Scottish Islands & Lochs in Five Nights

21st Aug 2019 5 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1918
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A short, yet highly invigorating adventure, this five-night cruise is a snapshot of Scotland’s wonderfully diverse scenic landscapes. With Black Watch as your guide, you can discover the splendid vistas, charming postcard-perfect towns and historic sites of beautiful islands and lochs that will inspire and delight; and all in less than a week.

Visiting Greenock – ‘Gateway to the Lochs’ – puts you within reach of one of Scotland’s most famous and sought-after scenic sites, breathtaking Loch Lomond.[ReadMoreMob] Opt for a boat tour of Lomond – the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain – and the treasures of this natural wonder will be revealed; the 974-metre-high Ben Lomond mountain, the castle and monastery of Inchmurrin – the largest of Lomond’s 60 islands – and elegant Victorian houses all come into view. [ReadMoreDesk]

A stop at charming Tobermory on the beautiful Isle of Mull presents you with one of Scotland’s most-photographed images; be sure to have your camera to hand to capture this picturesque town’s famously colourful harbour from your ship. Spending the day here also affords you opportunities to experience a boat cruise along the sublime Sound of Mull, renowned for its unspoilt scenery and wonderful wildlife including seals, dolphins and eagles; or head across the Sound on a tour to discover the 13th century Duart Castle. The rugged Orkney Islands await you too. During a call into Kirkwall you can immerse yourself in the Orkneys’ fascinating history at the UNESCO-listed, 5000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae, or the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar; or even visit Britain’s northernmost cathedral.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.

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.