Fred Olsen’s Black Watch prepares for maiden Liverpool programme

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804 passenger Black Watch commences her first-ever cruise programme from Liverpool’s Pier Head Cruise Terminal on March 31, 2015.

The 13-night ‘Canary Islands Easter’ cruise kick-starts the company’s third season from the UK North Western port.

Fred. Olsen is offering 15 sailings from Liverpool in 2015/16, which is an increase on the 11 cruises that it undertook from the city last year.

Ex-Liverpool sailings in 2015/16, including a 16-night cruise to Canada, an 18 night Canaries and Madeira Christmas cruise and a two-night ‘mini cruise to Dublin.

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘This year, the City of Liverpool will welcome our most iconic ship, Black Watch, to its shores, and we look forward to receiving the same warm reception from the people of Merseyside as her sister ship, Boudicca, has experienced over the past two years.

With its stunning vistas and proud maritime heritage, there is something very special about cruising from Liverpool, and it is a tremendous benefit to be able to offer our guests the chance to set sail from the world-famous Pier Head.’

Cruise Liverpool said “Fred Olsen Boudicca cruises from Liverpool were hugely popular and we are sure Black Watch will be even more so. Passengers tell us all of the time that they just love the convenience of cruising from a port right on their doorstep. Fred Olsen are offering a wider choice of cruises than ever before and we look forward to working with them this coming season”

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