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141 Night Africa Cruise from Cape Town

141 Night Africa Cruise from Cape Town

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cape Town
  • Day 4
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 6
    Richards Bay
  • Day 10
    Mayotte
  • Day 11
    Nosy Be
  • Day 14
    Seychelles
  • Day 15
    Seychelles
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 20
    Maldives
  • Day 22
    Colombo
  • Day 25
    Port Blair
  • Day 26
    Port Blair
  • Day 28
    Phuket
  • Day 29
    Phuket
  • Day 30
    Phuket
  • Day 31
    Sabang
  • Day 33
    Singapore
  • Day 34
    Singapore
  • Day 37
    Semarang
  • Day 39
    Lembar
  • Day 40
    Komodo Island
  • Day 41
    Bali
  • Day 42
    Bali
  • Day 43
    Bali
  • Day 46
    Broome
  • Day 50
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 52
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 55
    Penneshaw
  • Day 57
    Melbourne
  • Day 58
    Melbourne
  • Day 60
    Hobart
  • Day 62
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 63
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 64
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 66
    Brisbane
  • Day 67
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 68
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 69
    Townsville
  • Day 70
    Cairns
  • Day 71
    Cairns
  • Day 72
    Cairns
  • Day 74
    Alotau
  • Day 76
    Madang
  • Day 77
    Wewak
  • Day 81
    Ambon
  • Day 83
    Komodo Island
  • Day 84
    Bali
  • Day 85
    Bali
  • Day 86
    Bali
  • Day 89
    Singapore
  • Day 91
    Phuket
  • Day 93
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 98
    Colombo
  • Day 99
    Colombo
  • Day 100
    Colombo
  • Day 103
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 104
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 106
    Mormugao (Goa)
  • Day 107
    Mormugao (Goa)
  • Day 108
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 109
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 110
    Porbandar
  • Day 113
    Dubai
  • Day 114
    Khasab
  • Day 115
    Muscat
  • Day 117
    Salalah
  • Day 122
    Aqaba
  • Day 123
    Aqaba
  • Day 124
    Suez Canal
  • Day 125
    Suez Canal
  • Day 126
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 127
    Limassol
  • Day 129
    Crete (Heraklion)
  • Day 130
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 132
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 134
    Alcudia
  • Day 135
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 136
    Malaga
  • Day 138
    Almeria
  • Day 141
    Dover

Boudicca

Boudicca - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

Old-style cruising with traditions such as set dining times, dressing up and afternoon tea

Cons

Passengers under 60 and families will feel out of place

Bottom Line

Perfect if you are of a certain age and after a quintessentially British experience


