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All I can do is console you with the fact that you are never short of a meal on a cruise ship and you will be able to get something almost as soon as you board, so work it out from there. .... Neil.
You can call 01473 746175 for confirmation of the embarkation time.
As Black Watch is not due to arrive at Dover until 6pm it seems the information you have had is correct, but do phone them to ask about meals on the first night. They are the only ones who can give you an answer. Or at least a sensible answer.
It is most unusual for boarding to be so late. I should reconfirm this information with Fred. Olsen. The normal boarding time is around 1400 and dinner is at the normal time that you have booked.
The reason e are boarding so late is that the Black Watch is docking at Southampton that morning from the previous cruise and it then has to sail from Southampton to Dover.
Thank you for your answers to my question. I just wondered if anyone had experienced a late boarding and what the drill was.
Once again many thanks for taking the time to reply to my question and you never now we may meet sometime on a cruise.
We have the same situation sailing on Black Watch December 1st.,leaving Southampton at 23:00 after the ship sails empty from Dover. Wilcox, would appreciate it if you let me know what happened on your first night. Dennis Thompson.
We sailed like you are at 22.00 hours and after we were shown to our cabin I quickly unpacked and then went to the dining room that had been allocated and we had our evening meal before the ship sailed from Dover. We had the lifeboat drill on the first morning at sea if I remember rightly. I hope that you enjoy your cruise. Bridget.
Thanks for that Bridget. Have sailed on Black Watch before and can,t wait to board her again. Just got upgraded from inside to outside with bath so am well pleased.Dennis.
Dear Dennis, Have a great cuise and the outside cabins with a bath are lovely. We had a bath in our outside cabin on the Bouddicca last year. I am looking forward to our next cruise on Black Watch next year. Bridget .
Also when boarding so late what do they do about boat drill? Dennis Thompson.