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MS Black Watch

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Former Names:  Star Odyssey/Westward/Royal Viking Star
Cruise ships were once famous for their grace and charm, something that elegant sleek and intimately-sized Black Watch retains to this day.  Black Watch passengers tend to be 50+ and Mainly British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 35.6 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 33 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.6 passengers.
Size Medium
Rating
Built 1972
Refit 2016
Tonnage 28613
Passengers (Min/Max) 804/868
Crew 330
Officers European
CABINS
Total  432
Each room features an en-suite bathroom with a shower, with some also fitted with a bathtub. Other amenities include a telephone, television, hairdryer, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee making facilities. 
Balcony  67
Ocean View  275
Inside  48
Single  42
Cabin Details
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  2/0
There are plenty of spacious public areas, from stylish lounges and bars to the teak-lined promenade and sun decks, where guests can take in spectacular scenery, socialise with friends and loved-ones over a glass of their favourite tipple.
Jacuzzis  3
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  Yes
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
The Glentanar Dining Room is spacious and the Black Watch Room amd new Brigadoon are intimate. Food is generally good quality and well presented. Service is friendly. Informal meals are available in the outdoor Poolside Café. Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  2
 ENTERTAINMENT
The Neptune show lounge features shows, reviews cabaret and dancing and the Lido Lounge is a venue for music, dancing and quizzes. There is a good tiered cinema (the Marina), the Observatory Lounge, a casino, card lounge, games room and internet café.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual wear is perfectly acceptable for days spent relaxing on board. T-shirts, shorts & dresses are ideal for cruising in warmer regions, while lightweight trousers, sweaters & jackets for cooler. Bathing suits/swimming shorts for pools & Jacuzzis.
TIPPING
Tipping is entirely at the discretion of Fred. Olsen guests, so gratuities are not included in the cruise price. Guest can opt to have gratuities and generally gratuities are charged at £4.00 per person, per night, although guests can adjust the amount.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 4
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. This is an older ship so facilities for disabled passengers are few. Going ashore at tender ports is not possible for passengers who cannot manage stairs.
Lifts 5
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There is a small playroom for children but few other facilities although they are welcome. 

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