The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

18th Oct 2021 70 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D212528
Four Fred.s in Lisbon
High angle shot over water bungalows at Moorea Island High angle shot over water bungalows at Moorea Island

Take in culture-rich cities, some of the world’s most idyllic islands and an abundance of unforgettable experiences, including magical voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as you sail a once-in-a-lifetime journey halfway around the world on board Boudicca.[ReadMoreMob]

Before heading across the Atlantic though, your holiday kicks-off with a very special celebration; for ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’, Boudicca, Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral will dock alongside each other in the Portuguese capital. You’ll get to you’ll get to enjoy fantastic live entertainment from local performers and crews from all four ships; take part in exciting activities; tuck-in to delicious, specially prepared menus; visit the other ships in the fleet, to explore and meet up with guests and crew you may know from previous cruises; and much more. Then, on your transatlantic crossing, you’ll feel the Atlantic breeze, delight in unspoilt ocean vistas and visit the hard-to-reach Azores – verdant lands of volcanic craters, lakes and valleys – en route to the Americas. After a visit to Bermuda for Caribbean sunshine and soft pink-sand beaches, you’ve an opportunity to absorb indomitable Cuban spirit; learn to dance the rumba and mambo, sip traditional rum cocktails and much more during an extended stay in Havana. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias provides a taste of Colombian culture and history.

In Mexico and Belize, the remarkable Mayan ruins of Cozumel and Belize City await you, and there are chances to embrace nature too; in Costa Rica, Puerto Caldera and Puerto Limón are gateways to nature reserves and rainforest teeming with wildlife. Elsewhere on Mexican shores, there are visits to the beach resorts of Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta before memorable scenic cruising by the volcanic islands of San Benedicto, Socorro and Clarión. When the South Pacific Islands finally appear, you’re in for incredible explorations of Nuku Hiva, a wonderland of volcanic scenes; and Fakarava, famed for its rare plant and animal life. Meanwhile, on the islands of Tahiti, Raiatea, Moorea and Bora-Bora, you’ll be immersed in a mix of out-of-this-world beaches and crystal clear waters, set to back-drops of rolling valleys and towering peaks. And, you’ll visit Tonga – the ‘island where time begins’ – before being fully immersed in the diverse culture and beauty of New Zealand. Highlights of your Kiwi discovery included opportunities to learn of ancient Maori traditions at Rotoura on tour from Tauranga and explore the origins of the Haka in Auckland; and visit regions famed for their renowned wines from Picton. Feel the buzz of energetic Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin too; explore historic Bluff; and admire the gorgeous scenery of the Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds.

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.

Bringing the world closer

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

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’.