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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

3rd Jun 2018 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1810
FROM ONLY £1,249 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,249 per person

Be captivated by classic Norwegian scenery as Black Watch sails breathtaking, size-restricted waterways to wonderful fjordland destinations. From on board your ship and during your time ashore you’ll experience some of the highest-rated and most breathtaking sights in the region, creating memories which will last a lifetime.

After embarking in Liverpool your eight night cruise begins with a sail to Bergen, stopping off in Lerwick to take in the rugged scenic landscapes of Scotland’s Shetland Islands en route. Once docked in the first of three enchanting Norwegian destinations on your itinerary, you’ll have a day to wander around Bergen’s colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, explore the bustling fish market and even visit the former home of Edvard Grieg, which today is the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum. Don’t miss the views on offer from the Mount Fløyen viewpoint – accessed via the fantastic Funicular Railway – too. The following morning you’ll arrive in Flåm for the chance to enjoy some of the very best fjordland experiences. You could marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery from the Stegastein Lookout, which presents unspoilt views from 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord; or catch a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana Railway and see the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall up-close. Whatever you choose to do, scenic cruising of the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord will ensure a memorable end to your second day in Norway. [ReadMore]

Black Watch will then arrive at the final stop on your unforgettable foray into the fjords, Olden. Situated amongst rolling valleys, tall mountains and lush-green meadows, this charming little village is a real gem and a delight to explore. It’s also your gateway to stunning natural wonders such as the Briksdal Glacier – an arm of Europe’s largest inland glacier, Jostedalsbreen – and the beautiful Lovatnet Lake. Finally your time in the fjordland will conclude with another memorable evening of scenic cruising, gliding along the glass-like waters of Nordfjord – one of the longest and most picturesque fjords – and by the soaring Hornelen sea cliff. Be sure to have your camera to hand. Before returning to Liverpool you’ll also take in one of the UK’s most unique scenic highlights, Fingal’s Cave – a collection of fascinating basalt columns on the Scottish Isle of Staffa. 

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.