The Fjords of Greenland

13th Aug 2020 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2023
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FROM ONLY £2,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,299 per person

With Black Watch taking you on a mesmeric expedition to the remote regions and settlements of Greenland, the experiences on offer on this 14-night cruise are nothing short of incredible. From sailing spectacular waterways and marvelling at astonishing landscapes to immersing yourself in Greenlandic culture, you’ll revel in the rich rewards of this remarkable country.

You’ll be introduced to the scenic splendour of Greenland’s rugged, ancient lands in the most perfect way possible, with unforgettable cruising of the immaculate Prins Christiansund – rated the best scenic cruising experience by Fred. Olsen guests – and Torssukátak Fjord. [ReadMoreMob]The soaring mountains, glorious glaciers, imposing icebergs and cascading waterfalls on view will whet your appetite for the three incredible destinations that follow. A call at Nanortalik offers a fascinating insight into Greenlandic local life. The town’s Open Air Museum is trove of treasures and traditions; stop-by to see clothing, kayaks and much more from the region, and enjoy live music and dancing performed exclusively for your visit. After Nanortalik, scenic cruising of Tasermuit Fjord’s azure waters will showcase some of Greenland’s mightiest mountains and cliffs. [ReadMoreDesk]

Visiting Narsarsuaq will present an opportunity to take a boat tour of the awe-inspiring Qooroq Ice Fjord. Venture into this majestic waterway and you’ll not only see beautiful blue and white icebergs, which break away from the magnificent Qooroq Glacier, up-close in all their frozen glory, but also hear their creaks, roars and whispers. There’s also Qaqortoq, rich in authentic culture and Norse history, and set to a beautiful backdrop of craggy hills. With ample time to explore this traditional town, you can uncover many attractions best seen on foot, including the interesting museum, the intriguing Stone & Man sculptures and the town square and fountain. Elsewhere, you’ll head to Iceland too, for chances to seek-out the wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’ – including the Gullfoss Waterfall and mighty Strokkur Geyser – from Reykjavik.

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.