French River Cruising in Five Nights

29th May 2021 5 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2113
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £699 per person
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FROM ONLY £699 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

Enjoy an enriching escape on this five-night, French flavoured journey of discovery that combines relaxing scenic river cruising with visits to three inspirational destinations to provide a plethora of unforgettable sights and experiences, including opportunities to unravel rich history, admire spectacular architecture and take in unspoilt countryside from Boudicca.

Your short summer foray to France will be filled with lasting memories, from the moment your smaller ship diverts down the River Seine to the moment you depart your final port of call. [ReadMoreMob]A visit Honfleur – situated at the mouth of the Seine – is a fitting start. You’re sure to feel inspired here, like so many famous painters and poets before you, as you wander the charming 16th century cobbled streets and see the eye-catching timber-fronted tall houses of the historic Vieux Bassin – a reminder of Normandy’s fascinating maritime past. Further along the Seine, Rouen awaits. You’ll have a full day here to explore ashore and uncover the city’s highlights. Perhaps choose to delve into famous French history at Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and behold the sight of architectural gems – such as the spectacular Gothic cathedral – on a rewarding walking tour. Alternatively, you could use your time to tour to the Claude Monet’s beautiful house and gardens, or even to Paris for a chance to see the iconic landmarks of the romantic capital, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. [ReadMoreDesk]

Upon departure from Rouen, you’ll indulge in a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding day of scenic cruising, sailing by the Seine’s gorgeous scenes of green fields, rolling hills and spire-laden villages, before Boudicca sails south to St Malo, on the beautiful Brittany coast. Once a fortified island, St Malo features a fascinating Old Town encased by imposing granite walls, and beautiful beaches perfect for making the most of the late spring sunshine. Take the day to explore; or perhaps tour to the dramatic island of Mont St Michel, an iconic spired abbey which towers over a fairytale-esque collection of narrow alleys, medieval fortifications and over 60 French National Heritage Sites.  

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.

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.