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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

  • Traditional cruising
  • Small and friendly
  • Couples cruising

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New Cruise Programme

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2021/22 itineraries, designed to not only allow you to explore the world, but experience it too. Travel with Fred. Olsen worldwide to over 200 destinations – including 13 maiden calls – and nearly 100 areas of scenic cruising across 86 countries.

As Fred. Olsen's ships are smaller, they can take you on the finest cruises in the world, to places out of reach to larger vessels, and much closer to the heart of the destination. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Americas or beauty of New Zealand; sail Greece’s Corinth Canal, French and Spanish rivers, or explore Norway’s glorious fjordland; experience Venice Carnival or a night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; discover paradise in the Caribbean; and much more.

Book any 2021 or 2022 cruise by 5th May 2020 and you’ll benefit from: the following:

  • Choose your cabin
  • Choose your restaurant and dining time (book extra early to guarantee this one as dining places are limited!)
  • Low deposit – just 15%
  • Priority booking for Shore Tours
  • Priority on board arrival and departure
  • Free shuttle bus to local centre (where operating)

PLUS, ALL Tips included*

We’ll take care of your Tips for the Cabin Stewardess and Waiter for the duration of your cruise.

PLUS, at least £50 per person to spend on board*

Book now and we’ll arrange a minimum of £50 per person FREE On Board Spend to be waiting in your cabin account when you get on board

On Sale:

Wednesday 4th March 2020 – Diamond Elite, Platinum, & Gold Oceans members.
Thursday 5th March 2020 – Silver Oceans members;
Friday 6th March 2020 – Bronze Oceans members;
Monday 9th March 2020 – general on sale date.

*Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

Brexit Promise.

We’re so confident that Brexit won’t affect your Fred. Olsen cruise, should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, we will give you a full refund and a free cruise. What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and our Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board our ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates. With 170 years of sailing heritage behind us we’ve seen many changes over the years, but what has never changed is our focus on giving guests the best possible experience, wherever and whenever they sail with us. With Fred. Olsen you can always book with confidence.

*Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details. Exclusions apply.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Liverpool

From world-class attractions and sports to legendary music, Liverpool offers old-world charm with modern sophistication, underpinned by a rich cultural history.

Day 3 - Aviles

Day 4 - Aviles

Day 4 - Santander

Day 5 - La Coruña

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name %5C"Galicia%5C" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the %5C"Ensanche%5C" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name %5C"City of Crystal.%5C" Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.

Day 7 - Honfleur

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact-especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades. Maritime expeditions (including some of the first voyages to Canada) departed from here; later, Impressionists were inspired to capture it on canvas. But the town as a whole has become increasingly crowded since the Pont de Normandie opened in 1995. Providing a direct link with Upper Normandy, the world's sixth-largest cable-stayed bridge is supported by two concrete pylons taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed to resist winds of 257 kph (160 mph).

Day 8 - Honfleur

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact-especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades. Maritime expeditions (including some of the first voyages to Canada) departed from here; later, Impressionists were inspired to capture it on canvas. But the town as a whole has become increasingly crowded since the Pont de Normandie opened in 1995. Providing a direct link with Upper Normandy, the world's sixth-largest cable-stayed bridge is supported by two concrete pylons taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed to resist winds of 257 kph (160 mph).

Day 8 - Rouen

Day 9 - Rouen

Day 9 - Cruising River Seine

Day 11 - Liverpool

From world-class attractions and sports to legendary music, Liverpool offers old-world charm with modern sophistication, underpinned by a rich cultural history.

What's Included

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • All meals Included
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Onboard enrichment
  • ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financIal protection

What's Not Included

  • Shore excursions
  • Drinks
  • Speciality dining
  • Laundry concierge

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Black Watch

Sister ship of Boudicca, Black Watch was first launched in 1972 and fully refit at the end of 2016. Offering a traditional cruising experience, she welcomes up to 804 passengers across her 8 decks. 

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. Focusing on providing a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars, Black Watch feels friendly and familiar. This is further enhanced by the attentive staff who strive to offer service with a smile and remember the important things, such as your name and favourite tipple and how your like your eggs cooked at breakfast.

Able to accommodate up to 804 guests, there are a selection of suites and ocean view rooms to choose from, providing ample room and everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable and stress-free stay; and spacious public rooms bathed in natural light and retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. Black Watch has four restaurants options, including the stylish Glentanar Restaurant and beautiful Orchid Room which has a wonderful oriental look and feel. Before dinner you could delve into a good book in the well-stocked library, relax in the warmth on the Sun Deck, sample a great selection of premium gin at the Marquee Bar, or even devour a premium afternoon tea. Don't miss the extravaganza of music, dance and comedy at evening shows in the Neptune Lounge.

Black Watch sails from ports all around the UK, and thanks to her new Terrace Balcony Rooms, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable sights and experiences as you cruise the world's most spectacular waterways to a string of stunning destinations.

Ship Highlights

On selected cruises, special interest themed excursions are on offer, where a range of activities and entertainment will be provided, regarding a particular point of interest or subject. A guest speaker will talk about their subject and 'Shore Tours' will take place. A 'Shore Tour' is a tour of a particular destination that will help bring to life and give a better understanding of the particular theme/subject that is being taught.

