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This thrilling 15-night voyage on board Boudicca features precisely what cruising is about. Subsequent to setting out in Dover you’ll bounce between wonderful urban communities and islands the distance to the Suez Canal and past, with every goal offering a differing exhibit of sights and encounters that you’ll always remember.
Your first port of call is Leixoes for visits to Oporto – Portugal’s fascination stuffed second city – where highlights incorporate the forcing house of prayer, the wonderful Baroque-style Clérigos Church and numerous world-renowned port-wine basements. Make certain to meander the enchanting roads of the UNESCO-recorded Ribeira District as well. It’s then on to the noteworthy Spanish city of Cádiz where Boudicca will dock close by Balmoral, Braemar and Black Watch – for just the second time ever – as a major aspect of the ‘Commanders in Cádiz’ occasion. You’ll appreciate themed diversion, nourishment and fun on board and on the quayside to praise the 170th commemoration of Fred. Olsen – an affair that guarantees to be just remarkable. An unwinding day in Ibiza closes the Spanish leg of your vacation, with the opportunity to walk around the UNESCO-recorded old town, Dalt Vila, or splash up the daylight on perfect shorelines. . . .. …
Great value, wherever we take you As you’d expect from Fred. Olsen, this fantastic programme won’t cost the earth. There are special prices on all the cruises on this site, so you can book with confidence knowing you’re benefiting from great value for money, along with a holiday packed full of wonderful experiences. What’s more, the price includes almost everything. In fact, all of the following comes as standard:
• Comfortable en-suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
• All meals throughout your cruise – from five-course à la carte dining to casual buffets and late-night snacks
• Self-service tea & coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
• On board leisure facilities including gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzis
• A choice of daily on board activities and lectures
• All evening entertainment, including dancing, cabaret shows and live music
• Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (Gala Buffet not available on Short Breaks)
• All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
• Baggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
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Food and Dinning on Ship
Dining on board Boudicca is always a memorable experience, no matter the length of your cruise or where you’re sailing to. There are five stylish dining venues to choose from, each serving tempting culinary delights perfectly prepared by our expert chefs.
Sumptuous five-course á la carte meals are a real highlight, offered every night in the Four Seasons, Tintagel and intimately-sized Heligan Room restaurants. For a less formal dining experience, guests can help themselves to a delicious buffet in the Secret Garden Café, which is also open for lunch and late-night treats; while The Grill is the place to enjoy prime cut steaks, fresh seafood and much more in a wonderful al fresco setting.
Cruising with Fred. Olsen is all about indulging, and we’re sure you’ll savour every morsel on board Boudicca.
Four Seasons Restaurant
The Four Seasons is the largest and main restaurant on board Boudicca. Tastefully decorated in mellow brown and cream tones with striking artwork hung around the room, the Four Seasons offers formal dining in a stylish and more traditional setting.
Guests can enjoy their delicious five-course a la carte meal on an intimate table for two, or on a table for up to eight guests – perfect for making new friends over sumptuous food and wine, or simply catching up with those you may have met before.
Beautifully decorated in warm shades of red and cream, the Tintagel – located next to the Four Seasons on Lounge Deck 6 – assumes an air of timeless elegance and charm. Serving the same menu as the Four Seasons, the Tintagel also offers formal a la carte dining in a stylish and traditional setting; with varied table sizes to choose from when you book.
Experience the warm, cosy and welcoming atmosphere, enjoy a glass or two of your favourite wine with your friends and loved ones, and take in spectacular views as attentive waiters serve you with five courses of delicious food freshly prepared by our expert chefs.
Named after the stunning ‘lost gardens’ which have been recreated in Cornwall, the Heligan Room is the smallest formal dining venue on board Boudicca and offers the same fantastic five course a la carte meals served in the larger Four Seasons and Tintagel Restaurants, but in an even more intimate setting.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or an extra special dining experience with a group of friends and loved ones. Enjoy stunning views, great company and exquisite food in a cosy, comfortable and relaxing setting while our friendly waiters take care of everything for you. This is how dining on a cruise ship should be.
The beautiful Secret Garden Café is Boudicca’s less formal, buffet-style dining venue – perfect if you prefer not to dine at a set time and without fixed seating. Beautifully decorated in an oriental theme, with Japanese style décor and pretty fretwork screens, the Secret Garden Café – though more relaxed than Boudicca’smain restaurants – offers a fantastic selection of delicious dishes in a warm and welcoming environment.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late-night snacks, you can spend the whole day exploring ashore or relaxing on deck, safe in the knowledge there’s always somewhere to enjoy a full meal or just a quick bite to eat.
