Lochs, highlands & Islands Cruise

Lochs, highlands & Islands Cruise

1 Night Pre Cruise stay in Liverpool

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Scottish Lochs, Highlands & Islands.

 

Start your journey the day before boarding the cruise and stay 1 night in Liverpool with free time, after breakfast enjoy some shopping in Liverpool before we head to the docks to emabrk the Black watch for your 5 night sailing

 

This special five night sailing is the perfect way to discover Scotland’s renowned unspoilt scenery in a shorter time, taking in picturesque lochs and remote islands. Take the chance to tour to beautiful Loch Lomond from Greenock, ‘Gateway to the Lochs’; admire Tobermory’s colourful harbour; explore the Neolithic village of Skara Brae; and enjoy scenic cruising along beautiful waterways – all this is yours to experience in less than a week. 

 

Onboard the Blackwatch

 

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. Focusing on providing a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars, Black Watch feels friendly and familiar. This is further enhanced by the attentive staff who strive to offer service with a smile and remember the important things, such as your name and favourite tipple and how your like your eggs cooked at breakfast.

Able to accommodate up to 804 guests, there are a selection of suites and ocean view rooms to choose from, providing ample room and everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable and stress-free stay; and spacious public rooms bathed in natural light and retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. Black Watch has four restaurants options, including the stylish Glentanar Restaurant and beautiful Orchid Room which has a wonderful oriental look and feel. Before dinner you could delve into a good book in the well-stocked library, relax in the warmth on the Sun Deck, sample a great selection of premium gin at the Marquee Bar, or even devour a premium afternoon tea. Don’t miss the extravaganza of music, dance and comedy at evening shows in the Neptune Lounge. 

 

Black Watch  sails from ports all around the UK, and thanks to her new Terrace Balcony Rooms, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable sights and experiences as you cruise the world’s most spectacular waterways to a string of stunning destinations.

 

Day 1

Travel To Liverpool for 1 night hotel stay, with the evening at your leisure

Day 2

After breakfast enjoy some shopping in Liverpool with free time before we transfer you to the Cruise terminal to board Fred Olsen's Blackwatch

Day 3

Cruising Fingals Cave

Day 4

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Day 5

Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Late PM Scenic cruising the sound of Mull
Late PM Secinc cruising past the famous Duart Castle

Day 6

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

Day 7

Dismebark Liverpool for return journey

 

Dining on the Blackwatch

 

With a selection of restaurants to choose from on board Black Watch, each serving a range of indulgent, expertly-prepared dishes, you’re sure to enjoy memorable dining experiences throughout your cruise. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll always find delicious treats which will tempt your taste buds. And, as all food is included on your cruise, you can indulge as much or as little as you like.

Start the day with hearty full English, or a lighter breakfast if you prefer; help yourself to a delicious buffet lunch in the Brigadoon, which is also open for late-night snacks if you’re feeling peckish as the evening winds down; and experience formal dining just how it should be in the spacious Glentanar and intimate Orchid Room restaurants.

For an extra special dining experience, visit The Black Watch Room and enjoy made-to-order á la carte dishes including perfectly cooked steak and seafood; or book a table at The Poolside, an al fresco venue offering themed menus based on your cruise destination. 

 

Relaxation and Fitness

 

Fitness Centre

 

With so much time to relax on board and sumptuous meals to enjoy every day, we know it’s important for you to have somewhere to stay in shape. Black Watch’s Fitness Centre – located on Sun Deck 10 – is fully equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment you’d expect to find in your gym back home, including treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and free weights. Classes including yoga, aerobics and pilates regularly take place in the Fitness Centre too, catering to all levels of fitness and experience.

Start the day with a quick run or row, or perhaps enjoy a full workout while enjoying the view – perfect for burning-off those indulgences from the night before!

 

Swimming Pools & Jacuzzis

There are four heated swimming pools to choose from on board Black Watch, so you’ll always find somewhere to cool down after topping-up your tan on deck or keep in shape with a few early morning lengths.

The Marquee Pool on Marquee Deck 9 is perfect for a quick dip after soaking up the sunshine and also features two bubbling Jacuzzis; while the large swimming pool located at the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck 6 is ideal for working-off those delicious indulgences from the night before. There are two smaller exercise pools on Lounge Deck 6 too, suitable for water-based exercises such as aqua aerobics.

 

Sauna & Steam Room

After a workout in the fully-equipped gym or a few hours of the exploring ashore, the sauna and steam room is the perfect place to relax and recover.

 

Library

Relax with a good book in our well-stocked library, whose striking decor will make an impression on you.

With an array of novels, historical, geographical, autobiographical and many more books, this is a true haven of peace and tranquillity.

 

Card Room

The light and airy Card Room always proves to be a popular area for Bridge or even just a game of Snap!

