Fred Olson - Black Watch

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MS Black Watch was built in 1972 by Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line and was named Royal Viking Star, she has also sailed for other cruise lines incuding Norwegian Cruise Lines as Westward and Royal Cruise Line as Star Odyssey.

Cabins on board Black Watch range from approximately 150 square feet for a Single Balcony Suite, to approximately 550 square feet for a Premier Suite. other highlights on the ship include swimming pool and Jacuzzi, card room, an impressive well-stocked library, fully equipped Internet Centre, medical centre,an assortment of bars and lounges, Atlantis spa, golf, shops selling everything you could need from clothes to jewellery to perfume and ornaments and holiday essentials such as sun cream or postcards.




Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  Cross-icon
Babysitting service  Cross-icon Video games room  Cross-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications

  • Size: Small
  • Length: 674 feet
  • Beam: 82 feet
  • Speed:  20 Knots
  • Tonnage: 28,613
  • Decks: 10
  • Crew: 320
  • Passengers: 868
  • Maiden Voyage: 1972 (as Royal Viking Star)
  • Christened:  
  • Godmother:

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Nautical Terms.

Port - This is the Left Hand Side of the Ship if Someone is Facing Forward Towards the Bow

Press gang - body of personnel from a ship sent ashore to recruit sailors to join the crew, the new recruits were usually offered the chance to volunteer but taken by force if they were unwilling

Rigging - The system of masts and lines on sailing ships

Scuttling - Making a hole in the hull of a ship in order to sink it deliberately

Starboard - The right side of the boat. Towards the right-hand side of a vessel when facing forward

Stern - The rear part of a ship

Strike the colours - To surrender the vessel to an enemy

Wake - Turbulence behind a vessel.