Fred Olson - Braemar

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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


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  Cross-icon
Babysitting service  Cross-icon Video games room  Cross-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications  (based on 2009 refit not her original 1993 specs)



  • Size: Small
  • Length: 642 feet
  • Beam: 73 feet
  • Speed:  17 Knots
  • Tonnage: 24,344
  • Decks: 8
  • Crew: 371
  • Passengers: 929
  • Maiden Voyage: 1993 (as Crown Dynasty)
  • Christened:  
  • Godmother:


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