Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

1st May 2021 5 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2110
FROM ONLY £649 per person
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FROM ONLY £649 per person

With a destination to explore every single day, plenty of highlights – from iconic tulip fields in full bloom to world-famous diamonds and chocolates – awaiting discovery in each, and relaxing evenings of scenic cruising aboard Boudicca to enjoy too, this five-night escape to Holland and Belgium makes for a rewarding Bank Holiday city break.

Your smaller ship will sail to Rotterdam, where the sight of the Erasmusbrug Bridge is bound to impress, and a fantastic collection of museums, galleries and futuristic architectural gems are yours to discover ashore: the unusual Markthal and Cube Houses are particular highlights. [ReadMoreMob]Then, after a peaceful navigation of the Nieuwe Maas, it’s on to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Your visit to this effervescent city is timed to afford an opportunity to explore the Keukenhof Gardens, an invigorating feast for the senses at this time of year. The famous tulips fields will be in seasonal full bloom, bursting with vibrant colour and sweet floral fragrance. Alternatively, you could use your time to take in world-famous attractions, such as the haunting Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the grand mansions of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring; or opt to take to Amsterdam’s iconic canals. A boat tour of the city, passing underneath low bridges and through charming districts, is an unforgettable way to see the sights. [ReadMoreDesk]

Soon after departing Amsterdam via the North Sea Canal, you then reach Antwerp for an overnight stay in Belgium’s sparkling second city. You’ll have ample time to uncover Antwerp’s gems at your own pace, and Braemar will dock in the heart of the destination: The main square, Grote Markt, with its intricate 16th century guildhouses, and the mighty Cathedral of our Lady are just some of the highlights reassuringly close-by. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the legendary Diamond District are amongst Antwerp’s most prized possessions; you can seek them out on all-encompassing walking tours that also afford opportunities to sample delicious, traditionally made Belgian chocolates too. Antwerp is also an ideal starting point for captivating tours to the attractions and artisan chocolatiers of nearby Ghent too.  

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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.