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Scandinavian Islands with Stockholm

15th Sep 2019 11 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1922
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person *

This 11-night late-summer sojourn is a showcase of Scandinavia’s outstanding beauty and fascinating diversity, blending remote, lesser-known Baltic islands with captivating capital cities in Denmark and Sweden to create an all-encompassing adventure packed with rewards and memorable experiences.

En route to the Danish island of Bornholm, a day of scenic cruising along Germany’s picturesque, size-restricted Kiel Canal provides a perfect aperitif for your Baltic exploration. Once docked in Rønne – Bornholm’s largest town – you can take the day admire ochre-coloured half-timbered houses and pretty churches tucked away within charming cobbled streets; or alternatively, tour to the quaint fishing town of Gudhjem or the dramatic ruins of Hammershus Slot. Your island-hopping will then take you to Sweden and beautiful Gotland. The enchanting, UNESCO-listed medieval city of Visby, a living museum of centuries-old ruins, historic merchant houses and magnificent churches such as St Mary’s Cathedral, awaits your exploration. Be sure to visit Botan Visby Botanical Gardens during your time in the ‘City of Roses’, to see an impressive collection of flora that’s unique to Gotland. [ReadMore]

Staying in Sweden, a call into Stockholm follows. With time to explore the Swedish capital in depth and entirely at your leisure, you could tick attractions such as the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum, the historic Gamla Stan district and the Royal Palace – where you might be lucky enough to witness the changing of the guard – off your ‘must-visit’ list. The chance to see sights such as Strandvägen and the Opera House via the city’s many waterways on a serene boat tour is not-to-be-missed too. Unforgettable scenic cruising between the rugged islands and islets of the astonishing Stockholm Archipelago ends the Swedish leg of your journey, before Boudicca heads to Mariehamn, capital of the Finnish Åland archipelago. The Pommern ship museum, the maritime museum and the Kobba Klintar museum are particular highlights here, each offering a glimpse into Åland’s fascinating seafaring heritage. Returning to Denmark, a call into cultural Copenhagen concludes your late-summer escape. The delights of the Danish capital will be within easy reach of your ship’s berth, including the famous Little Mermaid statue, the pretty Nyhavn waterfront district and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.