Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands

19th Apr 2022 17 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2210
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Whale tail in the sea, Iceland Whale tail in the sea, Iceland
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £100pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

This unique and unforgettable 17-night voyage offers chances to marvel at amazing wildlife linking the contrasting islands of sub-Arctic Iceland and the subtropical Azores. In the deep blue Atlantic waters that surround these spectacular lands, various species of whale migrate to their summer feeding grounds in late spring, and from the comfort of smaller, friendlier Black Watch – with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists on board [ReadMoreMob]– you may get to see the world’s largest mammals living freely in their breathtaking natural habitat. Look out for Blue Whales, Humpback, Orca, Pilot Whales and more, learn of their nature and play a part in assisting with the conservation of these astonishing creatures. 

Beyond the wildlife in their waters, unspoilt landscapes connects the Azores and Iceland, which await your discovery and exploration. [ReadMoreDesk]Follow in the footsteps of artists and photographers, revelling in the Azorean wonderland of vibrant colours and black volcanic treasures, from the stunning craters lakes of São Miguel’s Sete Cidades volcano to the lush valleys of emerald-green Faial Island, and immersing yourself in the drama of awe-inspiring Icelandic scenery. You’ll see soaring mountains and sheer cliffs surrounding Ísafjörður, Akureyri and Eskifjörður – facing mighty Mount Holmatindur; and can tour from Reykjavík to uncover the gems of the fabled Golden Circle.

There’s rich history and culture to delve into during your time ashore too. Fascinating historic quarters and centuries-old fortifications – including the impressive 16th-century Fort of Santa Catarina – are yours to explore in the cosmopolitan Azorean towns of Praia da Vitoria and Ponta Delgada, while in Iceland there’s everything from traditional fishing ports and timber-clad town centres to the capital’s cool cafés, interesting museums, extraordinary architecture and world-famous attractions. 

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.