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Wonders of Greenland, Iceland & Norway

25th Jul 2018 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1816
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FROM ONLY £1,849 per person
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Take advantage of Black Watch’s smaller size and uncover the wonders of remote regions in Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Awe-inspiring scenery, spectacular natural attractions and a host of incredible experiences; this unforgettable fortnight of exploration has it all.

A three night sail from Liverpool to Iceland will allow you time to become acquainted with your ship and fellow guests before calling into Reykjavik, the first port of call. Some of Iceland’s greatest and most famous natural wonders are within reach of the capital, including those found within the ‘Golden Circle’. Make the most of your day here to take in the ‘Big Three’ – the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Thingvellir National Park; or perhaps visit the Blue Lagoon and bathe in the geothermal waters. Before continuing your Icelandic adventure Black Watch will divert to Greenland and Tasiilaq. The mountains and icebergs surrounding this tiny town create unmissable views to enjoy from the ship’s deck as you arrive here. Once ashore, you could see the colourful houses in the town centre; or opt to tour to the Flower Valley to admire the impressive Kiattut Glacier and an array of Arctic flora. [ReadMore]

Returning to Iceland, Akureyri is your gateway to the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn – a haven for a number of bird species. For an experience you’ll never forget, be sure to join a whale watching tour to see Humpback and Minke Whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt natural habitat. Scenic cruising along Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord – and past the peaceful island of Hrísey follows; then the following morning Black Watch will sail the Reyðarfjörður to Eskifjörður. Here you’ll be greeted by the sight of Mount Hólmatindur, one of the region’s most impressive and beautiful mountains. Finally you’ll experience the peace, tranquillity and incredible scenery that Norway is renowned for. Take in the views from atop Mount Aksla in Ålesund, or perhaps admire the town’s art-nouveau architecture; then visit the charming village of Olden. Tours to Kjenndalen and Briksdal glaciers are not to be missed before setting sail back along the Nordfjord as you head for home. 

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 The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board 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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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.