Cruising German Waterways

3rd Jun 2020 8 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2013
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person

Reaping the rewards of Boudicca’s smaller dimensions, you’ll revel in the gorgeous scenery of size-restricted German waterways on this immersive eight-night cruise. Beautiful countryside will be at your mercy as you sail narrow canals and rivers, and there’s plenty to discover during time ashore too, during visits to charming seaside resorts and historic cities.

During six rewarding days of discovery in Germany, you’re in for a journey packed with highlights throughout. [ReadMoreMob]Docking close to the centre of Travemünde puts traditional German shops, markets and a beautiful beach within easy reach, while you’ll also be ideally placed for tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, where you can delve into the city’s Hanseatic history amongst a collection of gabled houses, stunning churches and gilded steeples. [ReadMoreDesk] On the Baltic coast, Warnemünde awaits with its wide, white-sand beaches and historic lighthouse, which offers panoramic sea views. Again, Boudicca will take you closer to the attractions here. Warnemünde is also your gateway to Berlin. Head inland to the German capital on a tour for a chance to visit iconic landmarks such as Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and the remnants of the Berlin Wall, symbols of the city’s remarkable past. 

Sailing the Kiel Canal – only navigable by smaller ships such as Boudicca – and the winding River Elbe will bring picturesque, peaceful scenes of beautiful countryside into view as you head to Hamburg. With its mix of stunning Hanseatic-era architecture and diverse contemporary attractions, cosmopolitan Hamburg is sure to impress as you explore its contrasting districts. You’ll have ample time to take your pick of the city’s highlights, from the magnificent Rathaus and the towering St Nikolai Church to Miniatur Wunderland – home of the world’s largest train set – and high-end shopping streets. To learn of Hamburg’s seafaring traditions and see the city’s striking skyline from a unique perspective, take a memorable boat tour of the Alster Lake too. There’s plenty to discover in Bremen, where Boudicca once again has permission to dock closer to the city centre, too. the gothic-style structures of Markplatz, Bremen Cathedral and the 15th century Town Hall are among the medley of architectural gems to see on a walking tour. Be sure to explore the medieval Schnoor and modern Überseestadt districts too.

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.

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.