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Black Watch Review

4.5 / 5.0
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139 reviews
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Mediterranean and Black Sea historic cruise

Review for Black Watch to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Parsman
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2010
Cabin: Outside Cabin

Fred. Olsen's "Black Watch" is now the oldest ship in their fleet but despite this it is a fine looking vessel. It has been well-maintained over the years.

The itinerary was Southampton, Almeria (Spain), Cagliari (Italy), Valetta (Malta), Piraeus (Crete, Greece), Nessebar (Bulgaria), Odessa / Sevastopol / Yalta (Ukraine), Istanbul / Cannakale (Turkey), Iraklian (Greece) Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Gibraltar and Southampton.

I had an outside, double cabin for single occupancy on Atlantic Deck (deck 4). It was reasonably spacious, clean, tidy and in good condition. It had a shower and bathtub which is always a bonus. There was more than adequate storage space for one person. As the cabin was in the aft section of the ship there was from time to time some vibration but otherwise it was very quiet.

Cabin Review

Outside Cabin

Cabin E

Double cabin for single occupancy. Bath tub as well as a shower. Good storage space. As the cabin was in the aft section of the ship there was, from time to time, some vibration. There were two portholes which was disappointing as I have been used to picture windows on this and other Fred. Olsen ships. Tea / coffee-making facilities which were kept "topped-up" twice daily. Unlike on the "Balmoral" and "Braemar" there was noy interactive television although the TV worked well picking up several stations.

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