BLACK WATCH WORLD CRUISE SECTOR - BARBADOS TO SOUTHAMPTON
Cruise Black Watch during a leg of her world voyage, travelling from Barbados to Southampton for 94 nights, via the Panama Canal, South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Suez Canal.
Head to the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados where Black Watch will be waiting for you to board, then embark on a cruise of a lifetime to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at breathtaking natural wonders and fascinating wildlife; experience diverse culture; and even enjoy one of the world’s greatest New Year’s Eve celebrations with a 2 night stay in Sydney. All this and more awaits your discovery as you journey between some of the most captivating regions and countries on earth.
CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 94 night Panama Canal, South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Suez Canal cruise aboard Black Watch from Bridgetown, Barbados to Southampton, England
- All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- All port/govt charges
|26/11/18||Bridgetown, Barbados||Late Night|
|28/11/18||Kralendijk, Bonair||Early AM||Late PM|
|30/11/18||Cartagena, Columbia||Early AM||Late Night|
|02/12/18||Panama Canal||Early AM||Late PM|
|04/12/18||Puntarenas,Costa Rica||Early AM|
|05/12/18||Puntarenas,Costa Rica||Early AM|
|05/12/18||Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica||Early AM||Late PM|
|15/12/18||Nuku Hiva, Marquesa Islands||Early AM||Late PM|
|17/12/18||Rangiroa, French Polynesia||Early AM||Late PM|
|18/12/18||Papeete, Tahiti||Early AM||Late PM|
|19/12/18||Bora Bora, French Polynesia||Early AM||Late PM|
|23/12/18||Date Line Crossing||Late AM||Early PM|
|24/12/18||Nuku'alofa, Tonga Islands||Late Night||Late Night|
|27/12/18||Mystery Island, Vanuatu||Early AM||Late PM|
|31/12/18||Sydney, NSW, Australia||Early AM|
|01/01/19||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|02/01/19||Sydney, NSW, Australia||Late PM|
|03/01/19||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia||Early AM||Late PM|
|05/01/19||Brisbane, QLD, Australia||Early AM|
|06/01/19||Brisbane, QLD, Australia||Late PM|
|09/01/19||Cairns, Queensland, Australia||Early AM||Late PM|
|13/01/19||Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia||Early AM||Late PM|
|16/01/19||Komodo Island, Indonesia||Early AM||Late PM|
|20/01/19||Singapore, Singapore||Early AM||Late PM|
|22/01/19||Phuket, Thailand||Early AM||Late PM|
|27/01/19||Cochin (Kochi), India||Early AM||Late Night|
|29/01/19||Goa, India||Early AM||Late PM|
|30/01/19||Mumbai (Bombay), India||Late AM|
|31/01/19||Mumbai (Bombay), India||Late Night|
|04/02/19||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Early AM||Late Night|
|05/02/19||Khasab, Oman||Early AM||Early PM|
|06/02/19||Muscat, Oman||Early AM||Late PM|
|08/02/19||Salalah, Oman||Early AM||Late PM|
|13/02/19||Aqaba, Jordan||Early PM|
|14/02/19||Aqaba, Jordan||Late Night|
|16/02/19||Suez Canal||Early AM||Late Night|
|18/02/19||Kusadasi, Turkey||Early AM||Late PM|
|20/02/19||Messina Strait, Italy||Late PM||Late PM|
|21/02/19||Naples, Italy||Early AM||Late PM|
|24/02/19||Gibraltar, United Kingdom||Early AM||Early PM|
|26/02/19||La Coruna, Spain||Early AM||Early PM|
|28/02/19||Southampton, England||Early AM|
94 Night World Cruise Sector sailing from Bridgetown to Southampton aboard Black Watch.
Join Black Watch in beautiful Barbados and embark on an epic journey between some of the most captivating regions and countries on earth for the chance to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at breathtaking natural wonders and fascinating wildlife; experience diverse cultures and world-famous events; and much more, all on one magical cruise holiday.
