Braemar

Why cruise on this ship?

Launched in 1993, and refitted in November 2017, Braemar is a small destination ship with 7 decks able to cater to around 900 guests.

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Dining

Two restaurants, a café and a range of casual snack options are available onboard, as well as a choice of set dinner times or freedom dining in relaxed or formal surroundings. Special themed dinners are also available on certain nights.

Thistle Restaurant

Located on Main Deck 4 at the base of the ship's beautiful Atrium, the Thistle is Braemar’s largest restaurant. Tastefully decorated∘ in creamy-beige and mocha coloured furnishings, the Thistle assumes an air of timeless style and elegance.

Thanks to large picture windows, guests can take in spectacular views from their spacious table and comfortable chair while devouring delicious, five-course á la carte dinners in the evening, as well as hearty breakfasts every morning.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

Grampian Restaurant

Smaller and cosier than the Thistle Restaurant, the Grampian is popular with guests who prefer an even more intimate dining experience. The table sizes in the Grampian are perfect for enjoying Fred. Olsen's renowned delectable dining in the company of a loved one, or just a few of your new-found friends.

Located at the top of the Braemar's stunning Atrium on Marquee Deck, The Grampian is enhanced further by large windows providing breathtaking views to enjoy in the comfort of newly updated seating, as our friendly waiters cater to your every need.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic
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The Palms Café

Completely refurbished as part of Braemar's extensive refit in late 2017, the Palms Café has been improved with new, stylish upholstery, soft furnishings and seating to create an inviting space in which to enjoy a more relaxed, slightly less formal style of dining.

Although we've changed the look of the Palms Café, you can still expect to enjoy an array of tempting buffet dishes here - perfect if you would prefer to not dine at a set time, or are simply looking for a late night snack. And, of course, every dish available will be expertly prepared to Fred. Olsen's renowned high standards.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet
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The Grill

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest.

Open in warm weather, The Grill – located at the stern of the ship on Lido Deck – combines the relaxing sounds of the ocean with incredible views and fantastic food – a real feast for all the senses. Indulge at lunchtime, or perhaps treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening – a unique experience that’s not to be missed.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Bbq
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Room Service

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Room
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Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

On some days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Such civilised indulgence – and all for only £8.95 per person*.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Brunch

Entertaining

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.

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Card Room

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Braemar provides guests∘ with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

If you prefer, asides from playing cards, there are jigsaws and board games for you to have a go at too.

Features

  • Games Room

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.

Features

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Library

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lounge Deck, Braemar's well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books, to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates served at this quiet, comfortable space.

As well as losing themselves in a good book as the world drifts by, guests can stop-by the Library for a traditional board games such as chess and drafts, or have a go at large, challenging jigsaw puzzles available too.

Features

  • Library
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Morning Light Pub

With its welcoming, friendly atmosphere and charming traditional style, Braemar's Morning Light Pub assumes the feel of your very own local at sea. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends and fellow guests.

Perhaps enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.

Features

  • Bar
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Observatory Lounge

Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Braemar, the Observatory Lounge boasts the most spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit by the bar, or perhaps take a seat by the lounge's large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

The Observatory Lounge is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views.

Features

  • Lounge
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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.

Features

  • Shop
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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.

Features

  • Shop
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Neptune Lounge

The Neptune Lounge is the larger of Braemar's two main show theatres, although music and entertainment is on offer throughout the ship, and is the venue for a variety of shows, events and performances.

Thanks to extensive improvements made as part of Braemar's thorough refit in 2017, which included the fitting of brand new carpets, furnishings and extra seating, the Neptune Lounge is now an even more comfortable place to enjoy port talks, lectures and more throughout the day, and variety of glamourous entertainment, music, dance, comedy and costumes every evening.

Features

  • Lounge
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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.

Features

  • Lounge

Marquee Pool Bar

Situated on Marquee Deck, close to the ship's sun loungers, swimming pools and jacuzzis, the Marquee Bar is the perfect place to take a break from the sunshine to grab a refreshing drink or a light bite to eat, or simply enjoy some time in the cooling shade.

