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Black Watch Cruise Review by jeanlyon: 3 Cities overnight.

Black Watch 4
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Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.0

3 Cities overnight.

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Southampton

This cruise went to Rouen, Amsterdam and Hamburg. In each port we stayed overnight. It was lovely cruising up the Seine to Rouen and also the Elbe into Hamburg. Very interesting and enjoyable. It was our first time on the Black Watch and although there were some things we liked, she really is getting very shabby. There were holes in the teak decks, the varnished rails were in dire need of varnish and the windows throughout the ship were very dirty. As the weather was not very warm, we obviously spent some time inside apart from when we were ashore.

The food was fairly good, but having been on the Balmoral in January, the menus were exactly the same.

At 67 I felt young. the majority of passengers were older than me. although I like the smaller ships, Black Watch felt rather too small for me. Less

Published 05/25/14

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Cabin review: 4060

Cabin was fine, although I don't like the L-shaped configuration and prefer a queen bed. Plenty of hanging space and drawers.

Port and Shore Excursions

We love amsterdam and we walked to the Station and caught a Hop On Hop Off canal boat around the city. A lovely way to see the wonderful buildings and the waterways. We got off and had lunch and then visited the Anne Frank House which was amazing.

Here we took the Yellow Hop On Hop off bus tour which was excellent value for money and included a guided tour of the Michaelk Church.

the city is great to visit.

Read 34 Hamburg Reviews

Rouen is a beautiful city. We spent an hour on Le Petit Train with excellent commentary and then we visited the Jeanne d'Arc church.

Read 23 Rouen Reviews

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