Discovery Down Under
Discovery Down Under
Meet Black Watch ‘down under’ and discover many of Australia’s greatest and most famous highlights, sailing north along the beautiful east coast from Sydney. Indigenous wildlife, fascinating culture and vibrant cities are yours to discover on this inspirational 18-night exotic cruise.
Starting your adventure in Sydney – one of the world’s most exciting, must-visit cities – you’ll have the chance to climb the iconic Harbour Bridge, take a tour of the magnificent Opera House or perhaps visit the Royal Botanical Gardens before setting sail to Brisbane. This charming city boasts an exquisite cityscape, with colonial sandstone structures stood alongside modern glass skyscrapers, and a great way to take in the sights is on a Brisbane River boat tour. Perhaps you’d prefer to encounter kangaroos, wombats and koala bears at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary; or tour to the famous beaches of the Gold Coast and soak-up the sunshine. Up next is Hamilton Island, one of 74 stunning Whitsunday Islands. A trip to the picture-perfect Whitehaven Beach is perfect for whiling away a few hours in the sun; or for a simply unforgettable experience you can join a tour to snorkel the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
Speaking of the Great Barrier Reef, Black Watch will then take you on an epic scenic cruise along the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem. The sight of 400 coral species, over 1,500 species of tropical fish and other breathtaking fauna and marine flora is sure to inspire you as you sail the crystalline blue waters. Your final destination ‘down under’ is Darwin, gateway to the Outback. Head out into the surrounding arid landscapes, or perhaps just stay in the city and wander the pretty streets – you won’t be disappointed whatever you choose to do. There’s even the chance to discover the history and culture of the Tiwi people on a visit to a modern Aboriginal community. An amazing Asian adventure will bring your holiday to a close, beginning with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step ashore at Komodo Island and explore the habitat of the world’s largest lizard. Then, before disembarking in Port Klang, you’ll have time to take in the highlights of Singapore, including Gardens by the Bay and Raffles Hotel.
Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).
Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.
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DateArriveDepartDestinationFebruary 2018Tue 27Sydney, 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 28Late PMSydney, 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >March 2018Fri 02Early AMLate PMBrisbane, 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 04Early AMLate PMHamilton 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 05Early AMCruising Great Barrier Reef
Cruising Great Barrier Reef
Revered for its stunning corals, picturesque tropical islands and fascinating fauna and flora, the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – is without doubt one of the most spectacular sights on earth.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 06Late NightCruising Great Barrier Reef
Cruising Great Barrier Reef
Revered for its stunning corals, picturesque tropical islands and fascinating fauna and flora, the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – is without doubt one of the most spectacular sights on earth.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 09Early AMLate PMDarwin
Darwin - the Northern Territory's astonishing capital - is one of Australia's most interesting and attractive cities, combining the vibrancy of a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with the breathtaking natural wonders and landscapes of the world-famous Outback. Truly unique, Darwin begs to be explored.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 12Early AMLate PMKomodo, 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 16Early AMLate PMSingapore
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 17Early AMKuala Lumpur, (Port Klang), Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, (Port Klang), Malaysia
Port Klang is the country’s largest seaport and renowned for excellent seafood. Nearby is the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. This incredibly diverse city is full of multicultural character with a backdrop of incredible urban landscapes and a skyline dominated by the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 17/01/2018.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.
Suites on board Black Watch are the ultimate indulgence and range from approx. 150 sq ft (Single Balcony Suite) to approx. 550 sq ft (Premier Suite). The majority of Suites feature a private balcony or a terrace balcony* and a separate sitting area. Please note Superior Junior Suites (DS) and Junior Suites (JS) have picture windows, not balconies. 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 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 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.
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 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.
Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:
- Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
- Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
- Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
- Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
- All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
- Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
- On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
- A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
- Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.
On Our Ship
Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.
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