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5th Mar 2020 14 nights Sails from Limassol Boudicca D2005
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person *
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Embark Boudicca in Cyprus and sail west through the sun-kissed Mediterranean on a cruise packed with highlights and scenic delights. Calls at beautiful islands and stunning cities in Spain, Malta and Greece will present historical, architectural and natural treasures galore, showcasing the rich diversity of one of the world’s most captivating regions.

Spending a wonderful weekend in Greece offers opportunities to enjoy plenty of memorable experiences, during calls at the gorgeous island of Crete and the port of Piraeus. From Heraklion, Crete’s capital, you can delve into the island’s extensive, over 5000-year-old history on tours to fascinating ancient sites such as the pre-historical Palace of Knossos and the Caves of Zeus – birthplace of the God of Thunder. An abundance of incredible ancient wonders await on the Greek mainland too, in the remarkable city of Athens. World-famous attractions here include the ruins of the Acropolis and its temples, including the mighty Parthenon; the ancient Plaka district; and Agias Apostoli, one of the oldest churches in Greece. Piraeus is the starting point for tours to the engrossing Greek capital. [ReadMore]

Malta boasts many impressive sights too. Valletta’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour is a sight to behold as you sail into the island’s enchanting capital. Once docked you could head into the city to see St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace; or perhaps take tour to the medieval city of Mdina. The Spanish leg of your voyage begins at another picturesque Mediterranean island, Mallorca. Here you can explore Palma’s maze of delightful streets and squares; or even opt to visit the traditional village of Valledemossa. Then it’s on to Cartagena, where the medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos feature high on the ‘must-visit’ list, before Malaga awaits. The diverse attractions of this Andalusian city include the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle and the Picasso Museum, a celebration of Pablo Picasso’s life and works. Granada, home of the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and the mountaintop 9th century city of Ronda are within reach on tour from Malaga too. Before finally heading home you’ll also make a call at the Portuguese port of Leixoes, for tours to the nearby Oporto – a city famed for its baroque architecture and port wine.

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.