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.

Aboard this incredible ship you can expect a homely British ambience, friendly crew and plenty of like-minded travellers to make friends with along the way. With bars, lounges, restaurants, entertainment venues, a spa and salon, comfy cabins and leisurely activities, isn’t it about time you booked your place on-board Black Watch?

Explore destinations such as the Norwegian fjords, the islands of the Azores, and Madeira on-board Black Watch, for a fantastic journey both on and off shore.

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

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From watching the sunrise over a hearty breakfast to winding down in the evening with an expertly prepared five-course meal, some of the most memorable experiences on any Black Watch cruise are enjoyed in the stylish and intimate dining venues on-board the ship. The main dining venues are Glentanar Restaurant, and the oriental-themed Orchid Room. For more casual dining, visit the Braemar Garden Café for a delicious self-service buffet at lunch and dinner, or the Marquee Pool Bar for fast food. For an extra special experience, book a table at The Grill for al-fresco dining at its finest. There are also plenty of bars and lounges available on-board Black Watch with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Choose from Braemar Lounge, Lido Lounge, Neptune Lounge, Pipers Bar or The Observatory.


Suites on board Black Watch are the ultimate indulgence and range from Single Balcony Suites to Premier Suites. There are a wide selection to choose from, each allowing you to enjoy the cosiness of the accommodation and sail the world´s waterways in style.


Black Watch has lots of leisure activities to keep you busy all day long. You can play a spot of golf or jog around the promenade, even 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 and take a dip in the Swimming Pool or soak up the sun on the loungers. Shop-til-you-drop with jewellery, clothes and perfume on offer or, give yourself some quiet time to read a book in the library.


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. There are plenty of bars and lounges aboard this ship with a variety of shows and entertainment acts. Neptune Lounge features live shows and cabaret acts, Braemar Lounge boasts an elegant atmosphere where you can pre-order your dinner and relax amongst friends. Observatory Lounge is where you can have a pre-dinner drinks and awe at the extraordinary ocean views, Lido Lounge offers cocktails and dancing to the on-board band, or if you fancy your hand with lady luck, then try the Casino for Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. 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 or take a dip in the heated pools and bubbling Jacuzzis while sailing through Norway’s stunning fjords. What better way than to spend your day pampering yourself to a selection of treatments in the spa? You can choose from a selection of treatments including; massage, facials or body wraps, all within comfortable surroundings. There is also a hairdresser on-board for you to get a new style or even just a trim, but it is best to book early as it is a really popular facility. 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 Skipper´s 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 Olsen´s friendly team of hosts and hostesses. 

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