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Black Watch Cruise Review
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Black Watch Cruise to Andalucia and Cadiz Festival

Black Watch Cruise Review by TheGardener

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Superior Outside Cab

This was our second cruise with Fred Olsen and the more we see of the FO fleet the more we love them. Fred Olsen's innovative choice of ports is a great attraction to us. After completing thirty cruises with other cruise lines mostly Celebrity we were looking for new stimulating destinations and FO has come up with some fascinating packages.

The highlight of the trip was the two day visit to Cadiz festival. What an experience. Colour, street entertainment, music and such friendly local people an experience not to be missed.

Malaga and Almeria were equally stimulating with lots of historical sites to see. Our penultimate port Lisbon is always a wonderful day and we always seem to find new and interesting things to see. Unfortunately the last port Vigo we just cannot gel with at all, so we usually don't even bother going ashore when we visit this port now.

Black watch is a lovely sahip she is quite old but FO maintain her in beautiful condition. After cruising on much bigger ships over the years we now enjoy the smaller more personal atmosphere Fred Olsens fleet.

Our cabin 5079 with twin beds and a picture window was roomy and perfect for us. There was loads of storage space and the bathroom with a walk in shower was perfect.

The one thing we do love about FO ships is the friendly and helpful staff. The staff in the dinning room are particularly good and very helpful.

We had a wonderful cruise and are now looking forward to our next cruise with FO which we booked onboard with a good deal.

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Superior Outside Cab

We found the cabin roomy with plenty of storage. Twin beds seemed to give us much more space than you would think we loved this cabin.

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