Black Watch

Black Watch cruise ship
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Cruise line
Fred Olsen

Current cruise:
5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Scottish Lochs, Highlands & Islands
20 Jul, 2018 - 25 Jul, 2018

Black Watch Review and Specifications

Specifications of Black Watch

Year built1972  /  Age : 46
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderWartsila Hietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
Building costUSD 50 million
OwnerBlack Watch Cruise Ltd
OperatorFred Olsen Cruise Lines
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)205 m / 673 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage28613 gt
Passengers804 - 846
Crew330
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks10
Cabins423
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesRoyal Viking Star

Review of Black Watch

Launched in 1972 as Royal Viking Star, Black Watch is the oldest of the Fred Olsen ships, with fleetmates BoudiccaBalmoral and Braemar. The ship cost US $50 million to build and was last refurbished in 2014.

History - construction & ownership

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a Norwegian-owned, UK-based cruise shipping line with four ships, part of the Fred. Olsen Group. The headquarters of the company are in Ipswich, Suffolk, the UK, and it is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf. The company of Fred Olsen originated in 1848 in Hvitsten, a little town on Oslofjord, Norway, by three Olsen brothers, Petter, Andras and Fredrik Christian, who bought their first ships and established an international shipping company. Today the line is into the 5th generation of the family and operates companies skilled within cruise and passenger shipping trade, ships' crewing, ship building, aviation and offshore industries.

MS Black Watch cruise ship (Fred Olsen)

The 28,613-ton, 807-passenger cruise ship Black Watch was acquired in 1996 by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. The cruise ship was renamed the Black Watch after a Scottish Regiment and nowadays is best known for its innovative worldwide voyages, outstanding service and affordable rates. Since Black Watch cruise ship carries mainly British travelers the U.K. influence is apparent in everything from onboard amenities and lectures to cuisine and currency (all charges are assessed in British pounds). The cruise vessel inspires extreme loyalty between past cruisers as on a typical cruise upwards of 50 % may be repeaters.

In 1981, the vessel (under the Royal Viking Line’s ownership) was stretched by adding a 91 ft / 28 m long prefabricated middle-section. The refit resulted in an increased gross tonnage (from 28,220 to 28,610) and passenger capacity (from 758 to 820). During the ship’s stretching (done in Germany, at the Seebeckwerft AG’s shipyard in Bremerhaven) were built new cabins (including 9 balcony suites – the industry’s first), 2 lounges, the dining room’s size was doubled.

The list of other stretched (elongated) cruise ships includes the fleetmates Balmoral, Boudicca and Braemar, also the MSC Cruises ships Armonia, Lirica, Opera, the Phoenix Reisen’s Albatros and the Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of The Seas.

During the 2018 drydock at Blohm+Voss (Hamburg), to the ship were added two fibreglass bottomed boats, each with capacity 12 passengers.

Cruise itinerary program

Black Watch itinerary program is exclusively based on UK departures from Bristol, Glasgow, Southampton, Liverpool, with round-trip itineraries. The list of feature destinations includes South America and Caribbean, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, British isles. Black Watch also offers World Cruise deals to ports in Australia, Asia, South Pacific.

Cabins

Most Black Watch staterooms are 160-200-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (225). There are a total of 423 staterooms in 21 categories. 4 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Black Watch are the Superior Suites (550 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Breakfast and lunch in the MDR of the Glentanar Restaurant, as well as in a smaller annex, are generally open seating. Dinner is served in 2 assigned seatings. The nice Orchid Room features an Asian theme and serves as an alternative formal dining area. Braemar Garden is the casual buffet option onboard for meals and late-night snacks. Snacking options are also offered near the pools. Room service light meals are complimentary during limited hours.

MS Black Watch cruise ship (Fred Olsen)

Follows the complete list of Black Watch restaurants and food bars.

