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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 18, 2016 10:49 BST

'Black Watch' set sail from the UK on Sunday 17th July 2016, on her 26-night W1610 'Arctic' cruise. The ship's next port of call will be Kristiansund, Norway on Wednesday 20th July 2016.

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 14, 2016 16:09 BST

'Black Watch' set sail from El Ferrol, Spain at ca. 11.30am today [Thursday 14th July 2016], destined for the UK.

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 11, 2016 12:43 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Black Watch' is currently alongside in El Ferrol, Spain, having arrived at ca. 2.30pm on Saturday 9th July 2016. The ship is collecting supplies and undergoing further assessment‎. It is intended that 'Black Watch' will then sail north to London Tilbury later this week for further repairs. An exact time frame for this has yet to be confirmed.

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 08, 2016 17:08 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Black Watch' set sail from Funchal, Madeira at ca. 12.30pm yesterday, and is scheduled to arrive in El Ferrol, Spain at midday on Saturday 9th July 2016.

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'Black Watch' Update

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.

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'Black Watch' Update

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.

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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.

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'Black Watch' Update

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.

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'Black Watch' Update

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)

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 03, 2016 20:37 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has organised three private charter flights back to London Stansted and London Gatwick airports for guests on board 'Black Watch', which will depart on Monday 4th July 2016.

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Black Watch Update

News   •   Jul 03, 2016 12:12 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that 'Black Watch' arrived in Funchal at ca. 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

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Fred. Olsen Update

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.

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Fred. Olsen Update

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.

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Fred. Olsen Update

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.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 16, 2016 10:56 BST

There are no guests currently in isolation in their cabins on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There are a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board, the majority of whom are British.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 13, 2016 11:46 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there are no guests currently in isolation in their cabins on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There have been no new gastric illness cases reported on the ship since 9th May 2016. There are a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 11, 2016 17:56 BST

There is currently just one guest who has been required to remain in their cabin on board 'Balmoral', out of a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board – the rest have recovered from their symptoms and been released. Today [11th May 2016], the ship has received a score of 98% out of 100% during a planned inspection by the Public Health Agency of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 10, 2016 15:54 BST

A gastroenteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There are currently just seven guests who have been required to remain in their cabins, out of a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board – the rest have recovered from their symptoms and been released.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 09, 2016 10:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that a gastro-enteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There are currently 15 guests who have been required to remain in their cabins, out of a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   Apr 29, 2016 16:35 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that a gastro-enteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton on 16th April 2016. Balmoral has NOT been quarantined in Norfolk, Virginia, and will be continuing to Baltimore, to arrive on 30th April 2016, as originally planned.