Western Med Discovery with Monaco

6th May 2021 16 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2111
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person

Experience a holiday of style, sophistication and spectacular beauty during this exquisite exploration of the western Mediterranean. Visiting stunning Spanish islands and cities, and fabulous destinations on the French Riviera, you’ll discover gorgeous beaches and celebrity ‘hotspots’ popular with the rich and famous, as well as historical and cultural delights providing an authentic taste of the Med too.

Boudicca will call at Palma – the cosmopolitan capital of Mallorca – to offer you a chance to sample the Mediterranean island lifestyle. [ReadMoreMob]Perhaps enjoy a laidback exploration of the city’s labyrinth-like streets and see impressive sights such as the Gaudi-crafted Gothic-style cathedral; or simply soak up the warm sunshine at your pick of the beaches. Speaking of Gaudi architecture, the iconic Sagrada Familia and Park Güell are among the must-visit attractions of Barcelona, along with bustling Las Ramblas, where you can feel the buzz emanating from busy markets, bars and restaurants. Elsewhere on Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, you’ll visit Cartagena to immerse yourself centuries of fascinating history, among remarkable sites such as the medieval Castillo de la Concepcion, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos. Meanwhile, in France, charming Toulon awaits on the breathtaking Côte d'Azur. Here you’ll find a picturesque old town packed with fine Romanesque architecture and traditional Provencal markets providing an authentic taste of local life here. [ReadMoreDesk]

While your western Mediterranean exploration features several unforgettable destinations and experiences, the icing on the cake is sure to be a day in Monaco. Following in the footsteps of film and sports starts, musicians and royalty, you can delight in the glamour and romanticism of this glitzy principality, where multi-million euro yachts, howling supercars, grand casinos and designer boutiques are a typical sight. Enjoy a day to take in the highlights, and perhaps explore narrow streets that are part of the famous Formula One Grand Prix Circuit, where some of motorsport history’s greatest cars and drivers have laid down rubber over the years. Elsewhere, in addition to your adventures in the Mediterranean, you’ll also visit Malaga for a chance to wander the Andalusian city’s ‘Mile of Art’ and see masterpieces from Pablo Picasso at the Picasso Museum; and have an opportunity to tour from Leixoes to Oporto, for glorious riverscapes, world-famous port wines and a fascinating, UNESCO-listed historic centre.

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
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’.