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German Waterways

3rd Apr 2018 10 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1805
FROM ONLY £699 per person
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FROM ONLY £699 per person
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This cultural 10-night cruise aboard Boudicca is sure to be an immersive and rewarding experience from the moment you embark, featuring hours of daytime scenic cruising along some of Germany’s stunning, most highly-rated waterways and calls into five alluring destinations.

Your German jaunt begins with a cruise along the picturesque River Elbe, offering unspoilt views of beautiful countryside as you sail towards the heart of Hanseatic Hamburg. Here you can discover landmarks such as the towering neo-Renaissance style Rathaus and St Michael’s Church; wander the pretty squares; and sample the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling HafenCity district. There’s a chance to see the striking modern cityscape from a different perspective during a boat ride on the Alster Lake too. You'll then head to Kiel, where highlights include the Laboe Naval Memorial, Holstenstraße – one of Germany’s longest shopping streets – and the 13th century Nikolaikirche. Boudicca’s next stop is Travemünde, your starting point for boat tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck. Take the short journey to this historic city – once a leading member of the Hanseatic League – and you won’t be disappointed by the superb architecture on display and delicious beer available in the friendly pubs. [ReadMore]

Similarly, the delightful beach resort of Warnemünde is your gateway to another of Germany’s most enchanting historic cities, Rostock. A boat trip upstream on the River Warnow will take you to Rostock, where you can admire landmarks such as the beautiful City Hall and St Mary’s Church, pick up souvenirs at the market, and even visit a local microbrewery to sample a selection of traditional German brews. You’ll then enjoy a memorable navigation the narrow Kiel Canal and sail the winding River Weser into Bremen – a route your ship has been given special permission to take. Make the most of your overnight stay to explore the city to the full on foot, taking in an abundance of attractions including the UNESCO-listed Market Square, home to the 15th century Town Hall and several stunning gothic-style structures; the contrasting delights of the medieval Schnoor and modern Überseestadt districts; and much more. 

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.

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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.