Lochs of Scotland
Black Watch • W1811 • Prices from £999.00 (cruise only)
There’s no doubt exploring the Scottish lochs aboard a smaller cruise ship is the best way to truly appreciate the outstanding beauty of this part of the world; so let Black Watch be your guide to discovering the unspoilt scenery of simply stunning waterways and postcard-perfect destinations packed into an unforgettable seven night sailing.
A relaxing venture into Loch Fyne – one of the longest and most picturesque sea lochs – ensures a memorable start to your time in Scotland, presenting views of historic castles, craggy mountains and lush countryside. The following morning your ship will drop anchor at Fort William, overlooked by the soaring peak of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain – and situated just a short distance from picturesque Glen Nevis. From here you can head to Glencoe in the heart of the Highlands to marvel at the rugged landscapes; or join a tour to take a steam train across the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, part of the Hogwarts Express route in Harry Potter. After a day of adventure ashore you’ll enjoy yet more scenic cruising along Loch Linnhe, the beautiful Sound of Mull and by the 13th century Duart Castle.
A stop at remote Stornoway will allow you time to visit Lews Castle and explore the pretty grounds of the largest castle in the Outer Hebrides, or savour the fantastic photo opportunities on offer at the Callanish Standing Stones. Alternatively you could visit the very north of the Isle of Lewis and encounter gorgeous unspoilt scenery, as well as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. From Invergordon – the penultimate port of call – you can go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, or take a short journey to the centuries-old Cawdor Castle before the rugged and remote Orkneys beckon. Kirkwall is your gateway to taking in the 5,000-year-old Neolithic structures of Skara Brae and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar before you finally end your exploration of the lochs with a cruise along Loch Dunvegan.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationJune 2018Mon 11Late PMLiverpoolTue 12Early AMLate PMCruising Loch Fyne
Cruising Loch Fyne
Connected to the Sound of Jura, Loch Fyne is the longest of the sea lochs, extending 40 miles inland from the Sound of Bute. Lending its name to the chain of countrywide restaurants, its reputation for oyster fishing is well-known.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 13Early AMEarly AMPass through Corran NarrowsWed 13Early AMEarly AMCruising Loch Linnhe
Cruising Loch Linnhe
Flanked by rolling hills, magnificent mountains and rugged woodland, Loch Linnhe offers incredible views, anytime of the day, anytime of the year.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 13Early AMLate PMFort William, Scotland
Fort William, Scotland
Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, beautiful Fort William is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations and is the second largest settlement in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 13Late PMLate PMPass through Corran NarrowsWed 13Late PMLate NightCruising Loch Linnhe
Cruising Loch Linnhe
Flanked by rolling hills, magnificent mountains and rugged woodland, Loch Linnhe offers incredible views, anytime of the day, anytime of the year.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 13Late NightLate NightCruising past Duart Castle
Cruising past Duart Castle
Duart Castle dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most historic, important and prettiest castles in the Highlands.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 13Late NightLate NightCruising Sound of Mull
Cruising Sound of Mull
Flowing between the Isle of Mull and the shores of Scotland, the Sound of Mull is a beautiful stretch of water that forms part of the Atlantic OceanRead more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 14Early AMLate PMStornoway, Isle of LewisFri 15Early AMLate NightInvergordon, Scotland
Invergordon - located at the head of a beautiful firth in the stunning Scottish Highlands - boasts stunning scenic beauty and epic landscapes to explore, and serves as a gateway to the mystical waters of Loch Ness - home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 16Early AMLate PMKirkwall, Orkney IslandsMon 18Early AMLiverpool
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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 02:20 24/07/2017.
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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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