Cruising the Panama Canal

Black Watch cruising Panama canal
Black Watch cruising the panama canal

The Panama Canal is one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering, stretching 48 miles across the continental divide, from Panama City on the Pacific side to Colón on the Atlantic side.

The canal transit takes approximately 8 hours which will give you time to relax on deck and witness the amazing mix of manmade construction and beautiful unspoilt scenery. Referred to by many as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, your ship will pass through three locks, being lifted and lowered in excess of 170 feet in the process.

Between these locks is a 21-mile transit through Gatun Lake, which was once the largest artificial lake in the world, and is still surrounded by untouched, dense rainforest which plays host to a vast array of Central American animal and plant species. The lake forms a major part of the Panama Canal transit across the Isthmus of Panama.

Cruises to Cruising the Panama Canal

South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £7,899pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

Departs: Callao • Tue 18 Feb 2020
27 nights • Balmoral • L2001C

  • Sail from Peru back to the UK, visiting stunning South American and Caribbean destinations en route, and you’ll experience scenic and historic wonders galore during a relaxing and highlight-filled holiday.
  • Begin your adventure in memorable fashion, with a sailing of the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal, before Puerto Limón and Cartagena de Indias add Hispanic heritage and flair to the mix.
  • Classic Caribbean highlights and experiences compete for your attention – from tasting authentic rum to unwinding on glorious beaches – in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £3,299pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
56 nights • Black Watch • W210304

  • Begin 2021 with a holiday of a lifetime and discover authentic cultures, amazing wildlife, iconic landmarks and out-of-this-world landscapes as you sail halfway around the world via spectacular islands and cities.
  • Your enthralling journey includes time in the Caribbean, to indulge in pure relaxation and laidback island exploration; a chance to explore Havana via an iconic classic car; and a memorable navigation of the Panama Canal.
  • The unspoilt, sun-splashed scenes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Bora-Bora and Tahiti will bring dreams of paradise to life, before Sydney presents its world-famous attractions, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

From £7,299pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
59 nights • Black Watch • W210405

  • Experience the stuff holiday dreams are made of on this epic voyage from Cuba to Sri Lanka, taking in the eclectic highlights of idyllic islands and captivating cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia.
  • Navigate the Panama Canal and explore Costa Rican rainforest before discovering paradise among the postcard-perfect beaches and unspoilt landscapes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £8,669pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

Fares Explained | What's Included

Polynesian Paradise with Iconic Sydney

Polynesian Paradise with Iconic Sydney

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
35 nights • Black Watch • W2104

  • Bring dreams of the South Pacific’s faraway idylls to life and immerse yourself in a world of pristine white-sand beaches, sparking lagoons, coral reefs, exotic flora and fauna, and more.
  • You can marvel at the breathtaking, unspoilt landscapes of Nuku Hiva and Fakarava; indulge in paradise at Tahiti, Raiatea and Bora-Bora; and explore the ‘island where time begins’, Tonga.
  • There’s memorable calls at remote, uninhabited Mystery Island and the Fijian gem of Savusavu too, while unforgettable experiences to enjoy either side of your Polynesian exploration include a navigation of the Panama Canal and time to explore iconic Sydney.

From £5,819pp

Fares Explained | What's Included