Introduction

Launched in 1993, refitted in 2018, Braemar is a small destination ship with 7 decks able to cater for around 900 guests. With large windows, polished wood, shining brass fittings and classic fabrics, she offers a charming, traditional feel. Designed with more mature cruising passengers in mind, a range of dining, entertainment and relaxation facilities are onboard.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Classic
  • Decks7
  • Cabins485
  • Size Medium
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins4
  • Crew Members371
  • Refurbished2008
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features

On selected cruises, special interest themed excursions are on offer, where a range of activities and entertainment will be provided, regarding a particular point of interest or subject. A guest speaker will talk about their subject and ‘Shore Tours’ will take place. A ‘Shore Tour’ is a tour of a particular destination that will help bring to life and give a better understanding of the particular theme/subject that is being taught.

One example is a tour of the wine regions of Bordeaux and Rioja while wine expert Jilly Goolden delivers talks onboard and there is the opportunity to take part in wine-tasting activities and entertainment.

The majority of theme programs are free of charge, however relevant materials and ‘Shore Tours’ may have an additional cost.

Special Dietary Requirements

Individual needs are as catered for as possible. So, vegetarian, low fat, dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free food are all on the menu.
Please make any special requests when you make your cruise booking, and Fred. Olsen will do their best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. They may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports.

Dress Code

When it comes to evenings onboard your cruise ship, dressing for dinner is traditional. Generally the style is smart casual, with gentlemen wearing a jacket/or shirt and tie and ladies smartly dressed. Chino type trousers or smart dark jeans are acceptable, but no trainers.
During the day the restaurants require cruise guests to adhere to an appropriate dress code, i.e. no swimwear.

E-cigarette Policy

Electronic cigarettes, not emitting a vapour may be used in cabins or on cabin balconies but are not permitted in any non-smoking public area. They can easily be mistaken for a real cigarette and result in potential confrontation and necessitate staff intervention. Electronic cigarettes emitting any vapour, even if only a water vapour, may only be smoked in designated external smoking areas.

Disabled facilities

Fred. Olsen welcomes all guests relying on wheelchairs for mobility onboard cruise ships. but they do ask that you advise them of your mobility needs at the time of booking in order to meet heir health & safety requirements.

Deck Plans
Marquee Deck 8

  • Observatory
  • Paddling pool
  • Swimming pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Pool Bar
  • Grampain Restaurant
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Single Balcony Suite

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Bridge Deck 7

  • Fitness Centre
  • Atrium
  • Port Shop
  • Superior Suites
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • Superior Single Balcony Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

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Lido Deck 6

  • Palms Café
  • Atrium
  • Lido Bar
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Large Superior Outside Twin Cabins
  • Superior Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Superior Single Balcony Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

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Lounge Deck 5

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Gaming Tables
  • Braemar Room
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Promenade
  • Shore Tours Office
  • Photo Gallery
  • Cruise Sales Office
  • Reception
  • Atrium
  • Coral Club

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Main Deck 4

  • Thistle Restaurant
  • Atrium
  • Superior Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

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Atlantic Deck 3

  • Health and Beauty Salon
  • Crafts Room
  • Twin Outside Cabins
  • Twin Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins

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Marina Deck 2

  • Laundrette
  • Medical Centre
  • Twin Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins

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Accomodation
Superior Suite

Superior Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Braemar have interactive television.

Guests in Superior Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Balcony Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Deluxe Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower (Deluxe Balcony Cabins may also have a bathtub and/or shower). All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe. 

Superior Balcony Cabin

Superior Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable.

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Outside Cabins

Outside Twin Cabins feature a bedroom with large picture window or portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe and fridge. All cabins have interactive television. Some twin cabins have two movable beds that may convert into one double bed.

Inside Cabins

Twin Inside cabins feature a bedroom with bathroom with shower, hairdryer and safe. All Inside cabins also have interactive television and a safe. Some twin inside cabins may have movable beds that convert into one double bed.

Single Balcony Suite

Single Balcony Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Single Balcony Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Superior Single Balcony Cabin

Superior Single Balcony Cabins have a cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower. All Balcony Cabins onboard Braemar have interactive television and a safe.

Single Outside

Single Outside Cabins feature a bedroom with two portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe and fridge. All cabins have interactive television. 

Single Inside

Single Inside cabins feature a bedroom with bathroom with shower, hairdryer and safe. All Inside cabins also have interactive television and a safe.

Entertainment

Entertainment onboard Braemar is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. From live comedians to card rooms, you're bound to find something to entertain yourself whilst onboard, whether you're looking to have some fun, or just relax for a bit.

Card Room

Find card tables and competition in the card room. Bridge is always a popular pursuit onboard, so you’re sure to find players for a hand or two and more – whether casual or competitive is up to you.

Photo Gallery

View those photos taken by the ships photographers, capturing those all important holiday memories from going ashore to formal night. These are displayed each day and can be viewed and purchased in the Photo Gallery.

Library

The well stocked library is a popular area of the ship. With an array of novels, historical, geographical, autobiographical and many other books, the library onboard your cruise ship is a true haven of peace and tranquillity.

Morning Light Pub

The Morning Light Pub is decorated in a traditional style, depicting the century and a half of Fred. Olsen history. Daytime or evening you can be entertained by occasional live music or stand-up comedians.

Observatory Lounge

The large picture windows in the Observatory Lounge offer fantastic views which are enhanced with plenty of binoculars spaced around the lounge. A grand piano provides the perfect background music as you enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on your cruise holiday.

Boutique

The Boutique features a wide range of luxury gifts for yourself and your loved ones. It offers a wide range of fragrance, cosmetics, bags, clothing & fashion accessories from designer brands such as Dior, Estee Lauder, Leighton Denny, Radley & Fiorelli, all at duty-free prices.

Port Shop

The Port Shop onboard stocks all the holiday essentials that you may have forgotten to pack from toiletries to sun hats or even a good book. You’ll also find a wide range of sweet treats and savoury snacks – perfect for whilst onboard or as gifts to take home.

Neptune Lounge

Shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret are what the Neptune Lounge has to offer. Neptune Lounge has ample room for passengers whichever dinner seating you are on, so you can find a seat to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the evening shows.

Braemer Room

The Braemar Room retains an atmosphere of refined elegance. Ideal for meeting fellow passengers, catching up on that best-seller or listening to the resident string trio. The Braemar Room is also adjacent to the Library, Card Room, Morning Light Pub and Boutique, so is an integral area of the cruise ship.

Marquee Pool Bar

The pool bar provides plenty of choice of soft drinks, cocktails, wines and beers during warmer days on your cruise holiday. Situated on Deck 7, the Marquee Bar on board Braemar is the perfect way to settle down with a drink or a light lunch, or just to enjoy some cool shade for a while, on a hot, sunny day.

Coral Club

This sophisticated lounge, seating 170 guests, is the venue for intimate evening shows, great music for dancing to resident live bands, as well as occasional late night cabarets.

It offers alternative shows to those in the Neptune Lounge, which are also given in two performances. Afternoon tea is often served in the Coral Club, which is also the location for the ever-popular on board Bingo.