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Black Watch

 

Overview: Black Watchis a comfortable but not luxurious ship best suited to the older traveler who wants a British cruise environment, wearing relatively formal attire. Cruises are well organized, with interesting itineraries and free shuttle buses in many ports of call.


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UK & Eire (flagship Golf). by Cross, Birmingham

UK & Eire (flagship Golf).

Overall Rating: 4
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Cruise Line:
Fred. Olsen Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Black Watch
Destination:
Mini Cruises

Reviewed By: on
We booked a short cruise around the UK and Ireland with Fred Olsen on Black Watch and I booked Flagship Golf as an add on.
The ship is an old one (1961) which has been refurbished. It is about the right size for us with some 800+ passengers,when full. This cruise was popular and full. The accommodation was very good,enough space for everything and comfortable. The food was very good and the service was always first class. This was our 14th cruise and we had never experienced better. Fred Olsen now has a policy with tipping where the recommended amount is debitted to your account and we thought this was a good idea.You don't have to agree to it and you can add or reward others if you want.
With regard to the golf,I was the only one to sign up but Fred Olsen honoured the deal,although obviously at a cost. The professional was only on board for one passenger. The courses were very good and the professional had an excellent personality and proved an excellent organiser. Apparently he had warned about the arrangement for flagship golf at this time of the year around the UK, because people would be deterred by the posssibility of bad weather.So there was only the professional and me and we played four very good courses in brilliant weather - Tenby, St Margarets (Dublin), Malone (Belfast) and Stromness (Orkney). We were always first off and a taxi was alawys waiting for us.
To date, we have experienced Cunard, Saga, P & O and Fred Olsen and we give Fred Olsen a very high mark.

Times cruised before: 10+
Sailed: September, 2011
Age: 65+
Cabin: Outside


Quality of Food
Gentanar Restaurant
4

Entertainment
The female singer was very good and the comedian was OK. There was a magician also but I didn't want to see his second show. The resident Black Watch performers gave it everything but there wasn't a good voice amongst them.
2

Shore Excursions
0

Staff
We liked the cabin stewardess and the waiters everywhere were attentive and courteous.
4

Children's Facilities
0

Onboard Activities
No.
2

Cabins
5

Overall Rating
4
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