Black Watch

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Fred Olsen

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Black Watch Review and Specifications

Specifications of Black Watch

Flag Bahamas
Builder OY WARTSILA AB
Year built 1972
Speed 18.5 kn / 34 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA) 205 m / 673 ft
Beam (width) 25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage 28613 gt
Passengers 804 - 846
Crew 330
Passengers-to-space ratio 33
Decks 10
Cabins 423
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2009

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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

Year built 1972 (as Royal Viking Star)

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2018

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 804 (846 max) / 330

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 28,610 tons / 673 ft (206 m)

Flag State (registered in) Bahamas

Ship builder Wartsila Helsinki New Shipyard (Finland)

Building cost USD 50 mill

Ship owner Black Watch Cruise Ltd

Operator Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Christened by -

Official website link FredOlsenCruises.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 8
  • 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.
  • Black Watch cruise ship was built as "Royal Viking Star" for the Royal Viking Line, and entered service in 1972. 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 2016

The below listed Black Watch cruise prices on 2016 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
15 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark
Prices starting
from $749
15 Dec        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
17 Dec        Aalborg, Denmark
18 Dec        Copenhagen, Denmark
19 Dec        Wismar, Germany
20 Dec        Kiel Canal, Germany
20 Dec        Hamburg, Germany
22 Dec        Arriving in Tilbury, London, England
22 December 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Tinsel & Hogmanay
Prices starting
from $1399
22 Dec        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
24 Dec        Falmouth, England
26 Dec        Cork, Ireland
27 Dec        Dublin, Ireland
28 Dec        Belfast, Northern Ireland
30 Dec        Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
31 Dec        Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
01 Jan        Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
02 Jan        Arriving in Tilbury, London, England

