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Boudicca

Boudicca

launched 2006

tonnage 28,388

length 674 m

crew 329

capacity 853

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following of guests who appreciate a sense of class and timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern ‘megaships’. On board, in keeping with the Fred. Olsen fleet, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring guests disembark after their relaxing and rewarding holiday as friends, not just customers. Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, which, thanks to an extensive refurbishment of the ship’s suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities, will continue to show you the world in comfort and style for many years to come. Show lessAs you explore the globe you can indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill; and much more, without ever feeling overcrowded. Cruising alongside hundreds, not thousands of like-minded travellers also ensures that staff on board Boudicca can provide Fred. Olsen’s renowned personal, attentive service, catering to your every want and need.

Four Seasons

The largest and main restaurant on board Boudicca. Tastefully decorated in light blue, purple and pink 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 á 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 fellow travellers you may have met before.

Tintagel

Beautifully decorated, the Tintagel – located portside on Lounge Deck 6, next to the Four Seasons – 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.

Indian Ocean restaurant

A new addition for 2018, the Indian Ocean restaurant takes the place of The Heligan Room as the smallest dining venue on board Boudicca. Refreshed with new décor and furnishings, this venue still offers the same fantastic five-course á la carte meals served in the larger Four Seasons and Tintagel restaurants, but in an intimate, Indian Ocean-themed setting.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or a memorable 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.

The Secret Garden Café

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’s main 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 a flexible, open seating dining option available.

The Grill at The Poolside

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill at The Poolside for al fresco dining at its finest.

Open in warm weather, The Grill – located towards the stern of the ship by the poolside 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 breakfast or lunchtime at The Poolside, or perhaps – for a small supplement – treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening. Dinner at The Grill is a unique experience that’s not to be missed.

Room Service

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

On some days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Such civilised indulgence – and all for only £8.95 per person*.

Daytime activities

Whilst on board Boudicca you’ll be treated to guest speakers and performers, art and craft lessons and fun quizzes, along with Yoga, Pilates and other fitness activities to suit your needs and interests. Most daytime activities will be held either out on deck in the sea air, or at the Neptune Lounge, comfortable Morning Light Pub or the sociable Lido Lounge, with open views out to sea. Where possible, we also offer you the chance to really immerse yourself in the destinations on your itinerary with our exciting on board RIBs, which can take you even closer to unmissable sights and highlights found off the regular tourist trail. On sea days, it’s our pleasure to inspire you with the chance to learn new hobbies or skills. You could choose from photography talks, ballroom dancing lessons, singing and language classes, theatre workshops or even watercolour tutorials. Activities vary from cruise to cruise and are highlighted each day in your copy of the Daily Times.

Gaming Tables

Try your hand at Blackjack or Roulette at Boudicca’s Gaming Tables, located portside on Lounge Deck. Perhaps attend one of our daytime teaching sessions to improve your game and learn how to win big, then put your skills into practice in the evenings against our friendly croupiers, your new-found friends and fellow guests. Please note: games of chance may not be charged back to your on board account.

Evening entertainment

When the lights go down on board Boudicca, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous acts with your favourite tipple or cocktail in the Neptune Lounge. After the main show, there’s usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship’s Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner. As well as enjoying the evening show, you can join new-found friends in the Lido Lounge to enjoy performances from talented solo and double acts over a sociable drink; dance the night away to tunes performed by your ship’s resident band in the Neptune Lounge; or even take a moonlight stroll out on the open decks. For a magical end to your evening, head to the Observatory to enjoy a late-night drink accompanied by the sounds of a twinkling grand piano.

Neptune Lounge

When you’ve finished every last morsel of your sumptuous five-course meal or tempting buffet, settle in at Neptune Lounge and enjoy fantastic entertainment from a wide range of performers over a glass or two of your favourite tipple. 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. As Boudicca’s main entertainment venue, the Neptune Lounge also hosts insightful and immersive daily events and activities, such as lectures, port talks and presentations provided by our friendly crew and expert guest speakers.

