Madeira, Portugal & Spain from So'ton, 6 January 2020 (11 nights)

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Black Watch
Fred. Olsen
Depart Date:
6th January 2020
11 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
Inside from
£873 pp
Outside from
£970 pp
Single from
Balcony from
£1,261 pp
Suite from
£1,309 pp
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Cruise Id: 172255

Holiday Features

Black Watch - carrying 804 guests, smaller and more personable. 

  • Ensuite accommodation
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.
  • Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin
  • All entertainment
  • Daily onboard activities
  • Sports & Leisure facilities
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • All port taxes and fees
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Southampton
2 At Sea
3 La Coruna
La Coruna
Named the Crystal City, Corunna is a real mixture of old and new, with old town features and many new glass fronted buildings facing the harbour. The city is the site of the Roman Tower of Hercules, which is a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation for nearly 2,000 years. It has been declared by the UNESCO as Human Heritage.
4 Porto (Leixoes)
Porto (Leixoes)
Porto also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in the Southern Europe. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
5 At Sea
6-7 Funchal, Madeira - Overnight onboard
Funchal, Madeira - Overnight onboard
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
8 At Sea
9 Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
10-11 At Sea
12 Southampton

Cabins on the Black Watch

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Customer reviews for Black Watch

  • Black Watch
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 27 Jun 2019

Nice ship very clean with good activities. I enjoyed the ballroom dancing tuition but an hour is needed because it is rushed. The breakfast ordered into the cabin always arrived far too early so why have a half hour slot if its not kept to? The guest services staff are not very helpful.

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  • Fred. Olsen
  • 10 Jun 2019

Chose this cruise because the itinery seemed to meet our rquirements. Unfortunately the captain took the decision not to go to Shetland due to bad weather. While we accept his decision we felt more could be done to make up for this. All the people we spoke to said this was the port of call they were looking forward to the most. Instead we had 2 nights rather than one at Invergordon (NOT a holiday desination) Two buses were laid on at nearly £30 a time to go into Inverness (perhaps to offer this free would have been a nice gesture?) We took the local bus for about £11. Any other attraction was a long trip and expensive. Other things we were not happy with - Firstly , the car park in Liverpool was hard to find. Inadequate map and sat nav took you to a building site (not Fred Olson rsponsibility) - cabin - Lots of stoarge space and a bathroom that was larger than some. Single beds which are not our preference but they were comfortable. A fridge was provided but barely got cold. The biggest problem was the terrible vibration from the engines and a constant rattling of the cabin walls and ceiling which did not contribute to a good nights sleep. This is an old ship - modern ones have overcome this problem with new technology. Not sure what could be done here other than sound damping. - Buffet area quite small, not always able to get a table at busy times - While the ship was well maintained there was no main staircase or reception area and the entertainment was mediocre . - many of the staff had a poor grasp of English which could be a problem, particularly at guest services - WiFi expensive - Timing given in port were misleading for example 'late p.m actually meant about 3.30 in the afternoon. - Tours were very expensive, there were 4 of us so it made more sense to book a private taxi to take us to the places we wanted to see, which worked out fine. - Passengers were mostly quite elderly and infirm so activities were geared up for this. I did sometimes feel I was sitting in the common room of an old peoples home rather than a cruise ship! - Finally the disembarkation process was not a happy experience, but mostly this was due to the facilites at Liverpool cruise terminal Good points, main dining room was nice and our waiters were freindly and helpful and there was a very good wine list at reasonable prices plus the food was excellent. Would not go with Fred Olson again

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  • Black Watch
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 10 Jun 2019

Our first cruise, we enjoyed the experience immensely. Liked the smaller size of the ship, not glitzy! The food and service in the restaurant was exceptional. Al staff consistently pleasant and helpful. Will do it again.

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Terms and Conditions

Warmer cruising Offers commences 14 August - 15 October 2019 on 60 select no-fly and Exotic fly-cruises sailing 3 October 2019 - 29 March 2020 . Offer based on Saver Fares where full payment is required at the time of booking. 100% cancellation charges apply and guests cannot transfer their booking to an alternative cruise. No cabin number is assigned at the time of booking, cabin number will be advised on ticketing. Additional discounts , including Oceans Loyalty discounts, do not apply. Dining time will be allocated automatically and cannot be changed, table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver Fare. Cabins booked on Saver Fare are assigned as twin bed configuration.Offer not combinable with any other offer. Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice, cannot be combined, are subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively. No Single Supplement Offer applicable to new bookings only. Offer based on sole occupancy of specific grades of twin/double cabins paying no Single Supplement.

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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