JOIN SOLENT EVENTS FOR SOME WINTER SUN IN 2022!
Unfortunately our Winter Sun’21 Caribbean Cruise in January has been hit by the world pandemic and like other cruise lines, Fred Olsen has found themselves having to follow the current FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) guidelines.
They have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel all Winter 2021 Caribbean Cruises with immediate effect.
Obviously we are all deeply disappointed, but at the same time, we are very understanding of the situation.
BUT we definitely do not want to miss out on seeing this beautiful destination in all its glory, so Solent Events has also made a decision …. we have rescheduled our 2021 Caribbean cruise to a very similar one in the winter of 2022, visiting 11 spectacular islands on the ‘CARIBBEAN ISLANDS & TRINIDAD CARNIVAL CRUISE’ (M2204), which also includes one of our favourite previous ‘On Tour’ islands – Cuba!
Rest assured we will organise absolutely EVERYTHING for you from start to finish! There’s no hassle. There’s no worrying – AND we personally escort you all the way!
We will fly from London Gatwick to Havana, Cuba and after cruising 10 more islands, return to the UK from Bridgetown, Barbados. Although we have to wait another year, which will just fly by, the winter of 2022 doesn’t look so bad now – does it?!
So, if you’re interested in getting away from at least one of our long, damp UK winters, on a small, friendly ship (max 950 pax), please contact us as soon as possible. We envisage a high demand after the current pandemic and of course prices will go up, as demand increases! BE SURE TO TAKE NOTE OF OUR SPECIAL AUGUST 2020 OFFER!
Iconic Caribbean with Trinidad Carnival
Departs: Havana, Cuba • Thu 17 Feb 2022 • 14 nights • MS Braemar
An immersive discovery of 11 iconic islands with their cultural highlights; this is the Caribbean at its very BEST! Authentic flavours of traditional food and drink, the sights and sounds of famous local dance, music and carnival and much more, provide an unforgettable taste one of the world’s most captivating regions.
Before setting sail, time in bustling Havana provides the perfect opportunity to soak up the rich culture of this fabled Cuban city; feel the vibrant atmosphere and remarkable history of the UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja or see the city via classic American car, or simply enjoy delicious rum cocktails with the locals.
Then it’s on to Jamaica, to delve deep into the fascinating history of reggae and pirates. Enjoy a less-crowded exploration of Port Royal, where Braemar will be the ONLY ship in port. Learn all about the village’s swashbuckling past or tour to Kingston – the former home of Bob Marley – for laid-back vibes, music and spicy jerk chicken.
If you would like to know more about this cruise or the ship, please do ask, as your personal escort, Lin, experienced a similar 14-day Caribbean Cruise on MS Braemar in January 2020
All prices INCLUDE transport to and from Gatwick Airport (TBC); Travel Treats; Solent Events Drinks Party; PLUS
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service (TBC) 24hr tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Excellent lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • at least 2 formal nights, which are not compulsory ‘black tie’!
NB. For travel into Cuba, all British passport holders on this cruise are required to be in possession of a Cuban Tourist Card. For your convenience, you will be issued with a Tourist Card prior to travel. The Tourist Card charge of £20 pp is included in the price of your cruise holiday. At the time of writing, no other visas are required for this cruise.
Top left: Twin Oceanview Picture Window Top right: Double Oceanview Picture Window
Far top left: Twin Oceanview Portholes Far Top right: Double Balcony
Far bottom right: Superior Suite Far bottom right: Single Balcony
For your peace of mind and financial protection, our cruise will be arranged with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.
ICONIC CARIBBEAN with the TRINIDAD CARNIVAL
Cruise durations and departure dates are based on cruise only. Fly-cruise durations and dates may change depending on flight timings, which will be confirmed closer to departure.
|Thu 17 Feb||Havana, Cuba|
|Fri 18 Feb||Late Night||Havana, Cuba|
|Mon 21 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||Port Royal, Jamaica|
|Thu 24 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||Philipsburg, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles|
|Fri 25 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda|
|Sat 26 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||Basseterre, St Kitts|
|Sun 27 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||Castries, St. Lucia|
|Mon 28 Feb||Early AM||Late PM||St George’s, Grenada|
|Tue 01 Mar||Early AM||Late Night||Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Wed 02 Mar||Early PM||Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Thu 03 Mar||Bridgetown, Barbados|
EARLYBIRD OFFER: £75pp On-Board spend & FREE gratuities for all cabins booked before 31 AUGUST 2020
Solent Events have an allocated variety of superbly located cabins!
Prices include £20pp Cuban Tourist Card
Non-refundable deposit per person as stated below.
