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Departed Southampton on 8th January 2016  •  115 nights  •  Black Watch  •  Cruise ID: W1602
  • Southampton
  • Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Kingstown, St Vincent
  • Castries, St. Lucia
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Santa Marta
  • Cartagena de Indias
  • Colon, Panama
  • Panama Canal
  • Manta, Ecuador
  • Paracas, Peru
  • Callao, Peru
  • Callao, Peru
  • Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
  • Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
  • Papeete, Tahiti
  • Moorea, Society Islands
  • Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
  • Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • International Date Line
  • Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
  • Suva
  • Mystery Island, Vanuatu
  • Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Hamilton Island
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Komodo, Indonesia
  • Benoa, Indonesia
  • Benoa, Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
  • Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
  • Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
  • Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Mangalore, India
  • Goa, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Salalah, Oman
  • Aqaba, Jordan
  • Aqaba, Jordan
  • Safaga
  • Safaga
  • Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
  • Port Said, Egypt
  • Port Said, Egypt
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Gibraltar
  • Southampton

Around the World

Departed Southampton on 08th January 2016  •  115 nights  •  Black Watch  •  Cruise ID: W1602
Around the World

Cruise Overview

Set sail on an epic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure in January 2016 and spend the first few months of the year cruising to a smorgasbord of extraordinary destinations as Black Watch circumnavigates the globe in 115 unforgettable nights.

Admire the glorious sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery of the Caribbean, calling at four breathtaking islands; visit two contrasting ports in Colombia, cruise the impressive Panama Canal and join a tour to the incredible ancient ruins of Machu Picchu from Callao during a week in South America; and discover paradise at a string of gorgeous South Pacific Islands as you glide across the ocean towards Australia. During your seven day exploration of this astonishing country’s east coast, you’ll have the chance to see the world-famous Opera House and climb the iconic Harbour Bridge with an overnight stay in Sydney; cuddle friendly Koala Bears at a sanctuary in Brisbane; see the colourful fauna and flora of the remarkable Great Barrier Reef; and trek into the Wet Tropics Rainforest in Cairns.

In Asia, an abundance of unique sights and experiences await your discovery. Watch Komodo Dragons in their untouched natural habitat, see beautiful temples and explore rugged coasts in Indonesia; spend two days amongst the soaring skyscrapers and bright lights of bustling Singapore; visit extravagant religious monuments including the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda in Burma; and soak up the sun in exotic Sri Lanka before experiencing the energetic atmosphere of frenetic Indian cities such as Mumbai. Then it’s on to the Middle East and Africa to throw yourself into fascinating history and culture. Take a trip to the amazing Lost City of Petra from Aqaba; visit the historic Valley of the Kings from Safaga; and discover the ancient Pyramids of Giza on a tour from Port Said. You’ll also get to relax on the beautiful beaches of Sharm el Sheikh and enjoy a cruise along the winding Suez Canal. 

Itinerary

Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
January 2016
Fri 08
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

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Tue 12
Early PM
Late PM
Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada – the main town on the island of São Miguel – has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. The surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, magnificent mountains, sandy beaches and lush valleys, as well as the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

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Tue 19
Early PM
Late Night
Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.

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HARRISON'S CAVE & SCENIC DRIVE (TOUR E)

Bridgetown, Barbados must do

HARRISON'S CAVE & SCENIC DRIVE (TOUR E)

  • Discover the subterranean environment of Harrison’s Cave
  • Admire the crystallised limestone and impressive stalactites and stalagmites
  • Gaze in wonder at the white flow stones and at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave
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Wed 20
Early AM
Late PM
Kingstown, St Vincent
Kingstown, St Vincent

Kingstown, St Vincent

Kingstown - the capital city of St Vincent - is affectionately known by locals and visitors alike as the “City of Arches”, with intertwining cobbled streets that lead to magnificent churches, and an array of historic stone buildings. The town's waterfront has dramatic black sand beaches framed by lush mountains and a busy local fish market to explore.

