The Fred Olsen Braemar is a contradiction on the water. With a five deck atrium and gently stepping decks at the stern, there is a comfortable mix of space that you might expect on a larger ship combined with the intimacy that Fred Olsen is known for. Hosting 929 guests, the Braemar is the perfect home away from home for holidaymakers leaving from UK ports.
With a careful eye for detail, Fred Olsen cruise lines are known for excellent customer services and a gamut of facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Braemar is no exception, with a fitness centre, café and restaurant, a state-of-of-the-art internet centre that allows you to keep in touch with the outside world while you are at sea and a fully manned reception area for any issues or comments you may have during your trip.
Alongside these facilities there is a host of different entertainment options that are open to all passengers. Included in this is the Braemar Room, an elegant meeting place with novels for passing the time and a string trio for classical contemplation.
Beside this is the library – for those who want to take a break from relaxation – the card room – for a game of bridge or even an enthusiastic round or two of Snap! – and the Morning Light Pub and Boutique are all good options. The Morning Light Pub is a traditionally styled place that could be your own local – albeit a floating version.
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Bars and Restaurants
From the Neptune Lounge to the Coral Club, there are a myriad of places to chill out and enjoy the ocean views on board the Braemar. The Coral Club is a 170 seated lounge which is ideal for evening shows, including live bands and the occasional cabaret show. Afternoon tea can also be had here for a sophisticated treat, while on board bingo is always a popular event.
The Lido Bar allows guests to enjoy an al fresco meal in the sunshine – lunch or dinner – weather permitting! Otherwise, a pre or post dinner drink or a sailaway party will put the life back into your day. Alongside the Lido, the Marquee Pool Bar offers cocktails and other soft and alcoholic drinks for poolside loungers.
Finally, the Observatory Lounge, set at the stern of the ship, offers a fantastic panoramic view across the waves. Binoculars spotted around the bar allow guests to get a closer look at the surrounding scenery, while a grand piano sets the scene with a musical background.
The Braemar cruise ship has two full restaurants as well as a café offering a more relaxed style of eating. The Thistle Restaurant, as the main restaurant on board the ship, has both an a la carte dining option as well as a Gala Dinner.
The Grampian Restaurant has a slightly more formal air to it, with an intimate and elegant setting for special occasions. The Palms Café is a good deal less formal, offering buffet-style meals at all times throughout the day – ideal for those who don’t stick to set times.
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