Western Caribbean & Central America 2020

MS Braemar

Cruise on the good ship Braemar (Fred Olsen line) – with ultimate repatriation from Cuba due to Covid-19

Itinerary (in theory!)

27 Feb La Romana, Dominican Republic
28 Feb Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
02 Mar Cozumel, Mexico
03 Mar Belize City, Beliza
06 Mar Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
07 Mar Colon, Panama
08 Mar Cartagena de India, Colombia
10 Mar Willemstad, Curacao
12 Mar Bridgetown, Barbados
13 Mar Castries, St Lucia, West Indies
14 Mar Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies
15 Mar St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda
16 Mar Philipsburg, St. Maarten
23 Mar Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores
26 Mar La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
28 Mar Southampton, England

The Map (click to enlarge)

What actually happened (Covid-19)

Stranded at sea, treated as a floating leper colony by every port in the Caribbean and Central America. With food, water and medicines running low, and limited access to medical support, Cuba finally came to our aid, from where we were ultimately repatriated back to the UK. The full report available below:

A narrative from the people of Cuba

Dinella Garcia Acosta, a journalist from ‘Cubadebate‘ reflects on how Cuba got involved in the evacuation (or perhaps more accurately ‘the rescue’) of MS Braemar passengers. The only country to have come to our aid.

Also check out: How did Cuba evacuate the British cruise ship MS Braemar? (+ Podcast)

Photos

A few of the places we did manage to see!

Collage Colombia and Cuba
Collage Cartagena
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