  • Glentanar Restaurant (main dining room; hosts the formal Gala Dinner; with 2 fixed dinner seatings at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm, open-seating buffet-style Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 am and Lunch 12:00 - 2:30 pm)
  • Orchid Room (annex to the MDR)
  • Garden Cafe (alternative buffet-style restaurant, open-seating; offers Breakfast 7:00 - 9:30 am, Brunch 10:30 - 11:30 am, Lunch 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Afternoon Tea 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 - 9 pm and Supper Club 11:30 pm - 12:30 am; also features a 24-hour open tea-coffee station)
  • Poolside Cafe (alternative, buffet-style venue for breakfast and lunch; offers al-fesco dining)
  • Marquee Bar (casual restaurant for lunch; al-fresco dining, with large, floor-ceiling panoramic windows; serves the pool area with alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The continuing renovation project on Black Watch cruise ship means she is an attractive cruise liner and an appealing option, particularly for the older set looking for a relaxing and authentic cruising experience.

MS Black Watch cruise ship (Fred Olsen)

Follows the complete list of Black Watch lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Marina Theatre (cinema room)
  • Port Shop (duty-paid, sells essentials, hats, swimwear, toiletries, beachwear, sweets, books, snacks)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (offers digital images printing/transferring; personal video making; sells photo and video equipment at duty-free prices)
  • Neptune Lounge (ship’s theater & main entertainment venue for grand-style show productions in the evenings at 8:45 pm and 10:45 pm; during the day serves the Fred Olsen enrichment program, with various lectures and seminars, multimedia presentations, dance classes, workshops, bridge lectures, cards playing tournaments)
  • Boutique Shops (duty-free luxury gifts, perfumes, cosmetics, fashion clothing, watches, fine jewelry, Fred Olsen logo merchandise)
  • Explorers’ Library; Internet Room; Dalreoch Card Room (bridge-playing club lounge)
  • Bookmark Cafe (a la carte priced patisserie; offers luxury chocolates, specialty coffees, hand-made chocolates)
  • The Braemar Garden (adjoins the Glentanar Restaurant); Braemar Lounge (relaxation place; offers live music performances; served by the Braemar Garden’s Bar; also serves Afternoon Tea); Casino
  • Morning Light Pub (features stand-up comedy acts, live music performances)
  • Lido Lounge & Bar (live piano  performances; transforms into a disco in the late hours)
  • Pool Deck area (swimming pool, whirlpool, 2 exercise pools, sunbathing area)
  • Fitness Centre (Wellness complex; there is no Spa, but the ship offers Sauna Rooms and Treatment Rooms for massages)
  • The Gymnasium (gym room, with floor-ceiling windows, modern equipment; hosts various exercise and dance classes)
  • Beauty Salon (part of the Wellness Centre; offers hairdresser/barber services, facial/body treatments, manicure/pedicure, massages)
  • Observatory Lounge (indoor observation lounge with piano, glass dancefloor, panoramic windows for 270-degree views; serves Afternoon Tea)
  • Golf Nets; Tennis Court; Deck Games area (shuffleboard, quoits, darts, tennis tables, board games, jigsaw puzzles); Walking Track.

Black Watch wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 21
  • Total number of cabins: 423 (of which 79 Suites, 37 Balcony rooms, 48 Inside)
  • Dining Rooms: Glentanar (MDR, both buffet & waiter service).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Orchid Room, Braemar Garden Cafe (buffet), Marquee Bar (al-fresco), The Grill.
  • Lounges & Bars: Neptune Lounge, Braemar Lounge, Observatory, Lido, Morning Light Pub, Cafe Venus, Marina Theatre (150-seat).
  • Atlantis Spa & Salon, Fitness Centre, 2 swimming pools, 3 Jacuzzis, Internet/WiFi access, Library, laundry/self-serve laundromats, promenade, Boutique, Port Shop, Photo Gallery, Gaming Tables, Sun Deck, golfing.
  • On May 12, 1971, the cruise ship was launched as Royal Viking Star, and on June 26, 1972, entered service for the Royal Viking Line. The vessel has also sailed as "ms Westward" for NCL Norwegian and as "Star Odyssey" for the Royal Cruise Line. On 15 November 1996, the ship entered service for Fred Olsen under its current name.
  • Since ms Black Watch caters primarily to British travelers (from the UK), influence is evident in all the onboard activities, enrichment programming, cuisine, even currency (charges are valued in GBP /pounds). All Fred Olsen ships inspire extreme loyalty among past guests. On a typical Black Watch cruise, over 50% are repeaters.
  • Fred Olsen cruise line also offers an all-inclusive cruise package upgrade (additional fixed price PP per day) and UK fly cruise deals to Canary Islands (year-round discounted airfare from Southampton, England).