Cruise Reviews

1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
This was a Mystery Cruise the only clues we had were the vague descriptions of excursions in 4 ports one of which was overnight. The Captain gave us confusing descriptions each day from 28 Deg in our next Port to Heading for Florida, 12 or ... Read More
This was a Mystery Cruise the only clues we had were the vague descriptions of excursions in 4 ports one of which was overnight. The Captain gave us confusing descriptions each day from 28 Deg in our next Port to Heading for Florida, 12 or 18 knots overnight speed etc. Our electronics were no help. Everyone woke up one morning with a message on their Mobile giving the cost of calls from the USA ! The ShipMate App could not find us. We ended up visiting Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and overnight in Amsterdam. His weather button worked a treat we had excellent weather in each port and other than Gothenburg were able to walk into town (City). Neptune was sleeping so our time at sea was extremely smooth even though we were in the vicinity of the Viking Sky. Definitely a cruise for the "Older" cruiser, the entertainment was average but the intrigue was excellent throughout the ship. Some did not even realise we were in Amsterdam just as we were docking !. Our Cabin was one of the best we have had for the Class with the exception of the Showerhead. Chinese Water Punishment comes to mind. The staff were excellent and the new updated IT facilities made a big difference. The ship is 74 years old but has been well preserved. Nothing like a Mega ship but enough space to find your own comfort area when needed. Would we go again...Yes ! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
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 knew what we wanted. We ... Read More
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 knew what we wanted. We had cruised last year with FO to Norway...what a difference! Good bits....the restaurant staff were the usual helpful, attentive and able selves. Embarkation at Dover was simple and fuss free Some of the places we moored were excellent....Las Palmas, Funchal, Lisbon and Vigo...close to the town, and not too grotty. Of course FO need to moor where the port allocates them. One of the lecturers was very good...low key, but accurate and interesting. Adequate....food of a lower standard than the Norway cruise.....desserts at lunchtime very poor, better at dinner. Menu OK, but unimaginative...maybe suited the age and nationality profile of many of the passengers. House wine no better than adequate, at OK prices. Cabin fine, not too good in rough weather (force 9) but not a problem. Poor.....some meals were just bad, or weird. Schnitzel with peas and carrots? One day was awful: I complained, but got no real response. Customer service desk was hopeless....defensive and not given any updates on pool problems etc. Shore tours laughably overpriced. To ask for £10 per person for the shuttle from the ship to Arrecife (on a Sunday, when the town is closed) is taking the mickey...its buried in the T & Cs, apparently. Arrival at Vigo as Siesta time is starting and departing at 5 pm is incomprehensible. One lecturer was inaccurate, a little Englander and mumbled. No, we will not use FO again for a sea cruise Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
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 Olsen!" Such ... Read More
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 Olsen!" Such wonderful customer service! We're experienced cruisers, but this short Valentine cruise, our first time on Fred, was truly awful. We paid £240 per person, per night, for what was described as a Superior Suite, with the All-Inclusive drinks package. What a complete rip-off! Embarkation was painful. Although we turned up on time we had to sit and wait until called. Not the "priority boarding experience" we'd expected from their "Suite Dreams" package!. It was disorganised, with no-one to meet and greet, and the general first impression was that they just don't give a toss about their customers. Our cabin was a 1/10. We've written a separate review of this. We did explain our cabin issues to a lady at Reception for whom English was still not quite yet a second language! Although we were assured that action would be taken, nothing happened, and we never saw our cabin steward even once! The "Suite Dreams" package gives you a free bottle of fizz (worth about €1,00 at most), a bowl of hard and inedible unripe fruit (green bananas even!), and unlimited free bottled water in the cabin. Be warned though that getting the small water bottle replaced is a complete pain in the butt - you have to fill out the form on the neck label EACH TIME! Never had that one before! Our dining experience was unacceptable. Think Butlins rather than Michelin! They serve the same limited choice of food in each of their restaurants. Service is of the "bored" variety, with the wait staff definitely wanting you to think that they're doing you a favour deigning to acknowledge your presence. Both the large restaurants are very noisy, and we had a couple of tables of drunken chavs close by, each of whom had already had enough booze to sink their ship, and who only seemed to talk at full shout. After two nights we gave up and ate in the buffet. Its quieter, and the food is just as awful as elsewhere. We'd describe the whole food choices as "done to a budget" - the lowest one possible! We also came home with gastroenteritis. Not fun! The "All-Inclusive Drinks Package" is a massive con. The bar drinks menu has eight pages or so; the "All-Inclusive" list is the back half page. There's a limited choice of beer and wine, and some soft drinks. No cocktails. Nothing at all! You even have to pay for tea and coffee UNLESS you want to trek to the grotty Nescafe machine in the Iceni room. To be fair to Fred, we can see that this short four day cruise possibly attracted the wrong crowd. There were a large number of noisy drunks on board shouting at each other every evening, and our escape was to the Observatory Bar near our cabin! It possible that there was a significant number of cruise first-timers onboard who perhaps weren't that careful about hand hygiene, so its easy to see how you can pick up a mild gastroenteritis bug. The key issue we have with Fred is the poor value for money. They're charging a 5* price, and delivering at best a 3* product. The customer services lady who called us to follow up on our complaint was a complete time waster who aggressively rejected all our fair and reasonable points before telling us that we were "not the type of passengers suitable for Fred Olsen". In summary, don't bother with Fred Olsen. For around the same price you can go on Azamara or Oceania, get a decent clean cabin where the bed sheets and towels actually get changed, reasonable food and a good all-inclusive drinks package. Both cruise lines offer lovely "R" class ships that have roughly the same size and passenger numbers as Fred. Read Less
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