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Braemar Review

4.0 / 5.0
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186 reviews
26 Awards

Caribbean, Panama Canal and Mayan ruins in one hit

Review for Braemar to the Panama Canal & Central America
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2011
Cabin: Twin Outside

Having booked this cruise over a year ago at what we were told was a very advantageous price and then having been hit by a fuel surcharge we were not amused to see the cruise being heavily discounted to less than two thirds of what we paid. When we complained they reluctantly gave us a free upgrade from an inside to an outside cabin with a porthole, others who didn't complain did not get any upgrade! It was very annoying to see other people getting superior cabins to us for far less than we had paid.

The Thomson flights were good and it was great that the luggage was delivered straight to the cabin from the boat. However, the embarcation at Barbados was dreadful. We waited over two hours to get on the boat.

Our cabin was very small, it could only really be described as just about adequate. Other cabins we saw were no larger. It was great to have a teatray in the cabin especially as both the tea and coffee on the boat were terrible - you couldn't really tell the difference between them. The waiting staff obviously couldn't either as on one occasion when I asked for a refill they poured coffee on top of my tea!

Cabin Review

Twin Outside

Port Reviews


We took an island tour from the port and it was very enjoyable.


We took a taxi trip from the port gates.

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