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I’ve received an email from Fred. Olsen about the recently-completed programme of refits to the whole of their fleet. All four of their ships – Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Balmoral – have undergone quite lengthy dry docks in Germany during which they received significant refurbishment. It sounds as if most, if not all, cabins […]

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Braemar cruise summary

Well, this was possibly our favourite cruise. What we especially enjoyed was that it was so sociable. And the ship also, although small, was very intimate and fun. Review: I posted a review of the cruise here. Pictures: I posted various pictures: first, Braemar herself; Bayeux; and then Honfleur. No pictures of Cherbourg; sorry! Braemar […]

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Braemar – Days 3 & 4

We’re back from Braemar. I was unable to post yesterday as my 30 minutes of internet time expired just before I was ready to do so, and I didn’t want to purchase any more time. Yesterday was a little disappointing – our scheduled call at St Peter Port was cancelled. The reason for cancelling was […]

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Braemar Day 2

Braemar continues to impress us. The ship itself feels very light and airy, but where necessary there are dark accents in the decor. And we continue to enjoy her intimate nature. It’s so easy to find someone again that you talked to the day before – on previous cruises it’s seemed that because there are […]

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On board "MS Braemar"

I’m writing this on board Braemar, Fred. Olsen’s small cruise liner. We’re on a four-night mini cruise from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Southampton, via Honfleur & Guernsey. Here are some initial reactions. Braemar is delightful. When we embarked it was hard at first to keep from chuckling; everything seemed perfectly formed but so small! Braemar is a […]

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Braemar

Do you like that picture? It’s of Braemar, the small Fred Olsen ship that we shall be on in just over a week’s time. The picture was taken by Bart de Boer and was originally published on his excellent cruise ship-related website “ShipParade” which I thoroughly enjoy visiting and recommend to others to do the […]

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