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Thu 21
Early AM
Late PM
Castries, St. Lucia
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries, St. Lucia

St Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small, lush tropical gem. With glorious soft white beaches, St. Lucia is the perfect place to lay back, relax and soak up the sun. Away from the beaches, there are many National Parks with beautiful fauna and native wildlife to explore. 

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4X4 JEEP SAFARI (TOUR D)

Castries, St. Lucia must do

4X4 JEEP SAFARI (TOUR D)

  • Explore the rustic charm and rugged beauty of St Lucia in a four-wheel drive vehicle
  • Have your camera at the ready to capture the beautiful vistas
  • Enjoy time at leisure to relax on one of the north east coast’s most spectacular beaches
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Sat 23
Early AM
Late PM
Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba

With vividly coloured colonial buildings that mirror those in Amsterdam, Oranjestad’s Dutch heritage is clear for all to see. The capital of Aruba, this city is one of the Caribbean’s true gems, combining European style architecture with all the delights you expect to find on a Caribbean island, including glorious white sand beaches, palm trees and even Flamingos.

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Sun 24
Early AM
Late PM
Santa Marta
Santa Marta

Santa Marta

Long sandy beaches, an array of architectural buildings and equal amounts of sun and rum makes Santa Marta a great place to explore or relax. For a little bit of adventure, head towards the tropical Tayrona Park where you can watch fascinating wildlife including iguanas, red woodpeckers, monkeys and even jaguars in their true natural habitat. 

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Mon 25
Early AM
Late PM
Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena de Indias

A romantic, enthralling and staggeringly beautiful city, Cartagena is one of Colombia's true gems. Home to the wonderful Santo Domingo plaza, Palacio de la Inquisicion and 16th century cathedral, Cartagena is bursting with Spanish heritage. With plenty of beaches to enjoy and a number of open air cafes, Cartagena is a haven of relaxation.

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Tue 26
Early PM
Colon, Panama
Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

At the end of the Panama Railroad, Colón was built to provide a fast route to California and the gold rush. Outside the city are the canal’s impressive Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam. About half an hour away is the Fort San Lorenzo; it’s a well-preserved reminder of when this area was at the heart of the Spanish Main.

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Wed 27
Early AM
Colon, Panama
Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

At the end of the Panama Railroad, Colón was built to provide a fast route to California and the gold rush. Outside the city are the canal’s impressive Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam. About half an hour away is the Fort San Lorenzo; it’s a well-preserved reminder of when this area was at the heart of the Spanish Main.

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Wed 27
Early AM
Late PM
Panama Canal
Panama Canal

Panama Canal

A journey through the incredible Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. One of the world's greatest engineering feats, the canal stretches over 48 miles and takes 8 hours to travel, giving you plenty of time to admire this remarkable man-made wonder and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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Fri 29
Early AM
Late PM
Manta, Ecuador
Manta, Ecuador

Manta, Ecuador

A friendly and busy seafaring port, Manta boasts some lovely beaches and a sprinkling of restaurants to while away the hours in. Inhabited for over 6000 years, Manta has a long history and archaeological evidence of seven different cultures from pre-Colombian times. There are also several museums to enjoy with superb displays and artefacts.

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February 2016
Mon 01
Early AM
Late PM
Paracas, Peru
Paracas, Peru

Paracas, Peru

The small port town of Paracas is the gateway to a number of Peru's most famous natural wonders and nature reserves. There's not much in the town itself, but even just a short journey from the port can conjure up unforgettable sights and experiences.

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Tue 02
Early AM
Callao, Peru
Callao, Peru

Callao, Peru

From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.

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Wed 03
Late PM
Callao, Peru
Callao, Peru

Callao, Peru

From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.

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Sat 13
Early AM
Late PM
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

The beautiful French Polynesian Island of Nuku Hiva.

