Mexico, Cuba & the Panama Canal
Mexico, Cuba & the Panama Canal
There’s a string of unforgettable sights and experiences awaiting you on this incredible 24-night cruise, with Black Watch helping you discover the best of stunning destinations in the Azores, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
From Southampton you’ll set sail across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean, stopping at gorgeous emerald-green islands in the Azores along the way. Ponta Delgada is the gateway to São Miguel’s extinct Sete Cidades Volcano, and you’ll have time here to explore the picturesque crater lakes of this magnificent natural wonder. Faial Island is up next, with pretty lakes, valleys and intriguing volcanic structures to discover from Horta. Then it’s on to beautiful Bermuda, where sun-seekers and snorkelers will love the gorgeous Caribbean sunshine, soft pink sands and azure, fauna-rich waters. During your call into Hamilton you could also visit the Crystal Caves, which are home to spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
A full-day in the fabled Cuban city of Havana follows – one of the undoubted highlights on this cruise. Be sure to stroll around the UNESCO-listed Habana Vieja district to soak up the Latin atmosphere; and visit one the bustling bars to sample locally-produced rum, perhaps accompanied by a smooth Cuban cigar. Don’t miss the chance to take a ride in one of Havana’s iconic classic American cars – it’s a great way to take in the city sights. From Cuba you’ll cruise to the Mexican island of Cozumel, where colourful coral reefs, inviting beaches and over 40 fascinating ancient shrines to the Mayan goddess Ixchel await. An extended tour from here can take you to the legendary ruins of Chichén Itzá. Then, after experiencing a memorable transit of the incredible Panama Canal, you’ll call into Manta. From this Ecuadorian gem you could opt for a trip to Montecristi, home of the Panama Hat; or go in search of diverse fauna and flora in the tropical Pacoche Forest.
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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DateArriveDepartDestinationJanuary 2018Fri 05Late NightSouthampton
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 09Early PMLate NightPonta 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 10Early AMEarly PMHorta, AzoresMon 15Early AMLate PMHamilton, Bermuda
Hamilton - the capital of Bermuda since 1815 - is renowned for its vibrant, friendly atmosphere, beautiful historic structures, delightful parks and bustling markets. A joy to explore, the city is the perfect place to wile away the hours under glorious sunshine.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 19Early AMHavana
Havana is famed for its history and culture. It is home to exquisite architecture, classic American cars and cobbled streets and squares, alive with the irresistible rhythms of mambo. Take a stroll around Habana Vieja – Old Havana – to soak up the Latin atmosphere.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 20Early AMHavana
Havana is famed for its history and culture. It is home to exquisite architecture, classic American cars and cobbled streets and squares, alive with the irresistible rhythms of mambo. Take a stroll around Habana Vieja – Old Havana – to soak up the Latin atmosphere.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 21Early AMLate PMCozumel, Mexico
Lying 20km off the Yucatan coast, the island of Cozumel has over 40 shrines to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon, the sea and fertility. Visitors can snorkel the coral reefs and relax on the sandy beaches; shop in the colourful downtown stores; become immersed in Mayan history; or visit the Chankanaab National Park, known for its beach, reef and botanical garden.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 24Early AMLate PMPanama 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 26Early AMLate NightManta, 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 29Early AMCallao, Peru
From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.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 19/11/2017.
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 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 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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