Black Watch 5

“Small is beautiful.”
Cruise review of Black Watch

Mike Smith
 
 

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Smooth and well organised embarkation, nice welcome from staff as we entered the ship. The cabin was spacious with ample storage, we had a wardrobe each with space for shoes & suitcases, the cabin was clean & tidy and the beds were really comfortable, the cabin steward made up our beds and cleaned the cabin whilst we were at lunch & dinner.

The highlight for me was the standard and quality of the food served at all meals, our table waiter (Danzil)was first class friendly & very professional what we really liked was that the staff had time to stop and chat unlike the P&O staff on our last cruise who were surly and too busy to care.The soups served at lunch & dinner were hot extremely tasty and well presented, the meals were good sized portions and were always hot and well presented (unlike the lukewarm effort one gets with P&O).

Entertainment wasn't always to our choice but the 3 shows we did choose to watch were excellent, I would say that the majority of passengers More went to most of the nightly shows. The weather wasn't always good enough to have a sail away party when leaving ports but the one we did have was great fun and we were even given complimentary rum punch unlike P&O who charge an average of £3.50 per drink.

Disembarkation was as smooth as embarkation we were driving out of Dover within 1 hour of getting up and we even had time for breakfast!

We will certainly be going with Fred.Olsen again they seem to have everything right, the ships are not the huge liners that one sees these days but for quality of service, food and the right balance of all day entertainment small is definitely beautiful. Less

Black Watch Cruises to Canary Islands


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Sail Date: November 2011
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Other
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Cabin review: Outside Cabin

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Outside cabin: 2 Good sized wardrobes tea & coffee making facilities, comfortable good sized beds, bit of engine noise in and out of ports as we were situated on the aft part of the ship (Atlantic deck 4). The shower was good and the bathroom was larger than other ships we have been on.

Published 11/20/11

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