Layup in Rosyth
Boudicca is on course to leave Scotland’s Babcock Rosyth facility next week, where the ship is currently in layup with the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet, with Black Watch to follow. Crew are in the process of preparing both vessels for the journeys.
A spokesperson for Fred. Olsen commented that the ships ‘served us extremely well’ and they are ‘delighted’ the ships will stay together.
Two of Royal Viking's original ships
Black Watch debuted in 1972 as Royal Viking Line's first ship, Royal Viking Star, while Boudicca was built in 1973 as Royal Viking Sky.
Bolette and Borealis
It was confirmed by the cruise line last month that Bolette and Borealis would replace Boudicca and Black Watch.
The two ships new to Fred. Olsen's fleet will enter service later this year following their purchase from Holland Americal Line.