Isles of the UK

15th Jul 2020 9 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2018
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,229 per person
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, UK Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, UK
FROM ONLY £1,229 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 Invergordon. Wander into the town centre and discover a collection if impressive murals painted by local artists, or venture further afield to explore Dunrobin Castle, which dates from the 13th century.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.