Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

17th Apr 2021 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2108
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £899 per person
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FROM ONLY £899 per person

Cruising picturesque German waterways is always deeply rewarding, though you’re in for an even more memorable experience thanks to Boudicca’s ability to navigate narrow canals and rivers through effortlessly beautiful countryside scenes. What’s more, you’ll visit captivating towns and cities for a feast of history, culture and attractions aplenty too.

Spending five days of this seven-night cruise in Germany, you’re in for adventure packed with highlights, whether It’s during time on board your smaller-sized ship or ashore. [ReadMoreMob]With a visit to Warnemünde, you can relax at this pretty seaside town’s glorious beaches, known for their white sands and ‘Strandkorb’ beach baskets; and enjoy panoramic views from the historic lighthouse, looking out across the Baltic Sea. Boudicca takes you close to the attractions here, while there’s plenty to discover a little further afield too. Nearby Rostock, within easy reach on a tour, is a Hanseatic gem boasting rich seafaring history and a city centre that’s a delight to explore, brimming with an impressive array of monuments, gorgeous gabled houses, mighty churches, towers, spires and much more. [ReadMoreDesk]

Sailing the Kiel Canal – only navigable by smaller ships such as Boudicca – and the winding River Elbe will bring picturesque, peaceful scenes of beautiful countryside into view as you head to Hamburg. With its mix of stunning Hanseatic-era architecture and diverse contemporary attractions, cosmopolitan Hamburg is sure to impress as you explore its contrasting districts. You’ll have ample time to take your pick of the city’s highlights, from the magnificent Rathaus and the towering St Nikolai Church to Miniatur Wunderland – home of the world’s largest train set – and high-end shopping streets. To learn of Hamburg’s seafaring traditions and see the city’s striking skyline from a unique perspective, take a memorable boat tour of the Alster Lake too. There’s plenty to discover in Bremen, where Boudicca once again has permission to dock closer to the city centre, too. the gothic-style structures of Markplatz, Bremen Cathedral and the 15th century Town Hall are among the medley of architectural gems to see on a walking tour. Be sure to explore the medieval Schnoor and modern Überseestadt districts too.  

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.