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.
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.
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.
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: London Tilbury, UK
Arrive at London Tilbury where you board Fred Olsen Black Watch and sail onwards to Scotland.
Day 3: Invergordon, Scotland
Invergordon is located on the north-shore of Cromarty Firth at the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Pay a visit to Invergordon Naval & Heritage Museum, Cromarty Courthouse, and Hugh Miller's Cottage & Museum. Admire the colourful 'Off the Wall' murals painted on the side of the town's buildings. Take a trip in search of the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness. Journey to nearby Inverness and explore Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre.
Day 4: Edinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh is home to the famous Royal Mile which leads upwards to Edinburgh Castle. The streets of the city's Old Town are lined with medieval buildings, while its modern streets are filled with trendy bars, world-famous shops and innovative restaurants. Visit the Scottish Parliament Building, National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. You can tour the 16th-century Palace of Holyroodhouse — former home of Mary, Queen of Scots — and take a scenic stroll up Arthur's Seat. Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia or explore the world of whisky making at the Scotch Whisky Experience.
Day 5: Dundee, Scotland
Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, on the north side of the sheltered Firth of Tay. The port itself is set close to City Quay and the rejuvenated Dundee Waterfront - home to the RRS Discovery (Captain Scott's ship) and the 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn. Explore the city's historical past at the Verdant Works Museum and admire the artworks and archaeological finds at the McManus Galleries. Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibitions at Dundee Science Museum or scale rock walls at Avertical World Climbing Centre. Dundee is also the gateway to golf at St Andrews, Glamis Castle in Forfar, and Arbroath Abbey in Angus.
Day 7: London Tilbury, UK
The cruise comes to an end in London, where you disembark the ship and make your way home.