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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

7th Jul 2019 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1914
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Spectacular waterways and collection of enchanting destinations present classic Norwegian scenery on this unforgettable fjordland exploration. There are many highlights to discover during time spent ashore in quaint villages and Norway’s attraction-packed second city, while scenic cruising of glorious fjords will unveil an array of breathtaking sights.

Visiting Flåm affords you an opportunity to take your pick of some of the fjordland’s most incredible experiences. During your stop at this beautifully unspoilt village, you could opt to take the scenic tour to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout and marvel at Sognefjord’s stunning scenery. Alternatively, perhaps you’ll choose to take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana railway, which carves its way through magnificent mountains and by a string of impressive waterfalls. From Olden, another gorgeous fjord village, there’s plenty of spellbinding sights to uncover too. Several striking natural wonders can be reached on tours here; the astonishing Briksdal Glacier – an arm of the mighty Jostedalsbreen – and the Lovatnet Lake are just two of the scenic treasures close-by. After departing Olden via Nordfjord you’ll also have a chance to marvel at the soaring Hornelen sea cliff, as Black Watch brings you closer to this majestic natural landmark. [ReadMore]

The memorable experiences continue during a day-long call into beautiful Bergen. This historic, Hanseatic city boasts a wealth of diverse attractions; from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the traditional fish market to the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum, which was once the home of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. No time in Bergen is complete without riding the Funicular Railway to the top of the magnificent, 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen – one of Norway’s most famous attractions – to take in views of the city and its rugged surrounding landscapes. After three days in the fjordland your ship heads back to Liverpool via Scotland’s picturesque Shetland Islands. Lerwick is your gateway to the scenic splendours of the Shetlands, such as the dramatic coastal landscapes of Northmavine and RSPB Sumburgh Head, a haven for various seabird species such as fulmars, puffins and guillemots.

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’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.