Discovery Down Under

27 February - 17 March 2018


18 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Australia


8 Ports

27-28 February

Setting sail from Sydney

One or our favourite cities in the world, we love pretty much everything about Sydney. Offering outdoor living at its best, the city is known for the excellent beaches but offers so much more, including a thriving and varied food scene inspired by Asian and European flavours. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and admire the amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the cafés and bars in The Rocks district, walk across the top of the Harbour Bridge (or enjoy the easier option of a view from the top of one of the stone towers) or just relax on the beach.

Our tip

Rather than go to Bondi, take a local ferry from Circular Quay (an attraction in itself) to the relaxed northern beaches for a (slightly) less crowded experience.

1 March

At sea

2 March

Australia: Brisbane

3 March

At sea

4 March

Australia: Hamilton Island (Whitsundays)

5-6 March

Australia: Great Barrier Reef

7-8 March

At sea

9 March

Australia: Darwin

10-11 March

At sea

12 March

Indonesia: Komodo Island

13-15 March

At sea

16 March

Singapore: Singapore

17 March

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's capital is a hot and humid cultural melting pot, defined by its distinctive Malay, Chinese and Indian communities, and at the same time one of South East Asia's most westernised cities. The dazzling twin Petronas Towers are perhaps KL's most recognisable landmark, while at street level you'll find temples and mosques, elegant colonial buildings and bustling markets. There are also flashy new shopping malls galore and a superb selection of hotels to choose from, and the city's excellent flight and rail connections make it a transport hub for the entire region.

Don't miss

Chinatown and Little India are a welcome relief from the super modern streets of KL and its interminable malls.

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.
  • 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
Park Hyatt Sydney

Our favourite hotel in Sydney

So many to choose from, but we love the Park Hyatt – make sure you upgrade to a room with a view.

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Around Sydney

The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area of hikes, waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and a place to learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

We would definitely go for the Mandarin Oriental, a delight even by the chain’s own high standards.

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Day trips from Kuala Lumpur

To the north of the city are the Batu Caves, an amazing Hindu Temple, and 272 steps for a great view.

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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