Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

25th Mar 2021 14 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2106
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,799 per person

Endless rewards await in the hard-to-reach Azores, and cruising is undoubted the best way to experience this remote, breathtaking archipelago. You can savour stunning emerald-green landscapes, volcanic wonders, fascinating history and more – all under the guidance of Boudicca. The highlights aren’t restricted to the Azorean treasures though, as Madeira awaits with its verdant lands and fragrant gardens too.

After a relaxing sail from Dover, calling at three of the region’s most beautiful and diverse islands makes the most of your time in the Azores. [ReadMoreMob]During a stop at Praia da Vitoria, you could opt to take a scenic journey to historic Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island’s picturesque south coast. Indulge in a leisurely exploration of this UNESCO-listed city, to find its interesting museums and architectural gems such as the 16th century Sé Cathedral. Don’t miss the unspoilt Atlantic Ocean views on offer from the Monte Brasil volcano, towering over Angra, too. On Faial Island, Horta welcomes you with its pretty harbour and serves at a gateway to a wonderland of volcanic craters, lakes and verdant valleys, smothered with lush-green forests and flora. The Capelinhos Volcano, Faial’s most iconic landmark, can be seen in all it’s spectacular natural glory on a scenic island drive or exhilarating 4x4 adventure. [ReadMoreDesk]

São Miguel Island is a volcanic paradise ripe for your exploration too. Ponta Delgada is your starting point for discovering the greatest sights of São Miguel, including the astonishing scenes of Sete Cidades Volcano, one of the seven wonders of Portugal, with its 13-kilometre-wide crater and illusionary, colourful lakes. Elsewhere, Terra Nosta Park – a haven of gorgeous gardens, geo-thermal pools and dense woodlands that are home to stunning endemic flora – is within reach, as are the hot springs of Furnas Valley. As you head from home, Madeira awaits to provide one final sensory feast: during a call to Funchal you can revel in views of forested landscapes via the levada walking trails; see and smell the vibrant colours and scents of botanical gardens; and indulge with sweet Madeiran wines. After all of your island-based explorations, Boudicca diverts to the Portuguese mainland and the port of Leixoes, from where you could tour to Oporto for world-famous port wines and picture-perfect riverscapes.

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.