Once owned by the luxury cruise line Royal Viking Line, the Fred Olsen Boudicca has lost none of its elegance and classic features. As with the other ships in Fred Olsen’s fleet, Boudicca is styled in an understated, traditionally British way. Alongside this elegance is the quaint feeling of superiority that travellers find and with space for only 880 guests, it is a lot different from the crowded ships of many other cruise lines.
An advantage specific to the smaller size of the Boudicca cruise ship is its ability to cruise closer to the shoreline than many other ships – so get the binoculars out and see sights that few others can see!
With only 462 cabins, Boudicca is a boutique ship – however it comes, like all Fred Olsen ships – with all the comforts of home. This includes an internet centre which allows you to share snaps with your shore-bound friends as well as a medical office and a customer service area for any questions or comments you may have.
The amenities available to guests include the Atlantis Spa and Salon – where you can get yourself a new hairdo or a lush facial, or simply while the days away in a blur of comfort and relaxation with massages, ‘Aromaceane Wraps’ or more pampering facial and full-body treatments.
Alongside the spa is a state-of-the-art fitness centre, complete with treadmills and free weights as well as instructed aerobic and dance lessons, ideal for keeping your fitness regime while at sea.
Boudicca has two swimming pools onboard as well as highly relaxing Jacuzzis, while those looking for a bit more action can try their hand at riding the simulated waves on the Swimex machines. At the end of a busy day sightseeing, swimming or relaxing, a trip to the sauna or steam room is ideal for easing aching muscles and relaxing the mind.
The library onboard has a series of book genres, from novels to biographies as well as audiobooks and board games.
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With menus carefully crafted by gourmet-style chefs, dining onboard the Boudicca is certain to tingle your taste buds. The largest of the restaurants is the Four Seasons, while the Tintagel Restaurant offers a more intimate style of dining – with the same tantalizingly tasty food as the main restaurant. Those wishing for a more formal dining experience will enjoy the artistic atmosphere of the Heligan Room.
Alongside the restaurants are a host of bars and cafes including the Secret Garden Café – which offers a less formal, self-service style of eating perfect for those who don’t wish to stick to strict dining times – and the Marquee Bar, which offers al fresco lunches and traditional British meals like fish and chips.
The Grill also offers al fresco lunch and dinner by request. Finally, Boudicca is home to a dedicated chocolate and coffee shop, which offers speciality coffee and tea as well as delicious luxury chocolate.
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