British Holiday Information

Cruise around the UK on the Black Watch cruise liner

With the threat of the ash cloud dominating the headlines at the moment casting doubts over air travel, it’s worth considering holidays that don’t involve flying such as cruises.

Often when we think of cruising we think of foreign cruises, however, it is possible to take a cruise around the British Isles taking in stops in England, Scotland, the Scottish isles and Ireland.

There are many cruise ship companies that can cater to your cruising needs. One of the popular cruise companies is the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Founded in 1848 by the Olsen Brothers in Norway, the company offers quality cruises on a variety of ships to different destinations around the world and around Britain. Fred Olsen offers a selection of cabins or suites with or without balconies or verandahs dependent on your budget.

The Black Watch cruise ship, a Fred Olsen cruise ship weighing in at an estimate of 28,492 tons, offers cruises around the British Isles.

The Black Watch has many areas that let you unwind and enjoy your holiday. It has restaurants and cafes offering sumptuous meals and specialties and bars including the Marquee Pool Bar and Pipers Bar. There are various recreational areas such as a card room and outdoor pools and entertainment areas such as the Neptune lounge, casino, children’s play area, dance floor, and Marina Theatre to name a few.

You can also relax and unwind in their Jacuzzi, Marquee Pool & Jacuzzi, Sauna, Spa and Whirlpool. If you can’t bear the thought of being isolated from the internet for too long and need to check your emails or even Facebook, don’t worry at there’s also an Internet Access Lounge offering unlimited access to the internet.