Maybe you're after a game of Bridge or backgammon with friends, then the Dalreoch Card Room is the perfect setting with plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs.

 

Promenade

The teak-lined open promenades on Lido Deck 7 are ideal for starting your day with a relaxing stroll in the sea breeze, catching some sunshine on an afternoon meander, and enjoying romantic after-dinner strolls under moonlight – the pleasures of cruising on a smaller, traditional-style cruise ship.

There are often games of shuffleboard or deck quoits taking place on the Promenade too, which you’re always welcome to join. Just don’t forget to look up from time to time, as you never know what stunning sights are coming up on the horizon.

 

Sun Deck, Golfing Nets & Tennis Court

Head to Sun Deck 10 to enjoy the most spectacular ocean vistas and bathe in the unbroken sunshine, or hone your skills and perfect your technique in the golf nets. Drive, chip and putt to your hearts content, taking in ever-changing scenery and incredible sights that your local golf course back home simply can’t match!

Black Watch also features a tennis court on Sun Deck 10, so don’t forget to pack your racquet when preparing for your cruise! Playing a casual set or two is a great way to keep fit, or you could play competitively against your friends and decide who buys the next round at the bar.

 

Bars and Lounges

 

Neptune Lounge

When you’ve finished every last morsel of your sumptuous five course meal or tempting buffet, retire to the Neptune Lounge, settle into a comfortable chair and enjoy fantastic entertainment from a wide range of performers over a glass or two of your favourite tipple, served with a smile by our ever-friendly waiters. There’s ample space in the Neptune Lounge and shows are performed after each dinner sitting every evening, so there’s no reason to miss out on the feast of music, dance, comedy and costume.

 

Morning Light Pub

The Morning Light Pub is your ‘local’ on board Black Watch,  featuring soft, comfortable furniture, a large bar and friendly, attentive staff. Decorated to resemble a British Pub or Inn but with a Scandinavian twist, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style.

Open throughout the day and the evening, this spacious venue is the perfect place to socialise with your friends and fellow guests. You could enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into your seat and relax long into the night while live bands and musicians perform for your enjoyment. 

 

The Observatory

Located towards the bow of the ship on Marquee Deck 9 and boasting spectacular panoramic views, the Observatory Lounge is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit around the bar in the centre of the lounge, or perhaps take a seat by one of the large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

The Observatory Lounge is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views.

 

Lido Lounge

Always a popular venue, the Lido Lounge is a great place to sit, relax and catch up with friends over a cold pint, an exotic cocktail, or even something light, refreshing and non-alcoholic.

Located towards the aft of the ship on Lido Deck 7, the welcoming Lido Lounge features comfortable furniture, soft fabrics and an impressive full-width sliding door, which when open creates an appealing open space leading out towards the aft of the ship. This means that the sunshine and sea breeze can be enjoyed here during the day; then by night the dance floor can be extended – weather permitting – to offer even more space in which to enjoy the fantastic live music. 

 

The Bookmark Café

Located on Lido Deck 7, the Bookmark Café is an indulgent delight that’s not to be missed. You’ll find an assortment of delectable chocolates to devour here, from extravagant champagne truffles to melt-in-your-mouth caramel hearts, alongside a tempting menu of specialty hot drinks – choose from Taylors of Harrogate’s intense coffees and a selection of traditional teas such as earl grey and English breakfast.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and cater to your caffeine cravings in the most unforgettable way while cruising the world’s waterways aboard Black Watch.

 

Marquee Bar

The Marquee Bar – located towards the stern of the ship on Marquee Deck 9 – is the ideal place to take a break from relaxing in the sunshine next to the nearby pool. Find shade under the awning at the bar, where you could chat to your hearts content with the friendly staff; or perhaps grab a table with friends and watch the world sail by over a glass of your favourite tipple.

Enjoy a cold beer, a fruity wine, exotic cocktail or treat yourself to premium gins such as The Botanist Islay or Bols Jonge, perfectly complemented by Fevertree tonic water. Delicious light bites can be ordered at the Marquee Bar too – perfect if you’re peckish but don’t want to head inside and leave the sunshine behind.

 

Marina Theatre 

The Marina Theatre is Black Watch’s  on board cinema. Featuring plenty of comfortable seating and the latest ‘4K’ and ‘3D’ technology, the Marina Theatre will show a fantastic selection of standard and high definition films, 3D movies and other 3D programmes throughout the day.

Take a seat, settle down and relax with a good film – it’s the perfect way to while away a few hours at sea. 

 

Gaming Tables

Feeling lucky?!

Try your hand at the Black Jack table or Roulette wheel at the gaming tables. There is even the chance to learn how to improve your skills, with daytime sessions teaching you how to win big.

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Pont Abraham Services Pont Abraham, Coach Park
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park

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