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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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noljos
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Weemar
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 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
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
2 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

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Lights
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
IanI
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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Cactus77
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
tynes1der
Member Since 2005
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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patsy
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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tony wilson
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This trip was another cruise to get to the smaller canary islands so we thought small to get into the ports of call. That said everything on the ship was small, it does not help that the ship was fit to bursting with an unexpected ... Read more
PETER THE PURSER
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
We have just returned from a 13 night Canary Island cruise having booked a disabled adapted cabin on Fred Olson Boudicca.Having travelled down to Portsmouth by portlink coach service we arrived at 1300hrs and we were in our cabin 7045 by ... Read more
notsointrepidtraveller
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2012
We booked on-line after seeing an offer. We were attracted by the price. We booked a superior outside cabin and were allocated cabin number 5045 on the 'main deck' (deck 5) We travelled from 5th-19th January 2012. The catalogue ... Read more
Tim Moore
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Spending Christmas with the Queen of the Iceni ? Don't worry, no time travel required just a delightfully smooth train journey to Portsmouth Harbour where a complimentary shuttle was waiting to whisk us to the sparkling Cruise Ferry ... Read more

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Sailoruk
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We booked this cruise extremely last minute as the cruise we had originally booked on was cancelled a few days before we were due to sail!! Boudicca was sailing in and out of Portsmouth and within easy distance to our home, managed to get ... Read more
Senior Canadian
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I have just returned from my first Fred Olsen cruise aboard the Boudicca and have to say that it was a very enjoyable experience. My requests for wheelchair assistance when needed were met; the cabin was very comfortable and spacious ... Read more
seabourndt
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
2,932 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I booked this cruise originally with SHIPS MONTHLY MAGAZINE as a group cruise. But due to not enough numbers we did it on own at their reduced price but without organiser or bridge visits or free excursions. GETTING TO PORT Cruise left ... Read more
christleton
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
First timer's so should we stay close to home or go for it. We looked at booking the Hebridean Princess but for the same money we could visit places we had never seen; so we went for it. North Wales to North Shields went better than we ... Read more
helste
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Fred. We loved last years cruise and booked again as soon as we got home. This year we went to the Baltic on Boudicca. BIG MISTAKE. The ship is old and tatty. It is rumoured to have had an upgrade ... Read more

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