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: UK – Aqaba, Jordan
Fly from your chosen UK Airport (London Gatwick or Manchester) to Aqaba, Jordan and be transferred to the cruise port.
Day 2: Aqaba, Jordan
Situated at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba; the Jordanian port city of Aqaba boasts stunning beaches and breath-taking coral reefs. Visit the Aqaba Fort and adjacent Aquaba Archaeological Museum with its large collection of Egyptian and Chinese ceramics and displays. Discover the ruins of the old city of Ayla in the city centre, admire the Sherif al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque, and explore Mamluk Castle. The Yamanieh coral reef in the nearby Aquaba Marine Park is a favourite with scuba divers, and Aquaba Bird Observatory is a bird-watchers' paradise. Venture further afield to explore the rose-red city of Petra; buried by sand for over 2000 years and named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 8: Salalah, Oman
Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province in southern Oman. This fascinating are is famed for its Arabian Sea beaches, sea life filled waters, banana plantations, and the Khareef annual monsoon. The impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the centre of the city draws the crowds each day. Pay a visit to Al Baleed Archaeological Park to explore the city's maritime heritage at Museum of the Frankincense Land and also the city wall, citadel and Grand Mosque. Shop for local handicrafts at Al Husn Souq or spend time admiring the sculptured cliffs and blow holes at scenic Mughsayl beach. Dinosaur Village Salalah is a must-visit if you’re travelling with children.
Day 10-11: Muscat, Oman
Muscat, unlike a lot of her Arabian cousins, has managed to retain a scene of authenticity to the old ways. Where her more notable cousins have arrived into the 21st century with a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, shopping malls and hotels, Muscat has retained a lot more of her traditions and values of old. It is this aspect that allows her to captivate guests time and time again. Sail into the preserved historical waterfront and experience the traditional architecture of this calming seascape, hike through the terracotta coloured mountains or even visit the old town and discover the traditional souk and spice markets.
Day 12: Khasab, Oman
One of the hidden gems of The Middle East, Oman will have you captivated from the moment she appears on the distant horizon. From the moment you sail into Khasab you will immediately be greeted by a striking Arabian military fort bewitching the harbour skyline enchanting you into to romance of the area. Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters surrounding the area or take a boat trip into the Fjords of Arabia, experiencing the breathtaking coast that is known as 'the Norway of the Gulf' and see if you can even spot a pod of dolphins playing nearby.
Day 13: Doha, Qatar
Sitting on Doha Bay is the capital of the Persian Gulf - Doha. This vibrant metropolis boasts the Corniche Promenade and plentiful park areas alongside the downtown waterfront. Admire the extensive collection of exhibits at the Museum of Islamic Art and Al Zubara Fort & Museum. Qatari art and heritage also comes to life at Katara Cultural Village. Shop for local handicrafts, jewellery and spices at the traditional Souq Waqif or indulge yourself at the designer shops at The Pearl-Qatar. Venture out of the city on an exciting Desert Safari by 4x4 jeep or get up close to the indigenous Arabian Oryx deer on a visit to Al Maha Sanctuary.
Day 14: Abu Dhabi, UAE
In the space of a generation Abu Dhabi has managed to transform herself from small fishing village into the thriving metropolis of today. A dramatic skyline of modern skyscrapers and exquisite hotels provides a contrast with the mosques and bazaars of old that can still be found here. Take a ride out to Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park providing thrills and fun for all the family, or why not take a Jeep Safari through the sand dunes surrounding the city.
Day 15: Abu Dhabi, UAE – UK
As your cruise comes to an end be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.