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Black Watch

Why cruise on this ship?

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. Sister ship of Boudicca, Black Watch was first launched in 1972 and fully refit at the end of 2016.

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Dining

Two main dining rooms, a café and casual lunch or snack options are available onboard, with a choice of set dinner times or more informal ‘freedom dining.’ Choose between formal, intimate and relaxed surroundings, or special themed nights.
The main dining room is split into two with Glentanar Restaurant, as the larger dining room, and The Orchid Room, a smaller offshoot. Both offer open seating for breakfast and two seatings for lunch and dinner. Glentanar’s has panoramic windows with fine sea views and a large menu. The Orchid Room is an oriental designed, quieter and more intimate restaurant with gourmet meals.

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The Glentanar Restaurant

The stylish Glentanar Restaurant is the main restaurant onboard Black Watch where your taste buds will be tantalised by the delightful and huge choice of dishes freshly prepared by our award winning chefs.
The Glentanar Restaurant has panoramic windows from which to admire magnificent ocean views or your current port of call whilst enjoying a meal during your cruise holiday.

The Glentanar – the ship’s main restaurant hosting up to 340 guests – underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2016. This appealing space now features a new layout and brand new furniture, carpets, curtains and a striking glass sculpture giving the room a fresh look and feel. As before, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and expertly prepared five-course á la carte dinners in the welcoming surroundings of The Glentanar.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic
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The Orchid Room

This beautifully Oriental designed and intimate restaurant provides a fantastic setting to enjoy a gourmet meal freshly prepared by the award winning chefs.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Classic

Brigadoon

Featuring Scottish imagery and a ‘courtyard’, Brigadoon offers an intimate, self-service dining experience for up to 54 guests. Dishes served include a selection of British favourites and culinary delights from around the globe.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet

Entertaining

Entertainment onboard Black Watch is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. From live comedians to card∘ rooms, you're bound to find something to entertain yourself whilst onboard, whether you're looking to have some fun, or just relax for a bit.

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Morning Light Pub

The Morning Light Pub is decorated in a traditional style, depicting the century and a half of Fred. Olsen history. Daytime or evening you can be entertained by occasional live music or stand-up comedians.

The Morning Light Pub – a feature on all Fred. Olsen ships – has been relocated becoming more open and spacious than before, with stylish new furniture, fabrics and of course, a brand new bar. In the place of the old Morning Light Pub you’ll find the inviting Neptune Bar.

Features

  • Bar
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Observatory Lounge

The large picture windows in the Observatory Lounge offer fantastic views which are enhanced with plenty of binoculars spaced around the lounge. A grand piano provides the perfect background music as you enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on your cruise holiday.

Features

  • Lounge
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Neptune Lounge

Shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret are what the Neptune Lounge has to offer. Neptune Lounge has ample room for passengers whichever dinner sitting you are on, so you can find a seat to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the evening shows.

Features

  • Lounge
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Port Shop

The Port Shop onboard stocks all the holiday essentials that you may have forgotten to pack from toiletries to sun hats or even a good book. You’ll also find a wide range of sweet treats and savoury snacks – perfect for whilst onboard or as gifts to take home.

Features

  • Shop
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Boutique

The Boutique features a wide range of luxury gifts for yourself and your loved ones. It offers a wide range of fragrance, cosmetics, bags, clothing & fashion accessories from designer brands such as Dior, Estee Lauder, Leighton Denny, Radley & Fiorelli, all at duty-free prices.

Features

  • Shop
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Card room

Find card tables and competition in the card room. Bridge is always a popular pursuit onboard, so you’re sure to find players for a hand or two and more – whether casual or competitive is up to you.

Features

  • Games Room
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Photo Gallery

View those photos taken by the ships photographers, capturing those all important holiday memories from going ashore to formal night. These are displayed each day and can be viewed and purchased in the Photo Gallery.

