Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

27th Aug 2020 5 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2024
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £839 per person
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FROM ONLY £839 per person

This five-night cruise is the perfect way to take in some of the wild, unspoilt scenery that Scotland is renowned for in a shorter time. Visit remote, rugged islands for postcard-perfect landscapes and remarkable historic sites; discover the splendid vistas of picturesque lochs and waterways; and enjoy a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience, all in less than a week.

A relaxing day at sea, sailing north en route to the Orkney Islands, allows time to settle in on board your smaller, friendlier ship before Black Watch arrives in Kirkwall, the first stop on your short, yet invigorating Scottish sailing. [ReadMoreMob]Kirkwall is surrounded by beautiful countryside providing natural habitats for a range of wildlife, and photo opportunities that are not-to-be-missed. The Orkney’s charming capital is also the starting point for tours the UNESCO-listed, 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, home to incredible Neolithic structures that pre-date Egypt’s pyramids, and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar. It’s also possible to pay a visit to St Magnus, Britain’s northernmost cathedral. [ReadMoreDesk]

The rewards continue with a visit to Isle of Mull and the pretty town of Tobermory. The pastel-coloured harbour – one of Scotland’s most photographed scenes – will beckon you ashore to explore Mull’s iconic capital, where you could learn of the island’s interesting history at the Mull Museum and sample authentic, locally produced Scotch at the Tobermory Distillery. Visiting Tobermory puts you within reach of the 13th century Duart Castle, one of the last surviving privately owned clan castles in Scotland. Lastly, there’s Greenock, known as the ‘Gateway to the Lochs’, presenting you with opportunities to discover some of the Highland’s most desired spots – Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park. Exploring these spectacular landscapes, encompassing magnificent mountain scenery, dense woodlands and the largest stretch of freshwater in Britain, is the perfect way to end this unforgettable adventure. 

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.