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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to start new cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2014

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to start new cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is to start her new cruise season from Rosyth (Edinburgh), with a ten-night sailing to the Norwegian fjords on 31st July 2014.

In all, Fred. Olsen is offering four sailings from Rosyth in its 2014/15 cruise season, to a variety of exciting worldwide itineraries, including a 13-night Baltic voyage to 'Scandinavia & St. Petersburg', in August 2014, and an 11-night 'France, Spain & Guernsey' cruise in September 2014.

Black Watch's 2014 cruise season in Rosyth will sit in between the ship's seven calls at the Port of Tyne in Newcastle in July, September and October.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

"The Olsen family has close links with Scotland and is committed to offering Scottish guests a range of itineraries and destinations to choose from: in fact, we will be increasing the number of sailings that we offer from Rosyth from four in 2014/15 to five in 2015/16. So, we would like to encourage our loyal Scottish guests to take the chance to see more of the world with Fred. Olsen, from right on their doorstep!"

Fred. Olsen's five 2015/16 cruises from Rosyth will depart in Summer 2015, this time on board 880-guest Boudicca. Destinations will include a seven-night D1512 'Land of the Vikings' cruise to Norway on 1st June 2015, and an intriguing 16-night D1516 'Poison, Murder & Mystery Cruise' on 10th July 2015, which will be linking the 'Poison Gardens' in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland and Guimar, Tenerife. This itinerary is a first for any cruise line, and Fred. Olsen will be unveiling this participative 'murder mystery' cruise at an exclusive launch at The Tower of London, hosted by The Duchess of Northumberland and Fred. Olsen Senior, on 24th July 2014.

Fred. Olsen will also be offering two sailings from Greenock (Glasgow) in September 2014, to the Norwegian fjords and 'Portugal & the Azores'.

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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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