Good small ship, great service, great food, happy holiday.

Braemar Cruise Review to Iberian Peninsula

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5

Seville's Feria De Abril

Sail date: May 06, 2019

Ship: Braemar

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7026

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great experience just as we expected. Ship size was good for us. Entertainment was ok. Getting on and off very good. Happy holiday makers.


5 out of 5
Excellent, 35 minutes car park to cabin. Beats any airport experience I have had.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good food and service. Nothing was too much trouble. Restaurants very well managed with great waiters. Happy holiday experience.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Generally good but more guest speakers and the like might be a good idea. The speakers could be available in the evening as well as daytime.


3 out of 5
Ok, but again more variety would be welcome. Too many quizzes and game shows for me, but lots of people enjoyed this entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very good all round. Nothing was missing.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Good, ongoing maintenance was happening while we sailed but was not intrusive. Toilets and public areas very well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Happy with the cabin, everything was there that could be needed. Stewardess kept the cabin spotless.

Ship tip

Think about the ships size, 900 passengers, it was right for us but not everyone’s cup of tea.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Great connections to the motorways. That’s all we saw on this visit.

Cadiz (Spain)

5 out of 5
Lots to see and do, berth very close to town centre.

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Had good day exploring the older part of town. Festival was on final day and a great show. Lots to fit in on a first visit. Stayed overnight which was good.

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5
Ok, happy to sample Portugal again.

Oporto, Portugal

3 out of 5
Stayed close to berth and did not visit Porto. No trips taken, little time ashore.

La Coruna, Spain

3 out of 5
Ok. No organised trips taken.


5 out of 5
This was very slick. Getting off was as quick as getting aboard. I
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