Featuring plenty of comfortable rattan furniture, the Marquee Bar is an ideal spot for meeting friends for an alfresco pre-dinner drink too, while in warmer climes it is also the venue for fantastic late-night deck parties.

Features

  • Bar

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. It is also the location for the ever-popular on board Bingo. In the evenings here you may wish to enjoy to sample a fine selection of premium gins from our gin menu.

Features

  • Lounge
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The Bookmark Cafe

Life on the ocean waves doesn’t mean having to sacrifice the regular ‘caffeine fix’ at your favourite coffee shop. The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more – along with quality tea blends.

Enjoy a quiet moment with a good book or share the experience with good conversation. You’re sure to be tempted by our heavenly fresh chocolates too. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are too good to miss

Features

  • Cafe
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Daytime Activities

Whilst on board Braemar you’ll be treated to guest speakers and performers, art and craft lessons, fun quizzes and much more, along with yoga, Pilates and other fitness activities to suit your needs and interests. Most daytime activities will be held either out on the Marquee Deck in the sea air, or at the large Neptune Lounge, sociable Coral Club or comfortable Morning Light Pub.

On sea days, it’s our pleasure to inspire you with the chance to learn new hobbies or skills. You could choose from photography talks, ballroom dancing lessons, singing and language classes, theatre workshops or even watercolour tutorials. Activities vary from cruise to cruise and are highlighted each day in your copy of the Daily Times.

Features

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Evening Entertainment

When the lights go down on board Braemar, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous acts with your favourite tipple or cocktail in the Neptune Lounge. After the main show, there's usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship's Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner.

As well as enjoying the evening show, you can join new-found friends in the welcoming Morning Light Pub to enjoy performances from talented solo acts over a sociable drink; dance the night away to tunes performed by your ship's resident band in the Coral Club; or even take a moonlight stroll out on the open decks. For a magical end to your evening, head to the Observatory to enjoy a late-night drink accompanied by the sounds of a twinkling grand piano.

Features

Enrichment

Fred. Olsen offers an interesting array of guest speakers to discuss various∘ subjects including upcoming destinations. These are available on the Vista themed cruises.

Arts and Crafts room

The Arts & Crafts Room on board your cruise ship is the perfect space to explore your ideas and designs with arts and crafts lecturers. So, for the creative amongst you, there will be plenty to keep you entertained throughout∘ your cruise holiday, and perhaps leave you with your own self-crafted souvenir to take home.

Features

  • Art Class
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Guest Speakers

Our range of fascinating lectures from leading experts are always popular on board. Previous subjects have included wine tasting, the sky at night, maritime history and piloting Concorde.

Equally, guests value an insight into the destination they’re heading to our knowledgeable port lecturers share all the information you’ll need for venturing ashore, so you can be confident of making the most of your time in each port of call.

On board Braemar, our comfortable and spacious Neptune Lounge and Coral Club are ideal venues, with plenty of seating available and friendly staff on hand to serve you with your favourite tipple as you enrich your cruise experience.

Features

  • Lectures

Health and fitness

A selection of health, fitness, beauty and relaxation areas are available onboard. From The Atlantis Spa & Salon to the state-of-the-art Fitness∘ Centre, where you can work up a sweat in one of the many fitness classes on offer.

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Atlantis Spa and Salon

Atlantis Spa and Salon offers a range of treatments and facilities including: facials, massages, waxing and body shaping treatments. The spa is open from 8am - 8pm daily.

Features

  • Spa
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Fitness Centre

A fully equipped fitness centre with sea views, fitness instructors and a range of equipment includes: treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, free weights. Take a yoga, aerobics, stretch and tone or pilates class while you cruise. Or make the most of the beautiful views and join the ‘walk a mile’, with a revitalising stroll, or more energetic walk round your cruise ship deck in the mornings.

Features

  • Gym

Golfing

For those keen golfers, take in sweeping sea views as you hone your perfect swing. Take some time to yourself in the practice golf nets.

Features

  • Golf

Swimming pools

All swimming pools onboard are heated. For those wishing to be more active, why not challenge the tides using the Swimex machines.

