SOLENT EVENTS HAS THE OPPORTUNITY OF SOME WINTER SUN IN 2023!
Fly from London Gatwick to Havana, Cuba for a wonderful cruise around the CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ISLANDS. The winter of 2023 doesn’t look too bad now does it?!
If you are interested in getting away from a long, damp UK winter for a change, this fantastic cruise on a SMALL ship (max 950 pax), please contact us as soon as possible. Although newly launched on 10 March 2021, we have already sold 6 cabins for this fantastic brand new cruise for 2023!
If you would rather not fly, then we will have the perfect ones for you, sailing from just down the road at Southampton – CAPE VERDE ISLANDS, MADEIRA & CANARIES (19 Jan 22 – 19-nts) and SCENIC SCOTLAND (8-nts) in the summer of 2022 (see separate web pages when available).
Discover the wildlife of Central America – Cruise M2303
Departs: Havana, Cuba • Thursday 02 Feb 2023 • 14 nights • Braemar
With so many beautiful islands on the itinerary from the coast of central america to the windward islands, this quintessential Caribbean Sea escape is full to the brim with highlights.
From marine life to the native flora and fauna of dense jungle, you’ll have chances to witness the wildlife of Central American & Caribbean destinations on this expertly crafted cruise adventure. Braemar takes you to Belize, where you could opt to embark on a jungle walk or guided boat tour of scenic Belize River, in search of iguanas, crocodiles, manatees and even toucans – the national bird. There are over 120 species of birds to look out for amongst the jungle interiors of Roatan Island, as well as 40 reptile species, while the surrounding waters are teeming with coral reefs and tropical fish. In my one of my persinal favourites, Costa Rica, rainforests alive with a variety of animal and exotic plant life await on tour from Puerto Limón; spot sloths clinging to trees, monkeys swinging between them and listen to birdcalls echoing through the jungle scape. Meanwhile, the waters lapping the shores of Guadeloupe and Dominica are renowned whale watching spots that you can discover on a boat tour from Basse-Terre.
In addition to the wild experiences available, this memorable journey includes opportunities to sample the history and culture of fascinating cities too – with 2-days in Havana, you will have ample time to capture the very essence of Cuba and if you joined us on our magical tour of Cuba in 2019, it will bring back some wonderful memories!
Spend a day taking in Havana’s monuments and landmarks via a classic American car (we have!); sip daiquiri and mojito in the city where these delicious tipples were first invented (we have!); and even enjoy an evening at the Tropicana (we have!) . Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to be left captivated by the Cuban capital (we were!).
You also get to revel in the sight of colourful architecture and feel the welcoming atmosphere of Dutch-influenced Oranjestad on the island of Aruba, while you could also opt to explore Belize City for historic sites such as St John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.
If you would like to know ANYTHING ELSE about this cruise or the ship, please do ask as I experienced a similar 14-day Caribbean Cruise on the MS Braemar in January 2020
* £50pp ON-BOARD SPEND CREDIT – if booked before 30 April 2021!
* AIRPORT TRANSFER
* 75% REDUCED SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT (on H, E & B cabins)
* 5% OCEANS MEMBERS DISCOUNT APPLICABLE (as per FOCL T&Cs)
* FREE PRIVATE GROUP DRINKS PARTY (group of 15+)
All prices include transport to and from Gatwick Airport; Personal Travel Treats; Solent Events Private Drinks Party(for 15+) PLUS Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service 24hr tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • at least 2 formal nights and a GB night, so don’t forget to pack your Union Jack flags/outfits!
Inclusive Airport Transfers, Direct Flights & Cruise
From: £2,649pp Interior
£2,757pp Oceanview & £4,249pp Balcony
For your peace of mind and financial protection, our cruise will be arranged with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.
OUR EXCITING CRUISING ITINERARY:
Cuba; Belize; Honduras; Costa Rica; Aruba;
Guadaloupe & Barbados
DISCOVER THE WILDLIFE OF CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
Cruise durations and departure dates are based on cruise only. Fly-cruise durations and dates may change depending on flight timings, to be confirmed closer to departure.
Thu 02 Feb Arrive Havana, Cuba from London Gatwick
Fri 03 Feb Day to explore Havana
Sat 04 Feb Depart Havana, Cuba – Late PM
Sun 05 Feb Day at Sea
Mon 06 Feb Arrive Belize City, Belize (at anchor) – Early AM Leave port – Early PM
Tues 07 Feb Arrive Roatan Island, Honduras– Early AM Leave port – Late PM
Weds 08 Feb Day at Sea
Thur 09 Feb Arrive Puerto Limon, Costa Rica – Early PM
Fri 10 Feb Leave Puerto Limon – Late PM
Sat 11 Feb Day at Sea
Sun 12 Feb Day at Sea
Mon 13 Feb Arrive Oranjestad, Aruba – Early AM Leave port – Late PM
Tues 14 Feb Valentine’s Day at Sea !
Weds 15 Feb Arrive Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe – Early AM. Leave port – Late PM
Thur 16 Feb Arrive Bridgetown, Barbados – Early AM
Depart ship for Barbados airport and overnight flight to London Gatwick
£50pp On-Board spend for all cabins booked before 30 April 2021!
Solent Events have an allocated variety of superbly located cabins:
NB. Prices MAY vary slightly on day of booking – up or down!
H Grade Twin – Main Deck 4
Cabins: 4097; 4088 – Mid-ship
Reduced Sole Occupancy offer of 75% supplement
F Grade Twin – Marina Deck 2
Cabins: 2095; 2087 – Mid-ships
Oceanview with Portholes
B Grade Twin – Main Deck 4
Cabins: 4086; 4085 – Mid-ships
Superior Oceanview with Picture Window
Reduced Sole Occupancy offer of 75% supplement
BC Grade Balcony Twin – Bridge Deck 7
I Grade Twin/Double – Atlantic Deck 3
Cabins: 3104; 3105 – Interior mid-ships
N Grade Single – Marina Deck 2
Cabins: 2029 – Forward
K Grade Single – Main Deck 4
Cabins: 4138 – Aft
Superior Oceanview with Picture Window
L Grade Single – Marina Deck 2
Cabins: 3140 – Forward Single Oceanview with Portholes
Other Twin/Double cabins for single occupancy – price 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.
These diagrams are very small, so if you cannot enlarge, please ask for a full deck plan to be sent by email if required, or go the Fred Olsen website at www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/braemar/deck-plans
Bridge Deck 7 Main Deck 4 Atlantic Deck 3 Marina Deck 2
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.
Your details will be safe with us & will not be passed on to any other person, company or business