You Choose Your Cruise Mediterranean

11th Nov 2019 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1926
Adult only sailing Mystery Cruises
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.

Every vote counts on this very special cruise! You and your fellow, like-minded guests on board Black Watch have the chance to create a unique itinerary, choosing between a selection of attraction-packed islands and cities in Portugal and Spain. Will you ‘steer your ship’ to a few old favourites, or perhaps places you haven’t visited before? Remember, the power is in your hands.

After setting sail from Liverpool the first decision to make is whether to visit Portugal’s picturesque capital or enchanting second city. [ReadMoreMob]Lisbon offers architectural wonders such as Bélem Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, adorable historical districts and cafés serving delicious Pasteis de Bélem egg custard tarts. Oporto, reached on tour from Leixoes, is renowned for its Baroque churches, fortress-like cathedral and locally-produced port wine.[ReadMoreDesk] Then it’s on to Spain and the choice of two Andalusian delights – Cádiz and Malaga. Vote for Cádiz and you could explore this ancient city’s wonderful old quarter and sample traditional tapas; or tour to Jerez for sherry and equestrian art. Opt to visit Malaga and you’ll be presented with a wealth of attractions, from the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle to the Picasso Museum. A restful Sunday at sea follows, allowing time to contemplate your next port of call. Choose to guide Black Watch to Barcelona, where the world-famous highlights of the Catalan capital – such as Las Ramblas and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia – await; or to Tarragona, boasting sites including Amfiteatre Romà and a Paleochristian Necropolis. 

The following day you’ll discover beautiful island scenery and historical highlights galore, no matter which destination is chosen. Pick Ibiza to learn more about the lesser-known side of this famed ‘party island’, with chances to venture into the UNESCO-listed Old Town here; or Mallorca, where Palma’s centuries-old streets make for a wonderful stroll in the sunshine. Your penultimate port of call will be the ancient city of Cartagena, or classical Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Perhaps Cartagena’s attractions will tempt you into a day of exploration; a medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and striking Modernist buildings are among many impressive sites here. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to unwind, Alicante’s wide sun-bathed esplanades, friendly cafés and sandy beaches are sure to appeal. Finally, this unique adventure brings you to the Galicia region of northern Spain. Choose between Vigo, with its delightful Old Town; or La Coruna, for highly recommended tours to the magnificent Santiago de Compostela cathedral.

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.