ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5507 reviews

Easy booking process- looking forward to the holiday!

26 May 2019

Proficient and informative. Pleasant staff member who after we had booked took time to ring us back and offer a better deal.

Booking for 4

26 May 2019

Darryl was extremely helpful and friendly. He rang back immediately and was very efficient.

Very polite and courteous service

26 May 2019

Very quick to respond to our enquiry. Polite and courteous. Didn't hassle us every 5 minutes to make the booking, after the initial enquiry, kept in touch by email offering advice if we needed it.

very easy and efficient

26 May 2019

Very good, very friendly

Very helpful and friendly

26 May 2019

Strong sense of personal service

Excellent product knowledge and service

26 May 2019

Excellent product knowledge and very friendly and efficient service.

Smooth booking experience

25 May 2019

Long wait on the telephone but when your agent (John) answered he was helpful and efficient.

always helpful

25 May 2019

as usual I feel I was looked after very well,all questions answered and my booking was completed easily & I would happily recommend ROL to friends & family

Very good service.

25 May 2019

Very good service and do they best to get best price.

Excellent service ,especially for us oldies

25 May 2019

Lyn who made my booking was really nice and informative,helpful and took the stress out for me ,also the call back was quick ,wish they were all like it

Very simple.

25 May 2019

Seemed to be very open and honest with us and answered all our questions with no problem.

SOLO OFFER | Authentic Portugal

Cruise Code: 1446018 / Voyage Code: W2028

On sale now!

Official 2020/21 No Single Supplement Launch

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Offer ends 31 May 2019

Cruising and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the picturesque fjords of Norway, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*

EARN CRUISE MILES WITH EVERY BOOKING

EXCLUSIVE FREE ON BOARD SPEND*

OCEAN MEMBERS SAVE 5%*

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£1,469

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

Earn up to 1,469 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Spectacular no single supplement
  • EXCLUSIVE FREE on board spend when you book a cruise for 7 nights or more
  • Oceans members will receive a 5% discount on the advertised prices
  • 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 31st May 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 25 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Cruising and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the picturesque fjords of Norway, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Your Itinerary


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  • Black Watch

    Your Ship


    Black Watch

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

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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


Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on one adult in a twin room and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. On board spend is per room and on cruises of 7 nights or more. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights are currently out of date range and will be confirmed closer to departure.  Geminid Meteor Shower sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles 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, 7 nights or more, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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