Aug 5, 2020 | 9 days / 8 nights
Experience the very best of Scotland, with a perfect mix of remote islands, beautiful waterways and the attraction-packed historic capital. This enriching exploration presents untouched landscapes, captivating wildlife and ancient historical sites, and an unmissable opportunity to attend two iconic, internationally renowned events.
|05/Aug||Late PM||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|07/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Kirkwall, United Kingdom|
|08/Aug||Early AM||Late Night||Rosyth (Edinburgh), United Kingdom|
|09/Aug||Late PM||Late PM||Cruising by Old Man of Hoy, Orkneys|
|09/Aug||Late Night||Late Night||Cruising by Marwick Head, Scotland|
|10/Aug||Early AM||Early PM||Lerwick, United Kingdom|
|11/Aug||Early AM||Late PM||Portree Isle of Skye, United Kingdom|
|12/Aug||Early AM||Early AM||Cruising Fingal’s Cave, United Kingdom|
|12/Aug||Early AM||Early AM||Cruising Tobermory Bay, United Kingdom|
|12/Aug||Early AM||Late AM||Cruising Sound of Mull, United Kingdom|
|12/Aug||Late AM||Late AM||Cruising past Duart Castle, United Kingdom|
|13/Aug||Early AM||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Board the ship in the late afternoon. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Overnight cruising to Kirkwall, United Kingdom.
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for ‘Church Bay’, relating to the town’s 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway. Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes, reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney’s turbulent past.
Rosyth (Edinburgh), United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital, is one of the U.K.’s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination. From the UNESCO-listed Old Town & New Town districts within the city centre to the lush parks and rolling hills on the outskirts, Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored, offering something for everyone.
Cruising by Old Man of Hoy, Orkneys | Marwick Head, Scotland
Britain’s tallest and arguably most famous sea stack, the Old Man of Hoy rises 450 feet out of the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Hoy Island, in Scotland’s rugged Orkney archipelago.
The imposing red sandstone cliffs of Marwick Head, on the rugged northwest coast of the Orkneys’ main island, are – according to the RSPB – a ‘seabird city’, home to one of the largest cliff-nesting seabird colonies in Scotland.
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Sturdy Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland Islands. The bustling, cosmopolitan seaport is the islands’ only town, and its wonderful natural harbour is a joy to explore.
Portree Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Portree is the Isle of Skye’s largest and liveliest town. Set within a pretty natural harbour with brightly-coloured houses and surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills, Portree is a truly beautiful place to explore.
Cruising Fingal’s Cave | Tobermory Bay | Sound of Mull | Duart Castle
Similar to the famous, UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Fingal’s Cave is a beautiful basalt sea-cave with distinctive ‘columns’ and a remarkable symmetry that looks incredible as you cruise past.
Situated in the north east corner of the picturesque Isle of Mull, Tobermory Bay is a beautiful stretch of water sheltered by steep cliffs and tall hills. From the ship you’ll enjoy views of Tobermory harbour’s famous colourful watefront, which you may recognise from the popular children’s television series Balamory.
Flowing between the Isle of Mull and the shores of Scotland, the Sound of Mull is a beautiful stretch of water that forms part of the Atlantic Ocean. As you sail through the sound on your Fred. Olsen cruise ship you’ll see some stunning natural landscapes and will truly appreciate the beauty of the British Isles
Duart Castle dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most historic, important and prettiest castles in the Highlands. Set amongst a back drop of beautiful valleys, the castle looks impressive from any angle, especially from the water – a sight you’ll get to see during your scenic cruise here.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Late morning arrival in Liverpool, UK. Disembark and prepare for your onward journey.
Dates & Prices
|Start/End||Nights||Sailing Schedule||Starting From|
|Liverpool, UK / Liverpool, UK||8||August 5th, 2020||$2,100|
*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
Comfortable, stylish rooms and/or suites at your choice
All meals throughout your cruise (breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, etc.)
Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues
Complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes
In-room sandwiches and snacks
A full programme of evening entertainment
Full use of on board leisure facilities
On board activities and lectures throughout the day
All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. The ultimate home-from-home at sea; Black Watch is spacious with a friendly and familiar feel, and provides guests with a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars. This is further enhanced by the ship's attentive staff who strive to offer Fred. Olsen's renowned personal service and remember the important things, such as your name, your favourite tipple and how you like your breakfast.