Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 4th, 2008, 08:13 AM
thebuss thebuss is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ESSEX
Posts: 9
Default The Braemar

Q: My family and i went on the Balmoral in July on the Iberian cruise and we had a great time. Next year we are thinking about cruising on the Braemar to the canaries in July as well. Could anyone help in comparing the ships, i also thought the Balmoral held the sea well and we had a fairly smooth cruise. Would the Braemar, being a lot smaller be ok. We travelled on the Black Prince many years ago in July and that was like being in a rocking chair. 2 answers
51 views Submitted by:Gary, Chelmsford on 2nd Sep 2008
Reply With Quote

Old September 4th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Parsman Parsman is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kent
Posts: 751
Default The Braemar

As a regular on FOCL I would stick with the "Balmoral" as it is much more stable. The exception would be in the Caribbean which is by far the best cruising area for the "Braemar". Also, I found the the passenger space ratio on the "Braemar" a little low but that was before she was stretched.
Reply With Quote

Old September 4th, 2008, 08:07 PM
slhw slhw is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 336
Default Braemar uin the Caribbean

We are on Braemar in January but, after we booked, heard some very mediocre reviews of her. Perhaps you would be good enough to give me your views. Would be very interested in knowing about the food, entertainment, age group aboard and anything else you could possibly tell me. After the reviews we have read, we have considered cancelling but don't know what to do right at this moment. The sort of standards we would hope for would be good food with good standard of service, good, fun entertainment (rather more up to date than Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra - slight dig at Cunard!) and plenty of dressing up in the evenings especially on formal nights.


Reply With Quote



Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 AM.

© 1995 - 2016, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.