Welcome Aboard Black Watch
Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. Focusing on providing a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars, Black Watch feels friendly and familiar. This is further enhanced by the attentive staff who strive to offer service with a smile and remember the important things, such as your name and favourite tipple and how your like your eggs cooked at breakfast.
Able to accommodate up to 804 guests, there are a selection of suites and ocean view rooms to choose from, providing ample room and everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable and stress-free stay; and spacious public rooms bathed in natural light and retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. Black Watch has four restaurants options, including the stylish Glentanar Restaurant and beautiful Orchid Room which has a wonderful oriental look and feel. Before dinner you could delve into a good book in the well-stocked library, relax in the warmth on the Sun Deck, sample a great selection of premium gin at the Marquee Bar, or even devour a premium afternoon tea. Don’t miss the extravaganza of music, dance and comedy at evening shows in the Neptune Lounge.
Black Watch sails from ports all around the UK, and thanks to her new Terrace Balcony Rooms, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable sights and experiences as you cruise the world’s most spectacular waterways to a string of stunning destinations.
Watch our video below to get a taste of life on board Black Watch.
Rooms 423 Passengers 804 standard occupancy Crew 330 Refitted 2009 Fully Stabilised Yes Tonnage 28,613 grt Length 205.47 m Beam (width) 25.20 m Speed 18.5 knots
Relax and Fitness
Spending time on board Black Watch is all about relaxing and making the most of a more traditional cruise experience, whichever destination is on the horizon. You could top-up your tan on the Sun Deck while docked in the Canaries; take a dip in the heated pools and bubbling Jacuzzis while sailing through Norway’s stunning fjords; discover pure bliss in the sensual Atlantis Spa and much more.
Plus, with so much time to relax and delicious food to indulge in throughout your cruise, we know it’s important for many of you to stay in shape on board. You’ll find a fully-equipped Fitness Centre, golf nets and a tennis court, and a teak-lined Promenade which is perfect for a brisk stroll in the sunshine.Read more
Some of the most memorable experiences on any Black Watch cruise are enjoyed in the stylish and intimate dining venues on board the ship; from watching the sunrise over a hearty breakfast cooked just the way you like it, to winding down in the evening with a expertly prepared 5-course a la carte meal.
Choose to dine in the more formal Glentanar and Orchid Room restaurants, with our friendly, attentive waiters catering to your every need; or perhaps visit The Braemar Garden Café for a delicious self-service buffet at lunch and dinner. For an extra special experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest.Read more
Forgot to pack a few of your holiday essentials? Don’t worry; Black Watch’s handy Port Shop stocks everything you could possibly need whilst on board, from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks.
Plus, the on board Boutique is the perfect place to pick-up a holiday bargain. Treat yourself or loved ones to a designer watch, handbag, bottle of perfume and much more – and all at fantastic Duty Free prices.Read more
With a range of activities, shows and performances to enjoy by day and by night, we’re sure you’ll be entertained throughout your time on board Black Watch.
Catch a film in the Marina Theatre – perfect for those lazy sea days, play deck quoits in the sunshine on the Promenade, take in an insightful talk or lecture, or perhaps try your hand at a game of bridge. In the evening the lounges and bars come to life, with great live music, comedy and cabaret.Read more
While smaller and more intimate than the megaships of today, Black Watch still has everything you need for a comfortable and care-free stay. There’s a laundrette which can be used at your convenience, a Medical Centre with a doctor and/or nurse on call 24 hours a day and a Guest Services Desk where our friendly staff will be happy to help with any questions or queries you have.Read more
Sample the sleek, sophisticated style and friendly, intimate atmosphere of Black Watch before you even step foot on board with our useful video guides.
Familiarise yourself with the lounges and leisure facilities ready for your next cruise; or perhaps show your friends and family just how special the dining experience is on board a Fred. Olsen cruise.Read more
Booking Tours & Future Cruises
Shore Tours are great for discovering the very best of each destination on your itinerary, and our friendly on board Tours team are always on hand to help you make the most of your time ashore.
Plus, we’re sure you’ll have such a great time on board Black Watch that you’ll want to book your next cruise as soon as possible. With this in mind, our friendly and helpful Future Cruise Manager will be happy to help you browse the latest brochure and choose the perfect cruise.
Shore Tours Office
Visit the Shore Tours Office to discuss and book all the tours that appeal. For every port of call, we offer a range of tours which will help you see the very best of the town, city or nearby attractions, so pop by for a chat.
Future Bookings Desk
Before one holiday ends, most people are already dreaming of the next. That's why the Future Booking Desk is always so busy. Stop by the desk; our Future Cruise Manager will be happy to answer any questions you may have. They will be able to help with ideas for future cruises for you, your friends or family and discuss the different itineraries and ships within our fleet.Read more
Black Watch Accommodation
Black Watch has a wide selection of suites and rooms to choose from, so we’re sure you’ll find the perfect accommodation for you.
Enjoy the cosiness of an Interior Room; take in ever-changing scenery and spectacular sights from an Ocean View Room; or feel the gentle sea breeze on your own balcony. For the ultimate cruise experience, book a Suite and sail the world’s waterways in style.Read more
Explore Black Watch before you even step foot on board with our handy deck plans. Find a room you would like to book, or perhaps show your friends and loved ones where you’ll be staying on your next cruise; locate the lounges, bars and restaurants ready for when you embark; and find out where you can relax and soak up the sunshine on the outside decks.Read more