Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Braemar

A timeless style flows throughout Braemar's interiors. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views, and the polished wooden fixtures, decadent fabrics and elegant décor assume the feel of a traditional country house hotel. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on.

Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a uncrowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff providing a fantastic level personal, attentive service and catering to your every need. On board, guests can enjoy an unforgettable cruise holiday in the comfort and ample space of recently refreshed rooms and suites, and updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, and fantastic daily entertainment from talented performers. What's more, as Braemar is the shortest of the four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet, it is perfect for cruising rivers and bringing you closer to the heart and highlights of towns and cities across Europe and beyond.

Accommodation

The stylish, comfortable cabins on board Braemar have been designed with our guests and their needs in mind. We've thought of everything to ensure your time on board with us is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible. Even our lowest-priced Interior Cabins are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

You could feel the sea breeze from your own private balcony; take in spectacular scenic views from the comfort of your Ocean View cabin; or perhaps enjoy a distinctly superior experience in a stylish suite. Whichever cabin you choose, you’re sure to find the perfect home-from-home on board Braemar.  

Ship Facts
Launched 1993
Refitted 2017
Language en
Gross Tonnage 24344
Cabins 485
Capacity 929
Crew 371
Currency GBP
Decks 7
Length 195.92
Speed 17
Wheelchair Cabins 4
Width 22.5

Cabins

  • SS | Superior Suite
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    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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

    Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

  • BS | Balcony Suite
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    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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

    Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

  • JB | Single Balcony Suite
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    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.

  • DC | Deluxe Balcony Room
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    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.

  • BA | Superior Balcony Room
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    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.

  • BC | Balcony Room
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    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.

  • LA | Large Superior Ocean View
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    These cabins 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • A, B, C | Superior Ocean View
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    This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 6 and Main Deck 4.

    It has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

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

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

  • D, E, F | Ocean View
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    This cabin is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3.

    It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower.

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

  • G, H, I | Interior Room
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    This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3.

    It has a bathroom with shower.

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

  • J | Single Superior Balcony
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    This cabin 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

    Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

  • K | Single Superior Ocean View
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    These cabins are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4 and Bridge Deck 7.

    These cabins have a picture window and a bathroom with shower. Please note, room 4003 has a porthole.

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

  • L | Single Ocean View
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    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).

  • M | Single Interior Room
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    This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3.

    It has a shower.

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

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Dining

Braemar features five elegant and intimate dining venues, each serving tempting indulgences perfectly prepared by our expert chefs. Whether you’re feeling peckish or are simply making the most of your time on board to indulge, you’ll always find something heavenly to tantalise your tastebuds.

A hearty breakfast cooked just how you like it is the perfect start to each day; while the delicious buffets on offer in the fully refurbished Palms Café are ideal for a quick lunch or a late-night snack. In the main Thistle and Grampian restaurants, enjoy formal five-course á la carte dinners every evening; or perhaps book at table at The Grill for an unforgettable dining experience. 

Thistle Restaurant (complimentary)

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.

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Grampian Restaurant (complimentary)

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.

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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.

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The Grill

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for 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.

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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.

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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 £9.95 per person*.

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Entertainment

There's always something to keep you entertained on board Braemar. The ship's comfortable lounges and public areas are the venues for a wide range of activites and entertainment, from interesting and insightful talks and lectures, brain-teasing quizzies and enriching classes to enjoy throughout the day, to live shows performed by a resident team of talented singers, dancers, musicians and comedians every evening.

At the Neptune Lounge and the intimately-sized Coral Club, you're in for a variety of fantastic entertainment, no matter when you choose to stop-by; while at the Morning Light Pub you'll always find a place to simply sit, relax and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drink in the company of fellow guests and new-found friends. Braemar's spacious open decks are perfect for whiling away some time on board too, especially on sea days. The Marquee Deck features pools, jacuzzis and plenty of seating and sunloungers, and is also the venue for unforgettable sail-away parties; while the Lounge Deck's promenade is ideal sunshine and moonlight strolls. 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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 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. Alternatively, the friendly Barista will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the beverage of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore.

The popular Bookmark Bestseller, which includes seven quality beverages and a bag of luxurious truffles for £15.95 per person, can be booked before you cruise.

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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. 

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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. 

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Health and Fitness

While Braemar is smaller than many of today's megaships, there are still many places to relax, unwind and forget about the stress and strain of life back home as you explore the world in comfort and timeless style. Perhaps soak up the sunshine and ever-changing scenery from the sunloungers, pools and jacuzzis on Marquee Deck; feel the sea breeze on a leisurely walk around the ship's open promenade; indulge yourself at the Atlantis Spa; or work-off some excess energy at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre. How you make the most of your time on board Braemar is entirely up to you.

Atlantis Spa and Salon (Spa)

Refresh the mind and revive the body at Braemar's haven of relaxation. The soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa is where you can really treat yourself.

Situated on Atlantic Deck and open daily between 8am & 8pm, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing. Perhaps try out a new style for your holiday; get set for a formal evening or special occasion; or simply unwind after a busy day of exploring ashore. 

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Fitness Centre (Gym)

Enjoy wanders along the open promenade under moonlight or as the sun slowly rises on the horizon; unwind in the sauna and steam room; let the bubbling jacuzzis soothe you; and take a refreshing dip in the heated pool, all without having to endure queues for the ship's facilities and ever feeling overcrowded. You can treat yourself to hours of unspoilt relaxation, ensuring your holiday is as restful, energising and invigorating as it should be.

While there's so much time to relax and indulge on board, there's no need to stray too far away from your usual healthy lifestyle. At Braemar's fully-equipped Fitness Centre you can stick to your regular fitness routine; and even try your hand at number of classes including yoga, aerobics and Pilates, so there's reason to feel guilty about having that extra course at dinner.

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Golfing (Golf)

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.

Swimming pools (Pool)

Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in Braemar’s large, heated saltwater pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck, both pools have bubbling Jacuzzis close by, perfect for whiling away some time on sea days, or unwinding after an exciting exploration ashore.

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Whirlpools (Whirlpool/Jacuzzi)

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

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Promenade (Jogging or Walking Track)

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.

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