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Black Watch

It’s easy to understand why so many British cruise passengers return year after year to the sleek and sophisticated Black Watch. This little star of the Fred. Olsen fleet offers everything you’d want for a traditional, elegant and stylish cruise holiday. And, with an amazing range of holiday choices from European mini-cruises of a few days’ duration to classic round-the-world voyages, the Black Watch really does offer an itinerary to suit just about everyone. Excellent entertainment, high-quality fine dining and with efficient and friendly service throughout, this is an ideal ship for first-time cruise passengers as well as those seasoned travellers looking for exciting new destinations.

Black Watch visits the following regions


  • Entered service 01/11/1996
  • Tonnage 28,613
  • Number of Decks 10
  • Passenger Capacity 804
  • Total Crew 330
  • Number of Cabins 423
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins Yes
  • Number of Pools 2
  • Number of Restaurants 5
  • Formal Nights Yes
  • Kids Club Yes


Evening entertainment in the colourful Neptune Lounge includes talented dancers, singers and musicians performing lively shows and cabaret numbers. Elsewhere The Lido has a dance floor or you’ll always find a comfy seat in the welcoming bars and lounges.

Entertainment includes

  • Marina Theatre
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Gaming Tables
  • Morning Light Pub


Whether it’s a formal or special themed night on board Black Watch, you are assured of a great atmosphere as you enjoy your meal. Fire-up your taste buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant, enjoy the intimate setting of The Orchid Rooms, or share a relaxing drink and take in the panoramic views from the Observatory Lounge.

Selected restaurants on many ships require reservations and may carry an additional charge.

Dining includes

  • The Glentanar Restaurant
  • The Orchid Room
  • The Braemar Garden Café
  • Marquee Bar
  • The Grill
  • Cafe Venus

Bars & Lounges

Live entertainment or somewhere to simply enjoy a quiet drink with friends old and new – the Black Watch has a variety of bars and lounges to suit all moods. The Morning Light pub is the perfect place to relax with a drink or two and enjoy evening entertainment, while the Braemar Lounge offers a comfy place to curl up with a good book.

Bars & Lounges includes

  • Morning Light Pub
  • The Observatory
  • Lido Lounge
  • Marina Theatre
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Braemar Lounge

Leisure & Activities

Days are laid-back and restful on board the Black Watch with plenty of opportunity to unwind, take a dip, enjoy a massage or take in the views. Or you may prefer to participate in the deck games and organised activities such as quizzes, fun competitions, arts classes and talks from expert speakers.

Leisure & Activities includes

  • Atlantis Spa & Salon
  • Fitness centre with classes
  • Two pools with hot tubs
  • Sauna
  • Internet centre
  • Library
  • Card room
  • Golfing and tennis nets
  • Boutiques

Kids & Teens

During Easter, summer and Christmas holidays, which are the main periods when children travel on board, Fred Olsen offer organised children’s activities primarily for children aged between five and 11. This is subject to a minimum number of children on board. Please check before booking.

Kids & Teens includes


Inside cabin

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / TV / phone / safe

Outside cabin

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / TV / phone / safe

*Some outside cabins have views restricted by safety equipment.

Balcony cabin

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / TV / phone / safe

*Some balcony cabins have views restricted by safety equipment.

Mini-Suite / Suites cabin

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower and/or bath /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / sitting area / TV / phone / refrigerator / safe / private balcony
Please discuss the range of cabins and suites available with your Imagine Cruising adviser

Ship Deck Plans

Deck Plan


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