Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons

4th Jan 2022 25 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W2202
FROM ONLY £3,599 per person
Sun setting over Copacabana beach Sun setting over Copacabana beach
FROM ONLY £3,599 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £200pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.


Sailing to South America on board Black Watch, you’ll embark on an epic journey in search of some of Brazil’s most iconic sights and attractions. The world-famous landmarks and cultural highlights of intoxicating cities, as well as lush rainforest and glorious beaches, await your discovery – and that’s all after visiting a trio of beautiful Atlantic islands.[ReadMoreMob]

An overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro is the crowning glory of this unforgettable itinerary. You’ll have time to revel in breathtaking views from the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain; shake your hips to samba beats reverberating through the city’s streets; and not only see the mighty Christ the Redeemer, but have a private mass with a local priest at this world-famous wonder. The chance to take time-out from the city bustle and watch the sunset from Copacabana Beach is also simply unmissable. There’s time in enchanting Salvador too, to explore the UNESCO-listed historic centre of the ‘Capital of Happiness’, a living museum of cobbled streets, squares and colonial architecture. Meanwhile, Ilhabela is your gateway to paradise, situated close to golden-sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls and the dense jungle of verdant Atlantic rainforest, which echoes to the sounds of over 300 bird species.[ReadMoreDesk]

En route to Brazil, your journey across the Atlantic combines time to relax and experience the magic of sailing the world’s oceans on a smaller ship with opportunities to discover the delights of the Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde. You could explore the volcanic, mountainous landscapes of Tenerife, and capture the beauty of magnificent Mount Teide; breathe in the sweet scents of Funchal’s fragrant gardens; and sample the rich Cape Verdean culture of Mindelo. At the end of your voyage, South America’s southernmost capital is also yours to explore in Uruguay. Take a leisurely wander into Montevideo’s delightful Ciudad Vieja old town district to uncover historical highlights aplenty, including the 26-storey-high Palacio Salvo, the 19th century Teatro Solis and the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral. Alternatively, you could choose to taste traditional ranch life on an Estancia on tour.  

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. 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.