54
Nights
05 Jan
2019

Brisbane to Southampton

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch

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Day 1 - Sat 05 Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia
Once considered the "country cousin" of Australia's cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third largest metropolis. Lying on the banks of the Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands.... Read More

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
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05 Jan 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
Once considered the "country cousin" of Australia's cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third largest metropolis. Lying on the banks of the Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also the gateway to adventures with a uniquely Australian flavour, whether it is to a wildlife park, the rain-forested Mount Tamborine plateau, or the dazzling beaches of Queensland's fabled Gold Coast.
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06 Jan 2019
  12:00am Brisbane, Australia
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07 Jan 2019
At Sea
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08 Jan 2019
At Sea
5
09 Jan 2019
  12:00am Cairns, Australia
The Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns is one of Australia's hottest vacation hubs. The laidback city enjoys summer temperatures year-round, alleviated by balmy breezes blowing in off Trinity Bay. Cairns' wide, tree-lined esplanades and busy waterfront are perfect for promenading, and there's plenty to do around town.
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10 Jan 2019
At Sea
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11 Jan 2019
At Sea
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12 Jan 2019
At Sea
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13 Jan 2019
  12:00am Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
The quirky outpost of Darwin boasts museums, botanical gardens and the Adelaide River home to the famous jumping crocodiles. It's a place where memories are born and adventure is a given. Closer to Indonesia than any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the region known locally as the "Top End," the vast Northern Territory. Darwin is home to more than half of the territory's population, and the city and its people reflect the rugged individualism that comes from living in the harsh Outback.
10
14 Jan 2019
At Sea
11
15 Jan 2019
At Sea
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16 Jan 2019
  12:00am Komodo, Indonesia
"Here be dragons", the motto emblazoned on maps of old to designate lands and seas unknown, is in this case correct. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard, and can be found only within Komodo National Park, of which this island is a part. A monitor lizard, it can reach a length of ten feet, weigh more than 150 pounds (10 stone), and live for over 50 years. Komodo also has a particularly rich marine life, with some 200 of species of reef building corals, hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, and whales, dolphins, and sea turtles too.
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17 Jan 2019
At Sea
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18 Jan 2019
At Sea
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19 Jan 2019
At Sea
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20 Jan 2019
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
The commercial centre of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rises, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, Victorian architecture, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. It is a melting pot of people and cultures, Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Ever fascinating, Singapore boasts diverse cultures, luxurious hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
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21 Jan 2019
At Sea
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22 Jan 2019
  12:00am Phuket, Thailand
Phuket (pronounced poo-keht) is one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travellers from around the world are drawn to this province's stunning beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic limestone peaks. Its mountainous interior is densely forested with mahogany, rubber trees, tropical evergreen, royal palm, ficus and bamboo. Located on Thailand's long, thin southern coast and bordering Malaysia, Phuket island boasts a rich cultural mix of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences.
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23 Jan 2019
At Sea
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24 Jan 2019
At Sea
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25 Jan 2019
At Sea
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26 Jan 2019
At Sea
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27 Jan 2019
  12:00am Kochi (Cochin), India
Located on the Kerala coast, Kochi has been a major seaport and trading centre since before the days of the Roman Empire. Here, cultures from three continents met in trade, and this legacy is seen in the city's rich heritage. Kochi boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue, Chinese-style fishing nets, English Tudor-style mansions and old warehouses still bursting with spices and coir. Kochi is also your southern gateway to greater India. Formerly Cochin.
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28 Jan 2019
At Sea
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29 Jan 2019
  12:00am Goa, India
Goa is India with a hint of Portuguese flavour. They came in the 16th century, made a fortune in the spice trade, and refused to leave until 1961, 14 years after India as a whole obtained independence from Britain. Echoes of their stay still whisper through the swaying palms, carried on soft breezes along the white sands for which Goa is justly famous - evocative but crumbling architecture, richly decorated churches, and the custom of siesta, eagerly embraced by the local population. Head to the surrounding countryside for typical Indian villages, spice plantations, and a wetland sanctuary for an exhilarating bird-watching experience.
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30 Jan 2019
  12:00am Mumbai, India
India's premier metropolis is a city of stark contrasts, modern towers of steel and glass stand next to stately stone edifices from the days of the Raj. Automobiles race down the crowded streets and everywhere one confronts the paradox of India. The commercial capital of the subcontinent, a large percentage of Mumbai's population lives in hutments without running water or electricity. Yet the fabled "Gateway of India" is a place of haunting beauty, from the marble serenity of the Jain Palace to the Elephanta Caves, where sculptures of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu were carved out of solid rock over a millennia ago.
27
31 Jan 2019
  12:00am Mumbai, India
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01 Feb 2019
