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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.


Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

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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

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom