Mexico, Cuba & The Panama Canal

5 January - 29 January 2018

Duration

24 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

8 Ports

5 January

Setting sail from Southampton

Southampton is the UK's leading port. Bustling modern cruise terminals, as well as wharfs and commercial harbours, line the waterfront, whilst the city itself is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, with a picturesque old town, the original city walls still standing, and super-modern shopping centres and office complexes. On all corners you will see tributes to the city's rich history and maritime heritage. Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate on his way to the battle of Agincourt, The Mayflower sailed from here with a cargo of settlers to the New World, and the Titanic started her fateful voyage here.

Don't miss

Just a short drive from Southampton is the magical New Forest with its quaint hamlets, historic towns and seaside villages. Look out for the ponies too.

6-8 January

At sea

9 January

Portugal: Ponta Delgada (Azores)

10 January

Portugal: Horta

11-14 January

At sea

15 January

Bermuda: Hamilton

16-18 January

At sea

19-20 January

Cuba: Havana

21 January

Mexico: Cozumel

22-25 January

At sea

26 January

Ecuador: Manta

27-28 January

At sea

29 January

Arriving in Lima (Callao)

Peru's underrated capital enjoys a fine setting on the Pacific coast, and the handsome colonial-era buildings surrounding the Plaza de Armas give clues to Lima's distinguished history. For three centuries this was the capital of the Spanish Americas, when the city grew rich on the back of plundered Inca gold. Modern Lima can be a little hectic, the roads often clogged with traffic, but the historic centre has an undeniable charm to it, and in recent years a clutch of innovative restaurants have helped to put Peruvian cuisine on the map.

Our tip

This is the hop-off point to fly to Cusco and Machu Picchu, which is obviously a must-do, but schedule time in Lima too if you can, it’s a fascinating city.

The Ship

Your home from home

Black Watch jacuzzi in Naeroyfjord
Black Watch lido lounge
Black Watch tennis courts

Black Watch is a cosy, intimate ship offering traditional British style cruising and personal, warm and friendly atmosphere.

What we love

Fred. Olsen offer a huge variety of sailings, many of which are excellent no fly cruise itineraries departing from a number of different regional UK ports. This comfortable ship has a British style with inviting public areas.

Capacity 807 Guests
Crew 350 International Staff
Style Traditional British cruising with an informal, friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
More about Black Watch

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

Overnight in Southampton

Stay at the Pig in the Wall, stylish with great food. Very small so book early.

Winchester

Day trips from Southampton

Visit historic Winchester, home to King Arthur’s Round Table, the Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral.

Country Club Lima Hotel

Where to stay in Lima

We like the Country Club Lima Hotel for a bit of colonial style.

Nazca Lines, Peru

See more of Peru

Travel south from Lima to Nazca to see the extraordinary Nazca Lines – well worth the journey, and stay on at the beach if you have time to spare.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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