Carrying just over 800 passengers when she is full, Black Watch is an intimate cruise ship with a friendly and familiar atmosphere. Fitted out like a country house hotel, Black Watch is like your home from home. It’s easy to navigate and there is always a friendly face around the corner to wish you a good morning or help you find you way.
Offering a choice of itineraries from Southampton to the Fjords, Scandinavia, British Isles & Scottish Locks and to the Canaries. Black Watch is able to visit smaller ports that some of larger ships can’t and also has an ever popular river cruise programme too.
The heartbeat of the ship is the reception area, who are always on hand day or night to answer any questions. When it comes to dining on board Black Watch there are several options for you. You will be allocated a table in the Glentanar or Orchid Room restaurants where you can enjoy a freshly prepared 5 course meal every single evening! There are also formal nights on board when you can dress up in all your finery. If you are after a help yourself option, you can visit Brigadoon which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If it’s a fine day outside there is the option to sit alfresco at The Poolside and if you are celebrating a special occasion I would recommend The Black Watch Room.
A holiday is all about relaxation and what better way to spend a day at sea on board Black Watch than in one of the Jacuzzis and heated pools on top deck, you can even visit the fitness centre after all that food. You can also enjoy a stroll around the promenade deck, play tennis or golf on board as well! And after all that I would recommend a visit to the Atlantis spa for a relaxing pampering treatment, the perfect way to end the day.
Now when it comes to accommodation, Black Watch offers something for everyone. You can choose from an inside room, an ocean view room, a terrace balcony or even a suite. I would recommend a suite if you are having a birthday or anniversary on board, it comes with added extras that make your holiday that bit special.
In the evening there is always the main show in the Neptune Lounge, which could be the resident show company, a live comedy performance or cabaret; these will all be detailed inside your room in the daily times printed on board. There’s an Internet room, card room and deck games also available in the daytime. Next to the Explorers Library is the Bookmark Café which is an a la carte patisserie, with luxury handmade chocolates. You must try the afternoon tea that’s served in the Braemar Garden with fresh scones & sandwiches. And don’t miss out on the live entertainment in the Morning Light Pub with the daily quiz!
If it’s a duty free handbag, perfume or designer watch you are after, or maybe you have forgotten the toothpaste or shampoo, there are shops on board for souvenirs and essentials.
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