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Black Watch Itineraries 2018

The below listed Black Watch cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Liverpool cruise port

27 June 201815 nights / 16 days, round-trip Exploring Remote Spitsbergen
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27 Jun      Departing from Liverpool, England   
01 Jul     Gravdal, Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway   
02 Jul     Tromso, Norway   
03 Jul     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
05 Jul     Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
06 Jul     Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
09 Jul     Klaksvik, Bordoy, Faroe Islands   
10 Jul     Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
12 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

12 July 20188 nights / 9 days, round-trip Charming Cities of France & Guernsey
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12 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
14 Jul     Saint-Malo, France   
15 Jul - 16 Jul     Rouen, France   
17 Jul     Honfleur, France   
18 Jul     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
20 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

20 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Scottish Lochs, Highlands & Islands
Prices starting
from $599
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20 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
22 Jul     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
23 Jul     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
24 Jul     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
25 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

25 July 201814 nights / 15 days, round-trip Wonders of Greenland, Iceland & Norway
Prices starting
from $1499
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25 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
28 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland   
30 Jul     Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland   
01 Aug     Akureyri, Iceland   
02 Aug     Eskifjordur, Iceland   
04 Aug     Alesund, Norway   
05 Aug     Olden, Norway   
08 Aug      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

08 August 20189 nights / 10 days, round-trip Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Prices starting
from $1149
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08 Aug      Departing from Liverpool, England   
11 Aug     Hellesylt, Norway   
12 Aug     Olden, Norway   
13 Aug     Flam, Norway   
14 Aug     Bergen, Norway   
15 Aug     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
17 Aug      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

17 August 201815 nights / 16 days, round-trip The Fjords of Greenland
Prices starting
from $1799
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17 Aug      Departing from Liverpool, England   
20 Aug - 21 Aug     Reykjavik, Iceland   
22 Aug     Isafjordur, Iceland   
25 Aug     Qaqortoq, Greenland   
26 Aug     Narsarsuaq, Greenland   
27 Aug     Nanortalik, Greenland   
31 Aug     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
01 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

01 September 201814 nights / 15 days, round-trip Islands of the Azores & Madeira
Prices starting
from $2249
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01 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
05 Sep     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
06 Sep     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
08 Sep     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
10 Sep     Cadiz, Spain   
11 Sep     Lisbon, Portugal   
12 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
15 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

15 September 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lochs of Scotland
Prices starting
from $899
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15 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
17 Sep     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
18 Sep     Invergordon, Scotland   
19 Sep     Ullapool, Scotland   
20 Sep     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
21 Sep     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
22 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

22 September 201826 nights / 27 days, round-trip Canada in the Fall
Prices starting
from $3999
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22 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
23 Sep     Killybegs, Ireland   
28 Sep     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
30 Sep     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
02 Oct     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
04 Oct     Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada   
05 Oct     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
06 Oct     Quebec City, Canada   
07 Oct     Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada   
08 Oct     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
10 Oct     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
11 Oct     Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada   
17 Oct     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
18 Oct      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

18 October 20189 nights / 10 days, round-trip Mystery Cruise
Prices starting
from $1149
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18 Oct      Departing from Liverpool, England   
27 Oct      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

27 October 201814 nights / 15 days, round-trip Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1799
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27 Oct      Departing from Liverpool, England   
30 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
01 Nov     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
02 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
03 Nov     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
04 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
05 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
07 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
10 Nov      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

10 November 20182 nights / 3 days, one-way from Liverpool to Southampton
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10 Nov      Departing from Liverpool, England   
12 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Bridgetown cruise port

26 November 201840 nights / 41 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Brisbane
Prices starting
from $5999
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26 Nov      Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados   
28 Nov     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
30 Nov     Cartagena, Colombia   
04 Dec - 05 Dec     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
05 Dec     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
15 Dec     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
17 Dec     Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
18 Dec     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
19 Dec     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
24 Dec     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
27 Dec     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
31 Dec - 02 Jan     Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Jan     Newcastle, NSW Australia   
05 Jan      Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland Australia   

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Black Watch Itineraries 2019

