MS Braemar (formerly Crown Dynasty, Cunard Crown Dynasty, Crown Majesty and Norwegian Dynasty) is a cruise ship, currently operating with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
The vessel was constructed in 1993 for Crown Cruise Line
, operating under the name Crown Dynasty
. Between 1993 and 1997, the vessel was also charted by Cunard Line
, who would name the ship Cunard Crown Dynasty
while under their flag.
In 1997, the vessel was transferred to Majesty Cruise Line
, who renamed her Crown Majesty
. This only lasted until the end of 1997, when the vessel was transferred again; this time to Norwegian Cruise Line
, who renamed the vessel Norwegian Dynasty
The vessel returned to her original fleet and name in 1999, but was sold to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2001, where the vessel currently operates under the name Braemar
. Her sister ship, the former Crown Jewel
operated until 2008 as the SuperStar Gemini
for Star Cruises
When built, the ship had a gross tonnage of 19,089 but it was stretched to its present size by Fred Olsen Lines in 2009, the new middle section containing extra cabins, lounge space and swimming pools.
Braemar has 7 public decks (numbereed 2 to 8). There are cabins on all decks except 5, with suites on decks 6 to 8.
The ship's original, and still the main, restaurant is the Thistle Restaurant on Deck 4, Main Deck. Access to it is from the atrium, which runs from deck 4 up to Deck 7. A second restaurant, the Grampian Restaurant,... Read More