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Mon 15
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

Rangiroa is like nothing you will have seen before, earth-shatteringly beautiful and unspoilt, but slightly more developed than other French Polynesia islands, with an array of gourmet restaurants, a few paved roads and stores to pick up your essentials.
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Tue 16
Early AM
Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete, Tahiti

French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls, with Tahiti possibly being the most famous thanks to its soaring peaks, lush valleys,cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. The bustling city of Papeete is home to the world’s only Pearl Museum and an array of natural treasures including the Faarumai Waterfalls and spring garden of Vaipahi.

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Wed 17
Early AM
Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete, Tahiti

French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls, with Tahiti possibly being the most famous thanks to its soaring peaks, lush valleys,cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. The bustling city of Papeete is home to the world’s only Pearl Museum and an array of natural treasures including the Faarumai Waterfalls and spring garden of Vaipahi.

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Wed 17
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Moorea, Society Islands
Moorea, Society Islands

Moorea, Society Islands

When you arrive at Moorea you will be struck by its natural beauty. With lush green peaks surrounded by an azure sea and topped off with a perfect blue sky, Moorea encapsulates everyone’s dream of Polynesian paradise. Explore the majestic mountains and discover amazing views or relax on the beach sipping some locally produced fresh pineapple juice.

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Thu 18
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

With incredible sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, grand palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and turquoise waters filled with turtles, sharks, rays and tropical fish, It is hard to find the right words to describe the magic that emanates from this special paradise island. 

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Sat 20
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

According to Captain James Cook - the man who named these islands - when you arrive in Rarotonga you are arriving at the most detached parts of the earth. As you relax on the glorious beaches and explore the unspoilt, natural beauty of the dense jungle and sloping valleys, you feel like you are on another planet, a world away from hectic modern cities.

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Tue 23
Late Night
Late Night
International Date Line
Wed 24
Early AM
Late Night Anchor Port
Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
Nuku' Alofa, Tonga

Nuku' Alofa, Tonga

Lying just west of the International Date Line, Tonga is a collection of 171 islands that are truly unique as the first place on earth to greet each new day. Nuku’alofa - one of only 45 inhabited Tongan islands - is the capital of Tonga and home to the Talamahu Market and the Royal Palace - the historical residence of the King.

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Fri 26
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Suva
Suva

Suva

Step ashore in Suva - the Fijian capital - and you are welcomed to the island by a traditional Bula greeting, giving you your first experience of Fijian culture. Explore the city and you will quickly discover the Municipal Market where you can enjoy fresh, locally sourced fruit and vegetables, or head to the beach to relax amongst the incredible scenery.

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Sun 28
Early AM
Early PM Anchor Port
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

The origins and history of this beautiful uninhabited island are - as the name would suggest - a mystery. Completely unspoilt, this incredible tropical paradise is barely a kilometre long and just 200 metres wide with stretches of glorious golden beaches, windswept palm trees and a coral reef abundant with thousands of fish, in a deep blue, calm sea.

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Mon 29
Early AM
Late PM
Noumea, New Caledonia
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea, New Caledonia

With pretty bays and lagoons on the shore and an array of museums and exhibitions in the city centre, Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia has something for everyone. Often described as the ‘St Tropez of the Pacific’, this French controlled territory combines a wonderful Pacific climate with European inspired culture and heritage.

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March 2016
Fri 04
Early AM
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most exciting, must-visit modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House - two of the most iconic structures on Earth - it is easy to understand why Sydney is so highly regarded. A timeless, charming city, you will fall in love with this cosmopolitan metropolis as soon as you step off the ship.

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Sat 05
Late PM
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most exciting, must-visit modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House - two of the most iconic structures on Earth - it is easy to understand why Sydney is so highly regarded. A timeless, charming city, you will fall in love with this cosmopolitan metropolis as soon as you step off the ship.

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Mon 07
Early AM
Late PM
Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

With its harmonious mix of elegant colonial sandstone structures and modern glass skyscrapers, Brisbane is one of the world's fastest developing cities. Located alongside the beautiful Brisbane River, this friendly, welcoming city has a laid back, vibrant atmosphere and offers an abundance of walks, reserves and barbecue hotspots to enjoy.

