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Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool

Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch has commenced its 2019/20 cruise season from the Port of Liverpool. This much-loved ship will operate a record 22 cruises from Liverpool between April 2019 and March 2020, giving holidaymakers in the North West the choice of a host of exciting destinations, including Norway, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Greenland and the Baltic. 

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “This year, our Liverpool cruise season is our most extensive and ambitious yet, which just goes to show the passion that people in and around the city, and across the North West, have for travel, and cruise in particular. We have an extremely loyal customer base choosing to cruise from their local, convenient Port of Liverpool. Added to this are an ever-growing number of holidaymakers discovering Fred. Olsen for the first time, taking advantage of our popular range of shorter ‘taster’ cruises, as well as our more adventurous explorations all over the world.” 

Notable sailings from Liverpool include a 13-night ‘Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun’ adults-only cruise, departing on 7 June 2019. Ports of call are Trondheim; cruising Rørvik, Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountain range as well as crossing the Arctic Circle; Leknes; Tromsø; Honningsvåg; cruising North Cape; Alta; and Kristiansund. There’s also a 15-night ‘Exploring the Beautiful Baltic’ cruise, departing on 15 July 2019. On this sailing Black Watch visits Kristiansand; Helsinki; St Petersburg (overnight stay); Tallinn; and Skagen in Denmark. 

Other highlights include an eight-night ‘Scotland & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo’ cruise, departing on 13 August 2019. Calls are made at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; Edinburgh (Rosyth) for an evening performance of the world-famous Military Tattoo; Ullapool; Tobermory on the Isle of Mull; and Belfast. There’s also an eight-night adults-only ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers’ cruise departing on 26 August 2019. On this sailing Black Watch calls into Lerwick in the Shetland Islands; Bergen; Olden; cruising Nordfjord and Hornelen; Flåm; as well as cruising Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. 

‘Elegant, but not stuffy’, best describes the club-like atmosphere aboard Black Watch. This is a ship that’s popular with Brits who like to explore the world and take their time doing it. The well-appointed cabins and suites continue the tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space – especially the Terrace Balcony cabins. Unusual on today’s modern ships there’s the Marina Theatre cinema where recent releases are shown. The Glentannar Restaurant, Orchid Room, as well as Garden Café serve cuisine to suit the British palate and it never disappoints. 

  • 7th May 2019

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.