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Scottish Highlands, Islands & Ireland

21st May 2018 9 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1809
FROM ONLY £899 per person
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FROM ONLY £899 per person

Appreciate the unspoilt landscapes of the breathtaking Highlands and discover the historic highlights of four beautiful islands as smaller-sized Boudicca guides you to some of Scotland’s hardest-to-reach, yet most rewarding destinations.

Invergordon – your first port of call – is situated within a particularly beautiful part of the Highlands, surrounded by beautiful countryside and fronted by the calm waters of Cromarty Firth. After enjoying the views from deck as you sail into port, go ashore for the chance to tour to the centuries-old castles of Dunrobin or Cawdor; or perhaps go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The first of four remote islands on your itinerary will then await your exploration. Kirkwall – the capital of the Orkneys – is your gateway to taking in the remarkably well-preserved, 5,000-year-old Neolithic structures of Skara Brae and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar. Boudicca will then sail onwards to the picturesque Shetlands, where some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastal scenery can be seen on a tour to Northmavine from Lerwick. [ReadMore]

A wonderful weekend of exploring stunning landscapes within both the Inner and Outer Hebrides follows, visiting the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Mull. From Stornoway you can tour to the very north of Lewis and encounter gorgeous unspoilt scenery, as well as few of the island’s most historic landmarks such as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse; while a stop at Tobermory will offer you the chance to wander the town’s colourful waterfront, or venture to Mull’s beguiling west coast. After spending five unforgettable days in Scotland you will divert to the Emerald Isle and visit Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s charming capital. Take in the city’s iconic sights, including the castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral; or perhaps visit the Temple Bar district to sample the famous craic and enjoy a pint of the proper ‘black stuff’.

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.

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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.