Exploring the Beautiful Baltic

15th Jul 2019 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1915
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
Summer Sale Saver Fares

Applicable on selected June to September 2019 sailings, as indicated. Applicable for new bookings made from 03/04/19 to 03/07/19, inclusive. Summer Sale offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Saver Fare Terms and Conditions apply, please see below. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Sale offers. Summer Sale Saver Fares are not combinable with Launch Offers and 3for2 offers.

Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.


Up to €200 per room on-shore spend

200 Euros per room, based on two sharing (100 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying
under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale.

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, including an overnight stay in Russia’s spectacular ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, St Petersburg. [ReadMoreMob]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. [ReadMoreDesk] 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. 

Your time in Scandinavia includes two days of enlightening discovery in Denmark and a day on Norway’s picturesque south coast. You'll delight in 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. Before 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 start to 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 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.

Real ships
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.