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Exploring the Beautiful Baltic

15th Jul 2019 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1915
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
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OR Three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

On this incredible journey of discovery, a triple set of Baltic gems come together with three diverse Scandinavian delights to create an immersive, endlessly rewarding cruise. Aboard Black Watch, you’ll sail to five different countries in search of a host of historical, architectural, cultural and natural treasures, with each destination on your itinerary certain to make a lasting impression.

The four days of Baltic exploration on this 15-night summer sailing promises plenty of unforgettable experiences, beginning with an overnight stay in Russia’s spectacular ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, St Petersburg. You’ll see why many fall for this stylish city, with its legendary landmarks – such as Peterhof Palace, Nevsky Prospekt and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood – and fascinating museums, including the iconic Hermitage. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an evening at the world-famous Russian Ballet, too. You’ll also have a day each in Tallinn and Helsinki, affording time to experience these captivating Baltic capitals in-depth. Take the chance to explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Tallinn – Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital – and you’ll uncover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle and fine examples of Hanseatic merchants’ houses. Helsinki, the Finnish capital, is well-worth taking the day to explore too; attractions of note include the iconic Senate Square, the National Museum and the unique Kamppi Chapel of Silence to name just a few. [ReadMore]

Your time in Scandinavia includes two days of enlightening discovery in Denmark and a day on Norway’s picturesque south coast. Your holiday kicks-off with the beautiful scenery and classical Danish character of Skagen, which has inspired many artistic masterpieces including P.S Krøyer’s Summer Evening on Skagen’s Southern Beach, which you can view at the Skagens Museum. After your Baltic exploration, you’ll also call at Copenhagen, where Black Watch will dock close to the centre of Denmark’s capital and within easy reach of the famous Little Mermaid statue and the gorgeous Nyhavn waterfront district. You have time to visit Copenhagen’s cosmopolitan Strøget shopping district, legendary Tivoli Gardens and the striking Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces too. Kristiansand provides a taste of Norway and the perfect finale on your adventure. Sailing into Kristiansand will be a memorable experience in itself, negotiating a network of rocky islands and islets en route to port. Once ashore, you’re sure to be charmed by the town’s Renaissance style and elegant buildings, especially the traditional 17th century houses of Posebyen and Christiansholm Fortress.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.