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 BRISBANE RIVER CRUISE (TOUR L)

Brisbane, Australia must do

BRISBANE RIVER CRUISE (TOUR L)

  • Take in a delightful cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Admire the charm and beauty of the city from the water
  • Relax and enjoy lunch aboard your paddle-wheeler as you savour impressive views
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Wed 09
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

Located in the middle of the Magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia's must-visit destinations. Offering a huge range of activities including scuba diving waterskiing, sailing and fishing trips, a trip to Hamilton Island gives you the best opportunity to explore the world-famous, marine life filled reefs.​

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GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE (TOUR A)

Hamilton Island must do

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE (TOUR A)

  • Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore Hardy Reef Lagoon, which boasts Queensland’s largest underwater viewing area
  • Admire breath-taking views of colourful fish and intricate coral gardens
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Thu 10
Late PM
Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia

Cairns, Australia

Cairns used to be popular with visitors who came in search of gold, but now people visit Cairns to discover something even more precious - The Great Barrier Reef. The reef is easily accessible via boat trip from Cairns and is not-to-be-missed. Also home to the beautiful Wet Tropics Rainforest, Cairns is an exhibition of Australia's natural beauty.

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Fri 11
Late PM
Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia

Cairns, Australia

Cairns used to be popular with visitors who came in search of gold, but now people visit Cairns to discover something even more precious - The Great Barrier Reef. The reef is easily accessible via boat trip from Cairns and is not-to-be-missed. Also home to the beautiful Wet Tropics Rainforest, Cairns is an exhibition of Australia's natural beauty.

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Thu 17
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo, Indonesia

Tour the Komodo National Park, home to the unique Komodo Dragon – truly exceptional, it’s the world’s largest lizard – as well as dozens of other rare species. The surrounding seas have extensive coral reefs, mangrove swamps and sea-grass beds home to sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and whales.

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Fri 18
Early PM
Benoa, Indonesia
Benoa, Indonesia

Benoa, Indonesia

With its beautiful rice fields watered by shallow rivers and forests with many kinds of flora and fauna, Bali is one of Earth's most idyllic places. The friendly locals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, encouraging you to explore the many attractions that the island has to offer including incredible temples, rugged coasts and sandy beaches.

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Sat 19
Late PM
Benoa, Indonesia
Benoa, Indonesia

Benoa, Indonesia

With its beautiful rice fields watered by shallow rivers and forests with many kinds of flora and fauna, Bali is one of Earth's most idyllic places. The friendly locals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, encouraging you to explore the many attractions that the island has to offer including incredible temples, rugged coasts and sandy beaches.

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Tue 22
Early PM
Singapore
Singapore

Singapore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture. Try the tantalizing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

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Wed 23
Late Night
Singapore
Singapore

Singapore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture. Try the tantalizing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

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Fri 25
Early AM
Late PM
Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Idyllic Phuket is surrounded by clear blue waters and spectacular beaches. Edged by palm trees they are soft, clean and sandy. Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the island’s cultural heritage, including visits to the temple of Wat Chalong, the Big Buddha, Phuket Market and Old Phuket.

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Phuket, Thailand must do

Tour A - PHUKET CULTURAL TOUR

On this tour we can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing drive before visiting one of the island’s most famous temples, Wat Chalong, and the Big Buddha, an impressive 45-metre high statue visible from over half of the city.

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Sun 27
Late PM
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

A corner of Asia that's barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don't miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It's completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

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Mon 28
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

A corner of Asia that's barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don't miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It's completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

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Tue 29
Late PM
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar

A corner of Asia that's barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don't miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It's completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

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April 2016
Sat 02
Early AM
Late PM
Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Hambantota, Sri Lanka

The tranquil city of Hambantota, tucked in the south east corner of Sri Lanka, is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Worth a visit are the temples at Kataragama and the Bundala National Park, home to lagoons, beaches and forestry with over 200 species of birds, including the Greater Flamingo.

