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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s  new ‘Morning Light Pub’

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’

As part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. The work to redevelop the former ‘Pipers Bar’ took place during Black Watch’s 25-night ‘Christmas in the Caribbean’ cruise in December 2013.

The introduction of the new ‘pub’ on board Black Watch brings it into line with the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet, with all four ships now featuring a popular 'Morning Light Pub'– named after Fred. Olsen’s first-ever ship.

Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’ will be a relaxing place for guests to gather with a drink and enjoy live evening entertainment. Balmoral was the first of the Fred. Olsen fleet to feature a ‘Morning Light Pub’, with Braemar joining in 2008 and Boudicca in 2013.

Black Watch, the smallest of the Fred. Olsen fleet, set off on a 114-night ‘South American & Australasia World Voyage’ on 14th January 2014, taking in Latin America, New Zealand, Australia and the Far East.

Black Watch will be embarking on 23 voyages in the 2014/15 cruise season, from five convenient regional UK departure ports: Southampton, Dover, Newcastle, Rosyth and Tilbury – the inaugural cruise season from this Essex port – to destinations as diverse as the Norwegian fjords, South America and the Canary Islands.

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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

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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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