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While this ship is no longer sailing for Fred. Olsen, browse the rest of the cruise line's fleet and you'll be sure to find a ship which perfectly suits your holiday needs.

First entering service in 1973 and with years of sailing under her belt, Fred Olsen’s Boudicca is a truly world-class cruise ship that embodies a light and airy design. With a passenger capacity of only 800, this intimate ship provides a warm and friendly atmosphere combined with a subtle, elegant décor to create a cruise experience to remember.

Fred. Olsen Cruises promote a cruise experience that is all about the passenger. There is a high-quality team of staff, who are well versed in ensuring your comfort the moment you step aboard. The atmosphere is one of which you feel truly valued, well accommodated and close with your fellow passengers.

In addition, Fred. Olsen Cruises provide cruises from Dover, as well as other Uk cruise ports, allowing easy access to the whole of the UK and beyond.

Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1973
Tonnage 28338
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 6
Number Of Decks 8
Number Of Elevators 5
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 4
Formal Nights Yes
Maximum Capacity 900
Crew 320
Refurbished 01/04/2018

Ship Facilities

There are a variety of eating options available onboard Boudicca, all offering quality food prepared by expert chefs, involving the most mouth-watering of menus. Boudicca offers various dining rooms including The Tintagel Restaurant, Four Seasons Restaurant and The Heligan Room, all of which offer open seating breakfasts, lunches and 5-course dinners. The Secret Garden Café offers a varied menu and a relaxed dining ambiance that also plays host to the popular speciality evenings with dishes from around the world.

As the evening draws in, an air of anticipation and excitement sweeps the ship. Evening entertainment consists of comedy, music features and guest stars from television and theatre. Additionally, international artists and the Fred. Olsen troupe of dancers and singers are on hand to charm and captivate you. When the ship is docked at various ports, Boudicca welcomes onboard local performers who will thrill and entertain you with their stunning talents.


While visiting the amazing destinations is an important aspect of a Fred. Olsen cruise, Boudicca also boasts lots of facilities to keep guests occupied during their time onboard the ship. From a craft room, library and Internet room to a range of shops stocking quality items, there’s no chance of being bored! Other facilities include:

  • Card Room
  • Photo Gallery
  • Launderette
  • Medical Centre
  • Casino

Spa and Fitness

Fred Olsen’s Boudicca provides passengers with a wealth of facilities so that their time onboard can be as active or as laid back as they wish. Featuring a fully-equipped gymnasium, a swimming pool and a dance studio with fully-trained aerobics and fitness instructors, there are plenty of ways to work up a sweat. After all of that exertion, wind down by the pool or pamper yourself in the beauty salon, or be a little more indulgent and treat yourself to a massage, heat therapy or other spa treatments.


  • Beauty Salon
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully equipped Gym
  • Dance Studio
  • Hair Salon
  • Massage
  • Heat Therapy
  • Spa Treatments

Customer reviews for Boudicca

We thoroughly enjoyed this 5 day cruise from Dover. The food and entertainment were great, we were able to relax, enjoy the sun decks and the company. We were happy to be aboard a smaller ship, a good experience all round. Thank you.

Wonderful ship great service from everyone. Food excellent. Would recommend this ship to anyone. We went to the Fjords.

Having just returned from the Norwegian cruise As a solo traveller, I want to reassure other Solo travellers of the friendly and supportive Atmosphere of the Fred ships. The whole ambiance Of the cruise is of course what you make it But there is plenty of scope to be private Or socialise as suits . The food quality and care is High even if you have dietary problems . The cruise staff are friendly and caring in their approach And I always find fellow travellers are friendly and inclusive Whether fellow solos or otherwise . If you are hesitating .... dont ! Im sure you wont regret it

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