Black Watch Itineraries 2017

The below listed Black Watch cruise prices on 2017 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
02 January 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Tilbury to Southampton
Prices starting
from $59
02 Jan        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
03 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England
24 January 41 nights / 42 days, one-way from Callao to Cairns
Prices starting
from $3999
24 Jan        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
25 Jan        Callao, Lima, Peru
26 Jan        Pisco, Peru
01 Feb        Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
07 Feb        Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
08 Feb        Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
10 Feb        Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands
16 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
17 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
18 Feb        Tauranga, New Zealand
20 Feb        Wellington, New Zealand
22 Feb        Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
25 Feb        Eden, NSW, Australia
26 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
05 Mar        Townsville, Queensland, Australia
06 Mar        Arriving in Cairns, Queensland, Australia
24 January 54 nights / 55 days, one-way from Callao to Singapore
Prices starting
from $4999
24 Jan        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
25 Jan        Callao, Lima, Peru
26 Jan        Pisco, Peru
01 Feb        Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
07 Feb        Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
08 Feb        Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
10 Feb        Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands
16 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
17 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
18 Feb        Tauranga, New Zealand
20 Feb        Wellington, New Zealand
22 Feb        Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
25 Feb        Eden, NSW, Australia
26 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
05 Mar        Townsville, Queensland, Australia
06 Mar        Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
19 Mar        Arriving in Singapore
16 February 57 nights / 58 days, one-way from Auckland to Valletta
Prices starting
from $4999
16 Feb        Departing from Auckland, New Zealand
17 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
18 Feb        Tauranga, New Zealand
20 Feb        Wellington, New Zealand
22 Feb        Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
25 Feb        Eden, NSW, Australia
26 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
05 Mar        Townsville, Queensland, Australia
06 Mar        Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
18 Mar        Singapore
19 Mar        Singapore
20 Mar        Singapore
21 Mar        Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 Mar        Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
27 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
03 Apr        Salalah, Oman
08 Apr        Safaga, Egypt
09 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
10 Apr        Suez Canal
11 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
14 Apr        Arriving in Valletta, Malta
16 February 64 nights / 65 days, one-way from Auckland to Southampton
Prices starting
from $5699
16 Feb        Departing from Auckland, New Zealand
17 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
18 Feb        Tauranga, New Zealand
20 Feb        Wellington, New Zealand
22 Feb        Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
25 Feb        Eden, NSW, Australia
26 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
05 Mar        Townsville, Queensland, Australia
06 Mar        Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
18 Mar        Singapore
19 Mar        Singapore
20 Mar        Singapore
21 Mar        Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 Mar        Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
27 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
03 Apr        Salalah, Oman
08 Apr        Safaga, Egypt
09 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
10 Apr        Suez Canal
11 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
14 Apr        Valletta, Malta
17 Apr        Malaga, Spain
21 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
16 February 31 nights / 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Singapore
Prices starting
from $2999
16 Feb        Departing from Auckland, New Zealand
17 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
18 Feb        Tauranga, New Zealand
20 Feb        Wellington, New Zealand
22 Feb        Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
25 Feb        Eden, NSW, Australia
26 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
05 Mar        Townsville, Queensland, Australia
06 Mar        Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
18 Mar        Singapore
19 Mar        Arriving in Singapore
06 March 46 nights / 47 days, one-way from Cairns to Southampton
Prices starting
from $4399
06 Mar        Departing from Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
18 Mar        Singapore
19 Mar        Singapore
20 Mar        Singapore
21 Mar        Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 Mar        Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
27 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
03 Apr        Salalah, Oman
08 Apr        Safaga, Egypt
09 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
10 Apr        Suez Canal
11 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
14 Apr        Valletta, Malta
17 Apr        Malaga, Spain
21 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
06 March 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Cairns to Singapore
Prices starting
from $1189
06 Mar        Departing from Cairns, Queensland, Australia
10 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
13 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
14 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
15 Mar        Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
18 Mar        Arriving in Singapore
18 March 27 nights / 28 days, one-way from Singapore to Valletta
Prices starting
from $2299
18 Mar        Departing from Singapore
19 Mar        Singapore
20 Mar        Singapore
21 Mar        Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 Mar        Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
27 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
03 Apr        Salalah, Oman
08 Apr        Safaga, Egypt
09 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
10 Apr        Suez Canal
11 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
14 Apr        Arriving in Valletta, Malta
19 March 33 nights / 34 days, one-way from Singapore to Southampton
Prices starting
from $2949
19 Mar        Departing from Singapore
20 Mar        Singapore
21 Mar        Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 Mar        Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
27 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
30 Mar        Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
03 Apr        Salalah, Oman
08 Apr        Safaga, Egypt
09 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
10 Apr        Suez Canal
11 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
14 Apr        Valletta, Malta
17 Apr        Malaga, Spain
21 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
21 April 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip River Seine Sojourn
Prices starting
from $349
21 Apr        Departing from Southampton, England
22 Apr        Rouen, France
23 Apr        Rouen, France
24 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
24 April 25 nights / 26 days, round-trip Authentic Croatia with Venice
Prices starting
from $2879
24 Apr        Departing from Southampton, England
28 Apr        Malaga, Spain
01 May        Valletta, Malta
03 May        Hvar Island, Hvar, Croatia
04 May        Zadar, Croatia
05 May        Venice, Italy
06 May        Venice, Italy
07 May        Pula, Croatia
08 May        Split, Croatia
09 May        Dubrovnik, Croatia
11 May        Lipari Island, Italy
12 May        Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
14 May        Cartagena, Spain
16 May        Lisbon, Portugal
19 May        Arriving in Southampton, England
19 May 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Sun, Sea & Monaco Grand Prix
Prices starting
from $2149
19 May        Departing from Southampton, England
23 May        Malaga, Spain
24 May        Cartagena, Spain
26 May        Cannes, France Riviera
27 May        Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera
28 May        Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera
29 May        Barcelona, Spain
31 May        Gibraltar, UK
04 Jun        Arriving in Southampton, England
04 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Phenomenal Fjords of Norway
Prices starting
from $899
04 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
07 Jun        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
08 Jun        Flam, Norway
09 Jun        Bergen, Norway
11 Jun        Arriving in Dover, England
11 June 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Lochs of Scotland
Prices starting
from $1399
11 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
13 Jun        Dublin, Ireland
14 Jun        Loch Fyne,Scotland
15 Jun        Fort William, Scotland
