Scottish Islands & Lochs in Five Nights
Onboard Fred. Olsen - Black Watch
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Free drinks and tips
Why book…
  • Greenock's maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum and stained glass art can be seen in McLean Museum and Art Gallery
  • Take a guided tour of the Tobermory Distillery to explore the whisky-making process and sample the end product
  • Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens in Kirkwall
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 Liverpool, UK
Arrive in Liverpool and embark on board Black Watch.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Greenock, Scotland
Located on the River Clyde close to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, Greenock began as a fishing harbour and later became a major centre for shipbuilding. The town's maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum and stained glass art can be seen in McLean Museum and Art Gallery. The town is home to the world's first Burn's Club, dedicated to poet, Robert Burns. His love, Mary Campbell, died in the town and is buried in Greenock Cemetery.
Day 4: Tobermory Isle of Mull, UK
Tobermory is located on the northern coast of the Isle of Mull; situated in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Visit Mull Museum and see the various artefacts that document Mull’s history. Pay a visit to Mull Aquarium and see the displays of sea creatures. Take a guided tour of the Tobermory Distillery to explore the whisky-making process and sample the end product. Enjoy the changing exhibitions and artworks at the An Tobar Arts Centre. Alternatively, drive for approximately 40 minutes and uncover the history of the MacLean clan and their chiefs in the 13th century keep: Duart Castle.
Day 5: Kirkwall, UK
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
Day 6: Liverpool, UK
Disembark in Liverpool 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
£699
August 2019 - 5 Nights - Sailing from Liverpool Port
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