Introducing Braemar

Elegant lines and comfortable, country house decor are the order of the day when you cruise on Braemar.

About Braemar

With plenty of bright spaces to relax indoors as well as lots of outdoor sun deck areas, you’ll instantly unwind when you step on board Braemar. On more energetic days, there are two pools, a fitness suite and golf nets to keep you busy – or perhaps you might prefer a leisurely stroll around the promenade deck.

There’s never a shortage of things to do on this ship – the great program of activities and entertainment offers everything from quizzes to craft workshops, and a great deal in between. Tuck in to a delicious meal in one of the the formal restaurants, either the Thistle or the Grampian. For breakfast you could choose everything from traditional full English to continental cuisine.

Lunch is buffet-style, but still manages to feel relaxing and refined due to the optional waiter service. In the evening, diners will enjoy five courses of classic cuisine served with a smile in welcoming surroundings. For a more casual experience, the Palm Cafe serves up a fabulous buffet spread for breakfast and lunch, whereas evening buffets often have an international twist.

Al fresco options include the Lido Bar and the Marquee for light lunches, or for an additional charge, The Grill offers a premium dining option. You’ll be spoilt for choice for great places to unwind as the sun goes down. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot for a sundowner, some toe-tapping tunes, or the glamour of showtime – it’s all here onboard Braemar.

See What's Inside

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.

Superior Suite

Superior 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 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

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

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

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

  • 225 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Superior Balcony Cabin

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

  • 190 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

Balcony Cabin

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

Outside Cabins

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

  • Large Superior Outside Twin: 175 square feet, sleeps 2
  • Superior Twin Outside: 140 square feet, sleeps 2-4
  • Twin Outside: 140 square feet, sleeps 2

Inside Cabins

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

  • 130 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Single Balcony Suite

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

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

  • 140 square feet
  • Sleeps 1

Superior Single Balcony Cabin

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

  • 140 square feet
  • Sleeps 1

Single Outside

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

  • 140 square feet
  • Sleeps 1

Single Inside

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

  • 130 square feet
  • Sleeps 1

Marquee Deck 8

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

Bridge Deck 7

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

Lido Deck 6

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

Lounge Deck 5

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

Main Deck 4

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

Atlantic Deck 3

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

Marina Deck 2

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

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

The Thistle Restaurant on board Braemar is surrounded by ocean views and offers a la carte dining.

Evenings assume an air of dignity, from the lavish affair that is the Gala Dinner to less formal evenings where menus are varied and mouth-watering. As the main restaurant on board, it is tastefully decorated in a medley of creamy-beige and mochas.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Grampian

This delightful restaurant, allows the light to flow through the large round windows on either side of Braemar.

The Grampian Restaurant offers more formal dining in an intimate setting to enhance your cruise holiday experience

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Classic

The Palms Café

The slightly less formal Palms Café is an excellent place to dine with a relaxed buffet style of service.

The Palms Cafe offers the perfect alternative for those times when you wish for a meal which is a little less formal, or for those guests who prefer not to stick to the set dinner times. Of course you will still be offered a fine choice of dishes, prepared to the same high standard you expect with Fred. Olsen.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Buffet

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

Card Room

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

Photo Gallery

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

Library

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

Morning Light Pub

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

Observatory Lounge

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

Boutique

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

Port Shop

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

Neptune Lounge

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

Braemer Room

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

Marquee Pool Bar

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

Coral Club

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Lectures

On selected cruises a range of Vistas speakers who can’t wait to share their passion with you, and make your cruise really memorable. From Lars Tharp the admired historian, lecturer and a long-running expert on the Antiques Roadshow; food and wine expert Jilly Goolden and gardener Charlie Dimmock.

Launched:
1993
Refitted:
2008
Tonnage:
24,344
Language:
en
Length:
196m (643ft)
Width:
23m (74ft)
Speed:
17 knots
Decks:
7
Crew:
371
Cabins:
485
Occupancy:
929
Currency:
GBP

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