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Boudicca is a ship with an illustrious lineage. It began life as Royal Viking Sky, one of the legendary "white ships" owned by Royal Viking Line, which was, in its day, the epitome of elegant and luxurious ...
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Allanann
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Setting off from Southampton on 5th Jan we were a bit apprehensive about being away for so long and lots of sea days....but now we are back all those worries were unnecessary and we really have had the trip of a lifetime. Every port of ... Read more
Hazel Marr
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We've just returned from this cruise to Durban. Some of the places we visited were very different from the normal cruising destinations and were enjoyable as a result. Great if you like sea days too (a few too many for our liking - hence ... Read more
JONAH27
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise and it exceeded expectations. Boudicca was spick and span, cleanliness was a top priority, staff were friendly, the cabin was comfortable (but we spent little time there apart from sleeping) and the food was ... Read more
Harry and Pat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
the title says it all, really. It was our first cruise and, within a few days we were hooked. The food was good and varied. The crew were excellent .... always smiling, always polite and attentive, quick to learn our names and tastes. ... Read more
perismo
Member Since 2009
1 review
34 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We sailed from Newcastle on 2nd August on Boudicca on what was to be a wonderful experience exploring the Arctic. Having sailed on Boudicca twice before, we knew that we would be happy with the ship and apart from the cabin being in ... Read more

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toadwarble
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I went on a previous cruise in March - see my review "Absolutely magical experience" - this time with my wife, so the previous cruise was fresh in my mind and my descriptions in hers. This time departing from Rosyth, we found ... Read more
Jackie 41
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. Fred Olsen customer service is terrible, I booked by 'phone, they got my name wrong and it took four telephone calls to get it corrected, their on line service didn't work and ... Read more
Peppas mum
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Did not stay at a hotel. Sailed from Dover, embarkation was swift as the ship was only 75 per cent full. Cabin was clean. we have cruised with Fred Olsen before but this was the first time on the Boudicca. We have avoided this ship in ... Read more
jaxship
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Tried a FO cruise for the first time but won't be back unless it's a very short, cheap cruise to a must see destination. Having cruised with RCI, P&O and Thomson, FO seemed sub-standard and basic. The best thing about this cruise was ... Read more
toadwarble
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The highlights of the cruise were to see the Northern Lights and the total eclipse and I saw both, but the experience didn't stop there. The service provided by the crew was excellent and the staff were, with only one or two exceptions, ... Read more

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MrsFluffer
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First time aboard a Fred Olsen ship and overall, I would say it is good value for money but it depends what your expectations are. I would also say that the crew - with only a few exceptions - are outstanding and deserve some recognition ... Read more
supapete
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed January 2015
I took my wife on our first cruise to see if she could be treated like a lady. British hotels are going to the dogs, in general, as far as style and service are concerned, being run by indifferent staff to any old standard. Fred Olsen took ... Read more
Tango 6
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed from Liverpool on the 24th November Cruised towards the Azores for 3 days then we were confined to our Cabins as it was to dangerous to walk about the ship as it bobbed about the stormy Atlantic 4 days. Staff were wonderful but ... Read more
Bollinger_Babe
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I are veteran cruisers, and this was our 35th cruise and 7th with Fred Olsen. We had been on the Boudicca before, in 2008, so we were looking forward to being back on board this lovely little ship again. Embarkation at ... Read more
wallbally
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I think a three star rating is fair. We thought we would try this one out as a taster to try Fred Olsen. We were only on ship for one night so the fact that we were late boarding 5pm (ship late in port) and made to be out of our cabins by ... Read more

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LaCroisiereS'amuse
Member Since 2011
1 review
463 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Plusses..... - Wonderful suite, spacious, and we'll worth the upgrade from deck 9 suites. - Our stewardess Grace, was discreet, friendly and hard working, as were our waiters Rowell and I Made. - Observatory staff excellent during ... Read more
Balloon Man
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
928 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Firstly: we boarded in Bristol A one night mini cruise - Bristol to Liverpool - isn't long enough to form a full judgement about a ship or a cruise line, but it gives a flavour and I'm not certain that Boudicca is going to be to our ... Read more
Enobarbus
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We sailed from Avonmouth to Bilbao and returned to Avonmouth calling at La Rochelle and L'Orient. The cruise began in dreadful weather and we were bussed the short distance from Avonmouth the Royal Portbury Dock. This was achieved by the ... Read more
LandC
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
We arrived at Avonmouth port in good time for our 6 night cruise to Spain and France, calling at Getxo (for Bilbao), La Pallice (for La Rochelle), and L'Orient . We normally have to travel to Southampton for our cruises, so this was ... Read more
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Franky500
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We cruised from Avonmouth to Bilbao, La Rochelle and L'Orient. This cruise was highly successful, helped by good weather. The food, cleanliness and crew of Boudicca were first class. Attention to the prevention of norovirus verged on the ... Read more

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Lorraine d
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We came down a day earlier because previous week there were a lot of flooding, we found a nice B & B in Southampton called the Polygon, we gave good comments on Tripadvisor. There were 4 adults, 1 who had sailed before and she said ... Read more
Grandadcuckoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
This was my first cruise with Fred Olsen and it will also be my last. Why do I say this? It is because I have found that unlike other cruise companies, they do not put passenger satisfaction first and are only interested in the amount of ... Read more
04Murphy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
I have cruised many times before, both on small ships up to very large, and have never felt crowded before. This time was different, we were queuing for all meals, tables very close together, slow waiter service, confusion at lunch time, ... Read more
Ruthal
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We had a wonderful cruise to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The Ship is small by our standards, and the décor is a bit tired, but the staff and the food was wonderful. The entertainment was very good, probably the best of ... Read more
robinscott999
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Got back this week from a fab 14 day cruise that left Liverpool for Casablanca, Canaries and Madeira. The Boudicca is a lovely ship, small enough not to get lost in, but large enough to find a quiet space. The staff were fantastic (as ... Read more

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