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Black Watch Cruise Review to Scandinavia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Black Watch

Norwegian Fjords

Sail date: August 26, 2019

Ship: Black Watch

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Lovely, relaxing cruise to Norway. Exceptional scenery, wonderful food. None of the pressure to spend more money! The whole trip was very "chill". A cultured experience, no cheap bells and whistles needed. Much better than any big cruise could ever be.


5 out of 5
Easy and friendly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good dining in both the buffet and the MDR. Everyone that came in was required to use the hand sanitizer, which I appreciated.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

costs 2 pounds to wash and dry a load, which seemed a good price. you do have to get a token for this from guest services. 2 different facilities.

Beauty Salon

5 out of 5

used twice. did a great job - wash and blow out.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff, very responsive. Left extra tips for several people.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Black Watch is a grand old lady. It was a joy to be on a traditional but updated ship. Everything clean and neat. Never felt overcrowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony Suit cabin 9909. Nice size room with small couch and lovely balcony views. Very comfortable.

Ship tip

Was concerned about the tenders - had read negative reviews on other cruise lines, could find very little about FO. I am happy to say that FO does a great job with tendering. Since their cruises tend to cater to an older crowd, they have nice tender boats, good drivers and great staff who assist you. FO does give explicit and excellent information on the mobility required for their excursions. Would advise you to read this carefully before booking.

Ports of call

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Beautiful city! We did a Segway tour and it was great. Would have liked another day there.

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5
Did the RIBS and Loen Skylift. Both were fantastic. highly recommend.


5 out of 5
We left the ship at this port and took the train to Myrdal, then to Oslo.


5 out of 5
disembarked at Flam
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