Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

29th Jan 2021 59 nights Sails from Havana Black Watch W210405
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £8,669 per person
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FROM ONLY £8,669 per person

Join Black Watch in Cuba and set sail on an epic voyage, sailing to Sri Lanka via a string of awe-inspiring destinations in the Americas, Oceania and Asia. Spectacular islands and culture-rich cities will present you with eclectic highlights throughout your journey, from iconic landmarks and cultural delights to spectacular landscapes and breathtaking beaches – the stuff holiday dreams are made of.

After meeting your ship in legendary Havana, enjoy a visit to historic Colón; a memorable navigation through the locks, dams and lakes of the impressive Panama Canal; and a call at Puerto Caldera, gateway to lush Costa Rican nature reserves and rainforest, before embarking on an unforgettable transpacific crossing to Australia. [ReadMoreMob]En route, glorious South Pacific islands will appear on your horizon. The long list of destinations in this astonishing region include Nuku Hiva and Fakarava, where unspoilt volcanic landscapes and UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserves are ripe for exploration; and the idyllic islands of Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Raiatea, providing an indulgent taste of paradise with their postcard-perfect beaches, soaring mountains and tumbling waterfalls. There’s even rare opportunities to revel in the intoxicating tranquillity and unmolested beauty of uninhabited Mystery Island and Savusavu, Fiji’s ‘best kept secret’ found well off the beaten track, before visiting Noumea – the picturesque capital of the South Pacific archipelago. [ReadMoreDesk]

Once in the ‘Land Down Under’, an extended stay in Sydney affords ample time to take in the city’s world-famous attractions: you could climb Harbour Bridge, marvel at the iconic Opera House and even visit beautiful Bondi Beach. Elsewhere, there’s a rare opportunity to explore the cultural Tasmanian city of Burnie; delight in the diverse architecture, attractions and cityscapes of Melbourne and Perth; and follow in the footsteps of Australia’s first European settlers in Albany. Finally, you’re in for a memorable taste of Asia’s captivating contrasts. Incredible island scenes await your discovery in Indonesia. On Java Island, you can take in Surabaya’s fascinating architectural mix, Dutch-style canals and bustling Chinatown, and tour to the sensational, UNESCO-listed Borbodur Temple – surrounded by stunning volcanic landscapes – from Semarang. Meanwhile, Weh Island’s jungle smothered interiors, white-sand beaches and warm, clear waters alive various marine flora and fauna are yours to explore. In between your Indonesian island adventures, Singapore offers an exciting change of pace. An overnight stay allows time to take in the soaring skyscrapers, bright lights, busy commercial districts and striking temples; visit the gorgeous Gardens by the Bay; enjoy High Tea at the famous Raffles Hotel; and much more.

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.