Written on: 21/11/2012
We booked our cruise via Gocruise.co.uk and I can have no complaints with them. We were unsure which cruise to go on but after a discussion with one of the gocruise agents we decided on the Boudicca. Although quite an old ship, the boudicca still has its charm. There was a slight delay before embarkation but the staff apologised and we were soon on our way. Although we had been on cruises before, this was the first time we had used fred olsen. The ship was smaller than I had expected but I think this was actually a positive thing. The small size of the ship meant we didn’t have to walk very far for food/entertainment (both of which were good quality). The clientele were mostly British couples around our age and both my husband and I feel we made some genuine friends (we still keep in touch!)
My only complaints were that I sometimes found the daytime activities clashed with other activities I wished to participate in, also there could have been more storage space in the cabin.
Despite these minor criticisms I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise with fred olsen and would recommend them to others looking for a cruise with that classic ‘british feel’.
A happy couple!