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Black Watch
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BLACK WATCH FACTS

Description
The Black Watch is a cruise ship operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. The 205 metre long ship carries around 820 passengers and is named after the Scottish Black Watch Regiment. The ship was originally 177.7 metres long when built, but was extended by almost 28 metres in 1981 at Seebeckwerft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany

History
Black Watch was launched in 1971 at the Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard in Finland. She entered service in 1972 for Royal Viking Line under the name of Royal Viking Star and was christened by Mrs Thor Heyerdahl. She was sister ship to Royal Viking Sky and Royal Viking Sea. In 1991 she was acquired by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and renamed Westward, and put into service cruising from New York to the Caribbean and Bermuda. From 1994 to 1996 she cruised the Mediterranean fro NCL subsidiary Royal Cruise Line as Star Odyssey. she was acquired by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in 1996 and renamed to Black Watch.

Dining
Dining options include the Braemar Garden Cafe with buffet casual dining for over 120 guests, the Orchid Room, the Glentanar Restaurant and the Poolside café.

Entertainment
The ship has a number of lounges and bars including the Braemar Lounge, Pipers Bar, and the Observatory Lounge. The main entertainment lounge is the Neptune Lounge with stage and dance floor. Other entertainment facilities include cinema, gaming tables, library, card room, games room. Sporting facilities include fitness centre, sauna, gymnasium, golf nets, tennis court, swimming pool and exercise pools.

Cabins
Black Watch has a total of 423 cabins. Accommodation options include inside cabins, outside cabins, balcony cabins and suites. There are four cabins with facilities for passengers with a disability.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Built by:Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland.
Date Completed:1971
Gross Tonnage:28613
Length:205.47 m
Width:25.2 m
Decks:8
Passengers:804
Crew:330