Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival

19th Feb 2020 13 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W2005
FROM ONLY £1,549 per person
View over buildings in Cadiz View over buildings in Cadiz
FROM ONLY £1,549 per person

Specially timed to include an overnight stay in Cádiz during the city’s carnival, this is a very special exploration of Andalusia. The Cádiz Festival is a feast of colour, music and comedy and you’ll have ample time to enjoy all the fun and festivity. That’s not all though; there are plenty of other authentic Andalusian experiences on offer too.

Black Watch will arrive early into Cádiz for your memorable overnight stay on Spain’s sunlit Atlantic coast, affording you an opportunity to experience the excitement and celebration of the city’s carnival to the full. One of Spain’s liveliest and most popular annual events, the carnival is a fantastic spectacle of live music, dance and comedy performances. You can enjoy this magical occasion with your fellow guests long into the evening if you wish, or perhaps make the most of your time to discover some of the city’s historical highlights too; whatever you choose to do your ship will be waiting for you when you’re ready to retire to your cabin. [ReadMore]

The call into Cádiz precedes stops at another two of Andalusia’s many stunning cities, Malaga and Almería. Malaga offers you a wonderful taste of Andalusian life. This fine city overflows with aesthetic and cultural highlights; don’t miss the Picasso Museum, which celebrates the life of Malaga native Pablo Picasso, and the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress. Malaga is also the starting point for tours to Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace and the breathtaking hilltop city of Ronda. In Almería, dramatic volcanic scenery, whitewashed houses and ancient fortresses present typically Andalusian scenes. Stay here to uncover attractions such as the impressive Alcazaba Fortress; or perhaps take a tour to the Tabernas Desert and ‘Oasys Mini Hollywood’, which is within reach on a shore tour. In addition to enjoying four unforgettable days in Andalusia, you’ll also visit the gorgeous Galician city of Vigo for countryside scenery and majestic architecture; and divert to Portugal’s enchanting capital, Lisbon.

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.

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’.