The intimate Boudicca delivers high-quality service and a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step on board. With a total passenger capacity of 880 — rare in modern cruising — she is a ship that provides you with more space for relaxing, as well as greater access to shorelines that larger ships can't reach.
The range of dishes and dining venues on Boudicca is remarkable. Breakfast offers hot and continental options alongside fresh pancakes and omelettes, while dinner menus bring Scandinavian herring platter, Indian-spiced butterfish, Irish stew, Norwegian salmon, and braised venison. You also have Far East specialities and al fresco dining to enjoy during your time at sea.
Indulge yourself in some retail therapy, relax in a hot tub and unwind in a welcoming bar or traditional lounge. You can entertain yourself with swimming, ballroom dancing, spa sessions, and card games during the day before spending the evening watching live comedy acts and music performances.
A cruise on Boudicca offers you close-up views and limitless luxury.
On Boudicca, you have the chance to experience some of the best dining at sea. Choose from one of three main dining rooms — Tintagel Restaurant, The Heligan Room and Four Seasons Restaurant — which all offer a choice of high-quality food and varied menus each night. The Grill lets you relax poolside and dine al fresco with dishes here including: shrimp salad, burgers, blueberry cheesecake, grilled seafood, and fillet steak. Head to Secret Garden Café to enjoy a relaxed buffet-dining experience, or The Bookmark Cafe for espressos, teas and luxury chocolates.
During the day, The Marquee Bar offers refreshing drinks — including premium gins — to enjoy in the sun. One of the favourite spots for guests to have an early-evening drink is The Observatory, which offers a relaxing pianist, welcoming atmosphere and views of the sunset. Head to the traditional British-style Morning Light Pub for a relaxed and informal ambience where you can enjoy good company, then go to Lido Lounge for a range of beers, spirits and cocktails. The highlight of most nights is Neptune Lounge where there are cabarets, live music, bright costumes, and dancing shows. Or for some peace and quiet, try Iceni Room which offers leather seats along with tea and coffee making facilities.
Fred. Olsen's entertainment venues include swimming pools, hot tubs, spa, sauna, gym, shops, library, cards room, arts and crafts sessions, and golf nets. During the evening, head to Neptune Lounge where you can enjoy singers, dancers, comedians, and magicians. There's also the casino which features roulette and blackjack.
Day 1: Dover, UK
Arrive at the Port and embark on board Boudicca.
Day 5 - 6: Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik — the world's most northern capital — is Iceland's cultural hub. Sundahöfn is a modern harbour just minutes from the city centre that welcomes large ships from around the world, while smaller ships dock in the Old Harbour at the heart of town. Famous for its vibrant nightlife and vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants this diverse setting also boasts natural beauty in the unspoilt countryside.
Away from the bustling centre, discover a small piece of paradise at the Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Golden sand meets a fusion of cold sea and hot geothermal water, which produces warmer temperatures perfect for swimming. Visit in winter and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights.
Day 8: Cruising Prins Christiansund, Cruising Torssykatak
Day 9: Qaqortoq, Greenland
The town of Qaqortoq is located in southern Greenland, near to Cape Thorvaldsen. This town is rich in art, culture, Norse history, and hot springs, and is also a popular spot for kayaking and hiking. Take a leisurely walk around nearby Lake Tasersuaq, hop on a passenger boat to Hvalsey and see the church ruins, or experience the hot springs at Uunartoq. Follow the route of the Stone & Man exhibition; which comprises 40 sculptures created by Greenlandic artist, Aka Hoegh, and his artist friends in the mid-1990s. Admire the tupilaks, talismans, and modern art on display at Qaqortoq Museum. Explore the adjoining main square with its 100-year old fountain, historical buildings, cafes, and eateries.
Day 10: Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Narsarsuaq is a small settlement in the Kujalleq area in southern Greenland with a small population of less than 200 residents. This area overlooks Tunulliarfik Fjord, based around its international airport - a former US Military Airbase - and rich in wildlife, gemstones, and blue-ice glaciers. Venture to the top of Signal Hill on the outskirts of Narsarsuaq to enjoy panoramic views of the fjords, icebergs, and beyond. Travel inland to the awe-inspiring Narsarsuaq Glacier, which was created from an ice sheet; the glacier's blue ice is within walking distance and reached via the picture-perfect Flower Valley. Explore the history of the American Blue-West One base and Norse settlers through the pictures and exhibits at Narsarsuaq Museum
Day 11: Nanortalik, Greenland Cruising Tasermuit Fjord
Nanortalik is Greenland's most southerly town and sits on a small island surrounded by snow-capped mountains at the end of the Tasermiut Fjord. Its name translates as 'Place of Polar Bears' and plenty of these lovely animals live and hunt on the sea ice close to Nanortalik's shoreline. You may also catch sight of seals and whales in the surrounding waters. In the winter, you might get to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), the natural phenomenon that lights up the night sky. Stroll around the well-preserved historic quarter with its many cafes, brightly-coloured houses, and an unusual wooden church. Visit the oldest women's boat ever found, dating back to 1440, at Nanortalik Museum; discovered by polar explorer and artist, Eigil Knuth.
Day 15: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
Day 17: Dover, England
Disembark for your journey home.