A great cruise with intersesting ports of call: Black Watch Cruise Review by SuffolkJohnny123
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A great cruise with intersesting ports of call
Destination: Baltic Sea
Food was superb with plenty of choice. Fish and chips on the Marquee deck not to be missed.
Nightly entertainment in the Neptune lounge was good overall but I preferred the featured entertainers to the Black Watch Show Company, where the quality of the singers was somewhat variable.
The biggest gripe we have with Fred Olsen is the shore tours, which are way overpriced for what they deliver. We did the St Petersburg More organised trips because of Russian visa restrictions but chose to do our own thing in other destinations. Fred Olsen could provide much more information for those wanting to go ashore independently, such as nearest buses & taxis, what currencies are accepted and maps or locations of things to see and do. They seem to take the attitude, if you're not paying for our organised trips, then tough - find out for yourselves!
They even had the cheek to charge Â£10 per person for a shuttle bus in Copenhagen because our berth was changed to one further out of the city centre.
Otherwise, the weather was great and we had a fantastic time in the Batic.
We look forward to travelling with Fred Olsen again. Less