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Black Watch Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Black Watch to the Middle East
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Superior Outside Cab

Chose this cruise so that I would miss the February UK weather. The ports of call were few and varied, however the european stops were very short and I felt were more for the benefit of the ship (eg bunkering) than for the passengers.

The food was okay (safe/boring) but the main dining room tried to mix buffet service with (if you were lucky) a menu service. The staff work hard but appear to be too few - there were many times that I was offered ground pepper or sauces when I'd practically finished my meal, and cheese would arrive long before the biscuits to put it on.

The public rooms/bars are more like corridors and none of the seating is very comfortable. The entertainment was good, especially some of the guest entertainers, however the lack of a stage meant that you could not see the feet of the tap dancer.

Cabin Review

Superior Outside Cab

Cabin B

Was just as described...no surprises, no problems

Port Reviews

Khasab

Took the dhow cruise and saw dolphins - great!!

Gibraltar

no time to do much independantly, and it was Sunday so everything closed.

Muscat

plenty to look at and shuttle bus available

La Coruna

A great place, not enough time here.

Naples

31/2 hr trip booked 21/2 hr trip given. 50% refund - thanks Fred but would have preferred to see/do more.

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