For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest. Open in warm weather, The Grill – located towards the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck 6 – combines the relaxing sounds of the ocean with incredible views and fantastic food – a real feast for all the senses. Indulge at lunchtime, or perhaps treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening – a unique experience that’s not to be missed.
The Bookmark Café
Boudicca’s Chocolate and Coffee Café offers guests a selection of delicious speciality coffees and teas and luxury chocolates.
Sip on Taylors of Harrogate rich espresso or loose leaf teas. Try our sumptuous selection of quality chocolates, from Pralines to Champagne Truffles. All available at reasonable prices.
During your cruise holiday, Fred. Olsen offers a complimentary room service for breakfast and light snacks. Our room service menu operates on board all our cruise ships between 10am and 10pm each day, offering light snacks (except during embarkation and disembarkation times) for those occasions when maybe our restaurant times just don’t suit your plans for the day or you simply just fancy a bite to eat. Drinks are available 24 hours a day.
- Suites on board Boudicca are the ultimate indulgence and range from approx. 150 sq ft in a Single Balcony Suite to approx. 550 sq ft in a Premier Suite. Featuring a private balcony or a terrace balcony* and a separate sitting area, Suites are like a home-from-home from which to enjoy incredible sea views and unrivalled relaxation.
They have a sitting area, picture windows, a balcony, bathroom with shower.
Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, fridge, safe and a hairdryer.
All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
Smoking is permitted on room balconies.
Ocean View Rooms
Ocean View Rooms on board Boudicca range from approx. 160 sq ft to approx. 200 sq ft and all feature an en-suite. Selected en-suites are fitted with a bath (with a shower over the bath), although most are fitted with a shower.
Interior Rooms on board Boudicca are approx. 140 sq ft so there’s ample room, and feature an en-suite with a shower (the en suite in Interior Room 3101 is fitted with a bath and a shower over the bath).
Bars and Lounges
Boudicca’s comfortable bars and lounges are open throughout the day, so you’ll always find somewhere to relax with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand; marvel at the ever-changing scenery as you take the weight off your feet; or enjoy fantastic entertainment from an excellent lineup of talented performers.
Sip a cold beer or refreshing cocktail under the afternoon sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or perhaps visit The Observatory for a Premium Afternoon Tea accompanied by spectacular views. Stop-by the welcoming Morning Light Pub or the popular Secret Garden Lounge for pre-dinner drinks; then call into the Neptune Lounge for the nightly after-dinner show. The Lido Lounge is a great place to catch up with friends during the day or dance long into the night as the resident bands and singers perform live for your enjoyment.
In the Iceni Room you can help yourself to a warming cup of tea or coffee, but for a more indulgent experience the Bookmark Café is the place to visit to satisfy your cravings with luxurious coffees and chocolates.
A popular after-dinner venue, the Lido Lounge – located towards the stern of the ship on Lido Deck 7 – is a great place to sit, relax and catch up with friends over a cold pint, an exotic cocktail, or even something light, refreshing and non-alcoholic; or to dance the night away to fantastic live music performed by the resident band and singers.
When you’ve finished every last morsel of your sumptuous five course meal or tempting buffet, retire to the Neptune Lounge and settle into a comfortable chair to enjoy fantastic entertainment from a wide range of performers over a glass or two of your favourite tipple, served with a smile by our ever-friendly waiters. There’s ample space in the Neptune Lounge and shows are performed after each dinner sitting every evening, so there’s no reason to miss out on the feast of music, dance, comedy and costume.
Located towards the bow of the ship on Marquee Deck 9 and boasting spectacular panoramic views, the Observatory Lounge is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit around the bar in the centre of the lounge, or perhaps take a seat by one of the large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.
The Observatory Lounge is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views.
Morning Light Pub
Decorated to resemble a British pub or inn but with a Scandinavian twist, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends both old and new.
You could enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.
The Marquee Bar
The Marquee Bar – located towards the stern of the ship on Marquee Deck 9 – is the ideal place to take a break from relaxing in the sunshine next to the nearby pool. Find shade under the awning at the bar, where you could chat to your hearts content with the friendly staff; or perhaps grab a table with friends and watch the world sail by over a glass of your favourite tipple.
