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Light up the skies on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Around the World’ sailing in 2018/19!

Press release   •   Jun 27, 2017 13:07 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 'Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year' brochure

Guests have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate the New Year in style on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Around the World’ sailing in 2018/19. Fred. Olsen ‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ brochure, launched this week, showcases Black Watch’s most impressive cruise – a 107-night global exploration departing from Southampton in November 2018.

The cruise has been designed to coincide with Sydney Harbour’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks – one of the world’s most impressive and colourful displays – so guests can mark the start of 2019 in a spectacular way.

Other highlights of this epic voyage include observing the Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat, sailing the newly-expanded Panama Canal, relaxing on a paradise beach in Bora Bora and visiting the inspirational Taj Mahal.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Our late 2018 World Cruise is an incredible adventure where guests can enjoy a multitude of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

“Guests have the chance to experience the blissful paradise islands of the French Polynesia over the festive period, before Black Watch berths in Sydney Harbour, with a view of the bridge, just in time for New Year’s Eve, the fireworks and, of course, the arrival of 2019.

“The journey back around the globe includes Singapore, India, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, Petra in Jordan, James Bond Island in Thailand, and the Burg Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – in Dubai.

“It promises to be a memorable and unforgettable experience, where guests will cruise to each new destination in comfort and style, so they are relaxed and ready for their next amazing and unmissable exploration.”

Black Watch’s W1825 107-night ‘Around the World with Sydney at New Year’ cruise, departs Southampton on 12th November 2018. Prices start from £10,499 per person for an Interior Room.

Step aboard Black Watch and experience the finest ingredients of a magnificent World Cruise: iconic landmarks; fascinating cultures; energetic cities; sacred temples; captivating nature; idyllic island havens; and ancient metropolises left behind by civilisation. All these and more, topped off by a specially-timed visit to Sydney to savour the show-stopping annual New Year’s Eve fireworks that will light up the skies over the world-famous Harbour Bridge.

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Lisbon, Portugal – Funchal, Madeira – St John’s, Antigua – Roseau, Dominica – Bridgetown, Barbados – Kralendijk, Bonaire – Cartagena de Indias, Columbia – Cruising Panama Canal – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Puerto Caldera – Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia – Rangiroa– Papeete, Tahiti – Bora Bora, Society Islands – Crossing the International Date Line – Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Mystery Island (Inyeug), Vanuatu – Sydney, Australia (two overnight stays) – Newcastle – Brisbane (overnight stay) – Cairns – Darwin – Komodo Island, Indonesia – Singapore – Phuket, Thailand – Kochi, Kerala, India – Mormugão, Goa – Mumbai (overnight stay) – Dubai, UAE – Khasab, Oman – Muscat – Salalah – Aqaba, Jordan (overnight stay) –Cruising Suez Canal – Kusadasi, Turkey – Cruising Strait of Messina – Naples, Italy – Gibraltar – La Coruňa, Spain –Southampton, UK.

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Prices above are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded room (selected grades only), and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at or call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 4pm).

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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