Booked our 3rd cruise on the Braemar last November for departure 20th July 2012 Dover.
Just had a letter 20th Feb, cancelling cruise due to the Olympics ! (didn't know they had an event for cruise ships!)
By way of compensation have been offered £250 on board spend on the Black Watch (we had £150 on the Braemar) - and a upgraded cabin!
We booked a suite on the Braemar & have been offered a Balcony Cabin on the BW - some upgrade !
'Management' is now taking matter up with FO Cruise director (poor guy).
So not sure how we will get on as unable to rearrange dates due to other commitments (small things like work!).
F O have always been very good with us (even when the Braemar pool emptied itself into our cabin!), but this just seems a very shabby way of treating customers.
Presume they can get more revenue with less costs using it as a floating Hotel.
Any one else having probs with F.O over this?
We do not like the bigger vessels and prefer to sail from UK ports if possible - any recomendations ??
(Looked at Seaborn - v good but need to fly)