Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has found a buyer for the classic Black Watch and Boudicca ships as the company modernizes its fleet with the addition of the former Rotterdam and Amsterdam from Holland America Line.
The Black Watch and Boudicca will leave the Fred. Olsen fleet with immediate effect, and will not be scrapped, but instead serve as hotel ships, according to a statement.
A buyer was not named.
A previous version of this article reported that the ships were sold to Miray International, per sources familiar with the transaction.
Miray has since told Cruise Industry News they did not purchase the ships. The Turkey-based company specializes in ship management and also providing accommodation vessels for large-scale projects.