Fred Olsen’s Boudicca Cruise Ship Begins Major Refurbishment

Boudicca today arrived in Germany for its major refurbishment. The ship which is operated by British based Fred Olsen Cruise Line will receive a total refresh.

The vessel arrived today at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany to begin its major refurbishment. The ship just completed a 16-night ‘Mysterious Morocco & Seductive Spain’ cruise out of the Port of Tyne in Newcastle. The upgrades will include the exterior and interior with all the typical checks. Boudicca will get a refreshed look with new paint and engineering work.

One of the major upgrades to the ship during the dry dock are 28 terraced balconies cabins. The cabins will be located on Lido deck 7 and will extend out 1.2 metres from the ship’s bulkhead.

Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We experience extremely high demand for balcony cabins across our fleet, in particular on a smaller-sized ship such as Boudicca, and our new terrace balcony cabins are an innovative response to this. “We installed the new terrace balcony cabins on sister ship Black Watch during her dry dock last Autumn, and these have proved very popular with our guests.”

The refurbishment will be completed before the end of November where the ship will showcase its enhanced look to british cruisers. Boudicca will begin sailing a 14-night Landscapes of Morocco, Madeira & the Canaries cruise from port of Tilbury in Newcastle on November 30.

All other ships in the Fred Olsen fleet have already received their upgrades, the ships include Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral.


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