Adventure to Antwerp

3rd Dec 2021 3 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W2127
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Whether you’re looking to experience small ship cruising with Fred. Olsen or simply escape it all for a few days, this three-night cruise makes for a perfect weekend away. With time to relax on board Black Watch, enjoy sumptuous food and superb entertainment, personal and attentive service, and make the most of your classic cruise ship’s comfort and facilities, you’re sure to return home refreshed and ready for the busy Christmas period. [ReadMoreMob]

Heading to Belgium on your short, yet rewarding break, you’ll also have a chance to explore sparkling Antwerp. There are attractions aplenty to discover, and your smaller ship will bring the highlights closer to you, docking in the heart of the city after sailing the picturesque Western Scheldt River. Simply step ashore and explore: you’ll soon find traditional Belgian chocolate shops; architectural treasures such as the neo-Gothic Central Station and iconic Cathedral of Our Lady; and the medieval Grote Markt. You could even visit the legendary Diamond District, not just to marvel at the gems and jewels on display, but go behind the scenes to get hands-on and help polish a rough diamond too.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience small ship cruising and enjoy a break from the norm for a few rewarding days on a wonderful weekend escape to Belgium on board Black Watch.
  • Three-nights of superb food and entertainment, attentive service and relaxation with Fred. Olsen will leave you refreshed and ready for Christmas.
  • In Antwerp, you’ll discover authentic Belgian chocolate shops, iconic architectural treasures, the legendary Diamond District and many more highlights, just a short distance from your ship’s docking location.
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Bringing the world closer

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

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. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.