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Black Watch Cabins

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
139 reviews
21 Awards
Editor Rating
Very Good
Jean and Ken Rush
Cruise Critic Contributor

Accommodation ranges from inside cabins to a variety of suites, but all include a hairdryer, television and tea and coffee making facilities, and a bathroom with shower, liquid hand wash, body wash and shower gel dispensers. Items such as shower caps, shoe mitts, sewing kits, vanity kits and small bars of soap are obtainable from the stewardess.

There is adequate storage space in all grades. The refurb has included the installation of a new interactive in-cabin TV system across the ship, equipped with all the latest featuresand connectivity.

Bathrooms have been refurbished, and all cabins now feature safes and mini bars as standard. The beds have been replaced and are now higher off the floor, and very comfortable. Our outside cabin had two portholes and twin beds arranged separately so as to make the most use of floor space, and an attractive light design of bed linen and curtains.

Some cabins have third and/or fourth beds in bunk bed style (folded away when not in use There are four wheelchair accessible cabins situated on deck 7, equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Sizes and shapes of cabins vary considerably, as the ship was built before prefabricated cabins were introduced. Some of the suites are large and luxurious, with varying decors including stylish full length curtains and comfortable sofas and armchairs. Smaller cabins have attractive curtains and bedcovers, in pale blue and white,and have been designed to make maximum use of the space available.

Interior: All four interior cabins measure approximately 140 square feet. There are two portholes in each cabin.

Oceanview: Outside cabins are either 160 square feet or 150 square feet. Those on the Atlantic and Marina decks have portholes, and those on the Main Deck have picture windows.

Balcony: Balcony cabinsare approximately 150 square feet, or 160 square feet for a single superior balcony room. There is also a selection of Terrace Balcony cabins. Situated on the Lido Deck, these cabins are 200 square feet approximately. Balconies all come with a table and two chairs and those on the upper decks have sun loungers.

Junior Suite: 240 to 260 square feet approximately, Junior Suites have a picture window, balcony and sitting area.

Terrace Balcony Suite: Approximately 260 square feet, these are situated on Lido Deck and have balconies overlooking the deck, so that guests can talk to passing passengers as well as enjoy the sea air and views. They have a picture window, and armchairs, a large coffee table, and bedroom area separated from the rest of the room by floor length curtains. Terrace Balcony Suites come with Suite Dreams Benefits (see below).

Superior and Balcony Suites: Approximately 210 to 300 square feet, on Marquee and Bridge decks, these suites have a bedroom and sitting area, picture window, and balcony. They also come with Suite Dreams Benefits (see below).

Premier and Marquee Suites: Approximately 440 to 550 square feet, on Marquee and Bridge decks, these suites have a bedroom and sitting room, floor to ceiling windows, and balcony. These suites provide the Suite Dreams Benefits (see below).

Suite Dreams Benefits: For the categories marked above, a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket and flowers or plant await guests on arrival. Bathrobe and slippers are provided, and canapes are delivered each afternoon. Binoculars, an atlas and country guide are in the suite, plus two compact umbrellas, and a daily newsletter with international news is delivered to the door.

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