Three sister ships originally built for Royal Viking Line have united in the port of Leixões, Portugal. Boudicca and Black Watch, now operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as well as Albatros, owned by Phoenix Reisen, gathered at the Portuguese port, which is situated near to the city of Porto.
It is one of the first times all of the ex-Royal Viking sister ships have met, since their construction in the early 1970s. Royal Viking Line operated from 1972 until 1998, when the cruise line ceased trading due to financial issues.
Boudicca, which was originally named Royal Viking Sky is currently on a 16-night cruise from Newcastle, England visiting Spain and Portugal.
Black Watch, the ex-Royal Viking Star, is three days into an epic 32-night Caribbean itinerary from Greenock, Scotland.
Phoenix Reisen’s Albatros is nearing the end of a 16-night sailing to the Canary Islands.