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

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.

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.

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.