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Sun 03
Early AM
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

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Mon 04
Late PM
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

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Wed 06
Early AM
Late PM
Mangalore, India
Mangalore, India

Mangalore, India

Mangalore is one of Indian's fastest growing cities and one of the country's most important ports.

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Thu 07
Early AM
Late PM
Goa, India
Goa, India

Goa, India

The tiny State of Goa is renowned for its superb beaches and colonial history. Combining the best of Indian and Portuguese culture, Goa is both a classic beach resort and a sightseeing delight, with a mix of scenic beauty and architectural delights, from golden sandy beaches and spice plantations to striking temples and bustling markets. 

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Fri 08
Late AM
Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

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Sat 09
Early PM
Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

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Tue 12
Early PM
Late PM
Salalah, Oman
Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Capital of Oman’s southern region, Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’, is famous for its trade in frankincense. The city’s must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Palace and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin.

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SERENE SALALAH (TOUR A)

Salalah, Oman must do

SERENE SALALAH (TOUR A)

  • View the largest mosque in Salalah from the comfort of your coach
  • Discover evidence of ancient ruins at the Al Balid archaeological site
  • Go in search of an interesting souvenir with time at leisure at the Al Husn Souk
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Sun 17
Early PM
Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts

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Mon 18
Late Night
Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts

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Tue 19
Early PM
Safaga
Safaga

Safaga

Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.

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Wed 20
Late Night
Safaga
Safaga

Safaga

Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.

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Thu 21
Early AM
Early PM
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens.

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Fri 22
Early AM
Late Night
Cruising the Suez Canal
Cruising the Suez Canal

Cruising the Suez Canal

Taking a journey along the Suez Canal - one of the world's most impressive man-made waterways - and it may seem as if you are sailing through the heart of the desert itself. Stretching over 101 miles, the Canal crosses the Isthmus of Suez dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

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Fri 22
Late Night
Port Said, Egypt
Port Said, Egypt

Port Said, Egypt

An important staging port for big ships, the Victorian architecture in the town speaks of the colonial past. From Port Said, you can choose to visit the Pyramids of Giza; you’ll take away a wealth of memories of the ancient world, made all the more impressive as it was built without modern equipment.

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Sat 23
Late Night
Port Said, Egypt
Port Said, Egypt

Port Said, Egypt

An important staging port for big ships, the Victorian architecture in the town speaks of the colonial past. From Port Said, you can choose to visit the Pyramids of Giza; you’ll take away a wealth of memories of the ancient world, made all the more impressive as it was built without modern equipment.

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Tue 26
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Valletta, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.

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Fri 29
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Late Night
Gibraltar
Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Dominated by 'the Rock', a towering 1,396 ft sentinel that guards the Straits, Gibraltar is a pretty, British-controlled territory with a distinctly familiar atmosphere. With helmeted policemen and British institutions such as Marks & Spencer, Gibraltar feels like a home from home, a little slice of Great Britain with a glorious Mediterranean climate. 

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May 2016
Tue 03
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Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

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Accommodation

Superior Suite 8808 (SS)

Suites

Suites on board Black Watch are the ultimate indulgence and range from approx. 150 sq ft in a Single Balcony Suite to approx. 550 sq ft in a Premier Suite. Featuring a private balcony or a terrace balcony* and a separate sitting area, Suites are like a home-from-home from which to enjoy incredible sea views and unrivalled relaxation.

Most Suites feature an en-suite with a bath (and a shower over the bath), although some en-suites are fitted with a shower. All suites are equipped with a television, a telephone, hairdryer, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator and mini-bar. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable**.

Suite accommodation may offer twin or double beds.  Please ask for specific details when making your booking.

Our Suite Dreams package applies to guests staying in Premier, Marquee, Superior, Balcony, Terrace Balcony Suites & Single Balcony Suites.  Read more for details of what's included.

** The Suite Dreams package is not available for guests in Superior Junior and Junior Suites.

*Terrace balconies lead out on to the open promenade on Lido Deck 7. Terrace Balconies are non-smoking.

