Four Fred's in Funchal with the Azores

26th Mar 2020 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2009
Four Freds in Funchal Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
Funchal waterfront Funchal waterfront
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person

Portugal’s remarkable diversity and beauty is yours to experience, as Black Watch takes you to beautiful islands in the Azores, floral Madeira and the cultural city of Oporto. What’s more, you’ll also be part of the ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of ocean-going ships for an unforgettable day of celebration in the Madeiran capital.[ReadMoreMob]

Your incredible exploration of the breathtaking Azores takes in three of the archipelago’s most beautifully unspoilt, captivating islands. On Terceira Island, your day-long stop at Praia da Vitoria affords time to visit the historic port city of Angra do Heroismo. This UNESCO-listed jewel in Terceira’s crown boasts interesting museums and a collection of impressive palaces and churches including the 16th century Sé Cathedral. [ReadMoreDesk]The 205-metre-high Monte Brasil, towering over Angra do Heroismo, offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding scenery. Then there’s hard-to-reach Faial Island, a wonderland of volcanic craters, tranquil lakes and emerald green valleys. Horta is your starting point for discovering the island’s natural highlights, such as the magnificent Capelinhos Volcano. The Capelinhos is Faial’s most famous landmark and can be seen in all its striking glory on a scenic island drive or exhilarating 4x4 adventure. Within Horta, the historic city centre and picturesque marina are also well worth exploring.

Incredible volcanic wonders await on São Miguel Island too. Ponta Delgada is your gateway to the extinct Sete Cidades Volcano, where a 13-kilometre-wide crater and colourful lakes create an astonishing scene. Elsewhere there’s Terra Nosta Park, a haven of gorgeous gardens, geo-thermal pools and dense woodlands that are home to stunning endemic flora. After your Azorean adventure you’ll head to Madeira for the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. You’ll dock alongside Braemar, Balmoral and Boudicca and be part of a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet. You can enjoy fantastic live entertainment; tuck-in to delicious, specially prepared menus; and even visit the other ships in the fleet during this simply unforgettable occasion. Away from all the festivity, there are chances to explore Madeira’s botanical gardens and picturesque walking trails too. To complete your in-depth Portuguese discovery Black Watch brings you to the mainland, for a chance to visit Oporto from Leixoes. Tour to Portugal’s second city for chances to ride a Rabelo boat along the Douro River, followed by a sampling of famous port wines; and wander the UNESCO-listed historic centre.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.