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. Show less

Capable of comfortably accomodating 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.


Accomodation Types

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.

SS | 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.

  • 300 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

BS | 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.

  • 225 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

DC | Deluxe Balcony Room

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. 

  • 225 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

BA | Superior Balcony Room

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.

  • 190 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

BC | Balcony Room

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

  • 140 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

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)

  • 175 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

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 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).

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

D, E, F | Ocean View

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

Rooms on Marina Deck 2 are slightly smaller, at 130 square feet in size.

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).

  • 130 - 140 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

G, H, I | Interior Room

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on decks 3, 4, 6 and 7.

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).

  • 130 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

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.

  • 190 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 1

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.

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 1

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).

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

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).

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 1

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).

  • 130 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 1


Deck Plans

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.

Marquee Deck 8

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

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

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

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

Main Deck 4

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

Atlantic Deck 3

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

Marina Deck 2

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


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

Experience complimentary · Cuisine classic

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.

Grampian Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine classic

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.

The Palms Café

Experience cover · Cuisine buffet

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.

The Grill

Experience cover · Cuisine bbq

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.

Room Service

Experience cover · Cuisine room

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.

Afternoon Tea

Experience cover · Cuisine brunch

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*.


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

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.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 


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.

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.


Health & Fitness

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.

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.

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.

Swimming pools

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

Whirlpools

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

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.


Kids & 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.

Little Skippers Club

Children's club for ages 5 -11


Useful Information

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.