The below listed Black Watch cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Bridgetown cruise port

26 November 201840 nights / 41 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Brisbane
Prices starting
from $5999
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26 Nov      Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados   
28 Nov     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
30 Nov     Cartagena, Colombia   
04 Dec - 05 Dec     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
05 Dec     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
15 Dec     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
17 Dec     Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
18 Dec     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
19 Dec     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
24 Dec     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
27 Dec     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
31 Dec - 02 Jan     Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Jan     Newcastle, NSW Australia   
05 Jan      Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland Australia   

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Brisbane cruise port

05 January 201954 nights / 55 days, one-way from Brisbane to Southampton
Prices starting
from $6999
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06 Jan      Departing from Brisbane, Queensland Australia   
09 Jan     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
13 Jan     Darwin, NT Australia   
20 Jan     Singapore   
22 Jan     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
27 Jan     Cochin, India   
29 Jan     Mormugao, Goa, India   
30 Jan - 31 Jan     Mumbai, Bombay, India   
04 Feb     Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE   
06 Feb     Muscat, Oman   
08 Feb     Salalah, Oman   
13 Feb - 14 Feb     Aqaba, Jordan   
18 Feb     Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey   
21 Feb     Naples, Italy   
24 Feb     Gibraltar, UK   
26 Feb     La Coruna, Spain   
28 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Brisbane cruise port

05 January 201930 nights / 31 days, one-way from Brisbane to Dubai
Prices starting
from $4599
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06 Jan      Departing from Brisbane, Queensland Australia   
09 Jan     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
13 Jan     Darwin, NT Australia   
20 Jan     Singapore   
22 Jan     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
27 Jan     Cochin, India   
29 Jan     Mormugao, Goa, India   
30 Jan - 31 Jan     Mumbai, Bombay, India   
04 Feb      Arriving in Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE   

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Dubai cruise port

04 February 201924 nights / 25 days, one-way from Dubai to Southampton
Prices starting
from $3199
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04 Feb      Departing from Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE   
05 Feb     Khasab, Musandam, Oman   
06 Feb     Muscat, Oman   
08 Feb     Salalah, Oman   
13 Feb - 14 Feb     Aqaba, Jordan   
18 Feb     Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey   
21 Feb     Naples, Italy   
24 Feb     Gibraltar, UK   
26 Feb     La Coruna, Spain   
28 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

28 February 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Carnival in the Canary Islands
Prices starting
from $1499
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28 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
02 Mar     La Coruna, Spain   
05 Mar - 06 Mar     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
07 Mar - 08 Mar     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
09 Mar     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
11 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
14 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

14 March 201918 nights / 19 days, round-trip Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1799
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14 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
16 Mar     La Coruna, Spain   
19 Mar     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
22 Mar     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
23 Mar     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
26 Mar     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
27 Mar     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
29 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
01 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

01 April 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip French River Cruising with Bordeaux
Prices starting
from $1099
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01 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
02 Apr     Saint-Malo, France   
04 Apr     La Rochelle, France   
05 Apr - 06 Apr     Bordeaux, France   
08 Apr - 09 Apr     Rouen, France   
10 Apr     Honfleur, France   
11 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

11 April 20192 nights / 3 days, one-way from Southampton to Liverpool
Prices starting
from $199
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11 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
13 Apr      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

13 April 201928 nights / 29 days, round-trip Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast
Prices starting
from $3299
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13 Apr      Departing from Liverpool, England   
17 Apr     Cadiz, Spain   
19 Apr     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
22 Apr     Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece   
23 Apr     Kotor, Montenegro   
25 Apr     Venice, Italy   
26 Apr     Koper, Slovenia   
27 Apr     Zadar, Croatia   
28 Apr - 29 Apr     Split, Croatia   
30 Apr     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
02 May     Valletta, Malta   
04 May     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
06 May     Malaga, Spain   
08 May     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
11 May      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

11 May 201913 nights / 14 days, round-trip Islands of the Azores & Cities of Portugal
Prices starting
from $1499
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11 May      Departing from Liverpool, England   
15 May     Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores   
16 May     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
17 May     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
20 May     Lisbon, Portugal   
21 May     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
24 May      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

