review

Twin Inside
Cabin G 4151

Cabin 4151 small pokey and the noise and vibration was horrendous. Two people couldn't stand together. Like being in a noisy cell.

2nd cabin 2105 bigger but just as noisy and vibrating.

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We did the river cruise. The coach drives to the boat pickup point and back again. Not a real tour. When the ship leaves the port quay you then do the same route as the boat cruise. Save your money and get a taxi into Lisbon centre and back.

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