Overview

Braemar has a great casual atmosphere onboard with plenty of space for sunbathing on the wide open decks and no shortage of daily activities and leisure facilities to help you relax. The restaurants offer a real mixture of British favourites as well as dishes from across the globe, whilst the comfortable lounges and bars host exciting shows, cabaret acts, live music and dancing.

Ship Fast Facts

Ship Size: Small Ship
Gross Tonnage: 24,344
Entered Service: August 2001 (Originally July 1993)
Refurbished: January 2008
Aimed at: Couples and single travellers
Length: 195.92m (639ft)
Beam (width): 22.5m (73ft)
Cabins: 485
Passengers: 929 maximum occupancy
Crew: 371

Entertainment

At the heart of Braemar is her stunning atrium, which spans five decks and has a glass wall along one side with fantastic views out to sea. Explore the onboard shops where you can buy jewellery, perfume, clothing and cosmetics at duty-free prices; enjoy some peace and quiet with a good novel in the library, or join in with quizzes and tournaments such as bridge, backgammon and chess in the card room. Enjoy live entertainment day and night in the Morning Light Pub, with its sociable atmosphere and traditional decor; take in the panoramic views from the Observatory Lounge with a pre-dinner drink, or dance the night away in the Neptune Lounge and the Coral Club, which host live music as well as shows, cabaret acts and comedians.

Health & Fitness

You'll have plenty of time to relax and unwind on your cruise and there's no better place to do this than in the Atlantis Spa. There are a whole host of indulgent treatments available including Indian head massage, body wraps, hot stone aromatherapy and reflexology. You can also make use of the adjacent beauty salon which offers a full range of hair treatments and styling plus manicures and pedicures. The onboard gym is fully-equipped with fitness machines including cross-trainers, treadmills and weights machines, and an exercise area for daily fitness classes such as yoga and pilates. Golf fans can practise their swing up on deck in the golf nets and there are also plenty of deck games to join in with including shuffleboard and quoits.

Trivia

Did you know that Braemar was originally smaller in size than she is now? During her 2008 refit, an extra section of just over 100 feet was inserted in the middle of the ship which allowed for extra cabins and suites to be added, as well as other dining and leisure facilities.

Children's Facilities

Braemar is a family-friendly ship and welcomes all children aged 6 months to 17 years of age. However, due to the size of the ship, organised children's activities are only held during Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays when the minimum number of children on the cruise is reached. The children's club is generally available for children aged 5 to 11 years, but this may increase if a greater number of children of a particular age group are sailing onboard. The club is fully supervised by trained staff and activities include treasure hunts, competitions, games, arts and crafts, parties, sports competitions and cooking classes.

Facilities

Dining

3 Restaurants
- International fine dining
- Buffet
- Casual cafe

Entertainment

7 Bars including
- The Lido Bar
- The Morning Light Pub
- The Lido Bar
Show Lounge
Gaming tables

Relaxation

Atlantis Spa
Beauty salon
2 Swimming pools
2 Whirlpools

Fitness

Gym
Fitness centre
Golf nets

Other

Library
Card room
Duty-free shops
Internet facilities

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Braemar Dining

Main Dining

Thistle Restaurant - Fixed Seating Dining

The Thistle Restaurant is the main restaurant on board Braemar and it opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner with waiter service. The restaurant operates open seating for breakfast between 7.15am and 10am and for lunch between 12pm and 2pm.

In the evening, there are two fixed times for dinner; 6pm for first sitting and 8.15pm for second sitting, and you have the same table each night of your cruise.

Grampian Restaurant - Fixed Seating Dining

The Grampian Restaurant offers a more intimate dining experience due to its smaller size, and as it's located high up at the rear of Marquee Deck, it also has fantastic sea views. The Grampian Restaurant has the same open seating for breakfast and lunch as the Thistle Restaurant, with fixed times for dinner in the evening at 6.15pm and 8.30pm. You will also have the same table in the restaurant for the duration of your cruise.

Signature Dining

The Observatory Lounge - Traditional Afternoon Tea

If you want to experience the ultimate British tradition then there is no better way to do this than with afternoon tea in the Observatory Lounge. Enjoy a selection of delicious freshly-prepared finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and the all-important scones, jam and cream, plus premium tea from Taylors of Harrogate. A cover charge of approx. £6.95 per person applies and you will need to book a place in advance as seating is limited.

