Fred. Olsen Boudicca Cruise Reviews

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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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81 Fred. Olsen Boudicca Cruise Reviews

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Balloon Man
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
951 forum posts
4 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
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
3 reviews
70 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
1 helpful vote
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
Lorraine d
Member Since 2014
1 review
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

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Grandadcuckoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 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
3 reviews
60 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
noljos
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
We sailed from Greenock (Glasgow)in Boudicca on 9th June 2013. Ports of call were Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Nynashamn (for Stockholm) and Oslo. The sea was calm except for a bit of a swell on the final day coming ... Read more

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Weemar
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Embarcation at Greenock was smooth, arrived at cruise terminal at 2.15pm was in cabin and unpacked by 3.30pm with a beer in hand ready to sail away. Cabin was inside which is what we always book as very rarely use the cabin, reasonable ... Read more
Young not old
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
We booked the cruise expecting there to be a range of ages, and we were in a minority, as the average age of the passengers was 85-90! The entertainment reflected this, although the dancers were really good. Considering we were two days ... Read more
jeanniedance
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
Have just returned from the worst cruise we have ever had. Emaarktion,,,This was the new terminal at Liverpool which is not suitable for the amount of passengers as people had to queue outside.The toilet facilities are in a portacabin ... Read more
lightfield
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just returned from my first and probably last cruise. Norway itself, the scenery, the inner passage and most of the tours were wonderful, unfortunately the cruise experience itself was not good -- particularly due to the poor condition of ... Read more
Lights
Member Since 2013
1 review
A superb cruise itinerary 13 to 27 March with most time spent up at Troms and Alta. Lots of superb snow and with good weather Captain Stein Bjrheim guided the ship along a spectacular scenic route in the inner fjords. The weather was ... Read more

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IanI
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Firstly I must recommend the services of the Baggage Handling Company as advertised in the Fred. Olsen brochure. Their arrangements were excellent. The cases were collected from home a couple of days in advance and in the cabin on ... Read more
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russell jack
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
Following two recent cruises with Celebrity (reviewed here on Cruise Critic), my wife and I returned to Fred Olsen's Boudicca for an In Search of the Northern Lights cruise. Obviously these two cruise-lines are very different, but we ... Read more
bardot
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2013
Just returned from 35 day cruise on Boudicca to the Amazon and the Caribbean. Overall, it was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the ports and excursions. Unfortunately, even though we all were very vigilant about washing and sanitizing ... Read more
nannynemo
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
40 forum posts
Boarded at Portsmouth in no time and luggage already at cabin.Cabins have been refurbed and it was sufficient for our needs and conveniently positioned near the spa.and lifts. Everyone on board seemed to contract the cabin cough, however, ... Read more
Cactus77
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Sailed September 2012
We went on the Boudicca for a 12 day trip from Newcastle to Baltic ports, during September 2012. We booked last minute, direct with Fred Olsen, which was easy enough. However, when we later tried to get them to correct a misspelt surname, ... Read more

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tynes1der
Member Since 2005
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boudicca 7 night Norway Cruise We chose this cruise because it departed from North Shields near Newcastle close to our house and because it was the ideal chance to try Fred Olsen (FO). Embarkation. We dropped the luggage outside ... Read more
MathsTraveller
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed August 2012
We have just returned from a wonderful cruise starting in Newcastle and going to the North Cape in Norway. The first two days were at sea, allowing us to relax. We then called at the Loften Islands before going on to Honningsvag and the ... Read more
oOo
Member Since 2012
1 review
Travelled to Spitsbergen (Svalbad) and the North Cape of Norway on Fred. Olsen Cruise Line MS Boudicca July 2012. Great service from start to finish. Speedy embarkation and (sadly) also quick disembarkation at the end of the trip. ... Read more
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Brenda Leckie
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We embarked on the Boudicca on Monday, 16 April 2012 and the embarkation was rather disappointing. Given a time to arrive of 2 pm which we did and then had to sit in the embarkation lounge for the best part of two hours. Our first ... Read more
patsy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our first time on a Fred Olsen cruise. We did the Cape Verde Isles and not only were we disappointed with the itinerary but also the ship as it did not live up to the advertising. Firstly it says that the ship is one big happy ... Read more
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