Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch is starting its Newcastle program from the Port of Tyne on June 18.

Fred. Olsen is embarking on a series of six cruises from this North East departure port from June to August 2013, on a variety of worldwide itineraries – from an eight-night ‘Arctic Circle & Midnight Sun’ cruise to a 15-night ‘Canary Islands’ sailing.

Guests taking advantage of these Summer 2013 cruise deals from Newcastle can also choose to upgrade with the popular ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, for a special price of just £10 per person per night, which includes selected wines, spirits beers and soft drinks. What is more, premium branded drinks and cocktails are also available at half price.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ links with the Port of Tyne date back over a hundred years, and we are committed to offering our loyal Newcastle guests a selection of exciting worldwide cruises from right on their doorstep, ‘Bringing the world closer to you’.

“According to the Port of Tyne, its International Passenger Terminal brings an additional £54 million into the North East’s economy each year, supporting over 1,700 jobs in the regional tourism industry, and Fred. Olsen is delighted to be making a significant contribution to its continued success.”