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A First For Fred Olsen With New Year’s Eve Debut In This Astonishing Place

A First For Fred Olsen With New Year’s Eve Debut In This Astonishing Place

One Fred Olsen ship is to dock in Sydney during its new year’s eve celebrations for the very first time.

The 804-passenger Black Watch will arrive in the Australian city on new year’s eve for a two-night stay as part of a 107-night world cruise departsing from Southampton on November 12th.

The ship will visit 35 ports in 22 countries on the 2018-19 circumnavigation, including a first time call into Sydney to witness the new year’s eve fireworks.

The line’s sales and marketing director, Justin Stanton, said: “We are delighted to be offering guests the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime holiday on board Black Watch, circling the globe from late 2018.

“Every stop on this unique voyage to the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Arabia and the Mediterranean will be simply unforgettable; topped-off by an extended stay in Sydney, planned to coincide with the city’s spectacular new year celebrations– the first time that we have visited at this fun-packed time of the year.”

The itinerary will see Black Watch cross the Atlantic from Funchal in Madeira to St. John’s, Antigua, continuing to Colombia before transiting the Panama Canal and exploring the Polynesian islands before arriving in Sydney

The ship then travels along eastern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef onto Komodo Island in Indonesia, Singapore, Phuket in Thailand, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai in India, for an overnight stay.

Black Watch then calls at Dubai, Muscat in Oman and Aqaba in Jordan, for another overnight stay.

After transiting the Suez Canal, the ship navigates the Strait of Messina through to Naples en route to Southampton, via Gibraltar and La Coruna in Spain.

Prices start at £11,999 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded interior cabin.


What do you think of the Fred Olsen news? Would you opt for this new year’s eve sailing or do you prefer to be at home for New Year’s? Have you cruised with Fred’s before? Leave us your comments…

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