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An Exploration of Remote Spitsbergen

15th Jul 2019 16 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1916
FROM ONLY £2,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,299 per person
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OR three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

On this epic cruise, Boudicca will take you on from the south coast of England to the northernmost reaches of Norway, where diverse destinations such as an incredible Arctic city and two fascinating towns in the remote Svalbard archipelago will combine to create an epic, simply unforgettable adventure.

Spending a week within the Arctic Circle on this very special 16-night cruise will present you with a host of remarkable sights and experiences, discovered during magical scenic cruising and time ashore in fascinating destinations. A two-day exploration of Spitsbergen – situated just 700 nautical miles from the North Pole – is sure to be the highlight, with visits to Longyearbyen and Pyramiden making for a unique experience. These beautifully isolated towns boasts stunning Arctic scenery and offer a fascinating insight into the Soviet influence on this remote region; look out for typically Soviet-era architecture and abandoned mines presenting a glimpse of Spitsbergen rich industrial heritage. Longyearbyen is also your gateway to the rugged Arctic wilderness of the Longyear Valley, uncovered on a trek of exhilarating dog sledding adventure. Your time in Svalbard will also include memorable sails by the magnificent Nordenskiöldbreen and Tuna glaciers, as well as the jaw-dropping stratifications of Tempelfjorden’s Temple Mountain. [ReadMore]

Your exhilarating Arctic adventure includes extraordinary destinations on the Norwegian mainland too. Boudicca will take you to the ‘top of Europe’, where you can discover the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape plateau on tour from Honningsvåg, before witnessing the mesmerising Midnight Sun from the comfort of your ship. There’s also a visit to Tromsø, ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. Attractions such as the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and the enchanting Wilderness Centre await you here, while the views on offer from atop Mount Storsteinen are not-to-be-missed. Elsewhere, you’ll visit Åndalsnes – the main town of the beautiful Romsdalsfjord – for a chance to ride the magnificent Rauma Railway, and experience scenic cruising past Rørvik and the imposing Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains en route to the Arctic. As you head for home, Boudicca also stops at Stavanger. This vibrant, exciting city and former European Capital of Culture seamlessly blends modern capitalism with fascinating old town charm.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.