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The inlet of Educandos, seperates the borough of Educandos of the centre of Manaus, and gives direct access to the Rio Negro…

For sheer diversity of fascinating flora and fauna there are few places on Earth that can match the Amazon region, and this adventure is your chance to experience it for yourself. Search for elusive caiman and pink dolphins, venture into jungles and flooded forests, witness the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ and explore bustling cities, sampling Amazonian culture as you go!

Shutterstock 168014735 Coast Of The Carribean Sea, Bridgetown

Itinerary

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After arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados we will transfer to the port where Braemar will be waiting.

Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Dinner included

Enjoy a day in Bridgetown before our departure later this evening. With its balmy climate, buzzing atmosphere, glorious azure waters and incredible beaches, Bridgetown is a tropical city that epitomises paradise. There is rarely a dull day in the capital and largest city of Barbados.

This very British Caribbean island is a favourite with tourists; the city’s streets are lined with shops, boutiques, street vendors, bars and places to eat – there is always something to do. Broad Street, the main street of Bridgetown, is often packed with welcoming locals. It's easy to see why Barbados is known as Little England given Bridgetown’s Georgian houses, the horse-racing track, Parliament Square, and a statue of Nelson.

The entire downtown area of Bridgetown and the 17th century Garrison were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012 in recognition of their historical significance. Near the central National Heroes Square, which fringes Constitution River, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and museum explore Barbados' Jewish history.

For a change of pace, the shore and the glorious sands offer a haven from the bustling centre. Carlisle Bay is home to six shipwreck dive sites, while a catamaran ride on the Caribbean Sea may offer the chance to swim with the once endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles. The wonder of the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave is another experience that will linger in the memory.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Arriving early morning, the popular destination of St. George’s is the capital of Grenada, a tiny Caribbean island with a long history of British and French rule. The town is a gateway to a volcanic island, with a jaw-dropping landscape of crater lakes, rainforests, coral reefs and white-sand beaches.

Granted independence in 1974, it is famous for its cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and vanilla plantations, and Grenada is affectionately known as the ‘Spice Island’. The aromas literally fill the air and make for a most remarkable experience when visiting the island.

The town is located on a stunning horseshoe-shaped harbour. At its centre, the 18th century Fort George offers panoramic views of the island and nearby Fort Matthew, formerly a battleground and an asylum, boasts a network of underground tunnels. The Grenada National Museum hosts exhibits about the region’s history, including the plantation economy and the whaling industry.

Mount Qua Qua – one of Grenada’s central mountains, provides impressive views from its 2370ft peak. Its hiking trails pass Grand Etang Lake and the cooling temperatures at altitude provide a soothing respite from the island's heat.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Enjoy these days at sea relaxing and enjoying everything that the ship has to offer. Perhaps do some on board shopping, treat yourself to a spa treatment or just find yourself a comfortable chair or sunbed and relax with a book! There will be a full programme of events taking place each day.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Established by Portuguese explorers in 1616, Belém was the Amazon's first European settlement. The city became part of Brazil in 1775 and the centre of the region's slave trade, as well as an important hub for sugar, rice, cotton and coffee exports in the 17th century.

Today Belém is typically Brazilian: modern and vibrant, yet retaining its historic charm. Bustling commercial districts packed with tall skyscrapers blend with sprawling markets, handsome squares, and centuries-old buildings. The Cidade Velha district is of particular interest. Other highlights include the modern art in the Goeldi Museum, colourful Azulejo-tile houses, the 17th century fortification known as Forte do Castelo, and the neoclassical Teatro da Paz theatre.

Authentic Amazonian fauna and flora awaits at Mangal da Garças Eco Park and Zoo with species of native Bacurizeiro and Mangifera trees, as well as flamingos and herons all up close. Ilha de Marajó, one of the world's largest river islands, is nearby. Situated where the Amazon meets the Atlantic Ocean, this is a haven for water buffalo, seabirds and even piranhas.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Experience the thrill of cruising along the Amazon River – one of the world’s longest and most incredible waterways – with Fred. Olsen and explore a natural wonderland of dense tropical rainforest from the comfort of your smaller cruise ship.

