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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

8th Aug 2018 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1817
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,599 per person

From on board Black Watch and during your time ashore, you’ll be captivated by classic Norwegian scenery on this spellbinding nine night sailing, as you experience hours of stunning scenic cruising along mesmerising waterways and visit four enchanting fjordland destinations.

After embarking in Liverpool a two-day journey across to Norway affords you time to become acquainted with your smaller, more intimate cruise ship and your fellow guests before venturing into the breathtaking fjords. A scenic cruise of glorious Geirangerfjord en route to Hellesylt ensures an unforgettable start to your epic Norwegian escape, passing by the spectacular Seven Sisters Waterfall. Once docked in Hellesylt the surrounding mountains, valleys and trails will beckon you ashore to explore and discover the beautiful Hellesylt Waterfall, incredible Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet, Europe’s deepest lake. A glide along picturesque Sunnylvsfjord, Storfjorden and by Strandafjellet Mountain ends your first day in the fjords in style, as you sail overnight to Olden. From this idyllic village you could take an exhilarating hike to encounter the Jostedalen and Briksdal Glaciers; or visit the extraordinary Lovatnet Lake, before sailing the glass-like waters of Nordfjord and by the soaring Hornelen sea cliff. [ReadMore]

From Flåm you have opportunities to uncover some of the fjordland’s most memorable sights and experiences. You could head to the Stegastein Lookout for unspoilt views of Aurlandfjord’s remarkable landscapes from 650 metres above the fjord; or opt to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway to capture the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall and much more, high in the surrounding mountains. There’s also the chance to experience kayaking amongst the dramatic scenery of Nærøyfjord, whetting your appetite for a magical scenic cruise of this astonishing size-restricted fjord in the evening. In Bergen – your final Norwegian call – you can wander around the colourful Bryggen Wharf and the bustling fish market; climb Mount Fløyen via the funicular railway and enjoy the views from the top; and stop by Troldhaugen, an interesting museum which was once the home of Edvard Grieg. As you head for home you’ll also take in the rugged scenic landscapes of Scotland’s Shetland Islands with a stop at Lerwick en route back to Liverpool.  

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.