Features

  • Shop

Marina Theatre

Enjoy one of the programmed movies in the surroundings of a cinema. The Marina Theatre is perfect for those relaxing days at sea or even to catch a late night movie after dinner. The Marina Theatre can also be used for group meetings or get-togethers, if booked with the Reception.

Features

  • Theatre
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Gaming Tables

The Black Watch includes a gaming area where you may try your hand at the Black Jack table or Roulette wheel. Try and beat the experienced croupiers, and there is even the opportunity to learn how to play better, with daytime sessions teaching you how to win big.

Features

  • Games Room
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The Braemer Lounge

The Braemar Lounge on board your cruise ship Black Watch, is located on the Lounge Deck, close to the Glentanar Restaurant. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee and catch up on a good book, conversation with friends, or for a pre-dinner drink. You may even hear the resident pianist tinkling the ivories in the Braemar Garden from here.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Fred. Olsen offers an interesting array of guest speakers∘ to talk to the passengers onboard. Discussing various subjects including upcoming destinations.

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Lectures

On selected cruises a range of Vistas speakers who can’t wait to share their passion with you, and make your cruise really memorable. From Lars Tharp the admired historian, lecturer and a long-running expert on the Antiques Roadshow; food and wine expert Jilly Goolden and gardener Charlie Dimmock.

Features

  • Lectures

Arts and Crafts room

The Arts & Crafts Room on board your cruise ship is the perfect space to explore your ideas and designs with arts and crafts lecturers. So, for the creative amongst you, there will be plenty to keep you entertained throughout your cruise holiday, and perhaps leave you with your own self-crafted souvenir to take home.

Features

  • Art Class

Health and fitness

A selection of health, fitness, beauty and relaxation areas∘ are available onboard. From The Atlantis Spa & Salon to the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, where you can work up a sweat in one of the many fitness classes on offer.

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Atlantis Spa and Salon

Atlantis Spa and Salon offers a range of treatments and facilities including: facials, massages, waxing and body shaping treatments. The spa is open from 8am - 8pm daily. A sauna is a must and should help you to unwind after a busy day on your cruise holiday. The sauna is located on the sun deck within the fitness centre and gymnasium.

Features

  • Spa
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Fitness Centre

A fully equipped fitness centre with sea views, fitness instructors and a range of equipment includes: treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, free weights. Take a yoga, aerobics, stretch and tone or pilates class while you cruise. Or make the most of the beautiful views and join the ‘walk a mile’, with a revitalising stroll, or more energetic walk round your cruise ship deck in the mornings.

Features

  • Gym

Golfing

For those keen golfers, take in sweeping sea views as you hone your perfect swing. Take some time to yourself in the practice golf nets.

Features

  • Golf
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Swimming Pools & Whirlpools

All swimming pools are heated. The pool on the Lounge deck of Black Watch is located at the aft of the ship, adjacent to the Poolside Café. The aft pool also incorporates a pair of exercise pool. There is also another pool located on the Marquee deck.

Two whirlpools are located on the Marquee deck attached to the pool.

Features

  • Pool
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Tennis

With nets to catch your quick serves, tennis enthusiasts can practise their back hand whilst away and hone that perfect swing.

Features

  • Sports Court

Kids and teens

During the Easter, Summer and Christmas∘ holidays only, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer organised and hosted children’s activities within the Little Skippers Club subject to a minimum number of children booked on the cruise. The Little Skippers Club supervises children from ages 5-11, with Children’s Hosts arranging meet and greets with parents and children when they embark.

The Little Skippers Club offers a wide range∘ of activities including games, contests, scavenger hunts, sports and fitness instruction, arts and crafts, pizza making and cooking sessions, pool and swimming sessions, discos, karaoke and kids bingo.

Accommodation

Five main types of cabin are available – Suites, Balcony, Outside, Inside and Single – each with 24-hour room service. All rooms include an interactive TV, hair dryer, safe, wardrobe and drawer space.

