City Break in the Netherlands and Belgium
Onboard Fred. Olsen - Black Watch
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Free drinks and tips
Why book…
  • Step ashore in the Netherland's capital city of Amsterdam. Explore the Museum District, home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum and step back in time at Anne Frankhuis
  • Enjoy an interactive beer tour with the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam
  • Get up close to sharks and piranhas at Aquatopia aquarium or visit the animals at Antwerp Zoo
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
The elegant furnishings and traditional charm of Fred. Olsen's Black Watch make it perfect for lovers of cruising's golden age. With classic cabins and suites, it offers a voyage of endless peace and relaxation. The dining experience on Black Watch ranges from the wonderfully elegant to the charmingly casual. Savour buffets of international cuisines at the welcoming Garden Cafe, as well as exquisite gourmet meals at the orientally-styled Orchid Room. Succulent steaks are on offer at the on-board grill restaurant, while the ship's aromatic coffee and chocolate cafe features a spectacular menu of speciality hot drinks and divine sweet treats. Day or night, you have an enthralling selection of entertainment. Take a dip in the variety of swimming pools and whirpools, or simply lie back and enjoy the sunshine on a comfortable lounger. For some activity, deal a few hands in the card room, enjoy a bestseller at the library, take a swing at the golf nets, or play a game on the tennis courts. Then again, why not just enjoy some retail therapy at the duty-free boutique, followed by a trip to the spa for a massage or facial? At night, be amazed by stunning cabarets, live music, comedy acts, and piano melodies at Black Watch's array of entertainment venues. Enjoy exotic cocktails, fine wines, cold beers, and delicious spirits in the ship's relaxing lounges, glamorous bars, and friendly pub. Perfectly sized to get astoundingly close to scenic shores, Black Watch offers an unforgettable experience both inside and out. For those who love exquisite service, luxurious accommodation, sensational entertainment, and a sociable atmosphere, Fred. Olsen's Black Watch is ideal.

Food
Dining on Black Watch is an experience to be savoured. The Glentanar Restaurant is the ship's main venue featuring fresh meals, exquisite cuisines and spectacular sea views. There's also The Orchid Room, which offers a Far East decor and delicious gourmet dishes. For a more casual setting, The Garden Cafe serves an internationally-inspired buffet and tasty lunchtime snacks. Try The Grill for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here, you have a tempting choice of omelette, shrimp salad, beef and onion pie, beefburger, BLT, fruit salad, and blueberry cheesecake during the day. Or for dinner, there's pasta, grilled seafood, prime-cut steak, and pannacotta. The coffee and chocolate cafe offers a selection of lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, Irish coffees, teas, pralines, fondant chocolates, and champagne truffles.

Drink
From hot lattes to cold cocktails, there's a favourite tipple for everyone on Black Watch. Morning Light Pub is decorated in the style of a traditional British pub with a unique Scandinavian twist - perfect for socialising with a beer, wine or spirit. The Observatory offers panoramic views to enjoy while you sip a nightcap, as well as an entertaining pianist. Head to Marquee Bar for refreshments by the swimming pool, or Lido Lounge for late-night exotic cocktails, refreshing beers, and tasty wines. Neptune Lounge serves a fantastic menu of beverages complemented perfectly by dazzling live acts. There's also Braemar Lounge for comfy armchairs and a stylish cocktail bar.

Entertainment
There's always an activity to enjoy aboard Black Watch. You have yoga, toning and Pilates classes, as well as aerobics sessions and dancing lessons at the fitness centre. Improve your skill at the black jack sessions, take a swing at the golf nets, and play a game on the tennis courts too. In the evening, the lively Neptune Lounge offers music, comedians, cabret acts, bright lights, and great costumes. You can also dance the night away to great orchestra music here. Head to Braemar Lounge or The Observatory for piano music; Marina Theatre for late-night films; and Morning Light Pub for live entertainment. Lido Lounge offers dancing and evening quizzes, or you can try your luck at the blackjack or roulette tables.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark on board Black Watch.
Day 2-3: Amsterdam, Netherlands
There's so much to experience when you step ashore in the Netherland's capital city of Amsterdam. Explore the Museum District — home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum — and step back in time at Anne Frankhuis. Discover the opulent Canal Ring district — an UNESCO World Heritage site, or simply escape to the tranquil surroundings of Vondelpark. You can get close to marine and animal life at Natura Artis Magistra; buy colourful tulips at Bloemenmarkt; or enjoy an interactive beer tour with the Heineken Experience.
Day 4-5 Antwerp, Belgium
The Belgian port city of Antwerp nestles on the River Scheldt. At the centre of the city, you'll discover the ancient Diamond District which is home to thousands of diamond traders, cutters and polishers. Admire the Flemish Renaissance architecture as you stroll around the Grote in the Old Town. Pay a visit to the 17th-century Rubenshuis to view artworks by the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Roberts. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Museum Plantin-Moretus, the impressive MAS complex, and the Gothic-style Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal are well worth visiting too. Get up close to sharks and piranhas at Aquatopia aquarium or visit the animals at Antwerp Zoo.
Day 6: Southampton, UK
Disembark in Southampton and make your way home.
To book call 0800 408 4229 or Enquire online
Terms, conditions and limitations apply. See website or travel agent for full details. Offers applicable for new bookings made between 05/12/2018 & 28/02/2019 only, subject to availability. Free Drinks & Tips: Free All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade and restaurant waiter & cabin stewardess tips covered on most 2019/20 Ocean sailings. Solo Cruising: Based on sole occupancy of specific grades of twin/double rooms, paying no single supplement, on selected 2019/20 sailings. 3 for 2: on most Ocean and River cruises. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Please ask in store for more details.
Price per person from only
£499
February 2020 - 5 Nights - Sailing from Southampton Port
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