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Canada in the Fall

22nd Sep 2018 26 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1821
FROM ONLY £3,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,999 per person

Canada comes to life in the fall, so join Black Watch to immerse yourself in astonishing autumnal beauty and get under the skin of Lonely Planet’s ‘top country to visit in 2017’, with chances to explore colourful landscapes and discover photo opportunities galore.

After whetting your appetite for what’s to come on your Canadian exploration in rugged Killybegs – situated on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – you’ll cross the Atlantic to St John’s. The countryside views on offer from Signal Hill in St John's are not to be missed, especially at this time of the year; and from Newfoundland’s capital it’s also possible to journey to Canada’s easternmost point, Cape Spear. A call into Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is followed by a stop in historic Charlottetown. You'll be perfectly placed to explore the rich forests of Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail, bursting with autumn splendour. You will then have the chance to bask in the small-town charm and ambience of Baie-Comeau, before Port Saguenay serves as your gateway to the beautiful Saguenay Fjord National Park. Sailing of the Saguenay River comes next as Black Watch heads for classical Quebec City, where the icons of the UNESCO-listed Old City, such as the grand Château Frontenac and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec await. For another display of spectacular fall foliage, take a tour to the Laurentian Mountains – one of the best places to observe Canada’s natural beauty. [ReadMore]

Be sure to have your camera to hand as you call into Trois-Rivières, starting point for taking in the pristine lakes and vibrantly coloured woodlands of La Mauricie National Park – popular with hikers and explorers from around the world. A day in stylish Montreal follows, affording time to marvel at the city’s mix of traditional and contemporary architectural highlights, including the Olympic Tower and Basilique Notre-Dame. The oasis-like Botanical Garden is well worth seeking out too. A stop at Havre St Pierre to experience the rural lifestyle and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Mingan Archipelago is followed by a day in Corner Brook – your final Canadian call. Here you could follow in Captain Cook’s footsteps and explore the stunning coastline; or opt to tour to the UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park for your last chance to ‘leaf peep’ Canada’s vibrant autumn colours. En route back to Liverpool you’ll enjoy one last highlight, calling into Northern Ireland’s attraction-packed capital, Belfast.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

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 The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board 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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.