Enjoy a cold beer, a fruity wine, exotic cocktail or treat yourself to premium gins such as The Botanist Islay or Bols Jonge, perfectly complemented by Fevertree tonic water. Delicious light bites can be ordered at the Marquee Bar too – perfect if you’re peckish but don’t want to head inside and leave the sunshine behind.
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Try and beat our experienced Croupiers at the Gaming Tables.
Your cruise ship Boudicca includes a gaming area where you may try your hand on the Black Jack table or Roulette wheel. Try and beat our experienced dealers, and there is even the opportunity to learn how to play better, with daytime sessions teaching you how to win big.
Named after the tribe which Queen Boudicca led into battle, the intimate Iceni Room is a great place to enjoy an aperitif before retiring to the nearby Neptune Lounge for an evening of fantastic entertainment. You’ll feel right at home in the comfortable leather chairs and surrounded by fine works of art.
Open throughout the day, the Iceni Room also has self-service tea and coffee making facilities for you to use at your convenience.
Located on Lido Deck 7, the Bookmark Café is an indulgent delight that’s not to be missed. You’ll find an assortment of delectable chocolates to devour here, from extravagant champagne truffles to melt-in-your-mouth caramel hearts, alongside a tempting menu of specialty hot drinks – choose from Taylors of Harrogate’s intense coffees and a selection of traditional teas such as earl grey and English breakfast.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and cater to your caffeine cravings in the most unforgettable way while cruising the world’s waterways aboard Boudicca.
Secret Garden Lounge & Bar
The Secret Garden Lounge and Bar is a particularly popular spot just before dinner, thanks to its close proximity to Boudicca’s dining venues. Start your evening with a cold pre-dinner pint, a glass or two of your favourite wine, or perhaps a sweet cocktail while listening to the superb resident singers; then walk the short distance to your restaurant for an indulgent dining experience.
Relax & Fitness on Balmoral
Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about being able to rest and relax away from the stresses of life at home and on board Balmoral it is easy to take your mind off it all.
From the luxurious Atlantis Spa, offering a range of treatments such as massages, manicures and hairdressing, to the bubbling jacuzzis and large promenade which is perfect for relaxing strolls in the morning sunshine or under moonlight, you’ll find there are plenty of places to unwind on board the ship.
Making the most of your time on board to relax and indulge doesn’t mean you have to stray too far from your healthy lifestyle either, thanks to Balmoral’s fantastic fitness facilities. You can work to a familiar routine or have a go at something new in our fully equipped Fitness Centre, which hosts a number of energetic classes; or swim lengths in one of the large heated pools – a great way to stay in shape.
Atlantis Spa & Salon
We’re confident you’ll feel thoroughly relaxed and spoilt on board Balmoral, but if you’re after a little extra pampering, head to Highland Deck 10 and immerse yourself in the soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa and Salon – located next door to the Fitness Centre. Here you’ll find everything to refresh and revitalise you, including manicures, massages, waxing and hair styling and colouring. If you’re looking to unwind after a workout in the gym or a busy day ashore, or simply wanting to treat yourself to a new look ready for formal night, the experts in the Atlantis Spa and Salon will have you covered.
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With so much time to relax on board and sumptuous meals to enjoy every day, we know it’s important for you to have somewhere to stay in shape. Balmoral’s Fitness Centre – located at the front of the ship on Highland Deck 10 – is fully equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment you’d expect to find in your gym back home, including treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and free weights. Classes including yoga, aerobics and pilates regularly take place in the Fitness Centre too, catering to all levels of fitness and experience.
Start the day with a quick run or row, or perhaps enjoy a full workout while enjoying the view out over the bow of the ship – perfect for burning-off those indulgences from the night before!
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzis
Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in either ofBalmoral’s large, heated pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck 11 and at the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck 7, both pools are surrounded by sun loungers and have two bubbling Jacuzzis close-by – a welcome relief after a busy and exciting day ashore.
As well as offering a fantastic range of facilities, lounges, bars and restaurants, Balmoral also benefits from extensive outside deck space which guests are free to explore at their leisure. The Promenade – which extends all the way around Lounge Deck 7 – is perfect for starting your day with a relaxing stroll in the sea breeze, catching some sunshine on an afternoon meander, and enjoying romantic after-dinner strolls under moonlight.
There are often games of shuffleboard or deck quoits taking place on the Promenade too, which you’re always welcome to join. Just don’t forget to look up from time to time, as you never know what stunning sights are coming up on the horizon.