Lido Lounge

A popular after-dinner venue, the Lido Lounge – located towards the stern of the ship on Lido Deck – is a great place to sit, relax and catch up with friends over a cold pint, an exotic cocktail, one of the fine premium gins on offer from our gin menu, 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

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 and fellow guests. 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 stop-by in the late evening and relax with a few glasses of your favourite tipple before retiring to your room for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Observatory

Located towards the bow of the ship on Marquee Deck 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.

The Bookmark Café

Located on Lido Deck, the Bookmark Café is an indulgent delight that’s not to be missed. You’ll find an assortment of delectable chocolates to devour, 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. The popular Bookmark Bestseller, which includes seven quality beverages and a bag of luxurious truffles for £15.95 per person, can be booked before your cruise. Satisfy your sweet tooth and cater to your caffeine cravings in the most unforgettable way while cruising the world’s waterways aboard Boudicca.

Marquee Bar

The Marquee Bar – located towards the stern of the ship on Marquee Deck – 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.

The Oriental Room

A new addition to the ship’s selection of inviting bars and lounges, The Oriental Room brings a touch of Far-Eastern style and opulence to the Lounge Deck on board Boudicca, with its exotic décor, elegant furnishings and menu of quality teas and herbal infusions providing an authentic taste of the Orient. You can enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. If you prefer something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer from the Far East, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.

Pool and Jacuzzi’s

There are three heated saltwater pools to choose from aboard Boudicca, so whether you’re hoping to stay in shape with a few lengths every morning or simply need to cool down on a sunny sea day, you’ll always find somewhere suitable. The Marquee Pool on Marquee Deck is perfect for a quick dip after catching some rays on Sun Deck; while the two pools located towards the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck are suitable for swimming and water-based exercise such as aqua aerobics – ideal for working-off those delicious indulgences from the night before. You’ll also find two hot, bubbling Jacuzzis next to the pools on Lounge Deck too, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. By each pool you’ll find plenty of comfortable sun loungers and ample open deck space too, providing somewhere to simply relax and enjoy the scenery and sea air as the friendly, attentive staff bring you your choice of refreshment throughout the day.

Fitness Centre

Whatever you choose to do each day, every moment you spend on board Boudicca will be rewarding and invigorating. You can enjoy a sunrise strolls along the promenade followed by hours of sunbathing on the Sun Deck; sit by your pick of the ship’s pools with a refreshing cocktail in hand; unwind in the bubbling jacuzzis or at the sauna and steam rooms; lose yourself in good book from the well-stocked library; or even try your hand at card games and arts & crafts. Time on board Boudicca is time to experience pure relaxation and indulgence, however that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape on holiday too. There’s a fully-equipped Fitness Centre for guests to use with our compliments, perfect for working-off that extra dish at dinner or that second glass of your favourite tipple. We also offer variety of yoga, aerobics and Pilates classes which are suitable for everyone, from beginners to regular gym-goers.

Atlantis Spa

Refresh the mind and revive the body at Boudicca’s haven of relaxation. The soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa is where you can really treat yourself. Situated on Atlantic Deck and open daily between 8am & 8pm, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing. Perhaps try out a new style for your holiday; get set for a formal evening or special occasion; or simply unwind after a busy day of exploring ashore.

Kids Clubs

Run by professional hosts, the Little Skippers Club is designed to ensure children aged between 5 and 11, and their parents or grandparents, get the most from their holiday. Leave your children with us and we’ll keep them entertained with a variety of creative and exciting activities and events, such as arts and crafts sessions, deck games, treasure hunts, quizzes, cookie and pizza making and much more.

