Myself & Kathryn were lucky enough to be invited to Dover, to spend the night onboard Boudicca, to celebrate Fred Olsen launching their exciting, new 2020/21 itineraries!
Having never been onboard a Fred Olsen ship, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I knew that Boudicca (along with the rest of the Fred Olsen fleet) had recently undergone a huge refurbishment so I was excited to see how the staterooms and other areas of the ship had been transformed! Boudicca is the 2nd smallest of the Fred Olsen fleet, with 462 staterooms and she can accommodate 881 passengers!
From the minute we boarded, my first thoughts were how cosy the ship felt and how friendly the crew were! There were 5-6 crew members stood waiting for us all to arrive, with huge smiles on their faces, showing us where to find our staterooms!
My stateroom was a Superior Ocean View on Deck 5. All of the staterooms have tea & coffee making facilities, a fridge, a phone and a Smart TV.
We also had a look at a couple of other grades of staterooms on our deck, which included an M Grade Single Interior stateroom, a JS Grade Junior Suite and a K Grade Single Ocean View stateroom. (left to right: Single Interior, Single Ocean View & Junior Suite).
We were then met with a very warm welcome at the Four Seasons restaurant, where we enjoyed Afternoon Tea, which included a lovely selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, warm scones with jam & cream, and a choice from a selection of premium teas in porcelain teapots – all served by white-gloved waiters! There are 4 other restaurants onboard, including Tintagel, an A La Carte restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely meal that evening!
Once you’ve enjoyed a delicious five-course meal at Tintagel, Four Seasons or any of the other fantastic restaurants, make yourself comfortable in the Neptune Lounge! – Boudicca’s main entertainment venue! By day, the lounge is the place to be if lectures, port talks and presentations are of interest….. and by night, you can enjoy entertainment from a wide range of performers – from music & dance to comedy! The shows are performed after each dinner sitting, so you won’t miss out!
Overall, we had a very enjoyable time! – and since Fred Olsen’s main client market is the over 55’s, I would urge any of our more mature clientele to give Fred Olsen a try! See some of our snaps below!
Thank you for reading,