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Black Watch Review

4.5 / 5.0
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151 reviews
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Epic 14 day adventure to Norway and the Arctic, chasing the Northern Lights

Review for Black Watch to the Arctic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Outside Cabin

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES BLACK WATCH - 14 Nights, Norway & The Arctic

Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø (overnight), Alta (overnight), Kristiansund

I am on a mission. After sailing on over 50 ships, 150+ cruises and crossings, I'm looking for the uncommon out-of-the-ordinary experience with respect to the ship I sail on and where it goes. Price is relative and a key factor. I love small ship cruising. The reasons and justifications are obvious. A level of personal service and attention one garners; quality of the product including food, entertainment and on-board amenities far exceed those on today's giga-ships with 3,500+ other passengers.

Cabin Review

Outside Cabin

These staterooms were larger than expected and featured seemingly brand-new bathrooms with possibly the largest shower at sea I've experienced and upscale soft goods. You'd never expect this from a 48-year-old ship. Since the ships was built for long cruises, there is plenty of storage space - three large closets, six dresser drawers, mini-safe and tea set up. The soft goods are soothing and fluffy while the space has a nice ambiance and classic appeal with two portholes.

Port Reviews


GOT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS !!! Great trip on coach for fifteen minutes to a (frozen) lakeside camp with fires, tents and hot refreshments...where we finally caught the North lights!

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