Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

6th Nov 2020 32 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2031
Adult only sailing Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £3,699 per person
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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.  

Real ships
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.

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.