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Dutch City Break

19th Mar 2020 3 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2006
FROM ONLY £299 per person
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FROM ONLY £299 per person

Escape to the Netherlands in the spring on a rewarding short break on board Boudicca and uncover the delights of two captivating cities, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Your two days ashore will be filled with highlights and memorable sights, from famous tulips gardens to world-renowned museums and unique architectural wonders.

After sailing overnight from Dover to the Netherlands, your ship will call first into Amsterdam for a full-day stop in the vibrant Dutch capital. With time to take your pick of the abundant attractions here, you could opt to explore the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring district to marvel at the grand multi-million Euro mansions lining the city’s waterways; visit fascinating museums such as Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum; and even venture into the legendary ‘Red Light’ district for plenty of unique sights. Away from the city centre, you could opt to tour to the gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens. The millions of tulips displayed at the Keukenhof burst into bloom into spring, creating a sea of colour that has to be seen to be believed. [ReadMore]

Then it’s on to Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ eclectic second city. You can admire the striking Erasmusbrug Bridge as you glide into port in the morning via the Nieuwe Mass, before heading ashore to uncover fantastic museums and a collection of unique architectural wonders. Among Rotterdam’s ‘must-see’ sites are the unusual 1970s Cube Houses and the Markthal, a magnificently modern structure in the heart of the city. Alternatively, you could take the opportunity to tour to Kinderdijk, situated just a short distance from Rotterdam. UNESCO-listed Kinderdijk is world-famous for its iconic, typically Dutch scenes of flat countryside and historic windmills; the photo opportunities on offer here are not-to-be-missed.

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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.