Uncrowded Baltic

29th Sep 2020 12 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2024
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

Cruising to the Baltic in early autumn, when this incredible part of the world is less crowded but no less rewarding, you’ll get to experience region’s greatest attractions with fewer tourists around. Majestic palaces, iconic cultural and artistic treasures, grandiose cathedrals and much more awaits, while there’s ample time to discover the genuine essence of each destination at your own pace too.

Before venturing into the Baltic, you’ll spend a day on Sweden rugged west coast in the welcoming city of Gothenburg. An eclectic mix of highlights jostle for your attention here; among them are Götaplatsen Square, the city’s cultural heart; the historic Haga district; and Maritiman, the world’s largest floating ship museum. [ReadMoreMob]Exploring the city’s winding canals aboard a ‘Paddan’ sightseeing boat is highly recommended too. The excitement will then intensify, with stunning St Petersburg waiting to welcome you to the Baltic in style. Upon arrival into this spectacular Russian jewel, you’ll gaze at glorious golden-domed delights as your smaller ship navigates the River Neva. Once docked, a leisurely walking tour is the perfect way to see star attractions, including Peterhof Palace and The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, up-close. Stopping overnight allows plenty of time to visit the remarkable Hermitage; marvel at the jewelled eggs on display at the Fabergé Museum; and even experience the emotion of a magical evening performance at the Russian ballet too. [ReadMoreDesk]

From St Petersburg, your journey of Baltic discovery takes you on to Tallinn, the fairytale-esque Estonian capital. With another day of relaxing, crowd-free exploration to enjoy, perhaps take a gentle stroll into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town – one of the best preserved historical centres in Europe – to uncover a wonderful of striking architectural wonders: the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle; fine Hanseatic merchants’ houses; and the imposing Kadriorg Palace are among the many highlights. Finally, you’ll head for home via Germany’s Kiel Canal, indulging in the peace and countryside beauty of this impressive waterway, but not before returning to Scandinavia for a visit to Copenhagen. Get set for a hearty welcome and a raft of options for discovery in the Danish capital. Capture the all-important photo of the famous Little Mermaid, and see the famous colourful townhouses of the Nyhavn waterfront district just a short distance from your ship’s gangway. Venture further and the Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces – symbols of Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage – as well as the legendary Tivoli Gardens.

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 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.