24 May 20195 nights / 6 days, round-trip Scottish Islands & Lochs in Five Nights
Prices starting
from $649
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24 May      Departing from Liverpool, England   
25 May     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
26 May     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
27 May     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
29 May      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

29 May 20199 nights / 10 days, round-trip Scenic Scottish Islands
Prices starting
from $1149
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29 May      Departing from Liverpool, England   
30 May     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
31 May     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
02 Jun     Ullapool, Scotland   
03 Jun     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
04 Jun     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
05 Jun     Invergordon, Scotland   
07 Jun      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

07 June 201913 nights / 14 days, round-trip Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun
Prices starting
from $1749
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07 Jun      Departing from Liverpool, England   
10 Jun     Trondheim, Norway   
12 Jun     Gravdal, Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway   
13 Jun     Tromso, Norway   
14 Jun     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
15 Jun     Alta, Norway   
17 Jun     Kristiansund, Norway   
20 Jun      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

20 June 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip Isles of Scotland
Prices starting
from $1049
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20 Jun      Departing from Liverpool, England   
21 Jun     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
22 Jun     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
24 Jun     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
25 Jun     Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
26 Jun     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
28 Jun      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

28 June 20199 nights / 10 days, round-trip A Taste of Iceland
Prices starting
from $1299
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28 Jun      Departing from Liverpool, England   
01 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland   
02 Jul     Isafjordur, Iceland   
03 Jul     Akureyri, Iceland   
04 Jul     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
07 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

07 July 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Prices starting
from $1149
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07 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
10 Jul     Flam, Norway   
11 Jul     Olden, Norway   
12 Jul     Bergen, Norway   
13 Jul     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
15 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

15 July 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Exploring the Beautiful Baltic
Prices starting
from $1999
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15 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
18 Jul     Skagen, Denmark   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
23 Jul     Helsinki, Finland   
24 Jul     Tallinn, Estonia   
26 Jul     Copenhagen, Denmark   
27 Jul     Kristiansand, Norway   
30 Jul      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

30 July 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip The Fjords of Greenland
Prices starting
from $2199
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30 Jul      Departing from Liverpool, England   
02 Aug - 03 Aug     Reykjavik, Iceland   
06 Aug     Qaqortoq, Greenland   
07 Aug     Narsarsuaq, Greenland   
08 Aug     Nanortalik, Greenland   
12 Aug     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
13 Aug      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

13 August 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip Scotland & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Prices starting
from $1099
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13 Aug      Departing from Liverpool, England   
15 Aug     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
16 Aug     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
18 Aug     Ullapool, Scotland   
19 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
20 Aug     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
21 Aug      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

21 August 20195 nights / 6 days, round-trip Scottish Islands & Lochs in Five Nights
Prices starting
from $699
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21 Aug      Departing from Liverpool, England   
22 Aug     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
23 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
24 Aug     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
26 Aug      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

26 August 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Prices starting
from $1249
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26 Aug      Departing from Liverpool, England   
28 Aug     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
29 Aug     Bergen, Norway   
30 Aug     Olden, Norway   
31 Aug     Flam, Norway   
03 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

03 September 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Sailing Around Iconic Ireland
Prices starting
from $899
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03 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
04 Sep     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
06 Sep     Galway, Ireland   
07 Sep     Killybegs, Ireland   
08 Sep     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
09 Sep     Dublin, Ireland   
10 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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10 September 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip French River Cruising with Bordeaux
Prices starting
from $1349
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10 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
12 Sep     Lorient, France   
13 Sep - 14 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
16 Sep - 17 Sep     Rouen, France   
18 Sep     Saint-Malo, France   
20 Sep      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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20 September 201913 nights / 14 days, round-trip Scenic Islands of Northern Norway
Prices starting
from $1799
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20 Sep      Departing from Liverpool, England   
23 Sep     Kristiansund, Norway   
25 Sep     Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway   
27 Sep - 28 Sep     Tromso, Norway   
29 Sep     Gravdal, Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway   
01 Oct     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
03 Oct      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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03 October 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Exploring Portugal’s Highlights
Prices starting
from $999
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03 Oct      Departing from Liverpool, England   
06 Oct - 07 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
08 Oct     Portimao, Portugal   
09 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
10 Oct      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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12 October 201916 nights / 17 days, round-trip Western Med with the French Riviera
Prices starting
from $1999
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12 Oct      Departing from Liverpool, England   
16 Oct     Gibraltar, UK   
17 Oct     Cartagena, Spain   
19 Oct     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
20 Oct     Cannes, France Riviera   
21 Oct     Barcelona, Spain   
22 Oct     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
24 Oct     Cadiz, Spain   
28 Oct      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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28 October 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip The Canary Islands with Madeira
Prices starting
from $1499
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28 Oct      Departing from Liverpool, England   
01 Nov     Cadiz, Spain   
03 Nov     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
04 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
05 Nov     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
06 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
08 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
11 Nov      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

