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Black Watch prepares to kick off Rosyth cruise season

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is making final preparations for Black Watch's Rosyth cruise season.

The programme of eight cruises from the Edinburgh port kicks off on 14 August with a seven-night Lochs of Scotland sailing. In total, Fred Olsen will be offering eight cruises from Rosyth until 14 October – one more than in 2016.

Black Watch
Black Watch is offering a programme of eight cruises from Rosyth

A variety of itineraries include a seven-night Scenic Fjords of Norway cruise, a 10-night Cultural Cities of Northern Europe sailing, and a 16-night Landscapes of Portugal & the Canaries sunshine getaway.

There are also two river cruises – German Waterways and French Rivers, both of which are itineraries that have not been offered from Rosyth before.

Says Fred Olsen’s Clare Ward: “The Port of Rosyth is quite unlike anywhere else that we visit in the world, boasting spectacular scenery and three iconic bridges, and Black Watch’s guests will be among the first to sail under the new Queensferry Bridge, which will be opened officially by the Queen in September.”

Robert Mason, Capital Cruising’s Head of Cruise at Rosyth, said: “Rosyth is fast becoming Scotland’s key port to cruise from, with some amazing destinations on offer. It’s so easy to arrive at the Port, board a cruise liner and quickly be on your vacation.

“Across all our Scottish ports, we are enjoying a very busy cruise season this year and, with the arrival of the Black Watch on 14 August,  we will have welcomed over 100,000 passengers in 2017, with more due over the next few months.”

In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be reinforcing its commitment to Edinburgh (Rosyth) by introducing its 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, which will be sailing from the Port for the first time ever, on a total of nine itineraries.

Cruise holidays on offer, from May to July, include a five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ departure, a 14-night Scandinavia & St Petersburg Baltic discovery, and a nine-night German Waterways experience.

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Posted on 6th August 2017 at 01:49 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Fred Olsen |

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