Defunct Cruise Lines
Fred Olson - Braemar
MS Braemar is the youngest ship in the Olson fleet and was constructed in 1993 as Crown Dynasty for crown cruise lines, she retained this name till 1997 when she was obtained by Majesty Cruise Line, who renamed her Crown Majesty, the vessel has also sailed under the name of Norwegian dynasty, in 1999 the ship returned to her original owner crown cruise lines and was returned to her former 1993 name crown dynasty, however this was short lived as the company ceased trading in 2001,the ship was acquired by Fred Olson cruise lines shortly after and renamed ms Braemar, in 2009 the vessel received a major refit including a new middle section containing extra cabins, lounge space and swimming pools stretching Braemar to her present size and increasing the weight of the ship by approximately 5,300 tonnes.
On board, the ship has a nice selection of comfortable cabins all with interactive television, accommodation ranges from 140 square feet for a Single Balcony Suite, to 300 square feet for a Superior Suite.
Other facilities on the Braemar include the Neptune lounge where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment, music and dance, alternative shows can also be enjoyed in the sophisticated coral club which also hosts the ever-popular on-board Bingo, the ship also boasts a modern fitness centre offer regular classes in yoga, Pilates or fitness, catering for people of all levels and experience.
As with all the ships in the Fred Olson fleet The Braemar is aimed at middle-aged to mature passengers and guests travelling alone, the ship does welcome families though there are no designated areas for children or teens.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Ship Specifications (based on 2009 refit not her original 1993 specs)
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.