Latin America with Chilean Fjords

4th Jan 2022 81 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W220106
Sugarloaf mountain at night, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sugarloaf mountain at night, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visiting a string of incredible and iconic destinations on board Black Watch, you can fully immerse yourself in Latin America’s intoxicating blend of rich history, unique culture and breathtaking beauty with unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime highlights awaiting discovery throughout your epic, in-depth exploration.[ReadMoreMob]

Time in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and more offers opportunities for authentic and inspirational experiences galore. There’s an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro, where you can shake your hips to unmistakable samba beats, marvel at Sugar Loaf Mountain, and not only see the mighty Christ the Redeemer, but have a private mass with a local priest at this world-famous wonder too. Sample ranch life on an Estancia on tour from Montevideo; feel the beat and move your feet to the rhythm of traditional Tango dance in Buenos Aires, or perhaps tour to the spectacular Iguazu Falls; and delight in the art and architecture of Puerto Madryn. Ushuaia is sure to astound you: situated amongst the astonishing scenes of snow-capped peaks and atmospheric waterways, it is a haven for marine fauna including penguins, sea lions, seals and sea birds.[ReadMoreDesk]

Cruising the legendary waters by Cape Horn and capturing the Chilean Fjords’ awe-inspiring panoramas of mountains and glaciers will make everlasting memories, while you’ll also take in charming Punta Arenas; Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to spellbinding Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for stunning sun-kissed beaches. You could take an overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu in Peru, to explore the ancient ruins of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; and be charmed by the Costa Rican city of Puerto Limón and historic Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. A visit to Havana is a chance to dance the rumba, mambo and cha cha with indomitable Cuban spirit, or simply indulge with authentic local rum and cigars. In between all that, you’ll even get to experience a transit of the magnificent Panama Canal, one of the great cruise adventures.

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.