Exploring The World's Ancient Icons

17 March - 24 April 2018


38 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


13 Ports

17 March

Setting sail from 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.

18-19 March

At sea

20-22 March

Myanmar (Burma): Yangon

23-26 March

At sea

27 March

India: Kochi

28 March

At sea

29 March

India: Mumbai

30 March - 5 April

At sea

6 April

Jordan: Aqaba

7-8 April

Egypt: Sharm El-Sheikh

9 April

At sea

10 April

Egypt: Alexandria

11 April

At sea

12 April

Turkey: Kusadasi

13 April

Greece: Athens (Piraeus)

14-15 April

At sea

16 April

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

17 April

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

18-19 April

At sea

20 April

Spain: Málaga

21-23 April

At sea

24 April

Arriving in 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.

Our tip

Get a copy of the Old Town Walk map from the tourist information centre, a perfect (and free!) way to explore Southampton at a leisurely pace.

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
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.

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.


Day trips from Southampton

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

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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