11 November 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip You Choose Your Cruise
Prices starting
from $1699
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11 Nov      Departing from Liverpool, England   
26 Nov      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

26 November 201911 nights / 12 days, round-trip Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Prices starting
from $1099
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26 Nov      Departing from Liverpool, England   
30 Nov     Gibraltar, UK   
01 Dec     Casablanca, Morocco   
02 Dec     Cadiz, Spain   
03 Dec     Lisbon, Portugal   
04 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Dec      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Southampton cruise port

21 December 20191 nights / 2 days, round-trip Party Night
Prices starting
from $107
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21 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
22 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

22 December 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise
Prices starting
from $2099
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22 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Dec - 27 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
28 Dec - 29 Dec     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
03 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
06 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Black Watch Itineraries 2020

The below listed Black Watch cruise prices on 2020 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

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Itinerary ports
Southampton cruise port

22 December 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise
Prices starting
from $2099
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22 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Dec - 27 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
28 Dec - 29 Dec     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
03 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
06 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

06 January 202011 nights / 12 days, round-trip Spain, Portugal & Madeira
Prices starting
from $1099
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06 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
08 Jan     La Coruna, Spain   
09 Jan     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
11 Jan - 12 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
14 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
17 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

17 January 202014 nights / 15 days, round-trip Islands of the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1499
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17 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
21 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
22 Jan     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
23 Jan     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
24 Jan     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
25 Jan     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
27 Jan     Cadiz, Spain   
28 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
31 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

31 January 202014 nights / 15 days, round-trip Northern Norway with Sami National Day
Prices starting
from $1899
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31 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
03 Feb     Alesund, Norway   
04 Feb     Trondheim, Norway   
06 Feb - 07 Feb     Tromso, Norway   
08 Feb - 09 Feb     Alta, Norway   
11 Feb     Kristiansund, Norway   
14 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

14 February 20205 nights / 6 days, round-trip City Break in the Netherlands & Belgium
Prices starting
from $499
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14 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Feb - 16 Feb     Amsterdam, Holland   
17 Feb - 18 Feb     Antwerp, Belgium   
19 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

19 February 202013 nights / 14 days, round-trip Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival
Prices starting
from $1399
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19 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
22 Feb     Vigo, Spain   
24 Feb     Malaga, Spain   
25 Feb - 26 Feb     Cadiz, Spain   
27 Feb     Almeria, Spain   
29 Feb     Lisbon, Portugal   
03 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

03 March 202014 nights / 15 days, round-trip Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History
Prices starting
from $1499
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03 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
07 Mar     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
08 Mar     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
09 Mar     La Gomera, Canary Islands   
10 Mar     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
11 Mar     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
12 Mar     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
14 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
17 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

17 March 20207 nights / 8 days, round-trip Highlights of the Low Countries
Prices starting
from $699
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17 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
18 Mar - 19 Mar     Amsterdam, Holland   
20 Mar     Rotterdam, Holland   
21 Mar     Ghent, Belgium   
22 Mar - 23 Mar     Antwerp, Belgium   
24 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

24 March 20202 nights / 3 days, one-way from Southampton to Liverpool
Prices starting
from $199
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24 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Mar      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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Liverpool cruise port

26 March 202014 nights / 15 days, round-trip Four Fred's in Funchal with the Azores
Prices starting
from $2099
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26 Mar      Departing from Liverpool, England   
30 Mar     Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores   
31 Mar - 01 Apr     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
02 Apr     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
04 Apr     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
06 Apr     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
09 Apr      Arriving in Liverpool, England   

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