Isles of Scotland

20th Jun 2019 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1912
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,199 per person

You’ll be captivated by the unspoilt, spellbinding scenery and enchanting attractions of spectacular islands, sounds and lochs as Black Watch takes you to a collection of hard-to-reach, yet endlessly-rewarding destinations in Scotland and beyond on this incredible summer sailing.

From start to finish, your exploration of scenic Scotland will be an adventure to remember. Beginning with a call at Greenock, the ‘Gateway to the Lochs’, you’ll have a day to explore one of the most treasured Scottish waterways, Loch Lomond. A boat tour is a great way to uncover the delights of Britain’s largest expanse of freshwater; elegant Victorian houses, the impressive Munro Mountains, including the 974-metre-high peak of Ben Lomond; and Inchmurrin, Lomond’s largest island, await. Then it’s on to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Tobermory’s famously colourful and photogenic harbour will beckon you ashore to wander this charming town, where the Mull Museum and the Tobermory Distillery are well worth a visit. During your stop here you could also take the opportunity to embark on a boat ride along the Sound of Mull, in search of stunning landscapes and wonderful wildlife such as seals, dolphins and even eagles. Sailing this beautiful waterway and by the 13th century Duart Castle aboard Black Watch in the evening will be a memorable experience too. [ReadMore]

Your unforgettable journey of Scottish island discovery also takes you to the Shetlands and the Orkneys, for wonderfully rugged landscapes and a wealth of fascinating sites. Lerwick is your starting point for uncovering the diverse highlights of the Shetland Islands; the remarkably well-preserved Bronze Age settlement of Clickimin Broch; the wild coastal scenes of Northmavine; and RSPB Sumburgh Head, home to swooping eagles and curious puffins, amongst other species, are particularly recommended. In the Orkneys, a call at Kirkwall is your chance to visit the ancient ceremonial stones of Stenness and Brodgar; or delve into centuries of history at the 5000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae. St Magnus – Britain’s northernmost cathedral – is also a sight to savour. To top-it-all-off, in-between your stops at Lerwick and Kirkwall, Black Watch will also divert to the Faroe Islands, where you can spend a day admiring the charismatic architecture and pretty parks of Tórshavn.

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 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.