Sailing slowly along the winding waters of the river, you can immerse yourself in the remarkable sights and sounds of the world’s largest rainforest, which encompasses approximately 7 million square miles of South America’s landscape.

Be on the lookout for a diverse array of wildlife, such as vibrant tree frogs, tiny hummingbirds, electric eels and various species of piranha, howler monkeys and much more. You might even be lucky enough to spot elusive caiman, or big cats including the magnificent jaguar.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Bordered by the Tapajós and Amazon rivers, Santarém is a city of astonishing sights. From the beaches that run alongside Av Tapajós, the two rivers flow side-by-side without mixing, creating two distinct bands of different coloured water. The famous ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is one of Brazil’s greatest natural attractions.

The centre of Santarém is home to the Mercado Modelo – city market – and is filled with stores and boutiques selling traditional produce. The whole area is steeped in history, from ancient petroglyphs in nearby Monte Alegre to the volatile Amazonian rubber trade. One museum, the unique Museu Dica Frazao, exhibits day-to-day items made from other natural sources like grasses and trees from the surrounding Amazonian plains.

On the riverfront, the Centro Cultural João Fona has relics from the ancient indigenous Tapajós culture. The city also boasts a charming promenade, breezy parks and several fine restaurants.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

The little Indian village of Parintins sits on an island in the Amazon River and is the site of the annual Boi-Bumbá folk festival, the biggest in Brazil after Carnival in Rio.

The port area has a flea market and a colourful floating market with dozens of boats jammed together, selling fruit, vegetables, fish and souvenirs. The town itself has a few interesting buildings, including a brightly painted cathedral in Portuguese colonial style, with an ornate interior.

Thousands of people descend on Parantins on the last weekend of June for the Boi-Bumbá festival, one of the largest parties in the Amazonas. The festival focuses on a rivalry between two local clans.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Experience the thrill of cruising along the Amazon River – one of the world’s longest and most incredible waterways – with Fred. Olsen and explore a natural wonderland of dense tropical rainforest from the comfort of your smaller cruise ship.

Sailing slowly along the winding waters of the river, you can immerse yourself in the remarkable sights and sounds of the world’s largest rainforest, which encompasses approximately 7 million square miles of South America’s landscape.

Be on the lookout for a diverse array of wildlife, such as vibrant tree frogs, tiny hummingbirds, electric eels and various species of piranha, howler monkeys and much more. You might even be lucky enough to spot elusive caiman, or big cats including the magnificent jaguar.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Manaus, or Paris of the Jungle, on the banks of the Rio Negro in north-western Brazil, is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. The city is a key gateway for the surrounding Amazon Rainforest. Just east of the city, the dark Rio Negro converges with the brown, muddy waters of another Amazon tributary, the Solimões River. The convergence results in a striking visual phenomenon called the Meeting of the Waters.

This rugged, bustling metropolis does have a few rewarding sights, including the leafy City Zoo that has as many animals out of cages as in them. The unique Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso is located in a former rubber-baron’s estate and features a grand historic townhouse and a leafy trail that reveals how rubber trees are tapped.

A stop at Praia da Lua, Manaus’ best beach, is worthwhile. Alternatively, watching riverboats journey through the myriad of tributaries, or spotting local wildlife, are equally enjoyable.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we disembark Braemar and transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

  • Accommodation 3 * Braemar
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Braemar

Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a uncrowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff providing a fantastic level personal, attentive service and catering to your every need. On board, guests can enjoy an unforgettable cruise holiday in the comfort and ample space of recently refreshed rooms and suites, and updated restaurants, bars and lounges and fantastic daily entertainment from talented performers.

Cruising Braemar

With its large windows showcasing spectacular views, Braemar oozes timeless style and elegance. Polished wooden fixtures, shining brass fittings, decadent fabrics and carefully designed decor give the feel of a traditional country house hotel. Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 guests, Braemar has a unique, intimate feel with friendly staff offering a fantastic level of personal service.