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PS | Premier Suite

Premier Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, television and a fridge. Guests in Premier Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include∘ a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Features

  • Double
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

MS | Marquee Suite

Marquee Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, television and a fridge. Guests in Marquee Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter∘ with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Features

  • Double
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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SS | Superior Suite

Superior Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, television and a fridge. Guests in Superior Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner∘ and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Features

  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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BS | Balcony Suite

Balcony Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, television and a fridge. Guests in Balcony Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen's Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily∘ as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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TS | Terrace Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 260 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 7.

These suites have a bedroom and sitting area, a terrace balcony, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

This room grade benefits from the Suite Dreams package - please see Suite Dreams Terms and Conditions.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
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JB | Single Balcony Suite

This room is approximately 150 square feet and can be found on Marquee Deck 9 and Bridge Deck 8.

This room has a balcony and bathroom with bathtub and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug and a European 2 pin plug.

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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DS | Superior Junior

This suite is approximately 260 square feet in size and can be found on Lido deck 7 and Main Deck 5.

These suites have a bedroom and sitting area, a picture window, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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JS | Junior Suite

This suite is approximately 240 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 7 and Main Deck 5.

This suite has a seating area, picture window and bathroom with bathtub and shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and have a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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BC | Balcony Room

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 8.

It has a balcony and bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, lockable drawer and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug and a European 2 pin plug.

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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TC | Terrace Balcony Room

This balcony room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 7.

They have a terrace balcony and a bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, lockable drawer and hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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J | Single Superior Balcony

This room is approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 8.

It has a balcony and bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug and a European 2 pin plug.

Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
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TK | Single Terrace Balcony

This cabin is approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck.

These cabins have a terrace balcony, and a bathroom with bathtub and/ or shower.

All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

B, C | Superior Ocean View

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 5.

It has a picture window, bathroom with a bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

D, E, F | Ocean View

This room grade is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3 and Atlantic Deck 4.

They have portholes and bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

K, L | Single Ocean View

These rooms are approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Decks 3, 4 and 5.

They have 2 portholes and a bathroom with bathtub and/ or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

H, I | Interior Room

This room grade is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3 and Atlantic Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with a shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

M, N | Single Interior Room

This room grade is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 5 and Atlantic Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with a shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Sun Deck 10

  • Sun Decks
  • Fitness Centre
  • Stairs to Gold Nets & Tennis Court
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Marquee Deck 9

  • Marquee pool
  • Jacuzzis
  • The Observatory
  • Premier Suites
  • Marquee Suites
  • Superior Suites
  • Balcony Suites
  • Single Balcony Suite
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Bridge Deck 8

  • Bridge
  • Superior Suites
  • Balcony Suites
  • Balcony Rooms
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • Superior Outside Single Room
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Lido Deck 7

  • Gaming Tables
  • Card Room
  • Lido Lounge
  • The Bookmark Cafe
  • Future Cruise Sales
  • Superior Junior Suites
  • Junior Suites
  • Superior Outside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
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Lounge Deck 6

  • Glentanar Restaurant
  • The Orchid Room
  • Brigadoon
  • The Black Watch Room
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Neptune Bar
  • Games Room
  • The Poolside
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Pool
  • Jacuzzis
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Main Deck 5

  • Cruise Sales Office
  • Shore Tours Office
  • Guest Services
  • Port Shop
  • Boutique
  • Photo Gallery
  • Laundry Room
  • Superior Junior Suites
  • Superior Outside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
  • Single Inside Rooms
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Atlantic Deck 4

  • Laundry Room
  • Atlantis Spa
  • Outside Rooms
  • Inside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
  • Single Inside Rooms
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Marina Deck 3

  • Marina Theatre
  • Medical Centre
  • Outside Rooms
  • Inside Rooms
  • Single Outside Rooms
Ship facts
Passengers
799
Crew
330
Launched
1972
Last refit
2016
Tonnage
28613t
Length
205.47m
Width
25.2
Speed
18kts
Decks
8
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
GBP