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3rd November 2017 for 7 nights
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Anchor fares - These are particularly good value, so guests can be confident that they are getting a great deal compared to offers from other cruise lines available at the time. As you would expect, these very special prices also come with a number of restrictions. T&C's apply.

Stateroom
Price From
Inside
£599pp
  • £599pp
Outside
£749pp
  • £749pp
Balcony
£1,349pp
  • £1,349pp
Suite
£1,999pp
  • £1,999pp

For maximum flexibility, guests will find our Freedom Fares are designed with this in mind. They offer the best in choice, benefits and flexibility, including being able to choose your cabin number, so that guests can enjoy their time on board from their favourite spot on the ship.

Stateroom
Price From
Inside
£799pp
  • £799pp
Outside
£949pp
  • £949pp
Balcony
£1,349pp
  • £1,349pp
Suite
£1,999pp
  • £1,999pp

Staterooms

This suite is approximately 300 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7.

This suite has a seating area and a balcony.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, fridge, safe and a hairdryer.

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. 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.

SS - Superior 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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, fridge, safe and a hairdryer.

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. 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.

BS - Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 140 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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, mini bar/fridge, safe and a hairdryer.

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. 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.

JB - Single Balcony Suite

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, fridge, safe and a hairdryer.

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

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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.

J - Superior Single 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 bedroom with balcony and bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

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

It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

A - Superior Twin Outside

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

B - Superior Twin Outside

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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.

C - Twin Outside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Braemar in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms.

These rooms are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4, Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6.

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

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

K - Single Outside

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

It has two portholes and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

D - Twin Outside

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

It has two portholes and bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

E - Twin Outside

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

This has 2 portholes and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

F - Twin Outside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Braemar in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms.

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.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

L - Single Outside

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

 G - Twin Inside

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

H - Twin Inside

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

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

I - Twin Inside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Braemar in one of the ship’s Single Interior Rooms.

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

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

M - Single Inside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Braemar in one of the ship’s Single Interior Rooms.

These rooms can be found on Marina Deck 2, and is approximately 130 square feet.

They have a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

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

N - Single Inside

Cruise Itinerary

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Braemar.

Enjoy relaxing journeys along wonderful waterways in Belgium and the Netherlands, and experience an in-depth exploration of some of Europe’s finest cities on this engrossing 7-night cultural cruise aboard Braemar.

Look out for the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe Nature Reserve – which is a haven for a variety of birds – as you sail the fascinating Western Scheldt River to Antwerp. Picturesque parks and gardens; quaint cobbled streets lined with fine architecture; world-famous diamond and chocolate shops; and the medieval Cathedral of our Lady – these are just a selection of highlights to discover during your overnight stay here. Alternatively join a tour to admire the sights of beautiful Brussels, including the unusual Atomium and Grand Place. Next you’ll head into Ghent via the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. In this charming city you can visit some of Belgium’s most interesting museums; and marvel at grand gothic structures such as St. Bavo’s Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts. Don’t miss the imposing, UNESCO-listed Belfry, which at 91 metres-high is Belgium’s tallest.

Sailing north to the Netherlands, you’ll enjoy views of the iconic Erasmusbrug Bridge and Rotterdam’s soaring skyline as you glide into port via the Nieuwe Mass. Once ashore in the Netherlands’ stylish second city, discover a plethora of fantastic museums and take in the unique architectural delights; from the innovative 1970’s Cube Houses to the magnificently modern Markthal. The UNESCO-listed Windmills of Kinderdijk are just a short distance Rotterdam and it is well-worth making the journey to see these Dutch icons. Finally Braemar will call into Amsterdam after an early morning cruise along the picturesque Nordzeekanaal. A full-day in the vibrant Dutch capital allows you plenty of time to explore at your leisure and discover must-visit attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frankhuis. For a unique view of the city, join a canal cruise and let your guide show you the sights as you simply sit back and relax.

Highlights of this cruise:

Antwerp
With over 80% of the world’s rough diamonds passing through the city’s famous diamond district at some point, Antwerp is renowned for it’s charm and sparkle. However, there’s a lot more to this fine city than precious stones – it’s home to plenty of other gems to discover and enjoy too.

Ghent, Belgium
Ghent is often described as Europe’s best kept secret. Quiet, yet vibrant; historic, yet contemporary, this beautiful Belgian city is brimming with culture and packed with sights and attractions.

Rotterdam
Experience the modern architecture synonymous with this innovative city.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam – Netherlands’s historic capital – is packed with beautiful sights and unique cultural delights.

