Cruising German Waterways

3rd Jun 2020 8 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2013
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,099 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.

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’.