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Fred Olsen’s Black Watch to sail from Newcastle again in 2014

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch to sail from Newcastle again in 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests some very attractive cruise deals from Newcastle in 2014, as 804-guest Black Watch commences her cruise season from the Port of Tyne on 28th June 2014. Fred. Olsen is embarking on a series of seven cruises from this convenient North East departure port from June to October 2014, on a variety of worldwide itineraries – from a seven-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ cruise to a 15-night ‘Canary Islands’ sailing.

Guests taking advantage of these 2014 cruise deals from Newcastle can choose to upgrade to the popular ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, for a special price of just £10 per person per night, which includes selected wines, spirits beers and soft drinks. When you upgrade, premium branded drinks are also available at half price.

Fred. Olsen will also be offering guests its exclusive ‘Enjoyment Promise’, the biggest initiative of its kind ever to take place in the UK to encourage people to try cruising. Under the promise, people who have never cruised with Fred. Olsen before will be able to try a Fred. Olsen cruise, and if they do not enjoy it, Fred. Olsen will fly them home and refund their cruise fare*. The promise is valid for bookings made at least 14 weeks in advance, and does not apply to cruises of six nights or less, or with a duration greater than 35 nights.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are proud to be offering our loyal Newcastle guests the chance to take an even wider selection of cruises from ‘right on their doorstep’ this year, with a choice of different holiday durations and destinations.


“We have made a considerable investment in adding our unique Fred. Olsen branding to the Port of Tyne’s International Passenger Terminal, and we are committed to our cruise programme in the North East. We will be offering an even greater number of cruise departures from Newcastle in 2015, with eight in total, and we are happy to be making our own contribution to the estimated £54 million that the cruise industry generates for the economy in the North East each year.”

Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“The team at our award-winning International Passenger Terminal have been working hard to prepare for another busy cruise season and are ready to give Black Watch a welcome return.

“As the region’s only passenger shipping gateway, the well-connected Passenger Terminal at North Shields provides a comfortable and hassle-free start to a holiday or, for those visiting the Port, a memorable day’s excursion.”