Ancient Civilisations & the Med

17th Feb 2022 31 nights Sails from Fujairah Boudicca D220304
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Cruising through the Middle East and sun-soaked Mediterranean on board Boudicca, taking in a string of incredible destinations, ancient wonders and fascinating holy sites en route, you’re in for an inspirational cruise packed with unforgettable experiences every step of the way.[ReadMoreMob]

In Egypt, you can take advantage of an extended, full-day stay at Safaga to tour to the remarkable Valley of the Kings, famed for its ancient tombs and chambers – including the tomb of Tutankhamun; and revel in the wonder of the Great Pyramids of Giza on tour from Alexandra. There’s an exciting navigation of the impressive Suez Canal too. In Jordan, the astonishing ‘Lost City’ of Petra awaits during a visit to Aqaba; journey to Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, to see huge tombs, archways and temples that were carved into the sandstone over 2,000 years ago. Meanwhile, Israel’s hallowed sites are yours to explore from Ashdod and Haifa, both ideally located for trips to Jerusalem – a pilgrimage for Jews, Muslims and Christians – and Bethlehem, where you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories.[ReadMoreDesk]

Your journey through the Med takes you to Turkey, for chances to explore the legendary ancient ruins of Ephesus on a tour from Kuşadası and uncover the attractions of Istanbul, from the beautiful Blue Mosque and glittering UNESCO-listed Topkapi Palace to the bustling Grand Bazaar – home to one of the world’s largest markets. In Greece, you’ve an unmissable opportunity for a less-crowded discovery of Athens; wonders such as the ruins of the Acropolis and its temples, including the mighty Parthenon; the ancient Plaka district; and Agias Apostoli await. There’s also a visit to Malta, to behold the sight of Valletta’s UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour, St John’s Cathedral and Presidential Palace, while an afternoon in Tangier – a city of soaring minarets, Kasbahs and animated souks – affords an authentic taste of Morocco.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.