Spain, Portugal & Morocco

26th Nov 2019 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1927
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Get set for inspirational sights and cultural highlights as Black Watch takes in diverse destinations in Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Countless ‘must-visit’ attractions await you in a collection of magnificent cities, including interesting museums, ancient and architectural wonders, world-famous religious sites and much more besides.

As you sail south in the comfort of your smaller-sized ship you’ll begin five consecutive days filled with highlights with a call at Gibraltar. During your short stay in this unmistakably British territory, a panoramic tour is a great way to see the sights – be on the lookout for traditional fish and chip shops, familiar stores you’ll recognise from home and the red pillar-boxes. You could indulge with afternoon tea over stunning views at a hotel on the iconic ‘rock’ too, before continuing on to the coast of northern Africa.[ReadMore] A morning arrival into Casablanca – Morocco’s cultural heart – affords you plenty of time to go ashore and uncover the many world-renowned sites of this charming city; or perhaps tour to magical Marrakech for bustling souks and prestigious religious monuments. If you choose to stay in Casablanca, be sure to savour the sight of the majestic Hassan II Mosque, with its towering 200-metre-high minaret; and stop-by Rick’s Café for lunch at a recreation of the famous bar in the classic Casablanca film. 

Black Watch will then head north to Spain and pretty Cádiz, an ancient city situated on the Andalusia region’s beautiful Atlantic coast. A wealth of attractions await you here; the architectural gems of the Old Town district, the 18th century cathedral and Plaza de España feature high on the city’s ‘must-see’ list. Neighbouring Jerez, ‘sherry capital of the world’ and home of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, is within reach on a shore tour too. Finally, in Portugal, you’ll find plenty of experiences to choose from in Lisbon and Oporto. Lisbon – the picturesque Portuguese capital – boasts a fine collection of landmarks and monuments including Bélem Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery; adorable old districts; and cafés serving traditional Pasteis de Belém custard tarts. The port of Leixoes is your gateway to Oporto. Take the short journey into Portugal’s second city to discover beautiful Baroque churches, the fortress-like cathedral and port-wine cellars where you can sample some of world’s finest tipples.

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