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Lochs of Scotland

11th Jun 2018 7 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1811
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,399 per person

There’s no doubt exploring the Scottish lochs aboard a smaller cruise ship is the best way to truly appreciate the outstanding beauty of this part of the world; so let Black Watch be your guide to discovering the unspoilt scenery of simply stunning waterways and postcard-perfect destinations packed into an unforgettable seven night sailing.

A relaxing venture into Loch Fyne – one of the longest and most picturesque sea lochs – ensures a memorable start to your time in Scotland, presenting views of historic castles, craggy mountains and lush countryside. The following morning your ship will drop anchor at Fort William, overlooked by the soaring peak of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain – and situated just a short distance from picturesque Glen Nevis. From here you can head to Glencoe in the heart of the Highlands to marvel at the rugged landscapes; or join a tour to take a steam train across the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, part of the Hogwarts Express route in Harry Potter. After a day of adventure ashore you’ll enjoy yet more scenic cruising along Loch Linnhe, the beautiful Sound of Mull and by the 13th century Duart Castle. [ReadMore]

A stop at remote Stornoway will allow you time to visit Lews Castle and explore the pretty grounds of the largest castle in the Outer Hebrides, or savour the fantastic photo opportunities on offer at the Callanish Standing Stones. Alternatively you could visit the very north of the Isle of Lewis and encounter gorgeous unspoilt scenery, as well as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. From Invergordon – the penultimate port of call – you can go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, or take a short journey to the centuries-old Cawdor Castle before the rugged and remote Orkneys beckon. Kirkwall is your gateway to taking in the 5,000-year-old Neolithic structures of Skara Brae and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar before you finally end your exploration of the lochs with a cruise along Loch Dunvegan.

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 The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board 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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.