While friends and family back home endure a cold, gloomy start to 2020, you’ll be visiting charming, attraction-packed cities and a beautiful, sun-soaked island. With chances to enjoy rewarding explorations of each destination on your itinerary, while enjoying soothing winter warmth, you’re sure to kick-off the New Year in style.
Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804 guest ship features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant. What’s more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience.
One of the best things about a Fred. Olsen Cruise is that you get to enjoy a relaxing journey in the comfort of smaller-sized, more intimate cruise ship, together with IOW Tours Door-to-Door Service.
In Spain, La Coruña makes for a fantastic first stop on your itinerary. Head ashore and explore this Galician gem and you’ll be presented with an array of architecture and famous landmarks. La Coruña is also your gateway to the incredible, UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela cathedral. Continuing south, Black Watch diverts to the Portuguese port of Leixoes. You’ll be docked just a short distance from Oporto, so the highlights of Portugal’s second city are within your reach.
Your Go WightAway Cruise includes…
- Taxi Pick-up & Return Home to Southampton Cruise Port
- On-Board Gratuities
- All Inclusive Drinks Package*
- 5 Course A La Carte Dinners
- Ensuite Ship Cabin
- Live Nightly Entertainment & Sh0ws
- Daytime On-board Ships Activities
- All on-board Facilities
- Formal Nights
- Afternoon Tea, Late Night Buffet
- Room Service
Shore Excursions booked separately
Guaranteed Cabin Prices
|H Grade||Interior 2 Berth||£1,433|
|M Grade||Interior 1 Berth||£1,981|
|D Grade||Porthole 2 Berth||£1,635|
|B Grade||Picture Window 2 Berth||£1,747|
|Suites||Balcony 2 Berth||£2,186|
Prices guaranteed within allocation up to 16 weeks prior.
All prices quoted per person. Full payment required 16 weeks prior. Cabin Deposit 15%
On Request Cabin Prices
Large Superior Ocean View, Balcony & Suites Available on request only, subject to availability. Superior Rooms & Suites will only be available when passengers are ready to book and cannot be held on allocation. Rooms will be held on option for 24 hours before a deposit and confirmation is due.
This tour is run by Greatdays Holidays and all payments are made to them, in line with ABTA Bonding Regulations.
Day 1/2 – Southampton Departure
After Taxi pick- up from home to take you to Southampton Cruise Port, board and settle in the ship mid-afternoon before setting sail.
Day 3 – La Coruña, Spain
The capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.
Day 4 – Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal
A short journey from Leixões takes you into the heart of Oporto, with its fortress-like Cathedral and the Baroque Church of Clérigos. Head to the historic Ribeira District, where the narrow, cobbled lanes wind their way down to the Douro River.
Day 5 – At Sea
Day 6/7 – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Madeiran archipelago, has a timeless old-world charm. Enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this ‘floating garden’ with the year -round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit, Funchal was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. His praise of the city has ensured British visitors always receive a warm welcome from locals.
Arrive early Afternoon (Day 6), Depart late on Day 7, with an overnight stay in Madeira.
Day 8 – At Sea
Day 9 – Lisbon, Portugal
Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals.
Day 10/11 – At Sea
Day 11 – After an amazing night break, breakfast is served and then disembark ship where taxis will be waiting for the journey back home.
Special Terms & Conditions
Deposit must be paid within 24 hours of request to secure. This tour is run by Greatdays Holidays all payments are made to them, in line with ABTA Bonding & Regulations.
A valid 10 year Passport is required.
Shore excursions booked separately and not included.