Popular cruise ship Black Watch is to undergo a multi-million pound refit next month when she enters dry-dock for 26 days. The refurbishment project will see the 804-passenger ship undergo major changes to the staterooms and restaurants including:
- New interactive in-cabin TV systems, new safes and mini-bars
- Refurbished bathrooms
- Braemar Garden Café will be converted into a new 54-seat restaurant called Brigadoon.
- The Braemar Courtyard will be converted into a separate specialty dining area, called The Black Watch Room.
- The Grill restaurant, by the main pool area, will be rebranded and redesigned.
- The main dining room, The Glentanar, will undergo extensive refurbishment.
- Pubs and bars will also receive a considerable refit, including The Observatory Lounge and the Lido Lounge.
- The Morning Light Pub will be moved to the area currently occupied by the Braemar Lounge. The area vacated by the existing Morning Light Pub will be renamed the Neptune Bar.
- The Marina Cinema will be upgraded with the latest 3D technology.
- The Guest Services area will also have a refresh.
Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Black Watch is one of Fred. Olsen’s most popular cruise ships, and it is important that she always looks her best. During her 26-day dry dock in Hamburg, as well as the usual maritime inspections and maintenance work, we will also be undertaking major upgrades to the cabins and public areas throughout the ship, to ensure that we continue to provide the best facilities possible to meet our guests’ expectations.”