Black Watch
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Black Watch, Exploring the World's Ancient Icons ex Port Klang to Southampton
Selected Sailing Date: 17 Mar 2018
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Cruise Description

38 Night Wonders of the World 2018 World Cruise Sector departing from Port Klang to Southampton onboard Black Watch.

On this unforgettable voyage of discovery aboard Black Watch you’ll take in a string of stunning destinations across Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Europe, with an array of incredible sights and highlights to discover at every port of call.

Meeting the ship in Malaysia, you’ll begin your journey in Port Klang before sailing to beautiful Burma. Make the most of a two-night stop at the port of Thilawa to marvel at the golden spires of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; or join an overland tour to the spiritual city of Bagan where extraordinary sights will unfold before your eyes. Then it’s on to India, where the highlights of two contrasting destinations await. Experience the charm of Cochin, home to famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets and the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue; then take in the sights of vibrant Mumbai. Feel like you’re part of ‘Bollywood’ as you explore the bustling bazaars, and don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus and the Ghandi Memorial Museum. A call into Aqaba in Jordan follows, offering you the chance to tour to the ‘Lost City’ of Petra before sailing onwards to Egypt and the Mediterranean.

In Egypt you can relax on warm, golden sand beaches and snorkel the reefs of the Red Sea during a full-day stay in Sharm el Sheikh. You’ll also call into Alexandria – perfectly placed for trips to the River Nile and iconic Pyramids of Giza – after experiencing a transit along the remarkable Suez Canal. Many of the Mediterranean’s most celebrated landmarks are yours to tick off your ‘must-visit’ list next, including the ancient city of Ephesus on a tour from Kusadasi; and the awe-inspiring acropolis of Athens, with Piraeus serving as your gateway to the Greek capital. The incredible Colosseum – another Wonder of the World – is just one of Rome’s unmissable sights to discover from Civitavecchia. Before your epic journey comes to an end in Southampton Black Watch will also call into Livorno – for tours to beautiful Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa – and marvellous Malaga, where highlights include the pretty 16th cathedral and the historic Alcazaba.

Highlights of this cruise:

Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
Port Klang is the country’s largest seaport and renowned for excellent seafood. Nearby is the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpar. This incredibly diverse city is full of multicultural character with a backdrop of incredible urban landscapes and a skyline dominated by the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

Yangon (from Thilawa), Myanmar
A corner of Asia that's barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don't miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It's completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

Cochin, India
Cochin, home to the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets, which hang eerily over the water, is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and religions, evident in the buildings, which range from the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth to the austere Mattancherry Palace.

Mumbai, India
Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts.

Sharm el Sheikh
Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens.

Cruising the Suez Canal
Taking a journey along the Suez Canal - one of the world's most impressive man-made waterways - and it may seem as if you are sailing through the heart of the desert itself. Stretching over 101 miles, the Canal crosses the Isthmus of Suez dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Alexandria, Egypt
In Alexandria and the surrounding area, the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era.

Beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters feature at Turkey’s main holiday resorts.

Piraeus (for Athens), Greece
From Piraeus, take a tour to Athens, where you can step back in history to the heights of the Acropolis. Below, in the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district’s honeycomb of streets, little shops and tavernas.

Civitavecchia (for Rome)
Gateway to Rome - Italy's 'Eternal City', living monument to a 3,000-year history that shaped the civilisation of our Western world.

Livorno, Italy
Tuscany’s second largest city and port town.

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.