Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

18th May 2020 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2011
FROM ONLY £949 per person
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FROM ONLY £949 per person
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Legendary museums, iconic canals, architectural wonders, mouth-watering chocolates and more: you’ll uncover quintessential highlights to savour in four charming Dutch and Belgian cities. In typical Fred. Olsen style, you’ll get closer to the main attractions of each destination and have ample time to explore, while there’s hours of scenic river cruising to experience too.

In Belgium, the Western Scheldt River is your picturesque route into alluring Antwerp, where Boudicca can dock close to the city centre. [ReadMoreMob]After a relaxing morning sailing through countryside scenes of green fields and lush marshlands, you can simply step ashore and discover Antwerp’s most prized possessions. Grote Markt, with its intricate 16th century guild houses and famous Brabo Fountain, is just a short stroll from your ship. [ReadMoreDesk]Venture a little further and you’ll find the legendary diamond district and mighty Cathedral of Our Lady, as well as artisan chocolate shops serving authentic Belgian delights. Elsewhere, you’ll visit medieval Ghent, renowned for its impressive trio of towers – St Bavo’s Cathedral, St Nicholas’ Church and the UNESCO-listed, 91-metre-high Belfry. Ghent’s charming historic centre is home to a wealth of historic treasures and easily explore on foot or via tram. Spending the day here also affords another opportunity to indulge with delectable Belgian chocolates. 

Your rewarding two days in the Netherlands begins with laidback scenic cruising too, sailing the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam. Once docked in the diverse Dutch capital, you’ll once again have an array of highlights to hand, from the haunting Anne Frank House to a collection of world-renowned galleries and museums including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. A full-day stop allows for an in-depth exploration, as well as time to take a romantic boat tour of city’s iconic canals. Rotterdam – Holland’s stylish second city – brings futuristic end to your cruise. The modern bridges and towers here are a sight to behold as you glide into port, while there are plenty of impressive sights to discover once you head ashore too; the innovative 1970’s Cube Houses and magnificent Markthal are well worth taking the time to visit.  

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.