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French Riviera with Spain & Portugal

5th May 2018 16 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1808
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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Join Boudicca on a very special cruise to the sun-kissed shores of the Côte d'Azur and experience the renowned glamour, style and sophistication of this spectacular part of the world with chances to soak-up the unique atmosphere of two world-famous events. 

Before spending two unforgettable days on the fabulous French Riviera you’ll sail to Spain to discover a wealth of impressive sights in three beautiful ports. The attractive historic city of Cádiz is a delight to explore, with its wonderful Old Quarter and striking golden-domed Cathedral. It’s also the starting point for tours to stunning Seville, where you can visit the Plaza de España and marvel at neo-Moorish and Renaissance-style architectural wonders you may recognise from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Lawrence of Arabia. Then it’s on to the sunny Costa del Azahar to see the ancient castle and fortress of distinctive Peñiscola – the ‘City in the Sea’ – before Boudicca stops in the Catalan city of Palamós. Situated on the gorgeous Costa Brava, you’ll find an abundance of glorious white-sand beaches and secluded rocky coves here, perfect for relaxing and making the most of the Spanish sunshine. [ReadMore]

An extended call into Monaco will then ensure a memorable start to your two days on the stunning Côte d'Azur. Perhaps use your time to take in the high-end stores; see the vast collection of multi-million dollar yachts at the iconic marina; or even visit the Top Car Museum where the Prince of Monaco houses his fleet of classic cars. Motor racing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to attend the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and watch timeless racing cars from various eras speed through the streets and tunnels. Another glamourous destination and world-renowned event awaits you next, sailing onwards to Cannes. Your call is timed to coincide with the annual International Film Festival, so you’ll be sharing the sunshine with the stars. You could wander the glitzy La Croisette promenade; admire the grand art-deco palaces; indulge in a spot of retail therapy; or even look out for the stars on the famous red steps of Festival Palace. From the French Riviera its back to Spain for the chance to tour to ‘Oasys Mini Hollywood’ – the setting for many spaghetti westerns – from Almería; before concluding your cruise with a call into Leixoes, for tour to the Portuguese city of Oporto.

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.