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Scottish Lochs, Highlands & Islands

with Fred.Olsen Cruises
5 Nights aboard Black Watch

Combining picturesque lochs and remote islands, this Fred.Olsen Cruise is the perfect way to sample Scotland's renowned scenery.  Tour to beautiful Loch Lomond; see Tobermory's colourful houses; uncover ancient stone circles; and enjoy the views from Black Watch as you pass the surreal Fingal's Cave and the 13th century Duart Castle.

Why choose Black Watch?
Black Watch captures the feel and spirit of a traditional cruise.  Her relaxed public areas have been rejuvenated but still maintain many traditional cruise ship features.  Large windows, soft tones and elegant décor all contribute to the warm classic feel of this ship.  Weighing in at 28,613 tons and with a length of 674 feet, Black Watch packs in a wealth of entertainment and facilities that will satisfy all.

Price Includes:

  • Return Harry Shaw coach travel to/from Liverpool.  We will operate UK Tours Feeder Services (Supplements may apply from selected pick-up points)
  • 5 nights accommodation aboard Black Watch in comfortable rooms/suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.  Dinner is served at 18.15 hrs each evening.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In room sandwiches & snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and drop-off/pick-up point

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure
  • All drinks on board
  • Shore Tours
  • Hairdressing, health, beauty treatments, and selected fitness classes
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning
  • Holiday Travel insurance (Harry Shaw Travel Insurance is not applicable to Fred.Olsen Cruises)
  • Government levies or taxes introduced after publication (30.1.18)
  • Evening dining at the following restaurants on Black Watch: The Black Watch Room and The Poolside restaurant
  • Chocolates and beverages from the Bookmark Café
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc. on board and ashore
  • Any applicable departure point supplement
  • Twin cabin supplement for sole occupancy


Holiday Highlights

After a relaxing day at sea, including a scenic sailing past the fascinating basalt columns of Fingal's Cave, Black Watch will journey to the remote Orkney Islands and your first port of call Kirkwall.  The town is surrounded by rugged countryside and home to a range of wildlife.  On tours (optional extra), you can discover the 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae, as well as the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar.

Continuing on, you'll reach Tobermory.  This picturesque town is best known for its brightly coloured houses that line the waterfront, though the Mull Museum and Tobermory Distillery are well worth a visit too.  Alternatively, venture further afield for the chance to admire beautiful scenery on the picturesque Isle of Mull. After your time ashore, Black Watch will take you on a scenic journey through the Sound of Mull, past the historic 13th century Duart Castle.

Finally, a call into Greenock, 'gateway to the lochs', presents the opportunity to discover two of the Highland's most desired spots - Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.  This stunning landscape encompasses majestic mountain scenery, dense woodlands and the largest stretch of freshwater in Britain.

Cruise Itinerary

Date Arrive Depart Destination
July 2018 (Cruise Ref: W1815)
 Friday 20    Late PM  Liverpool
 Saturday 21  Late AM  Early PM  Cruising Fingal's Cave
 Sunday 22  Early AM  Late PM  Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
 Monday 23  Early AM  Late PM
 (Anchor Port)
 Tobermory, Isle of Mull
 Monday 23  Late PM  Late PM  Cruising Sound of Mull
 Monday 23  Late PM  Late Night  Cruising past Duart Castle
 Tuesday 24  Early AM  Late PM  Glasgow (Greenock)
 Wednesday 25  Early AM    Liverpool

For your information:
Precise timings for your time in port vary from place to place and sailing to sailing.  Arrival and Departure times can change as your cruise progresses so will be shown as approximate period rather than exact times.

These are as follows:

Period Arrival or Depart From
Early AM 05.00 - 10.00
Late AM 10.00 - 12.00
Early PM 12.00 - 15.30
Late PM 15.30 - 19.00
Late Night 19.00 Onwards

Proximity of Destinations
In all ports of call, the ship will dock as closely as possible to the destination.  This means we will either be in walking distance or a short bus ride from the local centre.  A shuttle bus may sometimes be provided by Fred.Olsen or the local port authority (a nominal fee usually applies).  It is sometimes the case that the port is further away.  Where this arises, it may be necessary to book a tour to visit the main destination.  Please ask Fred.Olsen staff for details.

Cruise Pricing

Cruise Pricing
Scottish Lochs, Highlands & Islands (Ref. W1815)
Departing Friday 20 July 2018 - 5 Nights
Cabin Grades Terrace
Balcony Suite

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room
Lido Deck Main Deck Atlantic Deck Atlantic & Marina Decks
Prices £1259.95 £929.95 £799.95 £769.95
All Prices are Per Person.  All Cabin Grades are subject to availability at time of booking.

Twin Cabin for Sole Occupancy Supplement:
75% Supplement on Ocean View Rooms (B, D & E).  
100% Supplement applies to all other Cabin Grades.

For more information on Black Watch Suites & Rooms CLICK HERE

Black Watch Deck Plans

Black Watch Lido Deck

Black Watch Main Deck

Black Watch Atlantic Deck

Black Watch Marina Deck



Fred. Olsen reserve the right to refuse boarding at the port on day of departure if, in their opinion (through observation), you or any of your party's impaired mobility prevents you from safely negotiating a stepped gangway or moving around the vessel in a safe & secure manner at all times.

If anybody in the party is unsure if they meet this minimum mobility requirement, DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS BOOKING AT THIS TIME.  Please contact our Reservations Team  on 024 76 455544 for more information on this policy. Failure to disclose impaired mobility information could lead to the loss of your cruise holiday.

Deposit: A deposit of £250.00 per person is required when booking.  Full payment is due 16 weeks prior to departure.

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