Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

25th Feb 2021 28 nights Sails from Muscat Boudicca D210405
FROM ONLY £3,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,499 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

FREE Cashback

2019/20/21 Fly-Cruise offers: are applicable to new bookings only, made between 20/05/19 and 03/07/19 inclusive. Offers not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Saver Fares and 3for2 (except Enjoyment Promise). Offers are subject to availability and are capacity controlled.

Free Cashback offer: Free Cashback on selected cruises as shown on our website; amounts vary per cruise. Cashback amount is per person, up to a maximum of two guests per room. Cashback is based on two guests sharing a twin/double room. Cashback is given as on board account credit in sterling, for use during the cruise. This is non-transferable. Unused on board spending credit can be claimed as cash at the end of the cruise only. No unused spend can be claimed after the end of the cruise – all claims must be made before disembarking the ship.

OR Your Tips Covered

2019/20/21 Fly-Cruise offers: are applicable to new bookings only, made between 20/05/19 and 03/07/19 inclusive. Offers not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Saver Fares and 3for2 (except Enjoyment Promise). Offers are subject to availability and are capacity controlled.

Free Cashback offer: Free Cashback on selected cruises as shown on our website; amounts vary per cruise. Cashback amount is per person, up to a maximum of two guests per room. Cashback is based on two guests sharing a twin/double room. Cashback is given as on board account credit in sterling, for use during the cruise. This is non-transferable. Unused on board spending credit can be claimed as cash at the end of the cruise only. No unused spend can be claimed after the end of the cruise – all claims must be made before disembarking the ship.

Join Boudicca on an incredible voyage through the ancient Middle East and the Mediterranean, where visits to a string of stunning destinations will offer unmissable opportunities to step back in time amongst centuries-old wonders and revel in the architectural, cultural and scenic delights of these captivating regions.

After embarking your ship in the Omani capital of Muscat and enjoying time at sea to settle into life on board as you sail to Egypt, Safaga makes for an exciting first stop. [ReadMoreMob]Safaga is your gateway to the remarkable Valley of the Kings, and on tour, you can marvel at the ancient tombs and chambers of one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. Elsewhere in Egypt, you can uncover the Great Pyramids of Giza – the oldest ancient wonder on earth – on tour from Alexandra, while there’s a memorable 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 memorable journey through the Mediterranean begins with a visit to Cyprus, before a wonderful weekend in Greece offers chance to uncover a wealth of ancient wonders. You can delve into Crete’s over 5000-year-old history at fascinating sites such as the pre-historical Palace of Knossos and the Caves of Zeus; and visit Athens to uncover world-famous historic attractions including the ruins of the Acropolis and its temples, including the mighty Parthenon; the ancient Plaka district; and Agias Apostoli. Continuing on to Malta, Valletta will offer plenty of impressive sights too. The iconic, UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour is a sight to behold as you sail into port and ashore you’ll have time to seek-out architectural treasures such as St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. On the Spanish leg of your voyage, you’ll head to Mallorca – another picturesque Mediterranean island – for a chance to explore Palma’s pretty city centre or tour to the traditional village of Valledemossa; stop at Cartagena, with its medieval castle and preserved Roman sites; and visit Malaga, an Andalusian gem boasting diverse attractions such as Gibralfaro Castle and the Picasso Museum. Before finally heading home you’ll also make a call at the Portuguese port of Leixoes, for tours to the nearby Oporto – a city famed for its baroque architecture and port wine.

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.

Real ships
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.