The starting point for this incredible voyage is Bridgetown. After settling in on board your ship you’ll set sail to the gorgeous island of Bonaire, before continuing onwards to Central and South America to discover the Hispanic highlights of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; cruise along the impressive Panama Canal; and call into Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica. All that is before you head across the Pacific towards Australia. En route you’ll visit a string of spectacular South Pacific Islands to marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Nuku Hiva and Rangiroa; sample pure bliss on Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Tonga; and revel in the unspoilt beauty of Mystery Island. An abundance of amazing experiences will then await you in ‘the land down under’. You will have opportunities to soak-up all of the festive excitement in Sydney, where your call is timed to coincide with the city’s famous New Year’s celebrations; visit the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef from Cairns; and enjoy an authentic taste of aboriginal life on tour from Darwin.
The incredible diversity of Asia is then yours to experience to the full. You can compare the striking contrasts between a collection of diverse destinations, such as Indonesia’s Komodo Island – the natural habitat of the world’s largest lizards – and Singapore, a magnificent modern megalopolis of soaring skyscrapers, busy commercial quarters and impressive temples. Spending a day in fabulous Phuket, gateway to exotic Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island, is the perfect way to prepare for calls into three vibrant Indian cities. From Kochi you could take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; in Goa, explore the historic centres of Old Goa and the Latin Quarter; while an overnight stay in Mumbai affords time to immerse yourself in city’s renowned the hustle and bustle. From Asia it’s on to Arabia to sample the glitz and glamour of Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building; then go in search of wonders in Oman and Jordan. You could ride a traditional Dhow boat into the Musandam Fjords from Khasab; tour to historic Nizwa and the Nakhal Fort from Muscat; and uncover the ‘Lost Cities’ of Ubar and Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – from Salalah and Aqaba. Finally, after navigating the Suez Canal, your ship will journey through the Mediterranean, stopping at Kusadasi and Naples, your gateways to ancient Ephesus and UNESCO-listed Pompeii; pretty Gibraltar; and La Coruña, stopping point for tours to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.
Highlights of this cruise:
Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.
A journey through the incredible Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. One of the world's greatest engineering feats, the canal stretches over 48 miles and takes 8 hours to travel, giving you plenty of time to admire this remarkable man-made wonder and the beautiful natural surroundings.
French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls, with Tahiti possibly being the most famous thanks to its soaring peaks, lush valleys,cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. The bustling city of Papeete is home to the world’s only Pearl Museum and an array of natural treasures including the Faarumai Waterfalls and spring garden of Vaipahi.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
The origins and history of this beautiful uninhabited island are - as the name would suggest - a mystery. Completely unspoilt, this incredible tropical paradise is barely a kilometre long and just 200 metres wide with stretches of glorious golden beaches, windswept palm trees and a coral reef abundant with thousands of fish, in a deep blue, calm sea.
Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most exciting, must-visit modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House - two of the most iconic structures on Earth - it is easy to understand why Sydney is so highly regarded. A timeless, charming city, you will fall in love with this cosmopolitan metropolis as soon as you step off the ship.
With its harmonious mix of elegant colonial sandstone structures and modern glass skyscrapers, Brisbane is one of the world's fastest developing cities. Located alongside the beautiful Brisbane River, this friendly, welcoming city has a laid back, vibrant atmosphere and offers an abundance of walks, reserves and barbecue hotspots to enjoy.
Tour the Komodo National Park, home to the unique Komodo Dragon – truly exceptional, it’s the world’s largest lizard – as well as dozens of other rare species. The surrounding seas have extensive coral reefs, mangrove swamps and sea-grass beds home to sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and whales.
The tiny State of Goa is renowned for its superb beaches and colonial history. Combining the best of Indian and Portuguese culture, Goa is both a classic beach resort and a sightseeing delight, with a mix of scenic beauty and architectural delights, from golden sandy beaches and spice plantations to striking temples and bustling markets.
The small, yet energetic Omani city of Khasab is a melting pot of sights and highlights, from charming old souks and historic castles, to bustling modern markets and a lively harbour. It’s also the gateway to the stunning waterways and islands of the Musandam fjords – the ‘Norway of Arabia’.
Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts.
Beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters feature at Turkey’s main holiday resorts.
Dominated by 'the Rock', a towering 1,396 ft sentinel that guards the Straits, Gibraltar is a pretty, British-controlled territory with a distinctly familiar atmosphere. With helmeted policemen and British institutions such as Marks & Spencer, Gibraltar feels like a home from home, a little slice of Great Britain with a glorious Mediterranean climate.
La Coruna, Spain
La Coruna is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Bay of Coruna.