One example is a tour of the wine regions of Bordeaux and Rioja while wine expert Jilly Goolden delivers talks onboard and there is the opportunity to take part in wine-tasting activities and entertainment.

The majority of theme programs are free of charge, however relevant materials and 'Shore Tours' may have an additional cost.

Ship Stats
Staterooms
423
Capacity
804
Accessible
Staterooms
4
Crew
330
Year Launched
1972
Last Refurbishment
2016
Decks
8
Currency
GBP
Gross Tonnage
28613
Length (metres)
205.47
Width (metres)
25.2
Ship Speed (knots)
18
Language on board
en

Additional Information

Itinerary

Day 1 - Liverpool

From world-class attractions and sports to legendary music, Liverpool offers old-world charm with modern sophistication, underpinned by a rich cultural history.

Day 3 - Aviles

Day 4 - Aviles

Day 4 - Santander

Day 5 - La Coruña

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name %5C"Galicia%5C" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the %5C"Ensanche%5C" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name %5C"City of Crystal.%5C" Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.

Day 7 - Honfleur

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact-especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades. Maritime expeditions (including some of the first voyages to Canada) departed from here; later, Impressionists were inspired to capture it on canvas. But the town as a whole has become increasingly crowded since the Pont de Normandie opened in 1995. Providing a direct link with Upper Normandy, the world's sixth-largest cable-stayed bridge is supported by two concrete pylons taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed to resist winds of 257 kph (160 mph).

Day 8 - Honfleur

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact-especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades. Maritime expeditions (including some of the first voyages to Canada) departed from here; later, Impressionists were inspired to capture it on canvas. But the town as a whole has become increasingly crowded since the Pont de Normandie opened in 1995. Providing a direct link with Upper Normandy, the world's sixth-largest cable-stayed bridge is supported by two concrete pylons taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed to resist winds of 257 kph (160 mph).

Day 8 - Rouen

Day 9 - Rouen

Day 9 - Cruising River Seine

Day 11 - Liverpool

From world-class attractions and sports to legendary music, Liverpool offers old-world charm with modern sophistication, underpinned by a rich cultural history.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • All meals Included
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Onboard enrichment
  • ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financIal protection

What's Not Included

  • Shore excursions
  • Drinks
  • Speciality dining
  • Laundry concierge
Don't forget we can tailor-make your perfect holiday with hotels, flights, tours, cruises and more to suit your needs.
Get in touch to discuss your dream holiday with us today.
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Ship Info

Black Watch

Sister ship of Boudicca, Black Watch was first launched in 1972 and fully refit at the end of 2016. Offering a traditional cruising experience, she welcomes up to 804 passengers across her 8 decks. 

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. Focusing on providing a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars, Black Watch feels friendly and familiar. This is further enhanced by the attentive staff who strive to offer service with a smile and remember the important things, such as your name and favourite tipple and how your like your eggs cooked at breakfast.

Able to accommodate up to 804 guests, there are a selection of suites and ocean view rooms to choose from, providing ample room and everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable and stress-free stay; and spacious public rooms bathed in natural light and retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. Black Watch has four restaurants options, including the stylish Glentanar Restaurant and beautiful Orchid Room which has a wonderful oriental look and feel. Before dinner you could delve into a good book in the well-stocked library, relax in the warmth on the Sun Deck, sample a great selection of premium gin at the Marquee Bar, or even devour a premium afternoon tea. Don't miss the extravaganza of music, dance and comedy at evening shows in the Neptune Lounge.

Black Watch sails from ports all around the UK, and thanks to her new Terrace Balcony Rooms, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable sights and experiences as you cruise the world's most spectacular waterways to a string of stunning destinations.

Ship Highlights

On selected cruises, special interest themed excursions are on offer, where a range of activities and entertainment will be provided, regarding a particular point of interest or subject. A guest speaker will talk about their subject and 'Shore Tours' will take place. A 'Shore Tour' is a tour of a particular destination that will help bring to life and give a better understanding of the particular theme/subject that is being taught.

One example is a tour of the wine regions of Bordeaux and Rioja while wine expert Jilly Goolden delivers talks onboard and there is the opportunity to take part in wine-tasting activities and entertainment.

The majority of theme programs are free of charge, however relevant materials and 'Shore Tours' may have an additional cost.

Ship Stats
Staterooms
423
Capacity
804
Accessible
Staterooms
4
Crew
330
Year Launched
1972
Last Refurbishment
2016
Decks
8
Currency
GBP
Gross Tonnage
28613
Length (metres)
205.47
Width (metres)
25.2
Ship Speed (knots)
18
Language on board
en
Additional Info
Don't forget we can tailor-make your perfect holiday with hotels, flights, tours, cruises and more to suit your needs.
Get in touch to discuss your dream holiday with us today.
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Financial protection afforded by our ABTA and ATOL industry bonding, giving you complete peace of mind.

‍Dedicated team of experienced travel advisors waiting to tailor your holiday to your personal requirements.

Choose from thousands of destinations and travel styles to suit you.

We can arrange all of your car hire, airport lounges and much more to make your holiday as easy as possible.

Bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and by the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) scheme, you can look forward to your next adventure with the peace of mind that your money is financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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