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Black Watch and Boudicca sold as accommodation vessels by Fred. Olsen

Boudicca is set to leave Rosyth for the final time as early as next week
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca and Black Watch - which were recently replaced by new vessels Bolette and Borealis, respectively - have been sold and will serve as accommodation vessels for a company in Turkey.

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.