ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 

Based on 2699 reviews

Thanks to a very helpful employee of ROL

20 Oct 2018

I was called initially to cancel a holiday booked for Nov. 2019 which was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were going to Myanmar which had long been a dream for us. On hearing our disappointment, Shannon Crick, who called us pulled out all the stops to find an alternative which she did. We were unable to have the same dates, but are very pleased to be going. Not so happy about additional costs, but we have accepted this. Well done to Shannon

Professional and friendly the perfect mix

19 Oct 2018

Very helpful very professional.

Excellent service.

19 Oct 2018

Very efficient and professional gave us all the information that we needed to book our cruise. Explained everything in detail all in all a very pleasant experience.

They take time to ensure you are completely happy with your choices 🤩😍😎

19 Oct 2018

The customer service team were caring making sure that they understood what my request was and processing that request in a very effecient way. All though you cannot see them you get the feeling that it is service with a smile and no request is too much trouble. I woukd definatley and infact do recommend ROL


19 Oct 2018

They explained ,the booking procedure clearly and I was able to pay the £600 deposit in two half's .

Great service

19 Oct 2018

Friendly,efficient and informative.


19 Oct 2018

Excellent service from Jo and very helpful. I came away fully satisfied that I achieved a great holiday deal.

Prompt, polite and helpful.

19 Oct 2018

Prompt, polite and helpful.

Brilliant communication skill

19 Oct 2018

So far so good . . . COMMUNICATION WISE . ALL INFOS SUPPLIED . I am just looking for the actual services in the cruise .

I gave you 5 stars !!!

19 Oct 2018

Very helpful, informative and someone who cared.

Excellent service

18 Oct 2018

Yes I would recommend ROL cruise for their excellent service not only on our original booking but with our transfer of 2020 cruise to 2019.

Well worth the telephone call.

18 Oct 2018

The cruise we inquired about was booked with no problems, all our queries were solved. Having dealt with Readers Offers in the past I knew I would get satisfaction.

Great service

18 Oct 2018

Phoned to book and the staff were very helpful. I opted to receive all the holiday information by post and it arrived within a couple of days. Would definitely book with them again.

Best service ever

18 Oct 2018

It was exceptional service as we changed a few things and it was no trouble. Gerald was the representative.

Sailing to the Caribbean

Cruise Code: 1187701 / Voyage Code: W1826

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Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Escape the onset of another chilly British winter and head to the idyllic, paradise islands of the Caribbean aboard Black Watch for the chance to unwind with soothing sunshine and discover a diverse array of invigorating and exhilarating experiences. Following two days at sea to settle into life on board Black Watch, the gorgeous floral blooms, architectural delights and natural wonders of two picturesque Portuguese ports of call will whet your appetite for Caribbean island discovery. First on the horizon is vibrant Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. With a day to explore the captivating streets; visit fascinating museums and landmarks such as the Bélem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and São Jorge Castle; and stop-by the charming art-nouveau cafés, you’ll discover why Lisbon was named one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities of 2017. Then it’s on to the beautiful ‘garden island’, Madeira. You could explore the unique levada walking trails; take in the bright colours and sweet scents of beautiful botanical gardens; or even indulge with a delectable afternoon tea at Funchal's Reid’s Hotel. For a memorable experience, enjoy the unspoilt ocean views from the magnificent Cabo Girão sea cliff. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll feel suitably enriched when you finally set sail for the sun-kissed Caribbean. After sailing across the Atlantic you’ll stop-off in St John’s, Antigua. To absorb the local culture and delve into the island’s fascinating history, St John’s bustling Public Market and the historic sites of the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard are well worth visiting. For something more adventurous you could go swimming with stingrays; explore the west coast on a thrilling speedboat tour; and divert off the ‘beaten track’ on a 4x4 jeep safari. If you prefer to relax and simply soak up the sunshine, take your pick of 365 inviting beaches. A day on Dominica – one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 countries to discover in 2017 – will offer you the chance to explore exotic interior of the UNESCO-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park and enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the Emerald Pool. There are plenty of other attractions and experiences to discover too: perhaps embark on a whale and dolphins watching safari, or marvel at fabulous flora in stunning botanical gardens – the choice is yours. Finally, enjoy one last night on Black Watch before disembarking in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Your Itinerary

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  • Black Watch

    Your Ship

    Black Watch

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Southampton

    Day 1


    12 Nov 2018

    Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail for the Mediterranean, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords and many more with our cruises from Southampton

    Destination guide
  • Day 2-3

    At Sea

    13 Nov 2018 to 14 Nov 2018

  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Day 4

    Lisbon, Portugal

    15 Nov 2018

    Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers as you wind your way through Lisbon’s cobblestone streets. Take in the tree-lined squares, ancient castles and colourful cityscape of Portugal’s capital city.

    Destination guide
  • Day 5

    At Sea

    16 Nov 2018

  • Funchal, Madeira

    Day 6

    Funchal, Madeira

    17 Nov 2018

    Funchal, an inviting city with a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

    Destination guide
  • Day 7-12

    At Sea

    18 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018

  • Day 13

    St Johns, Antigua

    24 Nov 2018

    With its white sand beaches, glimmering blue seas and laid-back locals, Antigua is a quintessentially Caribbean island. Destination guide

  • Day 14

    Roseau, Dominica

    25 Nov 2018

    Discovered by Columbus on a Sunday (hence its name), Dominica was once inhabited by fierce Carib Indians and is still home to 3,000 of their descendants. Arriving at Roseau you'll definitely find the welcome friendlier today! And to travel from the capital into the island's exotic tropical interior - which soars to 4,700 feet - is to discover a wonderful environment of dense (and now protected) rainforest, deep lakes, glittering waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers quite unlike any of its neighbours.

  • Bridgetown, Barbados

    Day 15

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    26 Nov 2018

    Though technically located in the Atlantic Ocean, this popular Caribbean island is the most easterly of the Lesser Antilles archipelago and a Commonwealth realm.

    Destination guide

The Ship

Cruise ships were once famous for their style and charm. And our Black Watch cruise ship is a hark back to those days, when quality and service were taken for granted. Sleek and intimate, with cabins and suites for 804 people, Black Watch has a warm welcome waiting for you. Black Watch was voted 'Best for Entertainment' in the 2012 Cruise Critic 'Cruisers' Choice UK Awards’*. Only UK cruisers voted, and they were especially impressed with our service: “they consistently went the extra mile”. So, be captivated by the entertaining cabaret at the Neptune Lounge,and fire-up your taste buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant. Or, share a relaxing drink over panoramic views across the ocean in our Observatory Lounge.

Black Watch

Launched: January 2009 | Occupancy: 804 passengers

Tonnage: 28,613 tons | Length: 674 ft (205.44 m)

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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* Terms and Conditions

Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

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