17 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
18 Jun        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
19 Jun        Invergordon, Scotland
21 Jun        Arriving in Dover, England
21 June 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip German Waterways & Kiel Week
Prices starting
from $1299
21 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
23 Jun        Kiel Canal, Germany
23 Jun        Kiel, Germany
24 Jun        Travemunde, Lubeck, Germany
25 Jun        Kiel Canal, Germany
25 Jun        Hamburg, Germany
26 Jun        Hamburg, Germany
27 Jun        Hamburg, Germany
27 Jun        Bremen, Germany
28 Jun        Bremen, Germany
30 Jun        Arriving in Dover, England
30 June 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip The Wonders of Iceland
Prices starting
from $2199
30 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
01 Jul        Falmouth, England
03 Jul        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
04 Jul        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
05 Jul        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
06 Jul        Seydisfjordur, Iceland
07 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
08 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
09 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
12 Jul        Dublin, Ireland
14 Jul        Arriving in Dover, England
14 July 27 nights / 28 days, round-trip Exploring the Fjords of the Arctic
Prices starting
from $4399
14 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
16 Jul        Bergen, Norway
17 Jul        Skjolden, Sognefjord, Norway
18 Jul        Olden, Norway
21 Jul        Tromso, Norway
22 Jul        Honningsvag, Norway
24 Jul        Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
24 Jul        Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
25 Jul        Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
28 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
30 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
02 Aug        Narsarsuaq, Greenland
03 Aug        Nanortalik, Greenland
07 Aug        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
10 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
10 August 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam Weekend
Prices starting
from $399
10 Aug        Departing from Dover, England
11 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
11 Aug        Amsterdam, Holland
12 Aug        Amsterdam, Holland
12 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
13 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
14 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lochs of Scotland
Prices starting
from $999
14 Aug        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
15 Aug        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
16 Aug        Invergordon, Scotland
17 Aug        Ullapool, Scotland
18 Aug        Fort William, Scotland
19 Aug        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
21 Aug        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
21 August 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Greenland, Iceland & Norway Exploration
Prices starting
from $1899
21 Aug        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
24 Aug        Reykjavik, Iceland
26 Aug        Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland
28 Aug        Akureyri, Iceland
29 Aug        Eskifjordur, Iceland
31 Aug        Alesund, Norway
01 Sep        Olden, Norway
03 Sep        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
03 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scenic Fjords of Norway
Prices starting
from $999
03 Sep        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
06 Sep        Flam, Norway
07 Sep        Olden, Norway
08 Sep        Bergen, Norway
10 Sep        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
10 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scottish Highlands & Islands
Prices starting
from $999
10 Sep        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
11 Sep        Invergordon, Scotland
12 Sep        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
13 Sep        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
14 Sep        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
15 Sep        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
16 Sep        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
17 Sep        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
17 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip German River & City Discovery
Prices starting
from $999
17 Sep        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
19 Sep        Heligoland Islands, Germany
20 Sep        Hamburg, Germany
21 Sep        Hamburg, Germany
21 Sep        Bremen, Germany
22 Sep        Bremen, Germany
24 Sep        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
24 September 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Cultural Cities of Northern Europe
Prices starting
from $1299
24 Sep        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
26 Sep        Copenhagen, Denmark
28 Sep        Helsinki, Finland
29 Sep        Saint Petersburg, Russia
30 Sep        Tallinn, Estonia
02 Oct        Kiel, Germany
02 Oct        Kiel Canal, Germany
04 Oct        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
04 October 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Rivers & Cities of France
Prices starting
from $1099
04 Oct        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
06 Oct        Rouen, France
07 Oct        Rouen, France
08 Oct        Guernsey, Channel Islands
10 Oct        La Rochelle, France
11 Oct        Lorient, France
14 Oct        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
14 October 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Landscapes of Portugal & the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1699
14 Oct        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
18 Oct        Porto, Portugal
20 Oct        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
21 Oct        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
22 Oct        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
23 Oct        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
25 Oct        Lisbon, Portugal
26 Oct        Vigo, Spain
30 Oct        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
31 October 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Captain’s Mystery Cruise
Prices starting
from $899
31 Oct        Departing from Harwich, England
10 Nov        Arriving in Harwich, England
10 November 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip France & Belgium Break
Prices starting
from $299
10 Nov        Departing from Harwich, England
11 Nov        Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
12 Nov        Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
13 Nov        Arriving in Harwich, England
13 November 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Sun, Souks & Siestas
Prices starting
from $1799
13 Nov        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
17 Nov        Portimao, Portugal
18 Nov        Casablanca, Morocco
19 Nov        Agadir, Morocco
20 Nov        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
21 Nov        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
22 Nov        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
23 Nov        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
24 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
24 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
25 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
27 Nov        Lisbon, Portugal
28 Nov        Porto, Portugal
01 Dec        Arriving in Tilbury, London, England
01 December 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Scottish Winter Warmer
Prices starting
from $699
01 Dec        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
03 Dec        Invergordon, Scotland
04 Dec        Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
05 Dec        Dundee, Scotland
07 Dec        Arriving in Tilbury, London, England
07 December 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Christmas Markets & Rivers of Germany
Prices starting
from $599
07 Dec        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
09 Dec        Hamburg, Germany
10 Dec        Hamburg, Germany
10 Dec        Bremen, Germany
11 Dec        Bremen, Germany
13 Dec        Arriving in Tilbury, London, England
13 December 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Tilbury to Southampton
Prices starting
from $79
13 Dec        Departing from Tilbury, London, England
14 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
14 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip City Lights & Overnights
Prices starting
from $699
14 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
16 Dec        Hamburg, Germany
17 Dec        Kiel Canal, Germany
17 Dec        Amsterdam, Holland
18 Dec        Amsterdam, Holland
19 Dec        Antwerp, Belgium
20 Dec        Antwerp, Belgium
21 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
21 December 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Norwegian Christmas
Prices starting
from $1999
21 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
23 Dec        Stavanger, Norway
26 Dec        Alta, Norway
27 Dec        Alta, Norway
28 Dec        Tromso, Norway
29 Dec        Tromso, Norway
31 Dec        Trondheim, Norway
01 Jan        Alesund, Norway
02 Jan        Bergen, Norway
05 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England

