Barbados to Southampton
Join Black Watch in beautiful Barbados and embark on an epic journey between some of the most captivating regions and countries on earth for the chance to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at breathtaking natural wonders and fascinating wildlife; experience diverse cultures and world-famous events; and much more, all on one magical cruise holiday.
The starting point for this incredible voyage is Bridgetown. After settling in on board your ship you’ll set sail to the gorgeous island of Bonaire, before continuing onwards to Central and South America to discover the Hispanic highlights of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; cruise along the impressive Panama Canal; and call into Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica. All that is before you head across the Pacific towards Australia. En route you’ll visit a string of spectacular South Pacific Islands to marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Nuku Hiva and Rangiroa; sample pure bliss on Tahiti and Bora-Bora; and revel in the unspoilt beauty of Mystery Island. An abundance of amazing experiences will then await you in ‘the land down under’. You will have opportunities to soak-up all of the festive excitement in Sydney, where your call is timed to coincide with the city’s famous New Year’s celebrations; visit the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef from Cairns; and enjoy an authentic taste of aboriginal life on tour from Darwin.
The incredible diversity of Asia is then yours to experience to the full. You can compare the striking contrasts between a collection of diverse destinations, such as Indonesia’s Komodo Island – the natural habitat of the world’s largest lizards – and Singapore, a magnificent modern megalopolis of soaring skyscrapers, busy commercial quarters and impressive temples. Spending a day in fabulous Phuket, gateway to exotic Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island, is the perfect way to prepare for calls into three vibrant Indian cities. From Kochi you could take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; in Goa, explore the historic centres of Old Goa and the Latin Quarter; while an overnight stay in Mumbai affords time to immerse yourself in city’s renowned the hustle and bustle. From Asia it’s on to Arabia to sample the glitz and glamour of Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building; then go in search of wonders in Oman and Jordan. You could ride a traditional Dhow boat into the Musandam Fjords from Khasab; tour to historic Nizwa and the Nakhal Fort from Muscat; and uncover the ‘Lost Cities’ of Ubar and Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – from Salalah and Aqaba. Finally, after navigating the Suez Canal, your ship will journey through the Mediterranean, stopping at Kusadasi and Naples, your gateways to ancient Ephesus and UNESCO-listed Pompeii; pretty Gibraltar; and La Coruña, stopping point for tours to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.