News • Jul 07, 2016 16:52 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch has set sail from Funchal, Madeira and is scheduled to arrive in El Ferrol, Spain on Saturday 9th July 2016, to collect supplies and undergo further assessment. It is intended that Black Watch will then sail north to London Tilbury for further repairs. An exact time frame for this has yet to be confirmed.
News • Jul 06, 2016 17:04 BST
Guests from Black Watch’s 13-night W1608 ‘Madeira, Portugal & the Azores’ cruise have returned home safely, or have settled into their alternative travel arrangements. Guests booked onto the cancelled 9-night W1609 ‘Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, which was due to sail from London Tilbury on 8th July 2016, have been informed by letter/e-mail, and can call the office on 01473 742424 with any queries.
Cancellation of Black Watch's nine-night W1609 'Norwegian Fjords' cruise, sailing from Tilbury on Friday 8th July 2016
News • Jul 05, 2016 17:28 BST
Due to technical reasons on board 'Black Watch', Fred. Olsen regrets the cancellation of the next cruise, which is a nine-night W1609 'Norwegian Fjords' cruise, sailing from Tilbury on Friday 8th July 2016.
News • Jul 05, 2016 17:00 BST
'Black Watch' guests were flown from Funchal, Madeira back to the UK, into London Stansted and London Gatwick airports, on three private charter aircraft yesterday [Monday 4th July 2016], and have returned to their homes. Fred. Olsen will be starting to call guests from tomorrow [Wednesday 6th July 2016] to ensure that they arrived safely and whether they require any further assistance.
News • Jul 04, 2016 12:57 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that 'Black Watch' guests being flown back to the UK from Funchal, Madeira on the three private charter aircraft will be arriving into London later today [Monday 4th July 2016]: 1) Flight ZT901 - ETA 17.30hrs at London Stansted 2) Flight ZT902 - ETA 18.15hrs at London Stansted 3) Flight TOM8109 - ETA 20.40hrs at London Gatwick (North Terminal)
News • Jul 02, 2016 15:25 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Black Watch is due to arrive in Funchal, Madeira today [Saturday 2nd July 2016], as scheduled, at 17.00 hours, two hours earlier than previously advised. There has been some cabling damage on board, which is affecting lighting and communications, but all other services are working as normal.
News • Jul 01, 2016 20:21 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there was a fire on board its cruise ship, Black Watch, on Friday 1st July 2016, in the Auxiliary Engine Room, which was extinguished by the crew. There have been no injuries to guests or crew. The Captain is keeping guests fully informed at all times. Two main engines are now fully operational, and the ship is en-route to Funchal, Madeira.
News • Jul 01, 2016 15:25 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there was a fire on board its cruise ship, Black Watch, this morning [Friday 1st July 2016), in the Auxiliary Engine Room, which was extinguished by the crew. There have been no injuries to guests or crew. The Captain is keeping guests fully informed at all times.
Press Releases • Jun 28, 2016 17:35 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a specialist new brochure, dedicated to Black Watch’s epic 108-night ‘Wonders of the World’ cruise!
Press Releases • Jun 24, 2016 14:49 BST
Fred. Olsen was proud to be named ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the prestigious ‘2016 Silver Travel Awards’ in London on 22nd June 2016.
Press Releases • Jun 22, 2016 10:38 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released a new brochure, entitled ‘The World At Your Doorstep’, which highlights 24 sailings in 2017/18 that are available to book with free door-to-door transfers, for up to 90 or 250 mainland miles, from 22nd June to 31st July 2016. The brochure also includes 11 'adult-only' cruises.
Press Releases • Jun 20, 2016 18:03 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in Northern Ireland and Ireland the chance to take a 12-night ‘German Canals, Rivers & Cities’ cruise from Belfast on 'Boudicca' for the first-time ever, setting sail on 1st August 2016, fromjust £67 per person, per night!
Press Releases • Jun 16, 2016 11:04 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomed local travel agents on board Boudicca for a training day in Liverpool on 6th June 2016.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer
Press Releases • Jun 09, 2016 09:47 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is helping guests to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday this coming weekend with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals, to be booked from 10th to 13th June 2016 inclusive. As a special commemorative offer, Fred. Olsen will also be giving guests £90 per room free onboard spending credit on bookings made on both of these cruises.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’, for a record sixth consecutive year!
Press Releases • Jun 08, 2016 16:44 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’. This is the sixth consecutive year that Fred. Olsen has won this coveted award, which is a record for Group Travel Organiser!
Press Releases • May 24, 2016 17:10 BST
Following a restructure of its major Account Management team at the end of 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has now expanded its internal support team, to enable it to deliver more comprehensive and focussed support to its travel trade partners.
Press Releases • May 19, 2016 09:00 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed more exciting ‘breaking news’, with the launch of its inaugural ‘South Africa Fly-Cruise’ on board 'Boudicca' in early 2018, which existing guests can book from 19th May 2016, and which will go on general sale from 24th May 2016. This 14-night itinerary will depart from London / Manchester airports on 10th January 2018, flying into Cape Town.