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M/S Boudicca vital statistics
Company: Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines
Home Port: Nassau, Bahamas
Gross Tonnage: 28,388 tons
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Passenger Capacity: 839
Passenger Decks: 9
Built: 1973 (refitted in 2011)
Voyages sailed on this ship: Arctic (x2),
Although Fred Olsen’s Boudicca is a 43-year-old
vessel, she was refitted in 2011 and her age does not
show, other than by the fact that she actually looks like
a ship and not one of the ugly, plastic behemoths of
today carrying thousands of people.
We have had three fantastic cruises on board Boudicca,
two of them well above the Arctic Circle; one in summer
and one in winter. Also an amazing and unusual voyage
Read my review of the Boudicca (2008) and 2014 review
The Boudicca docked in Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, in
July 2008, right up at 78° 54’ north. In recent years,
very few cruise vessels visit Spitsbergen to try to
reduce the ecological impact on such a unique location.
Cabin 4061 (with somewhat rumpled beds!) on the
Boudicca, deck 4 midships. The constant 24-hour
daylight coming through our portholes meant we never
knew whether it was day or night!
The Lido Lounge at the stern of the Boudicca had
sliding doors out onto the upper deck. We spent
every evening in here after the show, to take part in
The swimming pools and jaccuzis on the Boudicca,
which were heated and very pleasant to swim in, even
above the Arctic Circle.
Cabin 5050, deck 5 midships. A comfortable and
spacious cabin. No frills, but pleasant and homely.
The Boudicca moored up in Ålesund, Norway, in
Cabin 4125, deck 4 aft. A no-frills, but clean and
comfortable outside twin-bedded cabin which was our
home for 15 nights on our August 2016 cruise to
The Boudicca at anchor off Tasiilaq, Greenland in
August 2016. Note her new livery compared to the
Boudicca moored up in Narsarsuaq, Greenland, next to
one of the many ice-floes, icebergs and growlers we
saw. August 2016.