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I haven't but my husband has. I have often hear himit describe it as a "seagoing working mens' club" with the self service restaurant being like "ASDA at sea".
Our first cruise was on Braemar and we thought she was a lovely ship No way was it like either a working men's club or ASDA at sea. She is a small ship yes and doesn't have the facilities of a larger one. We enjoyed the Palms Cafe, the buffet at lunch time. When you are seated the waiters come round with jugs of iced water and are constantly filling your glasses - of course you can order wine if you wish. Your plates are cleared before you go and choose your pudding. The food in the main restaurant in the evening was very good.
The ship caters for a British market. The officers are either British or Scandinavian. The cabin stewards and waiters are mainly from the Philipines and they can't do enough for you. The age range of the passengers does tend to be slightly older. We were mid-fifties and on our table of 8 one couple was slightly older than us and the rest were younger. If you haven't cruised before then I would say that Braemar is a good choice. We were in Barbados on P&O's Oceana last Feb and saw Braemar sail off before us. It was like seeing an old friend.
It is a ship mainly for people age fifty and over. not much in the way of entertainment very amateurish .being such a small ship it is more suited to tropical waters as it does move about alot especially if you go through the bay of bisquay. clean enough but wouldnt go on it agai.
She is a lovely ship,old around the edges,TV in cabin was not good.
I have only just read this review and I know it is not a recent one,but I really must comment.The Braemar is a lovely,comfortable ship. It is a few months since we cruised on her, but we will be doing so again in April because we enjoyed the last one so much. Entertainment and food were very good,service in the restaurant was very good,all of the crew are so friendly and helpful and our cabin was really comfortable. We also saw our old friend sail away from a port of call before us(we were on Ocean Village 2)and we were so sad that we couldnt just change ships in mid-cruise. Julie.