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Black Watch Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
151 reviews
21 Awards

Poor poor ship

Review for Black Watch to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Balcony Cabin

Sailed with Fred Olsen several times..this was not what I expected after paying top rates for a luxury cruise. Not a sparkling ship, the windows were filthy, sticky chair arms and backs of chairs. Smears on tables, even the black pianos were clearly unpolished. Double glazed windows had water inside and during the heavy seas the blinds could be heard rattling all over the lounge bars.

The al la carte restaurant was excellent but highlighted how basic the rest of the food was. Due to be understaffed - according to a staff member - a two course evening meal could take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Paper? covering the safety rails on the stairways was pealing. Several drinking glasses had to be replaced, smelly and dirty. Inclusive canapes were dry bread and inedible.

Cabin Review

Balcony Cabin

Cabin BC

Overcrowded with furniture. Very small bath and toilet.

Port Reviews


Sort out the parking waiting 1/2 an hour to leave the dock.


nothing there


bad weather prevented going ashore

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