Features

  • Pool
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Whirlpools

Guests can find two whirlpools, situated on the Marquee deck.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Promenade

Feel a gentle morning sea breeze, take an afternoon meander, or a stroll by moonlight. Take a walk on the decks of the cruise ship and watch the ocean pass by. You can play shuffle board or deck quoits on the promenade, but don’t forget to look up- there could be beautiful scenery coming up on your horizon.

Features

  • Jogging or Walking Track

Kids and teens

During the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays only, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer organised and hosted children’s activities within the Little Skippers Club∘ subject to a minimum number of children booked on the cruise. The Little Skippers Club supervises children from ages 5-11, with Children’s Hosts arranging meet and greets with parents and children when they embark.

The Little Skippers Club offers a wide range of activities including games, contests, scavenger hunts, sports and fitness instruction, arts and crafts, pizza making and cooking sessions, pool and swimming sessions, discos, karaoke and kids bingo.

Accommodation

Five main types of cabin are available – Suites, Balcony, Outside, Inside and Single – each with 24-hour room service. All rooms include an interactive∘ TV, hair dryer, safe, wardrobe and drawer space.

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SS | Superior Suite

These suites are approximately 300 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7.

They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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BS | Balcony Suite

These suites are approximately 225 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6.

They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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DC | Deluxe Balcony Room

This room is approximately 225 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8.

It has a bedroom with balcony, bathroom with shower and/ or bath.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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BA | Superior Balcony Room

These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6.

They have a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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BC | Balcony Room

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6.

It has a bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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LA | Large Superior Ocean View

These rooms are approximately 175 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Bridge Deck 7.

They have a bedroom with a large picture window and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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A, B, C | Superior Ocean View

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Main Deck 4.

It has a bedroom with picture window.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note, rooms 6097 and 6095 have been equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

D, E, F | Ocean View

This room is approximately 130 - 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3 and Marina Deck 2.

It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

G, H, I | Interior Room

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7, Lido Deck 6, Main Deck 4 and Atlantic Deck 3.

It has a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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JB | Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 7.

These single suites have a bedroom with balcony, sitting area, bathroom with shower and/ or bath.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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J | Single Superior Balcony

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6.

It has a balcony and bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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K | Single Superior Ocean View

These rooms are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4 and Bridge Deck 7.

These rooms have a picture window and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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L | Single Ocean View

These rooms are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3 and Marina Deck 2.

These rooms have 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

M | Single Interior Room

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3 and Marina Deck 2.

It has a shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Marquee Deck 8

  • Observatory
  • Swimming pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Marquee Bar
  • Grampian Restaurant
  • Stairs to Upper Sun Deck & Golf Nets
  • Deluxe Balcony Rooms
  • Single Balcony Suites
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Bridge Deck 7

  • Fitness Centre
  • Atrium
  • Superior Suites
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Rooms
  • Balcony Rooms
  • Twin Inside Rooms
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • Superior Single Balcony Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
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Lido Deck 6

  • Palms Café
  • Atrium
  • The Grill
  • Tea & Coffee Station
  • Balcony Suites
  • Superior Balcony Rooms
  • Balcony Rooms
  • Large Superior Outside Twin Rooms
  • Superior Twin Outside Rooms
  • Twin Inside Rooms
  • Superior Single Balcony Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
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Lounge Deck 5

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Gaming Tables
  • Braemar Room
  • Library
  • Boutiques
  • Card Room
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Promenade
  • Shore Tours Desk
  • The Bookmark Cafe
  • Photo Gallery
  • Photo Shop
  • Port Shop
  • Cruise Sales Office
  • Guest Services
  • Atrium
  • The Coral Club
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Main Deck 4

  • Thistle Restaurant
  • Atrium
  • Superior Twin Outside Rooms
  • Twin Inside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
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Atlantic Deck 3

  • Atlantis Spa
  • Arts & Crafts Room
  • Twin Outside Rooms
  • Twin Inside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
  • Single Inside Rooms
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Marina Deck 2

  • Laundry Room
  • Medical Centre
  • Twin Outside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
  • Single Inside Rooms