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Boudicca Review

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Beware; riddled with Norovirus!

Review for Boudicca to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015

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 the past as it hit the National Press for being struck down with Norovirus. We should have known better than to risk it. Within 3/4 days the infection started on board and when my husband got it, I was asked to stay confined to the cabin with him to protect other people. Having agreed to this, it ensured that I contracted it from him. We missed two ports of call and were isolated until we docked at Dover. Keeping us separated on disembarkation, we were able to see approx 60/70 suitcases with ours indicating many more victims. It was common knowledge that the ship was only 75% full - we are lrft to wonder why.

We suggest FredOlsen examines their food preparation as not once did we receive hot food - at best it was warm and at worst it was tepid.

We have read in today's paper that the Balmoral has been similarly affected. Olsens need to give this matter priority as it seems immoral to keep selling cruises knowing the very high risk they are putting people at.

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Nice little town. 150 characters is quite a lot to use to describe this small, very pleasant Cornish port but we enjoyed it. What more can I say other than it was nice to wander around

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