Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

1st Sep 2020 28 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2023
FROM ONLY £4,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £4,499 per person

Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, you have a chance to delve deep into the remarkable ancient history and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea. Discover world-famous landmarks and historical sites; taste authentic flavours; immerse yourself in the scenery and tranquillity of beautiful waterways; and more.

There’s time in unmistakable Istanbul, to step back to the days of Ottoman rule at the glittering Topkapi Palace and fascinating Hagia Sofia, the former Ottoman imperial mosque; marvel at the mighty Blue Mosque; sample traditional Turkish delight and sweet Baklava; and experience the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar. [ReadMoreMob]Stopping at Sochi allows you to visit a Russian tea plantation on tour, to taste the local brew and see how it’s harvested; while Batumi is your gateway to subtropical botanical gardens, [ReadMoreDesk]national parks featuring Gonio Roman fortifications and some of Georgia’s spectacular wine valleys and vineyards. A visit to Odessa affords an opportunity to revel in the western European-influenced architecture, culture and art of the Ukraine’s ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’, and explore the labyrinth-like Catacombs – a tangle of rocky underground corridors dating back to the 1600s. For a magical end to your Black Sea discovery, perhaps you’ll opt for a boat tour of Romania’s Danube Delta, a bird haven of peaceful marshlands and waterways, from Constanta. 

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll get to experience the best of the Mediterranean on this incredible 28-night adventure too. Boudicca will take you to Gibraltar for a chance to indulge in some duty-free shopping and enjoy grandstand views from the ‘rock’; and sail into the magnificent Grand Harbour of Valletta – the 16th century walled capital of Malta – where a treasure chest of Baroque architectural gems awaits. Ancient Greek wonders will also reveal themselves, during visits to Piraeus and Katakolon. Piraeus is your starting point for exploring engrossing Athens, home of legendary ruins and temples such as the 2,500-year-old Parthenon and Agias Apostoli, while Olympia – the home of the Olympic Games – is within reach on tour from Katakolon. There’s also time to enjoy on Spanish shores, with visits to the sun-kissed Menorcan city of Mahon and Cádiz, another ancient Mediterranean delight boasting fine, centuries-old architecture and landmarks, as well traditional tapas bars serving authentic local treats. What’s more, to complement your time ashore to explore, your smaller ship will also guide you through narrow straits and passages, including the Darnanelles and Bosphorus, for hours of unforgettable scenic cruising 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’.