Around the World

8th Jan 2021 108 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W2102
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £12,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £12,199 per person
Up to £600pp On Board Spend

Join Black Watch and experience the unrivalled thrill of an around the world voyage. You'll take in iconic landmarks and a mix of modern marvels and remarkable ancient sites; awe-inspiring cultures and authentic experiences; man-made wonders and breathtaking examples of Mother Nature at work, all on one unforgettable circumnavigation of the globe.

A collection of incredible destinations in some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries are on your horizon on this epic journey. [ReadMoreMob]After starting your journey in style with the island delights of Madeira, the Canaries and sun-kissed Caribbean, captivating calls in the Americas await. You’ll have chances to explore Havana, perhaps in a classic car, and sample authentic Cuban rum; enjoy an exciting journey along the magnificent Panama Canal; and venture into Costa Rican nature reserves and rainforest [ReadMoreDesk]from Puerto Caldera, all before sailing to the ‘Land Down Under’ via inspirational South Pacific Islands. Revel in blissful relaxation among the paradise beaches and landscapes of Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, wonderfully unspoilt Mystery Island and many more. In Australia, an abundance of iconic sights and experiences are yours to uncover. Follow in the footsteps of Australia’s first European settlers in Albany; explore the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Australia’s oldest zoo in Melbourne; and enjoy two memorable nights in Sydney, home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House. There’s time in Tasmania, and an opportunity to visit Perth – Australia’s sunniest city – from Fremantle, too. 

An exciting exploration of Asia showcases the captivating contrasts of this incredible part of the world. An overnight stay in Singapore, a striking modern metropolis of soaring skyscrapers, bright lights, busy commercial districts and striking temples, is sandwiched between stops at gorgeous, rarely-visited islands in Indonesia. The contrasts continue with time in Colombo – the Sri Lankan capital – and three vibrant Indian cities. From Kochi, you can take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; in Goa, explore the historic centres of Old Goa and the Latin Quarter; while an overnight stop in Mumbai affords an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s renowned hustle, bustle and spirituality. Meanwhile, you also have the chance to tour to the ancient ‘lost’ city of Petra from Aqaba, Jordan. Navigating Egypt’s impressive Suez Canal will be an experience to remember, before Black Watch takes you on a journey through the Mediterranean as you head for home. You’ll enjoy yet another overnight stay, this time in the historic Israeli city of Haifa; spend a day in Cyprus; experience a scenic sailing into the spectacular Grand Harbour of Valletta, where many medieval marvels await you ashore; and delight in the Andalusian charms of Malaga, all before finally returning home with memories that’ll last a lifetime.  

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

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.