Braemar stands out as the smallest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet, with just 485 cabins,and has an uncrowded, intimate feel. Her size advantage means she can cruise even closer to many of the destinations on her itineraries, and navigate some of the world’s most remarkable waterways, including Greece’s show-stopping Corinth Canal.
Thanks to her large picture windows, the ship’s interiors are bathed in natural light, while spacious open decks provide the perfect places to enjoy spectacular views and make Braemar perfect for our scenic cruising experiences.
A shorter ship than the rest of our fleet, and featuring a flatter hull shape, Braemar can take guests closer to the destination, and dock right in the hearts of some of the world’s greatest places. She can cruise narrower rivers and waterways that larger ships cannot too, while her signature cascading desks at the aft provide ample open space, and plenty of spots for quiet contemplation while taking in the world as it goes by.
|924 (standard occupancy)
|Bars & Lounges
|Swimming Pool | 2 Jacuzzis |
Spa | Hairdressers |
Fitness Centre |
Library | RIBs
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.
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 the friendly waiters cater to your every need.
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 they’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.
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.
Booking ahead is highly recommended at the speciality dining venues and this can be done using the pre-book button in your ‘My Cruises‘ account from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10 per person supplement for this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person. *Prices subject to change without notice.
Braemar’s top deck The Marquee Bar provides guests with an al fresco daytime dining option, offering a tempting menu of hearty breakfasts and delicious light lunches.
Situated on Marquee Deck, out in the open-air, the bar provides unspoilt views of spectacular scenery and cooling sea air to enjoy as you start your day; or perhaps while you take a break from sunbathing by the nearby pools.
Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.
During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The 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 £11.99 per person*. Prices subject to change without notice.
*Chargeable to your on board account.
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.
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.
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.
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 the 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 £18.55* per person, can be booked before you cruise. *Prices are subject to change without notice.
Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Braemar, The Observatory 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 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.
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 the gin menu.
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.
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.
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.
The shops on board Braemar offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you’re treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials.
Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you’ll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too.
When the lights go down on board Braemar, you’ll be treated 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 performances with your favourite tipple or cocktail in our grand 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 the talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner.
No matter where you choose to explore, their passion for showing you the world shines through. They encourage you to head off on a journey of discovery in every destination to really get the most out of every moment of your holiday.
Taking exploration to the next level are the on board RIBs. In operation on board all the vessels, these exciting crafts offer our guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy.
Exploration is so much more rewarding when you can experience it from a refreshing new angle, when you are taken away from the tourist trail to see something really special. Whether you’re breaking new ground by venturing even deeper into a stunning fjord, heading off on a scenic journey to an untouched beach, or sailing past an isolated spot of spectacular coastline only accessible by boat, you’ll have an unmissable chance to see things on or by the ocean that regular cruise line guests never see.
Throughout your time on board, the expert photographers will be on hand to capture some of the most magical and memorable experiences enjoyed during your cruise holiday.
At the Photo Gallery, the friendly team will be ready to help you view your photos and purchase your favourites – whether you choose to take home individual shots or a photo package.
You’ll find a range of cabins and suites on board Braemar, so you can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit you and find your perfect home-from-home. They’ve thought of everything to ensure your time on board with them is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible.
Stylish, spacious – at approximately 499 square feet in size – and bathed in natural light, Braemar’s Superior Suites provide guests with the utmost comfort in which to enjoy a relaxing stay on board. Each suite features all the amenities needed, as well as a few additional benefits too.
In addition to their spacious, airy interiors, which feature all the amenities – plus a few additional benefits – that guests need for a comfortable stay, Braemar’s Balcony Suites have a private balcony perfect for soaking up the sunshine and scenery on those restful sea days.
In addition to their spacious, airy interiors, which feature all the amenities – plus a few additional benefits – that guests need for a comfortable stay, Braemar’s Single Balcony Suites have a private balcony perfect for soaking up the sunshine and scenery on those restful sea days.
Featuring a private balcony in addition to their light, airy and spacious interiors, which have all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay on board, Braemar’s Deluxe Balcony Cabins provide guests with their own outdoor space from which to enjoy the sunshine and ocean scenery.
At approximately 248 square feet in size, Balcony Cabins on Braemar have all the inside space, and all the amenities, guests need to enjoy their time on board in comfort, with the additional benefit of a private balcony for enjoying the sunshine and ocean scenery outside.
Single Superior Balcony cabins on Braemar provide guests with all the inside space and amenities they need during their comfortable, restful stay on board. Plus, with the benefit of a private balcony, these cabins are perfect for guests who wish to enjoy the scenery and sunshine from their own outdoor space.
Benefitting from a higher position on the ship, on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6, and featuring a large picture window, Braemar’s Large Superior Ocean View cabins provide guests with a comfortable, spacious room bathed in natural light and scenic views to enjoy from their own private space.
With a picture window bathing the interiors in plenty of soothing natural light and offering scenic and ocean views, and featuring all the amenities guests need, Braemar’s A Grade Superior Ocean View cabins provide a welcoming, comfortable space in which to relax.
Braemar’s B Grade Superior Ocean View cabins, at approximately 140 square feet in size, provide guests with ample space to relax, as well as all the amenities they need during their stay. In addition, thanks to a picture window, the cabins benefit from plenty of natural light and offer wonderful scenic views.
Thanks to their picture window, which not only offers fantastic scenic views but also bathes their interiors with natural light, Braemar’s C Grade Superior Ocean View cabins have a light, airy and welcoming feel, whilst featuring all the amenities guests need during their stay.
Please note, cabins 6097 and 6095 have been equipped for use by disabled guests.
Thanks to their picture window, which not only offers fantastic scenic views but also bathes their interiors with natural light, Braemar’s K Grade Single Superior Ocean View cabins have a light, airy and welcoming feel, whilst featuring all the amenities guests need during their stay.
Please note: Cabin 4003 has a porthole window
In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Braemar’s D Grade Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.
In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Braemar’s L Grade Single Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.
In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Braemar’s E Grade Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.
In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Braemar’s F Grade Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.
Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship’s other decks and public areas, G Grade Interior cabins on Braemar are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.
Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship’s other decks and public areas, H Grade Interior cabins on Braemar are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.
Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship’s other decks and public areas, I Grade Interior cabins on Braemar are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.
Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship’s other decks and public areas, M Grade Single Interior cabins on Braemar are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.
Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship’s other decks and public areas, N Grade Single Interior cabins on Braemar are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.
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.
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
While there’s so much time to relax and indulge on board, there’s no need to stray too far away from a healthy lifestyle. At Braemar’s fully-equipped Fitness Centre you can choose to stick to your regular fitness routine; and even try your hand at number of complimentary classes including yoga, aerobics and Pilates, which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers.