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Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany & the Italian Riviera

30th May 2018 22 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1810
FROM ONLY £2,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,999 per person

Join Boudicca for an in-depth exploration of simply breathtaking Italian coasts, taking in spectacular scenery from the ship’s decks before stepping ashore in pretty towns and effervescent cities to uncover a wealth of historic landmarks and cultural delights.

After enjoying calls into Lisbon – the attraction-packed Portuguese capital – and Mahon on the Spanish island of Mallorca, your Italian adventure begins in Naples. You could discover the architectural treasures hidden within the UNESCO-listed historic centre; or opt to tour to nearby Pompeii and marvel at the ash dusted remains of the ancient city devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79CE. You’ll then be dazzled by the beguiling beauty Amalfi, an enchanting town sprawled up a lush mountainside on the Amalfi Coast. Take time to explore and you’re sure to be charmed by Arab-Romanesque style structures such as the 9th century Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea, the vivacious piazzas and the glorious beach. Alternatively you could tour to Positano – considered the prettiest town on the Amalfi Coast – before embarking Boudicca once again to experience memorable scenic cruising along the coast and by the idyllic island of Capri as you sail to Civitavecchia. This town is your gateway to Rome and the highlights of the historic Italian capital; from the iconic Colosseum and the Roman Forum, to the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica. [ReadMore]

Then, in stunning Tuscany, you can tour to Pisa from Livorno and take in must-visit landmarks including the 11th century Duomo and of course, the world-famous Leaning Tower. The Renaissance city of Florence, surrounded by awe-inspiring Tuscan scenery and boasting majestic domes, towers, museums and galleries, is within reach from Livorno too. Your final three days in Italy will be spent exploring the incredible Italian Riviera, stopping first in pocket-sized Portofino. Make the most of a relaxing full-day here to wander the gorgeous marina and the upmarket fishing village, or unwind at nearby Paraggi Beach. A mix of grand palaces and piazzas will await your discovery in Genoa, from where you could choose to journey to fashionable Milan or join a wonderful wine tasting tour. Finally it’s on to Sanremo to catch a glimpse of the town’s Belle époque architecture and tropical flora before Boudicca heads for home, stopping off in Spain en route. Calls in Cartagena and Malaga will offer a blend of history, culture and beauty; while a stop in Vigo concludes your authentic exploration perfectly.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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.