ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5012 reviews

Felt that we were being taken. Seriously and ROL would do their best for us

25 Apr 2019

Very helpful. Made sure they understood our likes and dislikes

Booking made easy.

25 Apr 2019

This was the first time we have used ROL although we have had many emails and postal information. Booking was surprisingly easy. We had left booking rather late because of my health. Completed by James McAulay on behalf my wife Sheila who was away at present. Sheila spoke on the phone but I was sitting beside heer.

Great service !

25 Apr 2019

They got back to me when they promised and dealt with all my questions.

Excellent service.

25 Apr 2019

I usually consult ROL when purchasing a cruise. I have always found the consultants knowledgeable and helpful. Access by telephone has been improved and I had no problems with this consultation. Service was crisp, professional and friendly.

A pleasant experience

25 Apr 2019

A very friendly and pleasant person with whom to deal with at ROL. Went out of his way to give us excellent service.

first time booking but good so far.

25 Apr 2019

our first time using rol cruises so everything good so far all booked and deposit paid the lady was very helpful and sorted our booking professionally .

Book Early for Christmas & New Year

25 Apr 2019

I Wanted to get away for Christmas it was a shock to find Many of the Cruise lines were all ready fully booked in April But ROL found a Cabin for me and Southampton easy to get to from London its a Inside Cabin but I will not be alone for Christmas

ROL Cruise package deals - good but high deposits

25 Apr 2019

ROL Cruise offer cruises or cruise packages and advertise in newspapers and magazines. The prices they offer are actually more similar to other sites than the fantastic headline discounts suggest, but they are customised to make a proper holiday around cruise only deals. Customer service do make call-backs and take the time to explain the options and exclusions. Expect high deposits, eg. my offer required a 30% deposit and we are 18 months ahead of departure.

Excellent communication knowledge and extremely polite and helpful staff

24 Apr 2019

I would recommend Rol to anyone. Staff so polite and helpful a pleasure to deal with

Informative , friendly and very helpful booking.

24 Apr 2019

Please note this is Rhonda Smith replying, I booked for both parties. John, was very helpful, lots of info and rang back to confirm availability etc. made everything run smoothly.

Liam was excellent calm and we sorted an acceptable cabin reasonably quickl

24 Apr 2019

See below but Liam was very good

Authentic Portugal

Cruise Code: 1445113 / Voyage Code: W2028

FREE gratuities OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

The No-Fly 2020/21 Launch Promotion

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Offer ends 30 Apr 2019

Welcome to the highly anticipated Official 2020/21 Launch Promotion!

You will be taken on an epic journey to all corners of the world, all whilst being wowed at the incredible benefits on offer to you. From the Wonders of Japan to the Wildlife of Africa, this truly is the best time to discover the world. And, as the official No.1 Cruise Specialists for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we are here to help you discover your dream destinations in the very best way we can!


Book any of the brand new 2020/21 cruises from this promotion AND select 2019 cruises and you can pick a 3rd cruise and enjoy the cheapest for FREE! To view the list of 2019 cruises available please click here

NO-FLY CRUISING

FREE GRATUITIES OR 3 CRUISES FOR THE PRICE OF 2*

EXCLUSIVE FREE ON BOARD SPEND*

OCEAN MEMBERS SAVE 5%*

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Earn up to 4,198 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Exclusive free on board spend
  • Free gratuities OR 3 cruises for the price of 2
  • Ocean Club Members Save 5%
  • 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
  • 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
  • Add an all-inclusive drinks package from only £19pp per night
  • Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise
  • Plus, book by 8.30pm Tuesday 30th April 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

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

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service

  • Operating for over 24 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Book any of the brand new 2020/21 cruises from this promotion AND select 2019 cruises and you can pick a 3rd cruise and enjoy the cheapest for FREE! To view the list of 2019 cruises available please click here