The following grades of Suite are on board Black Watch:  Premier Suite, Marquee Suite, Superior Suite, Balcony Suite, Superior Junior Suite, Terrace Balcony Suite, Junior Suite & Single Balcony Suite.

Please note: the above room image is an example Superior Suite, suites vary between room and grade

Balcony Room 8009 (BC)

Balcony

Balcony Rooms on board Black Watch range from approx. 160 sq ft to approx. 200 sq ft and feature either a private balcony or a terrace balcony* – the perfect place to indulge in superb ocean views, the soothing sea air and a sense of uncanny peace and tranquillity.

Inside your room you’ll find there’s ample room to relax too, as well as everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include an en-suite with a shower or bath (with a shower over the bath), a desk, telephone, television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

*Terrace balconies lead out on to the open promenade on Lido Deck 7.

The following grades of Balcony Rooms are on board Black Watch:  BC, J.

The following grades of Terrace Rooms are available on Black Watch: TC, TCD, TS and TK. 

Please note: the above room image is an example Balcony Room BC grade, rooms vary between room and grade.

Ocean View Room - 4020 (D)

Ocean View

Ocean View Rooms on board Black Watch are approx. 160 sq ft and all feature an en-suite. Selected en-suites are fitted with a bath (with a shower over the bath), although most are fitted with a shower.

There’s ample room to relax and enjoy the view from either your porthole or picture window, and each room is complete with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include a desk, telephone, television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

The following grades of Ocean View Rooms are on board Black Watch:  B, C, D, E, F.

 Please note: the above pictured cabin is an example Ocean View Room E category - rooms vary between grade and room.

Singe Interior Room 5081 (M)

Interior

Interior Rooms on board Black Watch are approx. 140 sq ft so there’s ample room, and all feature an en-suite with a shower.

All rooms are complete with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay, including a desk, telephone, television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

The following grades of Interior Rooms are on board Black Watch:  H, I.

Please note: the above pictured cabin is an example Interior Room H category - rooms vary between grade and room.

Single Ocean View 5021 (K)

Single

Single Rooms on board Black Watch range from 140 square feet for Single Interior Rooms, to 150 square feet for Single Ocean View Rooms.  All single rooms on board Black Watch have televisions.

All single rooms have a bathroom with shower (some may also have a bathtub).

The following grades of Single Rooms are on board Black Watch:  K, L, M, N.

 Please note: the above pictured room is an example single room K category - rooms vary between grade and room.

On Board Experience

Originally built as a world cruiser, Black Watch features a large number of balcony cabins and suites and accommodates 800 passengers in space and comfort. After a day in port, or enjoying some of the activities available on board, the focus of the evening is dinner, followed by live entertainment.

The Braemar Garden Café is the place for informal dining, as an alternative to the impressive main restaurant, Glentanar: great cuisine’s one of the highlights of our cruises. You’ll also want to try our new Grill restaurant, where for a small charge you can enjoy a very special dinner, dining al fresco. Every evening there are performances in the main Neptune Lounge, with a further show in the Lido Lounge, so your time on board is just as much fun as your time exploring ashore.

Dining on board

At Fred. Olsen, we know that dining on board is one of the experiences that makes your cruise so memorable. This is why our team of expert chefs painstakingly plan sumptuous menus of carefully prepared meals, designed to make your mouth water. Every day our menus are something special, with dishes varying from appetisers such as herb marinated salmon or crabmeat cocktail, to indulgent main courses like sirloin steak or pan seared snapper with scallops and fabulous desserts such as white chocolate parfait.

Health & Well-being

With all the delicious food served by our friendly waiters, it is really easy to indulge. For those who want to stay trim on board, there is a gym on every Fred. Olsen ship along with classes offering pilates, aerobics, yoga and other fitness activities. Whilst you’re on board, also take advantage of the Atlantis Spa and book a wonderfully calming massage, facial or manicure. Or relax by the pool and laze in the Jacuzzi as the ship cruises to your next port of call.

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