Cruise Highlights

Sail from Barbados to Brazil and experience an exhilarating exploration of the Amazon, capturing the diversity and unique beauty of this astonishing part of the world. Explore dense jungle and rainforest; encounter native fauna and flora; witness remarkable natural phenomena; and much more, all on one simply unforgettable cruise. Before your Amazon adventure begins you’ll have time in the Caribbean to unwind in the sunshine and uncover an array of stunning highlights. Bridgetown – where Braemar will be waiting for you to board – is your gateway to Barbados’ white-sand beaches, beautiful gardens and impressive natural wonders. 

Explore Grenada's volcanic Grand Etang National Park. Belém, the capital of Pará state is home to many attractions, including a selection of fine museums and historic buildings, a fantastic market and even a boating lake. Along the Amazon River, Santarém awaits you next. The unique ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is not to be missed. Here, the different coloured waters of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers flow side-by-side without mixing – a sight that has to be seen to be believed. Parintins,  is next on your itinerary. Sail on to Manaus for the ultimate exploration. A host of incredible experiences await you during your three day stay in the Amazonas State’s proud capital. 

Facilities Onboard

On board Braemar you’ll find a superb selection of restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and fantastic entertainment. Traditional afternoon tea in the Observatory Lounge is not-to-be-missed, and be sure to take in a show in the Neptune Lounge. One of the focal points on Braemar is a beautiful, five-deck high Atrium which leads to the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, Palms Café, Coral Club and the Thistle Restaurant; while the cascading decks at the stern enhance the ship’s elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which deck you’re on.

Your cabin

All cabins provide comfortable, en-suite accommodation with a shower. Facilities include climate control, an interactive Smart TV, a desk, phone, mini-fridge, hairdryer & tea & coffee making facilities.

Outside cabins have either two portholes or a picture window, depending on the category of cabin chosen.

All rooms are non-smoking, have room service available until 11pm, and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Approx. Flight Time

8 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 4 hours

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What's included:

  • Scheduled flights & transfers – UK/Barbados/Brazil/UK
  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Entertainment on-board
  • Porterage and port taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, afternoon teas and late night snacks, self-service tea & coffee
    All-inclusive drinks package including wine, beer and house spirits and 50% off premium and branded drinks and spirits
  • £150 on board credit
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 8 & over)

What's Extra:

  • Cabin upgrades
  • Gratuities
  • Shore excursions
  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average daily maximum:
    Barbados 26°C, Manaus 31°C, Santarem 30°C

 

  • Note:  Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

Useful Information

Passport
Absolutely. It is a condition of carriage that all guests embarking on a cruise holiday, even those visiting the British Isles, must hold a full and valid passport that conforms to the entry requirements of each destination visited, and is valid for at least 6 months after the date of return to the UK. It is your responsibility to ensure you hold a valid passport. If you need to renew your passport, please allow at least one month for your application to be processed - and more time during peak holiday periods. As you will be denied boarding if unable to present your passport at check-in, please ensure your passport is kept in your hand luggage.

Visas
Visa and health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you check with a professionally qualified source and comply with such requirements. UK passport holders will need visas for certain Fred. Olsen cruise holidays and will advised at the time of booking. Your cruise booking information will also detail any requirements applicable to your holiday.

It is the responsibility of all non-British passport holders to ensure that they are in possession of a valid passport and, where necessary, entry visas or permits for their chosen cruise. If you are unsure as to whether you are requires to obtain such documents, you must contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate. Failure to comply with this request may result in refusal of carriage, or the imposition of individual fines by local immigration authorities.

Payment on Board
You will be asked to register your credit or debit card at the start of the cruise. Anything you buy can then be charged to your room account and, when your cruise is over, your bill is automatically charged back to your card for your convenience. You can see your room account balance at anytime via the TV in your room, or Guest Services can provide you with a printed copy of your balance at any point during your cruise. Fred. Olsen accept most credit cards - Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. (We regret we are unable to accept American Express cards.) They cannot accept Maestro, Solo, Electron, Diners Club or travel agent debit cards or pre-paid currency or travellers cheque cards. Please note: If you plan to settle your on board account in cash the currency on board is Sterling.

What's the dress code on board?
Packing for your cruise holiday with Fred. Olsen is simple. The dress code is designed to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during your days and evenings on board, as well as your time ashore. This handy guide will help you decide what to pack for your cruise holiday.

