‘Using Havana, Cuba, as our new turnaround base allows us to really showcase the Caribbean in all its glory’, says Clare Ward, director of product and customer service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. ‘It also means we can offer extended stays into Havana so that our guests have plenty of time to enjoy this vibrant city, with late-night departures or overnight stays where possible.’
She added, ‘Havana has always delivered high guest satisfaction ratings on our sailings, so it is great to be able to offer more opportunities for them to explore this wonderful port.’
Braemar is currently in lay-up at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Scotland; the company recently announced the purchase of two Holland America Line vessels.
The company’s relaunched itineraries will see Braemar visit the eastern Caribbean, with destinations such as St Kitts, St Maarten, St Lucia and Rhum Runner in Grenada; to the west, the ship will traverse Cozumel and Belize.
Fred. Olsen’s virtual cruise will travel Basse-Terre in St Kitts, Port Royal in Jamaica and Havana this week.