2 Fred. Olsen Boudicca Cruise to Nowhere Cruise Reviews

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
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 entertainment very very limited. No signal to cabin on TV so had no alternative but to watch repeats again and again from an assortment of old films This went on for 4 days before the Captain on the Navigational bridge had no alternative but to abandon any thought of visiting the Azores. So as a very poor alternative we ended up in the Canaries. We then settled into a pretty good cruise food was fantastic and the entertainment was brilliant but even this didn't make up for the fact that a small ship like the Boudica could not cope with seas that any P&O ship would have managed with out ant trouble. Did we get any apologies NO Did we get any money back because for us the cruise was ruined NO. If you want to visit the Azores GO with P&O because Fred Olson and I quote "Do not Guarantee the arrival at any port booked as part of a cruise" So that means once they have your money they will cruise and visit ports they want to visit which is not where you were expecting to go The main reason we booked this cruise was to visit the Azores Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
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
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. Wanted a change for our summer holiday and decided that this particular cruise ticked that box. We were not disappointed. Ny Alesund and Longyearbyen were two of the ports of call. They are as remote as it gets and was great to visit, as I understand the authorities there are looking to restrict the amount of visitors to these places. In addition, the captain took the ship past the 80 degree North Latitude marker, anything above which is considered Polar! Service on board was excellent. Entertainment by the Boudicca show company was excellent. The comedian and cabaret however were not of a similar high standard. Cabins were clean and spacious. Public areas clean and tidy. All food prepared and served to a high standard. Hygiene measures implemented by Fred. Olsen have got to be as strict as it gets. Guests are fully briefed regards the importance of using hand gels before entering the ship from being ashore and prior to entering the dining areas. Despite this, and it really was unbelievable to watch, there was still a minority of selfish and inconsiderate passengers who did not make use of these before entering dining areas. There are usually captain waiters who monitor guests entering these areas, however guests would walk in without using the gels if the captain waiters back was turned for a minute!! Am sure these passengers would be the first to complain should they contract Norovirus. All in all though, an excellent cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a company which I would recommend to anyone who appreciates good service, good company and a relaxing time. If your idea of dressing for dinner involves wearing a clean vest after getting drunk at the all inclusive bar, then Fred. Olsen may not be for you! Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Boudicca Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.8
Dining 4.0 4.2
Entertainment 3.0 3.6
Public Rooms 3.0 3.9
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.5
Family 1.0 3.5
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 5.0 3.8
Rates 5.0 3.8

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