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Farewell Boudicca and Black Watch

Built in Helsinki between 1971 and 1973, Black Watch and Boudicca were considered amongst the most luxurious cruise ships on the world’s oceans when they entered service with Royal Viking Line.

Black Watch became part of the Fred. Olsen family in 1996, while Boudicca joined us in 2006. Both vessels have, and will always have, a place in our hearts, and it is with a mix of sadness and great pride that we wish them farewell from our fleet as we now look to the future and welcome our two new ships.

Black Watch and Boudicca served us wonderfully, sailing our guests and crew around the world, many times over. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single guest who sailed on board the sisters and helped ensure every cruise was unforgettable. 

Whilst we can't sail at the moment, we have some plans up our sleeves to celebrate and commemorate their years of service with Fred. Olsen and to ensure they get the best send off we can possibly give. Keep an eye on our official Facebook page, and this special memories page on our website for details for how you can get involved.

Looking to the future, as we welcome our new ships Bolette and Borealis to the fleet, we can confirm that they will be operating future ex-UK itineraries that we had originally planned for Black Watch and Boudicca.


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