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The Cruise Where Only The Captain Knows The Destination: Will You Step Onboard?

The Cruise Where Only The Captain Knows The Destination: Will You Step Onboard?

No matter how spontaneous we strive to be sometimes, one situation where we never seem to take a risk is on our holidays.

We’re talking months of deciding where to go, when to go, reading reviews, scanning photos, scrapping the lot and starting a new plan…

However, inspiring suspense on the seas is the type of suspense we can get on board with (pun intended), so would you ever step on a cruise not knowing where you’re going?

The Adventures of Mystery

Fred Olsen’s 2018 ‘Mystery Adventures’ are a real venture into the unknown where the Captain will keep you guessing on your destination until the last possible moment!

The intrigue and anticipation will last until you arrive into a place that has potentially been on your travel list for a long time, or perhaps an old Fred Olsen favourite.

Fred’s ‘Mystery Adventure’ cruises include a nine night sailing onboard Black Watch, departing from Liverpool on October 18th 2018, and a 12-night sailing onboard Balmoral departing from Southampton on November 12th 2018.

“Our ‘Mystery Cruise Adventures’ are always a fantastic experience for our guests, combining the beauty of cruise travel with the added anticipation of surprise, as they venture into the unknown”, said Director of Product and Customer Service for Fred’s, Clare Ward.

“What will make these ‘Mystery Cruises’ even more exciting this year is that our guests can enjoy upgraded and enhanced facilities on board both Black Watch and Balmoral, and there is sure to be something to delight everyone.

We continue to invest in our fleet to ensure that there is no comparison to discovering the world on board a Fred. Olsen ship.”

The consistency of your holiday will come in the form of the ship’s fantastic onboard features; from cuisine to entertainment, from accommodation to attentive service second to none.

Take a look below at everything that will be included in the price of your mystery cruise:

-Fantastic cabins and suites with TV, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities

-Five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfasts, lunch buffets and late-night snacks

-Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea and in-room sandwiches and snacks

-All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music

-On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym

-Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

-A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day

-Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

-Luggage transfers between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point

-All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)

Black Watch

Your 12-night mystery cruise on the recently refurbished Black Watch will give you that ultimate home-from-home feel. It is spacious yet intimate with a familiar friendly feel.

The 804-guest vessel holds the elegant style of a traditional ship with the perfect balance of smart TV’s, mini bars, an upgraded 3D cinema, comedy club and open-deck spaces.


Your 9-night mystery cruise on Balmoral will give you that welcoming atmosphere Fred Olsen is so well known for and at a 1,350-guest capacity, this is the largest ship in the fleet.

Named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, you’ll find Balmoral features a Scottish theme running throughout the main dining venues.

Fred Olsen takes pride in their fleet of ships that do not feature unnecessary gimmicks but instead, champion comfort onboard along with the style and ambience of a country house hotel!

Click here to ask our consultants any questions you have on Fred Olsen‘s mystery cruise!


What do you think of the ‘Mystery Adventures’? What did you vote in our poll? Are you considering booking one of Fred’s sailing? Leave us your comments!

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