ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1625 reviews

Short notice booling

14 Aug 2018

My call was answered promptly; the agent explained clearly our booking options and the whole process was straightforward.

Everything OK and good prices

14 Aug 2018

Well pleased with the staff at the call centre, friendly and helpful. Good price, best deal around at present for the cruise I wanted.

Good

14 Aug 2018

Booked with Liam, he was very good and helpful.

Very professional and helpful.Have even with you for years.You never disapp

14 Aug 2018

Very professional and helpful.Have been with you for years.s

Efficient and friendly service

14 Aug 2018

Emily was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful and she made booking our trip very easy.

Quality service

14 Aug 2018

All areas where explained in detail nothing was overlooked,would recommend

Excellent and outstanding

14 Aug 2018

The booking assistant went above and beyond to help get the right holiday and cater for my needs. She was brilliant!

Very pleased with information and service

13 Aug 2018

The service was excellent, the assistance with decisions first class and plenty of time given to answering questions.

Very smooth booking

13 Aug 2018

Very efficient and cheerful. Emily knew exactly where to look for my details from a previous booking. Very helpful.

ROL....Helpful, friendly and professional...call them

13 Aug 2018

Easily contactable, the chap I dealt with was friendly, helpful and professional. Made the whole thing easy. Have used this service before and would again. I would recommend ROL to anyone.

Excellent

13 Aug 2018

Excellent, very helpful

Efficient and fairly quick process

13 Aug 2018

Yes. Certainly if we went on another cruise

Highlights of the Low Countries

Cruise Code: 1311080

Loader animation
Loader animation

Retrieving live price information, please wait.

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

Earn up to 699 cruise miles

Learn More

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

Feefo logo

Overview


A host of the Low Countries’ highlights will be unveiled as Black Watch takes you on a relaxing journey inland to four stunning cities via picturesque waterways. You’ll take in diverse scenery from on board your smaller-sized ship; while ashore, fantastic museums, architectural wonders and historic sights galore are yours to uncover. Every moment of this week away will be wonderfully rewarding. Southampton is the ideal departure port for your cruise to Belgium and the Netherlands; just a short time after setting sail, you’ll be cruising the Nordzeekanaal straight into Amsterdam, your first port of call. Black Watch will dock overnight close to the heart of the Dutch capital, affording you an opportunity to experience an authentic, in-depth exploration. Perhaps take a boat tour of the city’s iconic canals in the evening; then the following day, visit world-renowned museums such as the Van Gogh museum, immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Anne Frank House, and see the majestic mansions of the Canal Ring. Then it’s on to Rotterdam, for a futuristic twist to your itinerary. The Netherlands’ stylish second city boasts a collection of fantastic museums and an array of unique architectural wonders, from the innovative 1970s Cube Houses to the magnificently modern Markthal. Take the day to explore Rotterdam at leisure, before marvelling at the impressive Erasmusbrug Bridge and the city’s striking skyline as you depart via Nieuwe Maas in the evening. Your three days in Belgium will be packed with delights too. Spending a day in Ghent offers you the opportunity to see many of the Low Countries’ most famous landmarks, including the gothic-style St Bavo’s Cathedral, the Castle of the Counts and the UNESCO-listed, 91-metre-high Belfry – the tallest in Belgium. Take in the sights of this medieval city on foot or via the tram perhaps; or you could opt to experience another magical canal boat tour. You’ll also visit Antwerp after cruising the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. An overnight stay in Belgium’s beautiful second city affords you time to explore at your own leisurely pace. You can see the intricate guildhouses of Grote Markt and the mighty Cathedral of our Lady; visit the Royal Museum of Fine Arts; and satisfy your sweet tooth with tempting treats from traditional chocolate shops. Be sure to legendary diamond district to uncover some Antwerp most prized possessions too.

Your Itinerary


Show itinerary as:

  • Black Watch

    Your Ship


    Black Watch

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
    View
  • Southampton

    Day 1

    Southampton

    17 Mar 2020

    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


    Cruising North Sea Canal

    18 Mar 2020

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Day 2-3

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    18 Mar 2020 to 19 Mar 2020

    Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

    Destination guide
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Day 4

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

    20 Mar 2020

  • Ghent, Belgium

    Day 5

    Ghent, Belgium

    21 Mar 2020

    Ghent is located in the Flemish Region of Belgium and it is the country’s oldest city with archaeological evidence revealing human existence in the area as far as the Stone Age and Iron Age.

    Destination guide
  • Antwerp, Belgium

    Day 6-7

    Antwerp, Belgium

    22 Mar 2020 to 23 Mar 2020

    Lying on the banks of the Belgium’s river Scheldt, Antwerp is the country’s second largest city and endlessly charming.