H Grade Twin – Main Deck 4 – mid-ship – 4066, 4062
Interior Twin £2,769pp
F Grade Twin – Marina Deck 2 – mid-ship – 2095, 2087
Oceanview with Portholes £2,869pp
B Grade Twin – Main Deck 4 – mid-ship – 4072, 4070
Superior Oceanview with Picture Window £3,409pp
BC Grade Balcony Twin – Bridge Deck 7 – aft/mid-ship – 7053
N Grade Single – Marina Deck 2 – fore – 2021 Interior Cabin £3,769
L Grade Single – Marina Deck 2 – mid-ship – 2057, 2053
Single Oceanview with Portholes £4,469
J Grade Balcony Single (up to 33% restricted view) – 7058
Twin/Double for single occupancy – on request
NB. If you have a preference for a certain grade or type of cabin, other than the above Solent Events allocation, please get in touch as soon as possible regarding availability.
All fares are capacity controlled and can be subject to change – depending on availability at the time of booking.
The customer friendly DRINKS PACKAGE on the Braemar, at £19pp per day (our 14-day cruise = £266pp), is great value and should be considered if you prefer to drink:
i) more than one glass of wine/alcoholic drink with your lunch & dinner
PLUS ii) a glass or two of Cava, cocktails, beer, cider or soft drinks whilst relaxing between meal times or pre-dinner
PLUS iii) sitting by the pool, one of several lounges & bars, or after dinner in the theatre
It also gives you peace of mind about not receiving a large bar bill at the end of your 2-week cruise!
There is a convenient waiter-service in each venue, plus you may also order at the bar.
The package must be booked and paid for up to 2 weeks before departure. If booked when on board, the price rises to £29pp per day – (£406pp)!
The Drinks Package consists of the following, unlimited:
BEERS, LAGERS & CIDER (incl non-alcoholic Carlsberg)
HOUSE WINES by the glass
White: Sauvignon Blanc; Chenin Blanc; Chardonay/Semillon; Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc
Red: Merlot; Pinotage; Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot; Eisberg Cabernet Sauvignon
Rosé: Cinsault-Rosé; Cabernet Sauvignon-Rosé
COCKTAIL of the DAY
HOUSE SPIRITS (25ml)
Vodka; Whisky; Gin; white Rum; Brandy; Irish Cream
MINERALS (incl diet)
Pepsi; Lemonade; Tonic Water Ginger Ale
JUICES (by the glass)
Orange; Apple; Pineapple; Cranberry; Tomato
WATER – still & carbonated
PLUS @ 50% discount:
Cocktails, Premium & Branded Spirits from the normal drinks menu
PLUS – from cabin/room service:
Orange/grapefruit juice; Milk; Teas/coffee & decaf
All other drinks from the Room Service Menu are chargeable to your account
Items not included:
Champagne; Prosecco Special Selection Red & White wines, Sparkling & Dessert wines; Drinks from cabin mini-bar; via duty free or cabin shopping; room service; coffee/teas in bars & Bookmark Café; drinks taken ashore.
Coffee and Tea are available 24 hours a day in the Palm Café
Soft drinks (eg: orange juice; cranberry; water etc) available during restaurant open times
Cabin tray with kettle, tea & coffee, daily fresh carafe of water, water glasses, mugs, spoons.
FOR YOUR INTEREST & COMPARISON – Bar Menu prices 2020
Spirits £3.05-£4.60; Glass wine £4.35-£4.60; Bottle wine £16.30 to £24.50+; Champagnes – Moet Chandon £23.45/£43; Lanson Black £23.45/£41.15 (Glass £10.25); Lanson White £42.15; Prosecco DOC Spumante £19; Champagne Cocktails £6.55 to £8.40; Cocktails/Martinis £5.05; Non-alcoholic cocktails £3; Soft drinks – cans & bottles: £1 to £2.65; Water £1.50 to £2.40
The small print!
DRINKS PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Minimum age: 18 to consume alcoholic drinks
The all-inclusive Drinks Package is for the sole use of those on the package and the all-inclusive cabin card must be presented each time a drink is required – without exception (it’s the same system if you ‘purchase’ a drink on your account without a package!).
Drinks within package are only available during bar/restaurant opening hours.
Only one drink per card may be ordered and this must be consumed before further drinks are requested (for obvious reasons!)
Draught products are only available in selected bars and not in the restaurants or cafés as not all the facilities have ‘pumps’.
Canned beers and ciders will be served opened for consumption.
Fred.Olsen reserves the right to refuse service to any guest deemed intoxicated and in breach of safety regulations to themselves or others.
Any infringements to the above Terms & Conditions may result in the package being withdrawn.