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
05 January 24 nights / 25 days, one-way from Southampton to Callao
Prices starting
from $2249
05 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
09 Jan        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
10 Jan        Horta, Faial Island, Azores
15 Jan        Hamilton, Bermuda
19 Jan        Havana, Cuba
20 Jan        Havana, Cuba
21 Jan        Cozumel, Mexico
24 Jan        Panama Canal
26 Jan        Manta, Ecuador
29 Jan        Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru
29 January 29 nights / 30 days, one-way from Callao to Sydney
Prices starting
from $3039
29 Jan        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
30 Jan        Callao, Lima, Peru
31 Jan        Pisco, Peru
06 Feb        Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
13 Feb        Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
14 Feb        Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
16 Feb        Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands
22 Feb        Auckland, New Zealand
23 Feb        Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
27 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 February 18 nights / 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Klang
Prices starting
from $1849
27 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
28 Feb        Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 Mar        Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
04 Mar        Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
09 Mar        Darwin, NT Australia
12 Mar        Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
16 Mar        Singapore
17 Mar        Arriving in Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 March 38 nights / 39 days, one-way from Klang to Southampton
Prices starting
from $3449
17 Mar        Departing from Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 Mar        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
21 Mar        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
22 Mar        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
27 Mar        Cochin, India
29 Mar        Mumbai, Bombay, India
06 Apr        Aqaba, Jordan
07 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
08 Apr        Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
08 Apr        Suez Canal
09 Apr        Suez Canal
10 Apr        Alexandria, Egypt
12 Apr        Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey
13 Apr        Piraeus, Athens, Greece
16 Apr        Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
17 Apr        Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
20 Apr        Malaga, Spain
24 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
01 September 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Portuguese Explorer
Prices starting
from $1699
01 Sep        Departing from Liverpool, England
05 Sep        Horta, Faial Island, Azores
06 Sep        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
08 Sep - 09 Sep        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
10 Sep        Cadiz, Spain
11 Sep        Lisbon, Portugal
12 Sep        Porto, Portugal
15 Sep        Arriving in Liverpool, England