Your Itinerary


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  • Black Watch

    Your Ship


    Black Watch

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  • Liverpool

    Day 1

    Liverpool

    07 Oct 2020

  • Day 2-3


    At Sea

    08 Oct 2020 to 09 Oct 2020

  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Day 4-5

    Lisbon, Portugal

    10 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2020

    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
  • Portimao, Portugal

    Day 6

    Portimao, Portugal

    12 Oct 2020

    One of the major resorts on the craggy Atlantic shores of Portugal's sunny Algarve. It boasts a bustling harbour and pedestrian centre abounding in shops, bars and restaurants - while just two mile away is delightful Praia da Rocha, setting of a stunning beach, honey hued cliffs and striking wind-and-sea-sculpted rock formations

  • Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

    Day 7

    Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

    13 Oct 2020

  • Day 8-9


    At Sea

    14 Oct 2020 to 15 Oct 2020

  • Liverpool

    Day 10

    Liverpool

    16 Oct 2020

The Ship


Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. The ultimate home-from-home at sea; Black Watch is spacious with a friendly and familiar feel, and provides guests with a traditional cruise experience rather than gimmicks such as climbing walls and on board bumper cars. This is further enhanced by the ship's attentive staff who strive to offer Fred. Olsen's renowned personal service and remember the important things, such as your name, your favourite tipple and how you like your breakfast. Show less Having undergone a thorough refurbishment in late 2016, Black Watch features a selection of stylish suites and rooms, restaurants and spacious public rooms that provide up to 804 guests with everything needed for a comfortable, enjoyable and stress-free holiday, while retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. Black Watch has five dining venues, including the Glentanar Restaurant, the oriental-inspired Orchid Room and the new The Poolside; welcoming bars and lounges offering an extravanganza of music, dance, comedy and selection of drinks including premium gin; inviting open deck spaces; and a teak-lined promenade. What's more, smart TVs, mini-bars and an upgraded 4K, 3D cinema, mean Black Watch is better equipped for future adventures than ever before.

Black Watch


Launched: January 2009 | Occupancy: 804 passengers

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

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Cabins


* 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


Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single rooms, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. On board spend is tiered per room, for Ocean Views and above on cruises of 7 nights or more, excluding the world cruise where it is tiered for all grades. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay where applicable. Where applicable flights are currently out of date range and will be confirmed closer to departure. Three for two offer isn’t combinable with the free gratuities offer and is valid for bookings made up to 31st May 2019 inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruises can be for any departure year. The value of the lowest price cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at the time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by departure date, fare type or duration. Further cruise line T&Cs apply. Free gratuities are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs and are not combinable with the three for two offer. Tours and tickets are at a supplement and are subject to availability and change. Wildlife and fireworks sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Fred. Olsen T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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.

 

All-inclusive drinks package is from £19per person, per night for bookings made in advance of six nights or more. The on board booking price will be from £29per person, per night. Cruise lines terms & conditions apply. The “All-Inclusive Drinks Upgrade for F.OCL Cruise Holidays”, shall include, where possible, selected house beers, house cider in cans, house wines, house spirits, draught (post-mix on pump) soft drinks and mineral or spring water by the glass.;

Fred. Olsen are so confident that Brexit won’t affect your cruise with them that should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, they will give you a full refund and a free cruise. What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and their Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board our ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates. With 170 years of sailing heritage behind them, they’ve seen many changes over the years, but what has never changed is their focus on giving guests the best possible experience, wherever and whenever they sail with us. With Fred. Olsen you can always book with confidence.

Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise Terms & Conditions: If your Fred. Olsen cruise is cancelled due to reasons directly related to Brexit, the cost of your cruise fare will be refunded, and a voucher for the value of the original cruise fare will be issued to use on a future Fred. Olsen cruise. Applicable to new bookings made from 03/04/19. The Brexit Promise only applies to Passengers who have contracted directly with FOCL and excludes cruises on vessels operated by FOCL but booked through third Party operators. Additional costs will not be refunded including, but not limited to, items such as hotel rooms, car parking, transport and insurance. Once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, FOCL also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price (but this does not apply if the booking is changed at the guest’s request after acceptance of the original booking). The Brexit Promise may be withdrawn for new bookings at any time without notification. In addition, FOCL’s Terms and Conditions apply.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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