Isles of the UK

15th Jul 2020 9 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2018
FROM ONLY £1,249 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,249 per person

As Boudicca circumnavigates the British Isles, you’ll find awe-inspiring scenery, interesting history and engrossing diversity are recurring themes on this rewarding cruise. A collection of beautiful islands present scenes of unspoilt landscapes and centuries-old sites, while on the mainland a wealth of cultural highlights, famous landmarks and attractions await.

A visit to Guernsey – a beautiful British island situated off the coast of France – affords an opportunity to uncover the historic monuments of St Peter Port, including an ancient fortress and a Napoleonic watchtower, before your tour of the UK begins in picturesque Falmouth. [ReadMoreMob]You could use your time on the gorgeous Cornish coast to explore scenes you may recognise from TV – Falmouth’s spectacular surroundings are settings in iconic TV series Poldark; visit 16th century Pendennis Castle, with its connections to Henry VIII; or opt to take in some of Cornwall’s highlights on tour. The Eden Project and scenic Lizard Peninsula are within your reach. From England’s pretty south coast Boudicca heads north of the border to the Scotland, where a trio of breathtaking islands await. [ReadMoreDesk]

The Isle of Skye is yours to explore during a call at Portree. You could unearth Skye’s spellbinding natural wonders, such as Kilt Rock and the legendary ‘Old Man of Storr’ rock formation; or perhaps revel in rich history at some of Scotland’s oldest castles, including Dunvegan Castle and the much-photographed Eilean Donan Castle. In the Orkneys, Kirkwall is your gateway to the remarkable, UNESCO-listed village of Skara Brae, home to Neolithic structures that pre-date Egypt’s pyramids; the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar; and mighty St Magnus Cathedral. Meanwhile, a visit to Lerwick provides an opportunity to seek-out the Shetland’s fascinating wildlife, including iconic ponies and the colonies of puffins, fulmars and other sea birds at RSPB Sumburgh Head. Lerwick is also the starting point for discovering some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastal scenery, on tours to Northmavine. Finally, you return to the mainland for a day of insightful exploration in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Wander among the famous granite buildings here and you’ll find architectural and cultural delights such as the Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Gothic-style Marischal College and the 15th St Machar's Cathedral, with its impressive twin towers and fortifications.

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.