A Voyage to Remote Spitsbergen

25th Jun 2020 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2018
Adventure
FROM ONLY £2,849 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,849 per person
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An enriching expedition, this journey to the northernmost reaches of Norway will take exploration to the next level, with chances to marvel at unique landscapes and nature-carved landmarks; discover striking Arctic attractions; and immerse yourself in the remarkable remoteness of Spitsbergen’s isolated lands.

In total, a week of this very special 16-night sailing is spent within the Arctic Circle, with cruising of outstanding areas of scenic beauty and visits to diverse destinations offering many unforgettable moments. [ReadMoreMob]Two days of exploration in Spitsbergen – found just 700 nautical miles from the North Pole – is top on the list of highlights. Time ashore to explore Longyearbyen and eerie Pyramiden promises unique sights and experiences; these far-away towns, situated amongst scenes of stunning Arctic landscapes, offer an insight into the Svalbard archipelago’s Soviet-influenced history, with their imposing architecture and abandoned mineshafts. Longyearbyen is also your gateway to the rugged Arctic wilderness of the Longyear Valley, reached on an authentic husky buggy ride. Your time in Svalbard also includes memorable sails by the by the magnificent Nordenskiöldbreen and Tuna glaciers, as well as the jaw-dropping stratifications of Tempelfjorden’s Temple Mountain. [ReadMoreDesk]

Extraordinary destinations on the Norwegian mainland also await discovery during your exhilarating Arctic adventure. Sailing all the way to the ‘top of Europe’, Black Watch takes you to Honningsvåg, from where you can revel in the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape plateau. You’ll visit Tromsø, with time to visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral and enjoy views from atop Mount Storsteinen, and the quaint fishing village of Bodø too; and also witness the mesmerising midnight sun from the comfort of your ship. Elsewhere, stopping at Ålesund – famed for its appealing art-nouveau architecture – and cruising by the spectacular Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains as you head north will provide plenty of rewards, while a stop at Scotland’s gorgeous Shetland Islands affords one final opportunity to take advantage of unmissable photo opportunities before heading home.  

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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 Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the 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.