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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

26th Nov 2019 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1927
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,099 per person *

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. 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. [ReadMore]

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.

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’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.