At Sea
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02 Feb 2019
At Sea
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03 Feb 2019
At Sea
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04 Feb 2019
  12:00am Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel. Dubai is actually two cities in one: the Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.
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05 Feb 2019
  12:00am Khasab, Oman
The city of Khasab is situated in an enclave of the country of Oman; Khasab is the local capital of the Musandam Peninsula, located on the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The area is dubbed the 'Norway of Arabia' due to the rugged, glacier-like coastline, its towering mountains and clear, glittering fjord (known as khors). Founded in the 17th century by the Portuguese, Khasab is built around a natural harbour, which gives shelter from the sea.
33
06 Feb 2019
  12:00am Muscat, Oman
Oman's capital was once a major trading centre controlled and influenced by the Portuguese. Those intrepid explores and traders are long gone. Today, visitors flock to Oman thanks to its azure air, towering desert mountains, and crystalline waters. Muscat itself is an Arabian fable sprung to life. Old 16th century forts guard the bay and the palace, while the vibrant souqs offer daggers, superb silver jewellery, and traditional crafts and costumes.
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07 Feb 2019
At Sea
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08 Feb 2019
  12:00am Salahah, Oman
Oman is commonly described as a Persian Gulf State. Strictly speaking, no part of Oman lies on the Persian Gulf: the nation occupies the south-eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. Salalah, its second largest city, is an anomaly in Arabia as it benefits from the climatic effects of the yearly monsoon. The city is an oasis where tropical fruits grow abundantly. But as you travel outside the city, along the white beaches of the coast or into the serene mountains, one is soon reminded of the vast desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
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09 Feb 2019
At Sea
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10 Feb 2019
At Sea
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11 Feb 2019
At Sea
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12 Feb 2019
At Sea
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13 Feb 2019
  12:00am Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
Located in southern Jordan, Aqaba is a tourist's paradise, where the astonishingly blue Red Sea gives life to breathtaking coral reefs. The coastal city also serves as a gateway to Jordan's ancient wonders, including the revered city of Petra and historic sites in Wadi Rum.
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14 Feb 2019
  12:00am Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
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15 Feb 2019
At Sea
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15 Feb 2019
  12:00am Suez Canal, At Sea, Egypt
The Suez Canal is the world's greatest shortcut. Opened in 1869, it allowed ships to travel between Europe and Asia without having to navigate around Africa or traipse overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The canal's northern terminus is Port Said.
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16 Feb 2019
  12:00am Suez Canal, At Sea, Egypt
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17 Feb 2019
At Sea
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18 Feb 2019
  12:00am Kusadasi, Turkey
Kusadasi is a bustling successful port that provides excellent access to the extraordinary remains at Ephesus. In Ephesus, enter the magnificent site of the Ancient City at the Magnesia Gate. Whilst Ephesus is now deserted and in ruins, the past glories come to life as the impressive array of temples, agoras, porticoes and fountains come into view. Of particular interest are the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre.
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19 Feb 2019
At Sea
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20 Feb 2019
  12:00am Straits of Messina, At Sea, Italy
Straits Of Messina
The Strait of Messina is the narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily and the western tip of Calabria in the south of Italy. It connects the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north with the Ionian Sea to the south, within the central Mediterranean. At its narrowest point, between Torre Faro and Villa San Giovanni, it measures 3.1 km in width, though near the town of Messina the width is some 5.1 km and maximum depth is 250 m.
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21 Feb 2019
  12:00am Naples, Italy
Once the domain of kings and wealthy nobleman, modern Naples is a lively, working port city along the Amalfi Coast. It is surrounded by Cape Miseno on one side and the Sorrento peninsula on the other and across the blue waters of the Bay of Naples lies the charming isle of Capri. Its modern skyline is dominated by the heights of the not-too-distant Mount Vesuvius. Don't miss out on Pompeii, this Roman city was destroyed by volcanic ash, but she tells her story in excavated baths, villas and theatres. See well-preserved frescoes, mosaic-inlaid floors, and plaster casts that mark the positions of Pompeii's fallen citizens.
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22 Feb 2019
At Sea
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23 Feb 2019
At Sea
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24 Feb 2019
  12:00am Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Familiar to most as an adage for strength and permanence, the "Rock of Gibraltar" is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. The existing ethnic mix of Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers in the area reflects the diversity of this valuable and eminent crossroad. And the experience of visiting the Rock of Gibraltar will remain with you for years to come, whether you're at the highest point of 1,396 feet or looking up from sea level.
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25 Feb 2019
At Sea
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26 Feb 2019
  12:00am La Coruna, Spain
With La Coruna's impressive and extensive history, visitors are often surprised at how modern the city is. It was from here that, in 1588, Spain sent its "invincible" Armada sailing. A year later, Sir Francis Drake sent those ships scrambling, burning most of the city just for good measure. In the process, La Coruna lost all of its Roman antiquities, including the Torre de Hercules, the present day monument was totally covered over by brick. The city does, however, still offer incredible vistas, situated as it is on an outstretch of land blanketed on each side by the sea.
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27 Feb 2019
At Sea
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28 Feb 2019
  12:00am Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.