Launched

2009

Tonnage

28,613

Length

674 mm

crew

330

Capacity

804

Originally built for the legendary Royal Viking Line, Black Watch has a deep draught and hull shape that combines to make her an excellent sea boat. At only 28,000 tons, she fosters an air of intimate relaxation and folds in markedly good food and service into the bargain.

In keeping with Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s unique style, the open decks are spacious and wide, while the interior flow through the ship is easy and the décor overall is pleasing on the eye. The ship displays her heritage- that of the Black Watch regiment- in numerous badges and memorials through the ship. Tartan carpets in many public rooms give her a distinct Scottish feel.

She boasts many comfortable lounging areas, including a spectacular upper deck observation lounge, plus a range of both formal and casual eateries. Main dining at night is retained at two sittings, which many passengers prefer.

The atmosphere onboard is relaxed and unhurried, with little of the glitz and glam of the mega ships. Open deck areas are expansive and immaculate, with some wonderful stern facing terraces that create a ‘real ship’ feel throughout.

Black Watch neatly treads the high wire between intimate and expansive with considerable style and aplomb. Warm rather than wondrous, she is a comfortable base and a welcoming sight at day’s end ashore.

Black Watch Accommodation

Black Watch has twenty different grades of inside and outside cabins, balcony cabins, and suites. All have shower and WC. Individual types are as defined below.

  • Inside cabins. Three grades of inside cabins, all around 140 sq. ft. Grade N is designated as single cabins.
  • Outside cabins. Eight grades of outside cabins. Grade L is single outside and may have portholes or windows. Around 150 sq. ft. Grade MO- single, 150 sq. ft with portholes only. All other outsides range in size from 160- 200 sq. ft. Many grades have bathtub, some shower only.
  • Balcony cabins. Three grades, 150-160 sq. ft come with furnished balconies. Grades K and J are designated as singles
  • Junior and premier suites. Six grades are designated as junior suites up through premier and marquee. All have bathtubs, but grades JS and DS do not have balconies. These grades are 240 and 260 sq. ft respectively
  • All other suites have private furnished balconies, as well as larger sitting areas and DVD/CD combinations, except Grade BS with balcony only. Marquee suites are 440 sq. ft, premier suites around 550 sq. ft.

Black Watch Entertainment

  • Large main show lounge for cabaret, classical and comedy performances
  • Cinema showing first run movies
  • Numerous lounges and bars offering pre and post dinner dancing, and live music.
  • Casino
  • Occasional deck parties
  • Comedian and other entertainers on selected sailings

Black Watch Facilities

  • Forward facing, horseshoe shaped observation lounge with spectacular sky and seascape views
  • Two pools, twin Jacuzzis and two exercise pools
  • Main restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and two sitting dinner daily
  • Three alternative dining venues, some open at night only
  • Outdoor café and upper deck marquee bar and grill
  • The Grill – Black Watch’s specialty restaurant which requires an additional charge
  • Library and internet facilities
  • Shopping on board
  • Card room
  • Small cinema
  • Fitness centre on upper deck
  • Golf driving nets
  • Expansive open air promenade decks

Additional Information

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.

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.

Terrace Balcony

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.

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.

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.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite

Premier Suite

Premier Suite

Ocean View Higher

Ocean View Higher

Ocean View Lower Grade

Ocean View Lower Grade

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Superior Junior Suite

Superior Junior Suite

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin

Single Ocean View

Superior Ocean View

Superior Junior Suite

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.

Single Interior Cabin

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

Ocean View Cabin

This cabin grade is approximately 160 square feet in size. This cabin is equipped with portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only) hairdryer and television. Note – Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Interior Single

This cabin grade is approximately 140 square feet in size. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and television

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 4 and Marina Deck 3. It has portholes, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require 3 pin UK plug, a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) & USB charging point.

Superior Ocean View

Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television.

Interior Cabin

This cabin grade is approximately 140 square feet in size. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and television

Balcony Cabin

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.

Single Interior Cabin

These rooms are approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 4. They have a bathroom with 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.

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes and a bathroom with 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.

Superior Suite (Ocean View)

This suite is approximately 300 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 9 and Bridge Deck 8. These suites have a bedroom with sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bathtub and 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. Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room grade is approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3 and Atlantic Deck 4. It has 2 portholes and a bathroom with 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.

Single Ocean View Cabin

These rooms are approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 5 and Atlantic Deck 4. 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.

Interior Cabin

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

Interior Cabin

This room grade is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on 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.

Ocean View Cabin

This room grade is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on 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.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 5. It has a picture window, 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.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

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.

Superior Ocean View cabin

Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television. Note – Some Cabins may have restricted view.

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.

Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 210 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 9 and Bridge Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area, two large picture windows, balcony and bathroom with bath 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. Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Marquee Suite

This suite is approximately 440 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 9. These suites have a bedroom and sitting area, floor to ceiling windows, a balcony and bathroom with bathtub and 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. Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 550 square feet in size and can be found on Marquee Deck 9. These suites have a bedroom and sitting area, floor to ceiling windows and a balcony, bathroom with bathtub and 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. Please note that lifeboats and life rafts may affect views from all deck 8 & 9 balconies.

Sun Deck

Marquee Deck

Marina Deck

Main Deck

Lounge Deck

Lido Deck

Bridge Deck

Atlantic Deck