Evening wear
Evening wear is simple on a Fred. Olsen cruise. Most evenings are smart casual with a few formal nights providing the chance to dress up. And just to add some fun to the cruise, there may also be some optional theme nights on longer sailings.

Formal evenings
Depending on the length of your cruise holiday there will be one or more formal evenings whilst you are on board for cruise durations longer than six nights. This is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience. Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening.

Smart casual evenings
Most evenings during your cruise holiday will be smart casual evenings so you can feel relaxed and comfortable whilst enjoying your dinner. For men, a pair of trousers, chinos or smart white or dark jeans, coupled with a polo shirt or shirt is perfectly acceptable. Some guests prefer to wear a jacket or tie which is also fine. The choice is yours. Ladies’ dress can often range from tailored trouser suits and stylish dresses to casual separates and summer dresses.

Please note: trainers, T-shirts, shorts and tracksuits are not allowed in the restaurants for evening dining. We reserve the right to decline entry to those who refuse to show this courtesy to their fellow guests.

British Night  Most cruises of over 5 nights duration have a British Night, so dress in your best red, white and blue outfit, wave your Union Jack and sing-a-long as we celebrate Britain in style. With a feast of British-themed food, music and entertainment to enjoy, this special evening is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.

Day wear on board
Whether enjoying the sea views from the deck, or participating in the many activities available, we want you to feel at ease. Casual wear is perfectly acceptable for your days on board with many guests opting for shorts and a T-shirt or polo shirt while cruising in sunny climes, and a pair of light-weight trousers and a sweater or jacket for cooler daytime temperatures.

Whilst on deck, bathing suits are a must to ensure you can make the most of the pools and Jacuzzis on board. A pair of flip flops or sandals are advisable as the decks can sometimes get very warm (please take care, as the decks can be slippery too). A T-shirt and casual shorts is often preferred for lounging by the pool. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and sun cream, as the sun can be a lot stronger at sea.

Dress is smart casual during lunch time and as a courtesy to their fellow cruisers, guests are asked not to wear bathing suits or vests in the restaurants. However, smart shorts and a T-shirt are perfectly acceptable.

Day wear ashore 
The weather can vary greatly depending on your destination and the time of year you cruise. For warm weather destinations like the Canaries, Mediterranean and the Caribbean, typical summertime wear such as T-shirts, shorts or swimwear are fine. For Shore Tours that include visits to churches, museums or cathedrals, it is advisable to dress a little more conservatively.

For cruises to cooler destinations, a pair of trousers, a jumper or jacket and a raincoat are recommended, as the weather can be changeable.

Whichever type of cruise you choose to embark on, a pair of comfortable walking shoes is strongly recommended to explore some of the fabulous destinations you will be visiting in comfort.

Formal Nights
What should I wear on formal night?
Depending on the length of your cruise holiday there will be one or more formal evenings whilst you are on board. This is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening. One of our most popular evenings is British Night, where guests choose to dress in red, white and blue.

The exact number of formal nights, including any theme nights will be highlighted on your cruise ticket. Below is a guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on cruises of various durations.

3 nights or less -Smart casual throughout

3 - 5 nights- Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

6 nights -Captain's Welcome Party + 1 x formal night

7- 12 nights - Captain's Welcome Party + 2 x formal nights

13- 20 nights - Captain's Welcome Party + 3 x formal nights

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Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. A Solos Tour Leader will accompany groups of 8 and over, and all our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All our non-UK cruises include flights and transfers and are ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
17 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 14 All Ages £ 3595 BOOK

What's included:

  • Scheduled flights & transfers – UK/Barbados/Brazil/UK
  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Entertainment on-board
  • Porterage and port taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, afternoon teas and late night snacks, self-service tea & coffee
    All-inclusive drinks package including wine, beer and house spirits and 50% off premium and branded drinks and spirits
  • £150 on board credit
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 8 & over)

What's Extra:

  • Cabin upgrades
  • Gratuities
  • Shore excursions
  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average daily maximum:
    Barbados 26°C, Manaus 31°C, Santarem 30°C

 

  • Note:  Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

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