Former ‘Braemar’ arrives at Harland & Wolff

2024-04-29T16:44:01+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ships|

‘Villa Vie Odyssey’, formerly Fred.Olsen’s ‘Braemar’, sailed from Rosyth, Scotland on 23rd April, 2024 bound for Belfast.

She was sold to Villa Vie Residences earlier this year for conversion into a residential cruise ship.

After spending almost four years berthed at Rosyth, the 1993-built vessel left the port under her own power.

She was due to arrive Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she is scheduled to undergo significant technical work, including the reactivation of her systems, class inspections, general maintenance and more.

‘Villa Vie Odyssey’ will also receive a new livery, as well as new public areas and features, including a culinary centre and a pickleball court.

According to Villa Vie Residences website, the vessel will also be fitted with a state-of-the-art business centre, an upgraded pool deck, a new observation deck and refurbished staterooms.

All 480 cabins are due to undergo upgrades to ensure “the utmost comfort and style,” the company said.

Built in Spain in the early 1990s, she was also operated by Cunard Line, Crown Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and others.