Alternative Dining

The Palms Cafe - Self-service Buffet Restaurant

The Palms Cafe is Braemar's informal buffet restaurant so it's a really great place to eat when you want to enjoy a more casual meal. There aren't any fixed dining times or set table places so you can come and go as you please during the day and evening. The restaurant usually opens for breakfast from 7am until 9.30am, featuring a wide choice of hot and cold food including cereal, cooked breakfast such as omelette and English breakfast, fruit and pastries.

Lunch is served between midday and 2.30pm, once again offering hot and cold dishes including sandwiches, pasta and soup. The restaurant opens for dinner from 6pm until 9.30pm and there will often be a specific theme to the dishes such as American or Indian, plus various desserts and sweet treats. If you're still peckish after the evening entertainment then you can enjoy a selection of late night snacks and desserts in the Supper Club from around 11.30pm to 12.30am.

Braemar Cabins

Select a cabin onboard Braemar to view amenities. With a range of cabins, we hope to have something to suit your needs.


Single Inside Cabin
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  • M
  • N
  • SI
  • Single Inside Cabin Approx. 130 square feet


What's included

  • One single bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Inside Cabin
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  • G
  • H
  • I
  • IS
  • LIL
  • LIU
  • Inside Cabin Approx. 130 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Single Outside Cabin
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  • K
  • L
  • SO
  • Single Outside Cabin Approx. 140 square feet


What's included

  • One single bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Outside Cabin
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  • D
  • E
  • F
  • LOL
  • LOU
  • OS
  • Outside Cabin Approx. 130 - 140 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair
  • Porthole window

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Superior Outside Cabin
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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • SOS
  • Superior Outside Cabin Approx. 140 square feet


Obstructed Views

Please note that B and C grade cabins located on Lido Deck (Deck 6) will have obstructed or partially obstructed views due to lifeboats or safety equipment blocking the window.

What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair
  • Picture window

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Large Superior Outside Cabin
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  • LA
  • Large Superior Outside Cabin Approx. 175 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair
  • Large picture window

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Balcony Cabin
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  • BC
  • Balcony Cabin Approx. 140 square feet including balcony


Obstructed Views

Please note that cabins located on Lido Deck (Deck 6) will have partially obstructed views due to lifeboats or safety equipment blocking the view.

What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with table and chairs

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Superior Single Balcony Cabin (Obstructed View)
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  • J
  • Superior Single Balcony Cabin (Obstructed View) Approx. 140 square feet including balcony


Obstructed Views

Obstructed view cabins will have little or no view due to lifeboats or safety equipment blocking the window.

What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • One single bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Superior Balcony Cabin
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  • BA
  • Superior Balcony Cabin Approx. 190 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with table and chairs

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
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  • DC
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin Approx. 225 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Sitting area with fridge/minibar, table and chairs

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Single Balcony Suite
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  • JB
  • Single Balcony Suite Approx. 140 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • One single bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Sitting area fridge/minibar, table and chairs

Extras

  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fruit basket on arrival (topped up on request)
  • Fresh flower arrangement on arrival
  • Afternoon canapé service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Interactive TV
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Luxury towels
  • Daily newsletter with national and international news
  • Free pressing service for formal wear
  • Laundry service discount vouchers
  • Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary use of World Atlas and Country Guide
  • Complimentary shuttle coach vouchers
Balcony Suite
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  • BS
  • LBS
  • Balcony Suite Approx. 225 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with fridge/minibar, sofa, table and chairs

Extras

  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fruit basket on arrival (topped up on request)
  • Fresh flower arrangement on arrival
  • Afternoon canapé service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Interactive TV
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Luxury towels
  • Daily newsletter with national and international news
  • Free pressing service for formal wear
  • Laundry service discount vouchers
  • Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary use of World Atlas and Country Guide
  • Complimentary shuttle coach vouchers
Superior Suite With Balcony
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  • LSS
  • SS
  • Superior Suite With Balcony Approx. 300 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Sitting area with fridge/minibar, sofa, table and chairs

Extras

  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fruit basket on arrival (topped up on request)
  • Fresh flower arrangement on arrival
  • Afternoon canapé service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Interactive TV
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Luxury towels
  • Daily newsletter with national and international news
  • Free pressing service for formal wear
  • Laundry service discount vouchers
  • Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary use of World Atlas and Country Guide
  • Complimentary shuttle coach vouchers
Owners Suite
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  • OW
  • Owners Suite


