Scenic Scottish Islands

29th May 2019 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1910
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,449 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,449 per person

Come face-to-face with Scotland’s spellbinding scenery as Black Watch brings you closer to the wonders of spectacular lochs and islands. You’ll be spoilt for choice of scenic treasures throughout this nine-night sailing; famous waterways and iconic landmarks, picture-perfect towns, remarkable historic sites and much more await your discovery.

The scenic delights of breathtaking Loch Lomond – one of Scotland’s most famous and sought-after natural sites – are yours to uncover from Greenock, the ‘Gateway to the Lochs’. A boat tour of Lomond – Britain’s largest expanse of freshwater – reveals elegant Victorian houses, impressive mountains such as the 974-metre-high peak of Ben Lomond, and Inchmurrin, the Loch’s largest island. On the Isle of Mull, Tobermory – with its famously colourful harbour – presents postcard-perfect photo opportunities. Stopping at this charming town also offers you the chance to take a boat tour of the Sound of Mull in search of unspoilt scenery and wonderful wildlife, before Black Watch continues on to Ullapool via the fascinating basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave and the UNESCO-listed volcanic archipelago of St Kilda, a haven for hundreds of seabird species. Once your ship drops anchor at Ullapool, you’ll be afforded time to explore this pretty town at leisure; or opt to head to Scotland’s first geopark, home to Loch Glencoul and Eas a' Chual Aluinn, Britain’s highest waterfall. [ReadMore]

In the Orkneys, rugged landscapes and incredible historic sites beg for your exploration. During a call at Kirkwall, the archipelago’s capital, you could visit the ancient ceremonial stones of Stenness and Brodgar; or delve into centuries of fascinating history at the 5000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae. St Magnus – Britain’s northernmost cathedral – is a sight to savour too. Then there’s the stunning Shetlands; Lerwick is a great base for uncovering the diverse highlights of these stunning islands, such as the remarkable Bronze Age settlement of Clickimin Broch. Be on the lookout out for famous Shetland Ponies too. Lastly, it’s on to Invergordon. Nestled within the beautiful Highlands, Invergordon is ideally situated for unforgettable tours to Loch Ness; perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness monster here. Alternatively, you could seek out the historic castles of Dunrobin or Cawdor; or visit the Glenmorangie Distillery and sample traditional Scotch whisky for an authentic end to your Scottish adventure.  

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.