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In Search of 'The Lights' in Eight Nights

18th Feb 2019 8 nights Sails from Newcastle Boudicca D1903
Adult only sailing Adventure
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Discover the sights and highlights of three stunning destinations in Arctic Norway and go in search of the spectacular Northern Lights – all while spending just eight nights away – on this enchanting sailing aboard Boudicca.
 

Newcastle’s closer proximity to Norway means it’s the perfect departure point for this short, yet rewarding escape. After spending just two days at sea – plenty of time to settle into comfortable surroundings of your home-from-home at sea – you will arrive in Bodø. Situated on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, this historic town boasts breathtaking rugged scenery, quaint fishing villages and skies populated by soaring Sea Eagles. Take the day to explore at your leisure before enjoying a magical evening on board Boudicca, when there is a chance you will get to marvel at the vibrant colours of the Aurora Borealis – Mother Nature’s spellbinding light show – while wrapped up warm on the ship’s decks. [ReadMore]

An abundance of unique Arctic sights and experiences will await you in Tromsø. Highlights to tick off your ‘must-visit’ list include the iconic iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and the Polaria Centre; while the chance to ride a cable car up Mount Storsteinen and admire the unspoilt views from the top is not to be missed. For a simply unforgettable experience, take a husky-sledding ride from the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ through the flawless wilderness surrounding the city. Whatever you choose to do in Tromsø, you can look forward to spending the evening going in search of the Northern Lights aboard Boudicca once again when you depart. Lastly, a call into Narvik will present your final opportunity to encounter Arctic Norway’s stunning scenery. Opt for a sledding or snowmobiling adventure, or perhaps visit the Polar Nature Park for the chance to see many breeds of Norwegian and Arctic animals, including wolves.

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’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.