In all honesty I'm beginning to wonder whether I've cruised aboard the same ship as everyone else, because Black Watch is probably the only ship which could of possibly put me off of cruising the world altogether! I thought that the entertainment was appalling, I probably would of been entertained more by watching a corpse, the rotational chairs in the entertainment lounges were a nuisance, as they spin with the ocean turbulence. I found that the decor in a majority of the rooms was incredibly poor, and the ship itself is crying out for refurbishment.
The food in my opinion was similar to something I used to eat at school, therefore I did not approve of the standard and quality of the food I had to eat. Our cabin was rather run down, however was quite clean and comfortable. The ship itself was reasonably clean, however in comparison to other ships I have sailed on, cleanliness was low.
I had hoped to write a more satisfying review about Black Watch, however I can only be trueful. I am very disappointed with the ship, and in some ways the ships company. I have previously sailed aboard Braemar twice and Boudicca, and the standards aboard them are so much higher. Because Braemar and Boudicca were so lovely, we assumed that Black Watch would be similar, if not the same. If you decide to sail with Fred Olsen Cruises, I strongly advice that you sail aboard Boudicca or Braemar, or perhaps try P&O Cruises which is my favourite cruise line. I would never sail aboard this ship again, not even if I won a trip aboard it in a competition!
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