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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to commence 2017/18 cruise season from Liverpool

Press release   •   Jun 06, 2017 19:12 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is set to return to Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head Cruise Terminal on 9th June 2017, with an action-packed 26-night ‘Bermuda & the America’s Cup’ cruise, which has been specially crafted for guests to be able to enjoy all the excitement and spectacle of the 35th America’s Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Fred. Olsen’s stylish Boudicca will be setting sail on a total of 10 unique adventures from the Port of Liverpool in 2017/18, from June to September. Other itineraries include an eight-night ‘Lochs of Scotland’ cruise, taking in the very best lochs and scenic waterways that this picturesque country has to offer, and a 16-night ‘Glitz & Glamour of the French Riviera’ holiday, with highlight calls into beautiful Barcelona, Monaco and Cannes.  

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Fred. Olsen is a frequent visitor to the Merseyside region, giving our loyal guests from the North West a greater choice of destinations and holiday durations from their local port.

“With its stunning vistas and proud maritime heritage, there is something very special about cruising from Liverpool, and it is a tremendous benefit to be able to offer our guests the chance to set sail from the world-famous Pier Head.”

Boudicca’s cruise itineraries from Liverpool in 2017/18 include:

- 16-night D1717 ‘Rugged & Rural Canada’ cruise, departing on 29th July 2017. Prices start from £1,599 per person (with limited availability).

Explore the rugged landscapes of rural Canada on an epic 16-night voyage. Guests will have the opportunity to go in search of spellbinding fauna, including puffins and whales, on a boat tour from St. John’s; or enjoy a stroll along the shores of the beautiful Bras D'Or Lake.; or experience L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, where fascinating, UNESCO-listed archaeological sites await exploration, at the first and only Viking settlement in North America.

For further information: See 'Rugged & Rural Canada'

- Eight-night D1720 ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers of Norway’ cruise, departing on 29th August 2017. Prices start from £999 per person (with limited availability).

There are photo opportunities galore on this exceptional foray into the Norwegian fjords, on smaller-sized ‘Boudicca’, with unforgettable cruising along beautiful waterways, and calls into charming Olden, the historic city of Bergen, and Flåm, renowned for its winding scenic railway.

For further information: See 'Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers of Norway'

- 14-night D1723 ‘Azorean Island Discovery’ cruise, departing on 30th September 2017. Prices start from £1,899 per person (with limited availability).

This fantastic two-week cruise takes in the diverse, emerald-green landscapes of the Azores, visiting three of the archipelago’s most beautiful islands. Discover Terceira Island's impressive volcanic structures, including Monte Brasil and Capelinhos; explore Faial Island on a 4x4 Jeep adventure, during an overnight stay in Horta; and marvel at the huge crater lakes of São Miguel’s Sete Cidades, from Ponta Delgada.

For further information: See 'Azorean Island Discovery'

All prices listed are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded ‘Interior Room’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port dues.

Fred. Olsen will also be hosting a memorable ‘Summer Party Night’ in Liverpool, on the evening of Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017 (over-18s only). Boudicca will be in port overnight during the city’s annual ‘International Beatleweek Festival’, taking place from 23rd to 29th August 2017, and Fred. Olsen is delighted to have secured one of the best-known Beatles tribute acts around – the world-famous ‘Backbeat Beatles’ – to entertain guests live on this very special party evening, along with the hilarious Stan Boardman, Liverpool’s favourite TV comedian. A late-night DJ will continue this special Merseyside celebration into the early hours.

During its 2018/19 cruise season, Fred. Olsen’s classic 804-guest ship Black Watch will be making a return to Liverpool, offering a record 18 unique cruise itineraries, from April to November – representing Fred. Olsen’s longest-ever cruise season from the city. Guests can choose from a 15-night ‘Greenland, Iceland & Norway’ adventure in July 2018; a 26-night ‘Canada in the Fall’ discovery in September 2018; and a nine-night ‘Mystery Cruise’ in October 2018, where only the Captain knows where guests are going!

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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