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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.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08

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