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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Black Watch' to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2016

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Black Watch' to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is due to commence her cruise season from Rosyth, Scotland on 20th August 2016, with a five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing. In total, Fred. Olsen will be offering seven cruises from Rosyth aboard Black Watch this year – an increase of one turnaround call since 2015.

Fred. Olsen will be offering guests a variety of itineraries from Rosyth in 2016, including a nine-night ‘A Taste of Iceland’ cruise, a 13-night ‘Scandinavian Capitals & St. Petersburg’ sailing, and a 12-night ‘Spain, France & Portugal’ sunshine getaway.

Neil Herbert, Head of Sales at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

Black Watch’s forthcoming cruise season from Rosyth builds upon Fred. Olsen’s already-close relationship with this convenient, regional Scottish port.

“Significantly, 2016 marks Fred. Olsen’s tenth anniversary of sailing from the popular Port of Rosyth, and it is rewarding to see that cruising with Fred. Olsen is now well-established as the ‘holiday of choice’ in the minds of so many local people.”

Black Watch’s sailings from Rosyth in 2016 include:

- 13-night W1615 ‘Scandinavian Capitals & St. Petersburg’ cruise, departing on 10th September 2016. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

Ports of call: Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK – Copenhagen, Denmark – Helsinki, Finland – St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight stay) – Riga, Latvia – Oslo, Norway (overnight stay) – Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK

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- Seven-night W1616A ‘German Cities & Waterways’ cruise, departing on 23rd September 2016. Prices start from £799 per person.

Ports of call: Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK – Esbjerg, Denmark – Hamburg, Germany (overnight stay) – Cruising River Elbe Cruising Weser River – Bremen, Germany (overnight stay) – Cruising Weser River – Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK

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- 12-night W1617 ‘Spain, France & Portugal’ adult-only cruise, departing on 30th September 2016. Prices start from £1,109 per person.

Ports of call: Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK – Lorient, France – Bilbao (from Getxo), Spain – Avilés, Spain – El Ferrol, Spain – Oporto (from Leixoes), Portugal – Honfleur, France – Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK

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- 16-night W1618 ‘France, Portugal & the Canary Islands’ cruise, departing on 12th October 2016. Prices start from £1,109 per person.

Ports of call: Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK – Honfleur, France – Lisbon, Portugal – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Funchal, Madeira – Oporto (from Leixoes,) Portugal – Rosyth (Edinburgh), UK

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All prices listed are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded ‘Interior Room’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port dues.

Guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package for just £10 per person, per night.

In 2017, Fred. Olsen’s cruise season will see Black Watch return to Rosyth, offering eight sailings in total, between 14th August until 14th October 2017. Guests can choose from a range of itineraries, including a seven-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, a 13-night exploration of ‘Greenland, Norway & Iceland’ and a 16-night ‘Canary Islands, Madeira & Portugal’ sunshine sailing.

In addition, Fred. Olsen will be setting sail on eight unique cruises from Rosyth in 2017, including two river cruises – ‘French Rivers’ and ‘German Waterways’ – both of which are itineraries that have not been offered from this Scottish port before.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.




Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

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