Five Night Celtic Cruise

29th May 2021 5 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2111
FROM ONLY £749 per person
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FROM ONLY £749 per person

Experience an enlightening Bank Holiday break as Black Watch takes you on a five-night journey to destinations in three of the six historic Celtic nations. Visiting Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany, you’ll have chances to uncover historical and architectural highlights aplenty, and explore areas of outstanding natural beauty, all before sailing the effortlessly gorgeous Isles of Scilly.

A day in Dublin allows time to delight in the iconic sights and attractions of the Republic of Ireland’s legendary capital. [ReadMoreMob]You could visit the 13th century Dublin Castle – a symbol of the city’s prominent Celtic heritage – and St Patrick’s Cathedral; and stop-by Trinity College to view the treasured Book of Kells, considered Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure. No time in Dublin is complete without sampling the famous ‘Irish craic’ in the Temple Bar district, with its welcoming traditional pubs, while you could opt to head to the Guinness Storehouse too, to learn about the history of Guinness and enjoy a glass of the proper ‘black stuff’. [ReadMoreDesk]

On the Cornish coast, your Celtic-themed cruise takes you to Falmouth, gateway to scenes of picturesque creeks and rivers used for settings in hit TV series Poldark, and the starting point for hiking tours along the breathtakingly beautiful Lizard Peninsula. The iconic Eden Project is also within reach on tour, while Falmouth’s own attractions include Pendennis Castle – built by Henry VIII – and the National Maritime Museum. Your final stop is St Malo, situated on the gorgeous coast of Brittany. Once a fortified island, St Malo features a beautifully preserved old town encased by imposing granite walls, as well as glorious beaches perfect for making the most of the summer sunshine. From here it’s possible to head to the dramatic island of Mont St Michel to see its fairytale-esque spired abbey and medieval fortifications; or to nearby Saint-Servan, to explore the ruins of the Celtic Aleth Cathedral. To cap off your short, yet highly rewarding escape, Black Watch will guide you slowly by the Isles of Scilly, for unforgettable views of unspoilt beaches, forested valleys and enchanting coastal towns.  

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.

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.