Monaco Grand Prix & the Cannes Film Festival

Departs Southampton  •  19th May 2017  •  16 nights
Black Watch  •  W1705  •  Prices from £1,199.00 (cruise only)
Monaco Grand Prix & the Cannes Film Festival cruise
Monaco Grand Prix & the Cannes Film Festival cruise
3 for 2
This thrilling Mediterranean cruise aboard Black Watch is your chance to explore beautiful cities; soak-up some sunshine on beautiful golden-sand beaches; and experience the excitement of a Formula One Grand Prix on one unforgettable holiday.

Monaco is host to arguably the most exciting race in the F1 calendar and docking overnight in nearby Nice on the weekend of the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the thrill of this simply spectacular sporting event. On Saturday you can sample the tense atmosphere of the qualifying session; and then on race day you’ll have time to soak up the incredible pre-race atmosphere before taking your seat to watch the world’s greatest drivers push their 200mph, multi-million pound speed machines to the limit through the streets and tunnels of the glamourous principality – a simply unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Not only is this fantastic 16 night cruise a dream holiday for speed-freaks, it’s also perfect for those looking for a bit of sunshine and culture. Your ship's call into Cannes on one of the final days of the 2017 International Film Festival will offer you the chance to sample all the glitz, glamour and excitement of the event. Wander the pretty promenades; take in the high-end stores, exclusive restaurants and luxury casinos; and be on the look out for the stars of the big screen. An overnight stay in Nice will afford time to capture the splendour of the French Riviera; there's a chance to climb the famous 'rock' in Gibraltar; and you'll also visit three stunning Spanish cities. See the striking Alcazaba Fortress in Malaga, from where you can also take a trip to Granada and the glorious Alhambra Palace; admire the incredible Roman architecture and picturesque bay of Cartagena; and discover iconic wonders such as the remarkable Sagrada Familia in beautiful Barcelona. 

Please note, as Black Watch will be returning to Berth 102 in Southampton, guests on this cruise will be required to debark the ship using a stepped gangway. 

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Please note, three for two and tips covered offers are not combinable with Anchor fares.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Monaco Grand Prix & the Cannes Film Festival
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
May 2017
Fri 19
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 23
Early AM
Late PM
Malaga
Malaga

Malaga

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.

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Wed 24
Early AM
Late PM
Cartagena
Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena’s Old Town is protected by the city walls. There’s a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre dating from around 100BC.

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Fri 26
Early AM
Late Night Anchor Port
Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Cannes, France

Best described as glitzy and glamorous, the stunning city of Cannes on the fabulous French Riviera is world-renowned for it's annual film festival, glorious beaches and high-end shopping. 

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Sat 27
Early AM
Nice
Nice

Nice

Known as the “Queen of the Riviera”, Nice is beautiful sun-kissed city that attracts visitors from around the globe.

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Sun 28
Late Night
Nice
Nice

Nice

Known as the “Queen of the Riviera”, Nice is beautiful sun-kissed city that attracts visitors from around the globe.

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Mon 29
Early PM
Late Night
Barcelona
Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona - Spain's cosmopolitan second city - overflows with interest and its mood is infused with a vibrant Catalan spirit and heritage.

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Wed 31
Early AM
Late PM
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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THE ROCK TOUR (TOUR A)

Gibraltar must do

THE ROCK TOUR (TOUR A)

  • Discover the highlights of Gibraltar
  • A great opportunity to capture some spectacular photographs
  • Admire the impressive St Michael’s Cave
  • Observe Gibraltar’s most famous inhabitants at the Apes Den 
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June 2017
Sun 04
Early AM
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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Pricing / Rooms

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07 Mar 2017
Sun, Souks & Sultans (W1620)
Service: Good
Itinerary: Good
Service rating : The cruise was great really, everything one would have expected from Fred Olsen. The cabin was more than adequate for one, although i would have appreciated a safe, and as usual the food was excellent and in abundance! Service is always first class and you're made to feel a welcome...
Service rating : The cruise was great really, everything one would have expected from Fred Olsen. The cabin was more than adequate for one, although i would have appreciated a safe, and as usual the food was excellent and in abundance! Service is always first class and you're made to feel a welcome guest whatever your cabin class.
I did feel that tours suggested as all day did turn out to be not so as we seemed always to be rushing back for lunch and really more time at the destination was requiredl for maximum pleasure.
Unfortunately i disliked Casablanca, was disappointed in the tour i took and was only vaguely interested in what i saw wandering around on my own!
Lisbon, on the other hand, was charming and interesting (although having 3 cruise ships in at the same time was a bit of a negative as regards tour buses) and i feel much more time - at least an overnight stop to allow two days - was essential!!
Overall, i look forward tremendously to my next Fred cruise in 2018.
Product : Sorry, just put it altogether - please refer to previous comments!
18 Jan 2017
Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries (L1627)
Service: Good
Itinerary: Excellent
Service rating : We absolutely loved the cruise, the staff, the food, the entertainment. However as we could only get an inside cabin when we booked, our first problem was that it wasn't very clean and it looked as though someone had been sick down the drawers and it had dried and had never been...
Service rating : We absolutely loved the cruise, the staff, the food, the entertainment. However as we could only get an inside cabin when we booked, our first problem was that it wasn't very clean and it looked as though someone had been sick down the drawers and it had dried and had never been cleaned, not very nice and it took a couple of complaints until we showed the cleaner exactly what the problem was. Not enjoying being inside checked to see if we could be moved to a cabin with a window or porthole, which we did, in fact we had a few changes until we had a suitable cabin, one of our cabins was right above the entertainment and as we are light sleepers and went to the early sitting it wasn't fun listening to it all again. Eventually we moved to a cabin near the reception and just so that you know we had to pay £200 each for a cabin with a window. The room we stayed in was very very tired with peeling paint and quite honestly not worth all that money but at the time just felt that we had moaned so much we couldn't do it anymore. I have to say all your staff and the person in charge of accommodation were very helpful. I do hope that I can add a couple of photos at some point.
Product : Great cruise, tours were very good and very interesting
30 Dec 2016
Morocco, Portugal & the Canaries (D1621)
Service: Excellent
Itinerary: Excellent
Service rating : Excellent service as always aboard Fred Olsen ships although the food was perhaps not as varid as on previous cruises and not always served hot. Staff were as attentive and helpful as always, well up to Fred standards
Product : Very good cruise. Pity about missing Agadir but...
Service rating : Excellent service as always aboard Fred Olsen ships although the food was perhaps not as varid as on previous cruises and not always served hot. Staff were as attentive and helpful as always, well up to Fred standards
Product : Very good cruise. Pity about missing Agadir but saving lives comes first. Good choice of ports. Another great Fred Olsen cruise.
Fred. Olsen Response
Thank you for your kind comments following your recent cruise on board Boudicca - we're pleased that you found your time on board to be so enjoyable, but are sorry that you had to miss Agadir - thank you for your understanding on this.
We hope to welcome you back on board again in the not too...
Thank you for your kind comments following your recent cruise on board Boudicca - we're pleased that you found your time on board to be so enjoyable, but are sorry that you had to miss Agadir - thank you for your understanding on this.
We hope to welcome you back on board again in the not too distant future.
Warm regards, F. OCL
24 Dec 2016
Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries (L1627)
Service: Excellent
Itinerary: Excellent
Service rating : All good
Product : All good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 Dec 2016
The Med, Sochi & the Black Sea (D1620)
Service: Excellent
Itinerary: Excellent
Brilliant cruise with fantastic destinations we'd do it all again if we could
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