The MS Braemar has visited Liverpool before but today was the first time I managed to get some photos of her berthed at the city’s Cruise Liner Terminal. Some photos are below, you can find more on my FLICKR site. You can see photos of other ships to have visited Liverpool in a collection I’ve put together on my FLICKR site.
The MS Braemar was built in 1993 and has been in the hands of four different operators since then. The vessel, which is approximately 196m long by 23m wide, having been stretched by the addition of a middle section by her current owners, the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. . Before Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines bought her she was operated by the Crown Cruise Line between 1993 and 1997 under the names: Crown Dynasty and Cunard Crown Dynasty. The Cunard name was used as Cunard had signed an agreement with Crown Cruise Line to manage marketing, sales and reservations. In 1997 she was known as Crown Majesty and was operated by Majesty Cruise Line. They only owned her for a few months and the Crown Majesty was transferred to the Norwegian Cruise Line and became the Norwegian Dynasty. In 1999 she returned back to Crown Cruise Line and reverted to Crown Dynasty. They operated her until she was sold to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2001 and finally became the Braemar.
The Braemar is only in Liverpool on transit so will leave this evening. Another ship, the Azamara Quest, operated by Azamara Club Cruises, will be in Liverpool tomorrow and the Celebrity Silhouette, operated by Celebrity Cruises, will be in the Mersey on Monday 18th.
Above: The Azamara Quest and Celebrity Silhouette (not my photos)