Guest Speakers

Our range of fascinating lectures from leading experts are always popular on board. Previous subjects have included wine tasting, the sky at night, maritime history and piloting Concorde. Equally, guests value an insight into the destination they’re heading to our knowledgeable port lecturers share all the information you’ll need for venturing ashore, so you can be confident of making the most of your time in each port of call. On board Boudicca, the comfortable and spacious Neptune Lounge provides the ideal venue for these talks, with plenty of seating available and friendly staff on hand to serve you with your favourite tipple as you enrich your cruise experience.

Library

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lido Deck, Boudicca’s well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books, to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates served at this quiet, comfortable space. As well as losing themselves in a good book as the world drifts by, guests can stop-by the Library for a traditional board games such as chess and drafts, or have a go at large, challenging jigsaw puzzles available too.

Card Room

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Boudicca provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you’re sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills. If you prefer, asides from playing cards, there are jigsaws and board games for you to have a go at too.

Laundry Room

One of the treats of being on board your cruise ship is to leave behind the routine chores. And of course, there is a comprehensive on board laundry service which your stewardess will be pleased to arrange for you. Full details and prices for this service can be found in your Welcome Pack waiting in your room. However, we do appreciate that occasionally there may be items you wish to deal with yourself, and the self-service Laundry Room, located on Main Deck, is fully equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers and ironing facilities. A particularly useful facility for those guests enjoying a longer cruise holiday.

Port Shop

Forgot to pack a few of your holiday essentials? Don’t worry; Boudicca has a handy Port Shop which stocks everything you could possibly need during your time on board, from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks. Fred. Olsen branded merchandise is available to purchase here too.

Boutique Shop

The on board Boutique is the perfect place to pick-up a holiday bargain. Treat yourself or loved ones to a handbag, bottle of perfume and much more – and all at fantastic Duty Free prices. There’s a selection of fine fragrances and cosmetics from brands such as Dior, Clinique, Marc Jacobs and Estee Lauder. If you’re in need of a new outfit, the Boutique also offers a range of casual clothing and eveningwear.

Jewellery Shop

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion on board or looking for a memorable keepsake from your holiday, Boudicca’s fine jewellery shop offers a beautiful collection of watches and jewellery. Expect to find pieces from Swarovski, Clogau, Rotary, DKNY & Citizen and more.

Special Diets

We will do our best to accommodate most dietary requests onboard. WE currently cater for vegetarian, low fat, dairy free, gluten and wheat free diets. All special requests must be specified on the booking form and we will endeavour to source the products required, but cannot guarantee specific brands (some special requests may not be possible due to location of the vessel and availability at locals ports). Please give us as much notice as possible.

Medical Assistant

All passengers must ensure that they have travel insurance that provided adequate cover taking in their personal circumstances, that all known medical conditions have been declared to their insurers and where nessecary special provision has been made for any medical condition they have to ensure that they are not left in a position were significant uninsured medical expenses might be incurred.

Mobility Assistance

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines warmly welcomes guests dependent on the use of a wheelchair/scooter for mobility on all vessels within our fleet. However, with the very different nature of a holiday at sea when compared to one on land we very strongly recommend you are accompanied by an able-bodied companion who is responsible for providing any assistance that you may require both on board and ashore. On board we are unable to offer any sustained or long-term assistance. If you opt to travel alone but it transpires that you are unable to cope on board you will be required to meet with a senior officer to discuss the situation, and in extreme circumstances asked to disembark the vessel at your own expense. If in any doubt prior to departure as to whether we can safely accept the guest for passage, we do reserve the right to insist a guest is accompanied by an able-bodied companion.

Dress Code

Shore Excursions
Casual wear is advised

Informal Evening wear
Ladies: Seasonal Dresses
Gentlemen: Light weight jackets, Shirt

Formal Evening wear
Ladies: Cocktails Dresses
Gentlemen: Dinner Jacket
* Extra clothing such as coats and shawls are advised to bring for warmth.

Gala Evening and Party wear
Semi Formal dress code is advised for Ladies and Gentlemen.

Religious Sites
Modest clothing is advised
*Covered Knees/ Shoulders/ No low cut tops

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