    Destination guide
  • Day 7


    Cruising Western Scheldt River

    23 Mar 2020

  • Southampton

    Day 8

    Southampton

    24 Mar 2020

    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

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)

Star Rating

  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon

Cabins


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

Cabin


Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted


Wheelchair Adapted

Inside


Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


This cabin grade is approximately 140 square feet in size. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and television

Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


Bathroom with shower, hair dryer and television

Inside Cabin


Inside Cabin

Inside Single

Inside Single


This cabin grade is approximately 140 square feet in size. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and television

Single Inside Cabin

Single Inside Cabin


This cabin grade is approximately 140 square feet in size. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and television

Inside Upper


Inside Upper

Single Inside Cabin

Single Inside Cabin


Approx 140 sq ft. Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television.

Inside Twin Cabin

Inside Twin Cabin


Inside Twin Cabin

Outside


O/S Lower Grade

O/S Lower Grade


This cabin grade is approximately 160 square feet in size. This cabin is equipped with portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only) hairdryer and television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower,(or shower only) hairdryer, television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Outside


Superior Outside

Superior Outside cabin

Superior Outside cabin


Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

O/S Higher Grade

O/S Higher Grade


This cabin grade is approximately 160 square feet in size. This cabin is equipped with portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only) hairdryer and television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Lower


Outside Lower Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin grade is approximately 160 square feet in size. This cabin is equipped with portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only) hairdryer and television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Outside Cabin

Single Outside Cabin


These cabins have portholes and a bathroom with bathtub and/ or shower. Facilities include a hairdryer, lockable drawer and television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Outside Cabin

Single Outside Cabin


Porthole, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside

Superior Outside


Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television.

Balcony


Terrance Balcony Suite


Terrance Balcony Suite

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck. These cabins have a balcony and bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. Cabins 8029, 8019, 8020, 8028, 8035, 8037 have fully restricted Views.

Terrace Balcony


This balcony cabin is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. These balcony cabins have a terrace balcony and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, lockable drawer and hairdryer. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Terrace Balcony Single


This cabin is approximately 150 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. These cabins have a terrace balcony, and a bathroom with bathtub and/ or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, lockable drawer and a hairdryer. . All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Single Balcony Cabin

Superior Single Balcony Cabin


This cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, lockable drawer and television.

Suite


Superior Balcony Cabin


Superior Balcony Cabin

Superior Junior Suite


Superior Junior Suite

Premier Suite


Premier Suite

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite


Owner's Suite

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite


These suites have a bedroom and sitting room, floor to ceiling windows, a balcony and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. Facilities include a television, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and refrigerator.

Marquee Suite


Marquee Suite

Premier Suite

Premier Suite


These suites have a bedroom and sitting room, floor to ceiling windows and a balcony, bathroom with bathtub and shower. Other facilities include a television, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and refrigerator.

Superior Suite (Outside)

Superior Suite (Outside)


This suite is approximately 300 square feet in size. This luxurious suite enjoys a separate sitting area and veranda. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower and facilities include a hairdryer, television, DVD and CD player and refrigerator.

Junior Suite (Outside)

Junior Suite (Outside)


Sitting area, picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television, fridge

Junior Suite


Junior Suite

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite


Bedroom & sitting area, picture windows and balcony, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only). hairdryer, television, refrigerator.

Terrace Balcony Suite


This suite is approximately 260 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. These suites have a bedroom and sitting area, a terrace balcony, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, lockable drawer, hairdryer and mini-bar. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Balcony Suite


Balcony Suite

Twin Bedded Cabin


Twin Bedded Cabin

Superior Suite


Superior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite


Balcony Junior Suite

Single Balcony Suite

Single Balcony Suite


This cabin has a balcony and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. Other facilities include a fridge, mini bar and safe.


Divider Crest Logo

* 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.

Similar Cruises


from £799pp
Cabin type: Inside

World War One Centenary Cruise

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,…

08 November 2018 | 7 Nights
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines : Braemar

Itinerary
Southampton, Dunkirk, France, Ghent, Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium, Boulogne Sur Mer, France, Southampton ...Read More

from £999pp
Cabin type: Inside

German Waterways & Bremen Beer Festival

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,…

19 October 2018 | 9 Nights
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines : Balmoral

Itinerary
Newcastle, Bremen, Germany, Hamburg, Germany, Kiel, Germany, Warnemunde, Germany, Newcastle ...Read More

from £999pp
Cabin type: Inside

German Rivers & Waterways

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,…

25 October 2018 | 9 Nights
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines : Braemar

Itinerary
Southampton, Hamburg, Germany, Flensburg, Germany, Travemunde, Germany, Bremen, Germany, Southampton ...Read More

Price preference

You are currently viewing preference is: Single pricing

Change to Per Person Continue with current preference