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Black Watch Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
139 reviews
21 Awards

Epic 14 day adventure to Norway and the Arctic, chasing the Northern Lights

Review for Black Watch to the Arctic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Outside Cabin
Black Watch Trondheim, Norway
Kristiansand, the Atlantic Road
Kristiansand, Norway
Kristiansand, Norway
Tromso, the Arctic Circle, Norway
Tromso, the Arctic Circle, Norway
Alta, the Arctic Circle -Northern Lights Church, Borealis
Alta, the Arctic Circle - Northern Lights !!!
Alta, the Arctic Circle -Northern Lights Church, Borealis
Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim, Norway
"Black Watch" Funnel
Bookmark Cafe
Neptune Theatre
Guest Services
Cabin (similar to #4041)
The Observatory
Main Dining Room (MDR)
Black Watch Grill, Optional dining
Morning Light
Oriental, Bar
Orient Lounge
Black Watch elements
Black Watch Shops
Orient Lounge
Black Watch Bridge
Aft Deck
Aft Deck
Kristiansand, Norway

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES BLACK WATCH - 14 Nights, Norway & The Arctic

Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø (overnight), Alta (overnight), Kristiansund

I am on a mission. After sailing on over 50 ships, 150+ cruises and crossings, I'm looking for the uncommon out-of-the-ordinary experience with respect to the ship I sail on and where it goes. Price is relative and a key factor. I love small ship cruising. The reasons and justifications are obvious. A level of personal service and attention one garners; quality of the product including food, entertainment and on-board amenities far exceed those on today's giga-ships with 3,500+ other passengers.

Cabin Review

Outside Cabin

These staterooms were larger than expected and featured seemingly brand-new bathrooms with possibly the largest shower at sea I've experienced and upscale soft goods. You'd never expect this from a 48-year-old ship. Since the ships was built for long cruises, there is plenty of storage space - three large closets, six dresser drawers, mini-safe and tea set up. The soft goods are soothing and fluffy while the space has a nice ambiance and classic appeal with two portholes.

Port Reviews


GOT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS !!! Great trip on coach for fifteen minutes to a (frozen) lakeside camp with fires, tents and hot refreshments...where we finally caught the North lights!

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