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‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

Around the World 2018 and 2019 with Sydney at New Year is a Fred. Olsen first


April 2nd, 2018 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new dedicated ‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney New Year’ brochure showcases an exceptional itinerary and the chance to explore the planet in a magical 107 nights! Fred. Olsen is giving guests the chance to see Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, peek above the jungle canopy in Costa Rica and marvel at Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat on its 107-night ‘World Cruise’ in November 2018, aboard smaller, more intimate Black Watch.


Departing from Southampton on 12th November 2018, Fred. Olsen’s epic ‘World Cruise’ promises a shopping list of unforgettable memories and experiences! Visiting a total of 35 ports in 22 countries, this will be the first time that Fred. Olsen will be spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia, to take part in the world’s largest and most lavish celebrations.


Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are delighted to be offering guests the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime holiday on board Black Watch, circling the globe from late 2018. Every stop on this unique voyage to the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Arabia and the Mediterranean will be simply unforgettable; topped-off by an extended stay in Sydney, planned to coincide with the city’s spectacular New Year celebrations – the first time that we have visited at this fun-packed time of the year.”


Black Watch crosses the Atlantic from Funchal in Madeira to St. John’s, Antigua. The ship continues to Colombia, before transiting the Panama Canal and exploring the Polynesian islands, and arriving in Sydney on New Year’s Eve, for a two-night stay.


The cruise skirts along eastern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, then onto Komodo Island in Indonesia – home to the fearsome Komodo Dragons – Singapore, Phuket in Thailand, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai in India, for an overnight stay.


Black Watch then calls at Dubai in the UAE, Muscat in Oman and Aqaba in Jordan, for another overnight stay. A spectacular transit of the Suez Canal follows, before Black Watch navigates the Strait of Messina through to Naples en route to Southampton, via Gibraltar and La Coruňa in Spain.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines new ‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney New Year’ brochure features the following details:


Black Watch‘s 107-night W1825 ‘Around the World with Sydney at New Year’ cruise, ex Southampton on 12thNovember 2018. Prices start from £11,999 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room.


Iconic landmarks, astonishing man-made and natural wonders, awe-inspiring cultures, energetic cities and idyllic islands, diverse wildlife, and fascinating ancient settlements ‘lost’ in time…discover it all, as you circumnavigate the globe aboardBlack Watch!


Guests can enjoy a host of exciting and authentic shore excursions and experiences, including:

–        Take an leisurely transit along the Panama Canal and its incredible lock system – one of the world’s most impressive engineering feats

–        Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

–        Enjoy afternoon tea at Raffles in Singapore

–        See Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat

–        Discover the ‘lost city’ of Petra, from Aqaba in Jordan


The price shown includes accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes.


To make this grand exploration even more enticing, Fred. Olsen is offering a choice of great savings, on all new bookings made by 30th April 2018 inclusive (quote code W1825MAR’ at the time of booking):


–        Save up to £960 per person off the cruise price


–        Free Door-to-Door transfers, for up to 250 mainland UK miles, each way


Fred. Olsen’s stylish 804-guest ship Black Watch benefitted from an extensive refurbishment in late 2016, as part of the cruise line’s multi-million Pound investment programme. This has delivered more restaurants, refreshed guest rooms, enhanced lounges and refurbished public areas, ensuring that guests will be able to enjoy her classic looks and intimate ambience for many years to come.


Fred. Olsen was recently awarded ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic experts, for the third year running.


For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at, or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.