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Cruise Line
Boudicca
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

49

Very Good

31

Average

24

Poor

11

Terrible

6

Cruise type

122


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dsbd47

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

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We chose this cruise as Our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration, we chose FO as it promotes itself as a family run concern, but they are only interested in making money. Most of our disappointment does not ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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MargaretP

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My third Fred Olsen cruise - another excellent itinerary (Indonesia)

I choose Fred Olsen because of the itineraries and because I don't like huge ships (I actually prefer those with around 300 passengers, so Fred Olsen ships are still bigger than I like, ideally). Boudicca is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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HRJEN

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A voyage of disasters

Background: We had booked a 14-day fly/cruise package directly through Fred Olsen leaving from Cape Town, visiting Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, Mayotte, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Flights: Instead of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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andrewlgc

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Fine cruise to the Fjords of Greenland

We boarded Boudicca at the beginning of August in Dover for her Fjords of Greenland cruise. We had booked a superior outside cabin but were upgraded to a junior suite some weeks before departure. This cabin, 5009, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mandeville2019

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Floating Travelodge

We chose this cruise because it left from Dover, which is to near to home, and because it visits the Norwegian fjords. Norway is amazing, but I overheard Boudicca being dubbed HMS Dignitas, and that was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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bumfig

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our best ever cruise

This was our 37th cruise. Some have had spectacular destinations, some have been full of excitement and entertainment. Until this cruise, the Braemar to and through the Panama canal was overall our best ever cruise. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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RhianRees

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cuisine, lovely staff.

It was an ideal way to get to Iceland without having to fly (which I refuse to do any more). Embarkation was smooth and fast with scarcely any queueing. Disembarkation was equally fast and efficient. We had an ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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RayTaylor

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruising - loved the Boudicca

We booked to go to the Fjords leaving Dover 09 June 2019. We made a little mistake when booking as we went via a Travel Agent. Firstly, the agent was poor but, more importantly, it placed an barrier between us and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Markinolarky

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience

We wanted to see the Norwegian Fjords and only a small (ish) ship can get to all the best ones. We loved the size of this ship as you were no overwhelmed by the size and if you met someone you liked to talk to you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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tring

12 Reviews Written

113 Helpful Votes

Not up to Fred's Standard

We took this cruise as we were already booked on the previous cruise and it was reduced to a good price for Black Friday. The ports of Lisbon, Portimao and Leixoes (for Porto) also appealed. We upgraded our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tring

12 Reviews Written

113 Helpful Votes

Lots of Port Time in Both Belgium and Holland

We chose this cruise due to the excellent itinerary. There was lots of port time, including two overnights in Antwerp and Amsterdam, which gave us chance to have time off the ship and not rush back to the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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kathy2mac

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Boarding was very good, the ship is old and my upgrade to a basic suite was good, but the bathroom needed a complete refurbishment. There were drain smells emanating from the plug hole. Breakfast and lunch were ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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IHBScotland

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good in parts, but overall, adequate

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact it sails from Dover, close to where we live. We had never been to 4 of the ports, and so were looking for new experiences, we had visited 3 already, so ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CraigV-GB

2 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Butlins At Sea, But With Bed Bugs, Gastroenteritis, And A Rip-Off Price!

The Fred Olsen product is dire! We will NEVER book another cruise with them. When we got home we complained, and ended up being told that we were clearly "not the type of passengers suitable for a cruise with Fred ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Annabellegrace

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Interesting Itinerary

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen and we chose it because of the itinerary. Both embarkation and disembarkation were efficient and we were pleased with our cabin`s position and size. There were only 600 on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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londonlady2

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise but Boudicca showing its age

I believe FO first time on this itinerary to India and initial visa problems should iron out as its definitely a wonderful country to visit. The ship IS getting old and the first two nights it was like sleeping ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Steve P avatar

Steve P

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A taster for great nephews

I wanted a trip that my young nephews could go on and so could older members of the family through Saga. The average age of passengers was probably 70 but there were a few younger folk. The ship ran a 'Young ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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UKFamCruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise for all ages

We choose this cruise because we have long wanted to go to Greenland and knew that the boat would be smaller than many, which suits us better. We went straight to the cruise ship having been to Dover many times. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Dianews3

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Totally spoiled by dining option

We booked this cruise as originally we booked a P&O cruise which was cancelled because they sold the ship! We booked it 7 months in advance and requested 1st sitting for dinner on a table of 6-8 people so that we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Spero

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A lovely Baltic cruise

Booked mainly as it left from Dover, It could not have been easier to embark, cabin all ready and staff lovely. Nothing was too much trouble from any member of staff, and although our itinerary was unavoidably ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Sovereign77

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Cruise

The cruise was from Dover so an easy drive from East Sussex, the destinations in Northern Germany with combination of Kiel, Travemunde, Hamburg and Bremen were attractive and it was a good balance of sea days and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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AdeAfloat

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A short but busy round Britain cruise

Having had to postpone a river trip in France owing to the current strikes we chose this cruise as we have always wanted to see the remoter parts of the UK by sea. Embarkation was, before time, slick and rapid ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Marcus Maddison-White

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruising

We chose this cruise to explore Norway and were not disappointed. The staff and crew were very friendly and helpful, the entertainment excellent especially the Boudicca show company. There are plenty of activities ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Evielew

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

German Waterways

We travelled by Evesway coach from Chester. Although we had 2 coach changes everything went smoothly. Embarkation went well and we boarded quickly, greeted by friendly staff and the usual photographer who took our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Long John Saliva

5 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Fine: better than our lost ones with P&O. North German Ports April 2018

Wanted to see the Hanseatic cities so this fitted the bill. Positives:- Good itinerary, but we did our own thing in ports, usually using the excellent public transport. I'm fluent in German, which helps. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Boudicca Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms3.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.5
Family1.01
Enrichment3.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money5.03.7
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