Fred Olsen Black Watch

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Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by frintonite » 19 Jun 2013, 10:57

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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by lynden » 19 Jun 2013, 11:11

Hi

Thanks for review.

Having done 15 cruises with p and o we have this weel booked black watch 1st July from Newcastle to Norway.

The attraction was we live five miles from cruise terminal and the price.

Really know very little about Fred so your review was helpful.

Do you know how the all inclusive package works?

We are going with an open mind and looking forward to the break without a 350 mile drive to Southampton.

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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by frintonite » 19 Jun 2013, 11:25

I think the drinks package is for house wines, beers and spirits, but if you want another brand you get a 50% discount. Price for the package does vary, have seen them for £10pppn up to £20pppn
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by lynden » 19 Jun 2013, 11:33

Thanks. Have been offered it for £10 pppn which seems a good deal.

Do you know how they monitor who is on AI. Is it by your cruise card. Just remember doing AI in spain may years ago and we had to wear bright coloured wrist bands.

Never thought we would do anything other than P&O so looking forward to a change

Thanks for info and any other tips appreciated.

Dont like the sound of the muster

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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by frintonite » 19 Jun 2013, 11:40

I think its done via the cruise card and cabin number, and yes the £10pppn is a good deal.

The muster is fine as long as its not tipping it down :-)
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by lynden » 19 Jun 2013, 11:44

Thank You
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by lynden » 21 Jun 2013, 16:35

Sorry to be a pain but,

Is it british 3 pin plugs on black watch or do i need an adapter?

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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by oldbluefox » 21 Jun 2013, 17:29

I enjoyed reading your report frintonite, especially since Black Watch operates out of Newcastle, and I believe Rosyth and Greenock, but it would save a very long journey down to Southampton and from what you have written it certainly sounds worthy of keeping a watchful eye on. Many thanks for sharing your review with us.


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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by lynden » 21 Jun 2013, 18:09

Hi

Havinfg done 15 plus cruises from southampton with P & O we have booked black watch from Newcastle in July, Cant wait to leave home at 2pm and board before 2 15pm. Will let you know how we get on.
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by oldbluefox » 21 Jun 2013, 18:14

Yes please.

We have a friend who has cruised a few times with Fred and always speaks highly of them. However he says they have a couple of ships in the fleet which have flat bottoms and 'bob around like corks' in rough seas. I have asked him which ones they are and await his reply. If one is Black Watch I'll wait until you get back before I tell you!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by frintonite » 21 Jun 2013, 21:37

In the cabin we had there was a single 13amp socket, so an extension lead would be good
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by frintonite » 21 Jun 2013, 21:41

We have also booked today Black Watch for 2015 Total Eclipse
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Re: Fred Olsen Black Watch

Post by cruiseclues » 24 Mar 2014, 01:03

Ray and Sue...Thank you for your informative review...the muster drill sounded a lot like when I was in the army. :) :) :) :)
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