Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

6th Nov 2020 32 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2031
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £3,699 per person
A couple having coffee in St Lucia - Pitons in the background A couple having coffee in St Lucia - Pitons in the background
FROM ONLY £3,699 per person

Hopping between breathtaking destinations, you’ll uncover classic island favourites alongside some lesser-known, idyllic gems on this incredible journey. Iconic landmarks, exotic flora and fauna, barely-populated locations and much more awaits, with plenty of scope for indulging in blissful relaxation on sun-splashed beaches too. This is the Caribbean at its very best.

With visits to nine astonishing islands, your exploration of one of the world’s most spectacular, sought-after regions will be an adventure to remember, packed with unmissable sights, highlights and unique experiences throughout. [ReadMoreMob]Where better place to start than Barbados, where you can sample laidback vibes and authentic Caribbean rum in Bridgetown, or even go in search of sea turtles on a memorable catamaran cruise. You’ll then sail to St Lucia, for chances to see the Twin Pitons and bubbling Soufrière Volcano in all their soaring, natural splendour, before continuing on the Grenadines. A rare visit to Mayreau is your chance to explore an unspoilt island paradise of pristine white-sand beaches and lush interiors that is home to less than 300 people. On the gorgeous ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada, you’re in for a wonderfully rewarding call at St George’s. On a tour to a local cocoa farm, you can gain an authentic insight into the life of Grenada’s farmers, and even try your hand at harvesting cocoa beans too. Alternatively, you could opt to seek-out attractions such as Molinière Bay underwater sculpture park and Grand Etang National Park. [ReadMoreDesk]

Returning to the Grenadines, beautiful Bequia – regarded as the archipelago’s ‘most perfect’ island – awaits with its inviting beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and friendly seaside towns and villages, where you’ll find bars and restaurants serving ‘proper’ Caribbean cocktails and cuisine. Authentic flavours are yours to enjoy in Martinique’s Fort de France – home to the famous St James Rum Distillery – and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-a-Pitre too, where bustling markets offer exotic fruits and vegetables and traditional Creole dishes. Your penultimate Caribbean call is Basseterre, from where you can take a ride on one of the world’s greatest scenic railways and revel in St Kitts’ spectacular landscapes; before you finally visit Antigua, an island famed for boasting over 365 breathtaking beaches, as well as historical highlights such as the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard. In addition to your Caribbean adventures, your routes to and from paradise are scattered with highlights too, from Madeiran gardens to volcanic Azorean landscapes, as well as relaxing days at sea as you cross the Atlantic – one of the great ocean cruise experiences.  

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.