German River & City Discovery
Black Watch • W1716 • Prices from £799.00 (cruise only)
Docking overnight in Hamburg allows you time to discover attractions galore at your leisure, by day and by night. Explore the historic heart of Germany’s second city to see spectacular structures such as the steeple of the gothic-style St. Nikolai church and the imposing Chilehaus; then head to the trendy HafenCity district in the evening to grab a drink and a bite to eat at stylish bars and bistros. A full-day of scenic cruising along the Elbe and Weser River will offer unspoilt views of beautiful German countryside as you glide towards Bremen. Here Black Watch will dock close to the centre of the city, not an hour away in Bremerhaven like larger ships have to. This means that the city’s must-visit sites, including the Markplatz, historic town hall and vibrant Überseestadt district, will be within easy reach.
As well as visiting two of Germany’s most beautiful and historic cities, you’ll also enjoy Fred.’s maiden call into Heligoland. Situated some 29 miles off the coast of the mainland, the ‘Gibraltar of the North Sea’ is regarded as one of Germany’s hidden gems and features distinctive red-rock landscapes which are home to thousands of seabirds. Don’t forget to take advantage of the duty-free shopping and pick up a bargain or two during your day here.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationSeptember 2017Sun 17Late PMEdinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital - is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 19Early AMLate PMHeligoland, Germany
Heligoland is a small German archipelago located 29 miles off the coast of mainland Germany. Known as the ‘Gibraltar of the North Sea’, Heligoland is a haven for birdwatchers as well as bargain hunters, thanks to the duty-free shopping on offer.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 20Early AMHamburgThu 21Early AMHamburgThu 21Early AMLate PMCruising River Elbe
Cruising River Elbe
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Germany's Lower Elbe, a picturesque section of the River Elbe linking the historic port city of Hamburg to the North Sea.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 21Late PMLate NightCruising Weser River
Cruising Weser River
Cruise the picturesque Weser River on a Baltic cruise with Fred. Olsen. Be on the look-out for the pretty shores of Harriersand - one of Europe's longest river islands.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 21Late NightBremen
Set on the River Weser, Bremen has beautiful examples of old Hanseatic Gothic architecture in the ‘Marktplatz’ and narrow timber buildings in the ‘Schnoor’ quarter – the oldest part of the city.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 22Late PMBremen
Set on the River Weser, Bremen has beautiful examples of old Hanseatic Gothic architecture in the ‘Marktplatz’ and narrow timber buildings in the ‘Schnoor’ quarter – the oldest part of the city.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 22Late PMLate NightCruising Weser River
Cruising Weser River
Cruise the picturesque Weser River on a Baltic cruise with Fred. Olsen. Be on the look-out for the pretty shores of Harriersand - one of Europe's longest river islands.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 24Early AMEdinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital - is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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Pricing / Rooms
Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 23/08/2017.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.
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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