Braemar cruise ship was originally built in 1993 as the 19,089-ton, 727-passenger cruise liner Crown Dynasty for the now-defunct Crown Cruise Lines. It joined the Fred. Olsen fleet in 2001. One of the biggest changes that past cruisers are going to note is the Braemar Room on Deck 5 - which leads into the new Scottish-inspired Morning Light Pub (that was released on sister cruise liner Balmoral in early 2008). Prior to the renovation, the space was more of a walkway, but now the expanded Braemar Room has become more of a public room in its own right, with Aztec and nautical-themed design of the decor. The space is also home to a new library, card room and Internet room.
Braemar cruise liner is clearly a vessel which attracts repeat cruisers, and much of this is due to the friendliness of the travelers and the camaraderie a small vessel engenders. A lot of the conversations on this cruise liner start with "Last time I was on Braemar..." or "We sailed on the cruise before the extra space was added...." But, instead of acting cliquey, the repeat cruisers were very welcoming, even offering cruising tips to Fred. Olsen newbies.