Fred. Olsen's Black Watch cruises with
Black Watch Fred Olsen

Black Watch joined the Fred Olsen Cruises fleet in 1996 and as with her sister ship Boudicca, has a high guest to space ratio with a wide choice of larger than usual cabins and suites, many of which are outside. Refitted in 2005, Black Watch is ideally suited for longer voyages and offers a seamless blend of traditional sophistication and modern on-board amenities, alongside fantastic value for money.

Black Watch is Rated 4 Star Rating 4.47 out of 5 with highest 5 stars based on 17 reviews.

The Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Experience


Some of the most memorable experiences on any Black Watch cruise are enjoyed in the stylish and intimate dining venues on board the ship; from watching the sunrise over a hearty breakfast cooked just the way you like it, to winding down in the evening with a expertly prepared 5-course a la carte meal. Choose to dine in the more formal Glentanar and Orchid Room restaurants, with friendly, attentive waiters catering to your every need; or perhaps visit The Braemar Garden Café for a delicious self-service buffet at lunch and dinner. For an extra special experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest.


Suites on board Black Watch are the ultimate indulgence and range from approx. 150 sq ft in a Single Balcony Suite to approx. 550 sq ft in a Premier Suite. Featuring a private balcony or a terrace balcony* and a separate sitting area, Suites are like a home-from-home from which to enjoy incredible sea views and unrivalled relaxation.


Black Watch has lots of leisure activities to keep you busy all day long. You can play a spot of golf, jog around the promenade, take advantage of the fitness centre with classes such as; Yoga and Pilates, send your family and friends an e-postcard in the Internet Café, take a dip in the Swimming Pool or soak up the sun on the loungers, shop till you drop with jewellery, clothes and perfume on offer, give yourself some quiet time to read a book in the Library or observe the spectacular art in the Art Gallery.


With a range of activities, shows and performances to enjoy by day and by night, you´re sure to be entertained throughout your time on board Black Watch. Catch a film in the Marina Theatre – perfect for those lazy sea days or take in an insightful talk or lecture. In the evening the lounges and bars come to life, with great live music, comedy and cabaret.


Spending time on board Black Watch is all about relaxing and making the most of a more traditional cruise experience, whichever destination is on the horizon. You could top-up your tan on the Sun Deck while docked in the Canaries; take a dip in the heated pools and bubbling Jacuzzis while sailing through Norway’s stunning fjords; discover pure bliss in the sensual Atlantis Spa and much more. Plus, with so much time to relax and delicious food to indulge in throughout your cruise, we know it’s important for many of you to stay in shape on board. You’ll find a fully-equipped Fitness Centre, golf nets and a tennis court, and a teak-lined Promenade which is perfect for a brisk stroll in the sunshine.


On peak holiday cruises, the Little Skippers Club provides a variety of entertainment and activities for children aged between 5 and 11 years old. These activities include arts and crafts, discos, treasure hunts and much more, and are run by Fred Olsens friendly team of hosts and hostesses. 

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