Ship Information

Details
Deck Plans
Ship Facilities
Dining
Kids
Launched
Tonnage
24,344
Length
195.92 metres
Occupancy
929

Braemar’s large windows illuminate the ship’s interiors with natural light and provide spectacular views; while polished wooden fixtures, shining brass fittings, decadent fabrics and carefully designed decor assume the feel of a traditional country house hotel. Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 guests, Braemar has a unique, intimate feel with friendly staff offering a fantastic level of personal service. Catering to your every want and need, they will learn your name and your favourite tipple, how you prefer your steak and perfectly prepare your breakfast every morning.

Perfectly built for warm weather cruising, Braemar’s cascading stern and large deck area provides ample space within which to relax and enjoy the sunshine. And owing to her shallow draft, Braemar is able to sail down shallow and meandering rivers and waterways and get closer to the hearts of cities that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach.

On board Braemar you’ll find a superb selection of restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and fantastic entertainment. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the Palms Café and a expertly prepared, five-course a la carte dinner at the Thistle and Grampian Restaurants; refresh at the Marquee poolside bar in the sunshine; or perhaps enjoy cosy drink in the familiar surroundings of Morning Light Pub. Traditional afternoon tea in the Observatory Lounge is not-to-be-missed, and be sure to take in a show in the Neptune Lounge.

One of the focal points on Braemar is a beautifully painted, five-deck high Atrium which leads to the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, Palms Café, Coral Club and the Thistle Restaurant; while the cascading decks at the stern enhance the ship’s elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you’re on.

Marina
Marina
Atlantic
Atlantic
Main
Main
Lounge
Lounge
Lido
Lido
Bridge
Bridge
Marquee
Marquee
The Observatory
2 Jacuzzis
Swimming Pool
Boutiques/Shops
Casino
Fitness Centre/Gym
Sauna
Thistle Restaurant
Palms Café
Coral Club
Future Cruise Sales
Neptune Lounge
Library
Shore Tours Office
Medical Centre
Arts Crafts Room
Card Room
Launderette
Marquee Pool Bar
Morning Light Pub
Grampian Restaurant
Golf Nets
Pool Bar
Atlantis Spa
Dining to suit every taste...

Enjoy a taste of our superb food, made the way you like it, at every meal you take on board one of our cruise ships.

One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs lovingly produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.

Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by our Norwegian heritage; so even if you’re watching your diet, you’re in for a treat!

The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.

The Maitre d’ on board allocates your dining table arrangements. You can request first sitting (6.30pm) or second sitting (8.30pm) at time of booking. When you arrive on board you will find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin, which will advise you of your table number and dining time. This will be your allocated table for the duration of the cruise.

The main restaurants are:

Black Watch Glentanar Restaurant

Boudicca Four Seasons and Tintagel Restaurants

Braemar Thistle and Grampian Restaurants

Balmoral Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey Restaurants.
Ballindalloch is the main restaurant on Deck 6, whilst the Avon and Spey are more
intimate restaurants on Deck 10. Menu and service are identical.

Mealtimes are as flexible as possible – after all you are on holiday. Breakfast is normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am and lunch between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral, and weather permitting, in the Poolside Cafe and Marquee Pool Bar on Black Watch.

‘Open Sitting’ evening dining is offered as an informal option in the Garden Cafe on Black Watch, The Secret Garden on Boudicca, and in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral. These informal restaurants operate on a self service basis, but a bar service is available.

Dress Code
Generally speaking, the style is informal, with gentlemen wearing jacket and tie (lounge suit or sports jacket is fine) and ladies smartly dressed. On ‘Formal’ evenings, gentlemen will prefer to wear ‘black tie’ with ladies elegantly dressed in cocktail or evening dress. As a guideline there are usually four formal nights on a two-week cruise. Details will be supplied with your travel documents.

Kids Programs

Do You Cater for Children ?

On peak holiday cruises, we will arrange a variety of family orientated childrens activities. These activities will include arts and crafts, disco’s, treasure hunts and similar events, which will be advertised in the Daily Times on board. Separate family pool times will also be advertised.

Whereas these activities will be run by our team of hosts and hostesses, they will not be supervised and will require the parent/guardian to be in attendance at all times. These activities are designed to promote family fun, and whilst the target age is 5-11 years, all family members are welcome.

Babysitting
Unfortunately no baby-sitting services are available on any of the Fred Olsen Cruise Line ships.

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