On Wednesday, July 2, the cruise ship BRAEMAR (19,089 gt / ex CROWN DYNASTY) left the yard at Blohm + Voss Repair – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – after lengthening and other conversion work. She is now on her way to Southampton, Great Britain. By the middle of July, this will be the origin of the first cruise for the ship, now by 31.20 metres longer.
As already proven in the past, Blohm + Voss Repair once again demonstrated its ability to carry out even complex jobs in time and in cost. Through getting a new midship section, the passenger capacity has increased to 988. Moreover, 18 new balconies have been installed on the BRAEMAR and her Deck 8 restaurant has been completely renovated. Various other public areas have been rebuilt or renovated as well.
BRAEMAR is the second cruise ship from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to be lengthened at Blohm + Voss Repair. She follows the conversion of the BALMORAL between November 2007 and January of this year.
The BRAEMAR – named after a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 93 kilometres from Aberdeen – was built in 1993 as CROWN DYNASTY for Commodore Cruise Lines at the Spanish shipyard Union Navale de Levante. From 1994 she served with the shipping company Cunard. In 1997, she was sold to Majesty Cruise Line and cruised under the new name CROWN MAJESTY. The Norwegian shipping company Fred. Olsen acquired the ship in 2001 and she has served on cruises ever since as BRAEMAR.