General cruise info
Daytime dress code is casual although you are asked to adhere to appropriate dress codes in the main restaurants.
Formal Nights: Ladies suggested attire is a cocktail or evening dress . For gentlemen we recommend a dinner suit or smart lounge suit.
Informal Nights: Ladies suggested attire is cocktail dress, smart dress or trouser suit. For gentlemen a lounge suit or smart jacket and tie.
Casual Nights: Normally the frst and last night of your cruise the dress choice is entirely yours, however please wear appropriate attire in the restaurants.
For your greater convenience an automatic tipping system is in operation on all ships, so instead of worrying about how much or when to tip an amount of £5 per person per night will be debited to your on board account with Cruise and Maritime (this reduces to £4 per person per night on cruises of 16 nights or more). Fred Olsen ships debit £4 per person per night to your on board account.
For safety reasons luggage should not exceed 20kg, all baggage will be stored in your cabin. We would suggest one piece of luggage per person plus one piece of hand luggage.
It should be noted that cruise itineraries are subject to amendment. Should major changes to the ports of call, other than timing adjustments or the order in which they are visited become necessary we shall endeavour to notify you in advance. Please note that in the event of adverse weather or sea conditions that prevent a vessel from calling at one of the scheduled ports of call alternative arrangements will be made where possible. Rotating of the ports of call may vary due to congestion. Changes that do occur for these reasons would not be considered a material change.
If you or a travelling companion has a mobility limitation or special need. It is essential you speak to us to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Failure to notify us at the time of booking regarding any mobility aids may result in you being unable to board.
Each cabin on board Cruise and Maritime ships has the facility of a personal safe for your valuables and important papers. Safety deposit boxes are available at Reception on board Black Watch, a £5 refundable deposit is requested. Boudicca has a safe in each cabin . All cabins on Balmoral have an electric safe.
An attractive programme of optional excursions is offered at each of our ports of call. The exact content and pricing of the programme is not yet fnalised. A shore excursion pack will be sent to you along with your pre-sailing information allowing you to pre-book before you board, alternatively tours can be booked while on board with the Shore Excursion Staff. All excursions are subject to availability and change.