Launched

2008

Tonnage

24,344

Length

537 mm

crew

371

Capacity

929

An excellent option for experienced travellers and first-time cruisers, Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Braemar offers a homely onboard experience with various contemporary attractions.

Braemar joined the Fred Olsen fleet in 2009 and is the line’s smallest ship. Offering capacity for no more than 929 guests, Braemar provides comfortable accommodations, fantastic dining options and outstanding service courtesy of Fred Olsen’s award-winning crew. Life onboard the ship is unhurried, with an atmosphere comparable to a members-only British country club.

In 2019, Braemar spent a period in drydock, during which many of the vessel’s public areas, cabins and suites were upgraded and enhanced. Elements of the ship retain a wonderful air of tradition; however, noted improvements to the ship’s Coral Club lounge and speciality dining venues give Braemar a contemporary twist sure to impress younger guests – it’s a ship that really does offer the best of both worlds.

If you love small-ship cruising and would prefer a cruise holiday that departs from a UK port, Braemar promises an unforgettable experience that will have you returning time and time again.

To find out more about Braemar cruises or to receive a quotation for an upcoming itinerary, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred sailing.

 

Braemar Accommodation: Cabins & Suites

Superior Suite Accommodation Braemar

Superior Suite Accommodation on Braemar.

Braemar offers a choice of five accommodation categories. Every cabin and suite benefits from standard amenities, including a private en-suite bathroom, a television, a writing/vanity desk and ample storage space.

The accommodation categories and their associated grades are as follows:

  • Interior: Interior Cabin
  • Porthole: Ocean View Cabin
  • Picture Window: Superior Ocean View, Large Superior Ocean View
  • Balcony: Balcony Cabin, Superior Balcony Cabin, Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Suites: Superior Suite, Balcony Suite

The accommodation on Braemar also caters excellently to solo travellers, with each a select number of cabins and suites reserved for those available for those cruising alone.

Braemar Dining: Restaurants

Thistle Dining Room Braemar

The Thistle Restaurant on Braemar.

Where dining is concerned, Braemar offers a choice of five restaurants and eateries. From sophisticated main dining rooms to laid-back buffets, the ship provides a range of mouthwatering options day and night.

Inclusive dining venues

Thistle Restaurant

Completely refurbished in 2017, the Thistle Restaurant is the largest dining venue on Braemar. Here, you can enjoy a fantastic continental buffet-style breakfast and a world-class evening meal consisting of five delicious courses. The restaurant’s panoramic windows and elegant furnishes guarantee add to the ambience, as does the excellent service from Fred Olsen’s staff.

Grampian Restaurant

A perfect alternative to the Thistle Restaurant, the Grampian offers similar menus albeit in a more intimate setting. It enjoys a privileged position on Braemar’s Marquee Deck and therefore provides fantastic views of the local landscapes and passing scenery.

Palms Cafe

Also subject to a major overhaul in 2017 was Braemar’s Palm Cafe. Offering a serene setting without the formality of the main dining rooms, Palms Cafe offers buffet dishes during mealtimes, with no reservation required.

The Marquee Bar

A firm favourite with Fred Oslen regulars, the Marquee Bar serves up snacks and light bites during breakfast and lunch, with open-air dining available should you wish to soak up the sunshine.

Speciality dining venues

The Grill

The Grill is Braemar’s only speciality dining venue. Taking inspiration from a variety of international favourites, the Grill provides a choice of starters and mains, including grilled fish, steaks, salads and a host of lovely desserts. This exclusive spot is primarily an open-air venue and only open between 6.30 pm and 9 pm. Reservations required.

24-hour room service

Should you wish to dine in your cabin or suite during your cruise, you’ll find the room service is exemplary. You can order up until 11 pm every day with menus available from many of Braemar’s restaurants.

Braemar Activities, Entertainment & Facilities

Neptune Lounge Braemar

Guests enjoying the Neptune Lounge on Braemar.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines are renowned for the facilities and entertainment programmes on their ships. On Braemar, there is plenty to enjoy during your cruise, from sports and fitness activities to bombastic evening shows and laidback cocktail lounges.

Daytime Activities & Entertainment

Braemar boasts a fantastic pool deck area, with ample seating and loungers, jacuzzis, and shaded areas should you wish to avoid sitting directly in the sun. Near the top of the ship, you’ll also find the promenade deck, which is ideal if you still want to get your steps in or work off a few calories before your next meal.

Health and fitness enthusiasts will love the fully-equipped fitness centre, which offers complimentary use of the latest gym equipment and access to classes led by a professional instructor. Of course, if you’d prefer to keep things a little more relaxed, Braemar’s Atlantis Spa provides an idyllic environment in which to indulge in a range of treatments, including massages and body wraps.

Braemar also has six different bars and lounges. The Morning Light Pub is ideal if you’re looking for a good old-fashioned British pub experience, while the Bookmark Cafe is extremely popular with guests looking to enjoy a spot of quiet time while immersing themselves in a good book or genial conversation with fellow guests. Other lounges on Braemar include the poolside Marquee Bar and the ultra-relaxing Observatory Lounge.

Evening Activities & Entertainment

Braemar offers a range of entertainment options perfectly suited to laid back evenings at sea. The ship’s main evening venue, the Neptune Lounge, hosts nightly musical performances and cabaret acts, while those who want to try their hand at Blackjack or Roulette should head to the gaming tables found on the Lounge Deck.

The Coral Lounge is Braemar’s alternate entertainment venue, offering both a dance floor and music from the ship’s resident band. The Observatory Lounge is open late into the evening and provides a serene setting in which to enjoy a nightcap before heading back to your cabin or suite for a restful sleep.

Other facilities on Braemar include:

  • Boutique Shop
  • Card Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Port Shop

To find out more, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.

Additional Information

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.

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.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite

Ocean View Higher

Ocean View Higher

Ocean View Lower

Ocean View Lower

Interior Higher Cabin

Interior Higher Cabin

Deluxe Balcony

Deluxe Balcony

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View Note – Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Interior

Single Interior

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

Large Superior Ocean View Room

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).

Interior Lower Cabin

Inside Lower Cabin

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

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.

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View Note – Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Interior Cabin

Interior Cabin

Single Interior

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on 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).

Superior Balcony Cabin

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.

Balcony Cabin

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.

Single Interior

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 3. It has a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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).

Single 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. Please note, room 4003 has a porthole. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Twin Interior

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

Twin Interior

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

Twin Interior

This room is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 7 and Lido Deck 6. 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).

Twin Ocean View

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

Twin Ocean View

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

Twin Ocean View

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

Superior Ocean View Cabin

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. 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.

Superior Twin 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).

Superior Twin Ocean View

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

Balcony 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. 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.

Superior Suite

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 rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Marquee Deck

Bridge Deck

Lido Deck

Lounge Deck

Main Deck

Atlantic Deck

Marina Deck