Islands of the Mediterranean

4th May 2021 18 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2109
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

Sail into the Mediterranean in the spring and succumb to the scenic, historical and cultural charms of sun-bathed Spanish, Italian and French destinations. From sleepy traditional villages and unspoilt beaches to attraction-packed cities and mighty mountain peaks – all this and more awaits you on this enchanting island-hopping adventure.

With Black Watch as your guide, five of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular islands await your discovery, including two of Spain’s beautiful Balearic Islands. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Mahon affords an opportunity to uncover many of Menorca’s highlights. You could opt to seek-out Monte Toro on tour, for views of the island’s impressive highest peak; or even explore breathtaking countryside on horseback. The gin distillery is worth a visit too, to try the local tipple; while Menorca’s glorious beaches are perfect for laidback relaxation. On the pretty island of Mallorca, you’ll find Palma is a joy to explore with its captivating architecture and landmarks such as the mesmeric Gothic cathedral. Enjoy time to wander Palma’s labyrinth of historic streets and squares at leisure to see the sights. Alternatively, you could embark on a memorable scenic journey aboard a vintage train to Sóller, before exploring charming Valldemossa. [ReadMoreDesk]

Corsica’s wonderland of breathtaking coastlines and lush, mountain-laden countryside never fails to impress, and you have an opportunity to see the best of this fabulous French island. Ajaccio is your gateway to the dramatic gorges of Prunelli, where magnificent granite cliffs plunge into the Prunelli River creating postcard-perfect scenes. In Italy, you’ll find the sophisticated island of Sardinia has much to recommend it too. From Cagliari, stunning rock formations such as the ‘Devil’s Saddle’, salt pools and inviting beaches are within reach; though you may be tempted to stay in the island’s capital to sample the traditional flavours and culture with local wine and folk dancing. Meanwhile, Malta adds centuries of remarkable history into the mix. You’ll behold the sight of Valletta’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour as you sail into port here; then enjoy time to see historic sights such as St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, or perhaps take a tour to the medieval city of Mdina. In addition to your island discovery, there’s time on the Spanish and Portuguese mainland to revel in the historical and cultural delights of Cádiz, Cartagena and Oporto – on tour from Leixoes – too.

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.

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’.