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Sitting area with fridge/minibar, sofa, table and chairs

Extras

  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fruit basket on arrival (topped up on request)
  • Fresh flower arrangement on arrival
  • Afternoon canapé service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Interactive TV
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Luxury towels
  • Daily newsletter with national and international news
  • Free pressing service for formal wear
  • Laundry service discount vouchers
  • Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary use of World Atlas and Country Guide
  • Complimentary shuttle coach vouchers
Adapted Cabin - Anchor Fare
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  • GD
  • Adapted Cabin - Anchor Fare


Anchor Fare

This is a special reduced priced cabin and as such you will not receive any other current promotions. For example, it does not include any onboard credit, drinks packages, free car parking or any other benefit.

Please be aware the following conditions apply:
- Full payment required at time of booking.
- 100% Cancellation charges apply %u2013 no refunds permitted.
- Non-transferrable to any other cruise once booked.
- No cabin number and / or cabin grade provided at time of booking (cabin number will be advised on the cruise ticket).
- Oceans Cruise Club discounts (advance booking discount, onboard cabin account discount, shore tours discount) are not combinable with Anchor Fares. Oceans points will be earned however.
- Dining sitting will be allocated at our discretion and will be advised within the cruise ticket.

Accessible Cabins

Cabins have been equipped for use by guests with disabilities.

What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service
Twin Bedded Cabin - Any Cabin
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  • LLH
  • Twin Bedded Cabin - Any Cabin Approx. 130 square feet


Description - 1

This is a special reduced priced cabin and as such your cabin will be allocated by the cruise line. Please note it could be any cabin onboard the ship and may have an L shape bed or fixed twin bed configuration, alternatively could be an inside, outside (maybe obstructed view) or balcony cabin. This cabin could be situated anywhere onboard the ship.

What's included

  • Two twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with chair

Extras

  • Interactive TV
  • 24-hour room service

Braemar Decks

Select a deck plan to view:

Fred Olsen

Braemar
Atlantic

Cabin Key

Stateroom categories

M
Single Inside Cabin
L
Single Outside Cabin
I
Inside Cabin
E
Outside Cabin
D
Outside Cabin
IS
Inside Cabin
OS
Outside Cabin
LIL
Inside Cabin
LOL
Outside Cabin
LOU
Outside Cabin
SI
Single Inside Cabin
SO
Single Outside Cabin
LLH
Twin Bedded Cabin - Any Cabin

Room Types

:
4 berth room
3 berth room
Room with bathtub (Shower is usually also included over the bath)
+
Room with restricted view
Room with fully restricted view
Adapted for wheelchair users

Braemar Reviews


Miss L Cole 21/04/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Comfy beds, sufficient wardrobe space and hangers provided. No complaints!

Dining Rating : 5
Excellent food, and generally very good service.

Entertainment Rating : 4
Ship Rating : 4

Mrs M Gibbon 13/04/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
It is small but perfectly formed and has plenty storage space. We've generally booked balconies in the past but it is only in the last two cruises in these smaller cabins that we realise just how little we use the balcony. Plenty big enough for anything you want to do at a great price.

Dining Rating : 5
Food was fabulous. Fred. has no nonsense with the buffet restaurant, tables are set beautifully, they sit you down and you have no walking around looking for a cheap looking formica table which you don't want to share with anybody. Relaxed, totally enjoyable and to be recommended.

Entertainment Rating : 4
Don't really know, we don't do entertainment apart from the odd quiz - we cruise for the ship and the ports not the entertainment. Didn't hear anyone complaining though and the comedian/magician we heard was excellent.

Ship Rating : 5
Love her - the perfect size for us - the crew are phenomenal and the cruise was just perfect - helped by the wonderful weather - which at the beginning of April was a real bonus. The ship is spotlessly clean - not the most modern ship, but you either go big and modern or smaller and much more enjoyable - in our opinion anyway.


Mrs M Gibbon 13/04/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
Plenty of room


Mr S Emmett 30/08/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
very good clean and functional

Dining Rating : 5
food was fab top restaurant standard

Entertainment Rating : 4
great comedian, good magician and giid mezzo soprano, house band and groups very good

Ship Rating : 5
great little ship super friendly happy crew

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