Cruising the Fjords of Norway

3rd Jul 2020 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2016
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,099 per person

A weeklong summer sojourn featuring five days of memorable Norwegian exploration, this Boudicca cruise packs in scenic cruising of awe-inspiring fjords dominated by powerful landscapes, and visits to diverse destinations rich with highlights, to create a short, yet highly rewarding holiday.

The steep slopes of Lysefjord, a spectacular waterway only accessible to smaller ships, provide your first sight of the fjordland’s extraordinary landscapes. [ReadMoreMob]While a bridge at the entrance of Lysefjord restricts larger vessels, Boudicca can take you deep into the heart of the fjord to present you with towering mountains, rugged cliffs and unique rock formations. Deep within Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, tranquil Flåm awaits on the banks of the Aurlandsfjord. Stopping at this beautifully unspoilt village brings you closer to some of the fjordland’s greatest attractions. Opt to the head to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout, for views of Sognefjord to savour forever; or perhaps embark on a ride on the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, to see mountains and waterfalls up-close, before stepping back on board Boudicca for an unforgettable diversion into the narrow, size-restricted Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. [ReadMoreDesk]

Into Hardangerfjord next, you’ll journey through tall, untamed scenes of rolling valleys and imposing peaks before charming Rosendal appears. From here the outstanding landscapes of Hardangerfjord are within easy reach; and you’ll have the chance to join a flightseeing adventure presenting views of the fjord, as well as the striking Folgefonna Glacier. Once back on board Boudicca, be sure to take your place on the open decks to capture the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall as you deviate down Maurangerfjord. Finally, after three memorable days of fjordland exploration, Stavanger provides your last slice of authentic Norwegian culture. With various attractions, including the historic Gamla Stavanger district and interesting Canning Museum, you’ll find there’s much to discover in the former ‘European Capital of Culture.’ 

 

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.