Fred Olsen’s Boudicca To Receive Balcony Staterooms
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced plans to introduce balcony staterooms on board Boudicca in time for the commencement of the ships 2016/17 cruise season. The ship will receive twenty eight new balcony staterooms during her dry-dock spell at Germany’s Lloyd Werft shipyard. The new balconies will extend approximately 1.2 metres out from the bulkhead of the ship to give an increased choice of cost-effective balcony accommodation on the 880-passenger vessel. The new balcony staterooms will be located on Deck 7. Further developments to Boudicca during her dry-dock spell will include engineering work, interior and exterior renovations and required general renovation to refresh the ships overall feel.
The refurbishment of Boudicca will bring to a close a longstanding project from the cruise line. Three of the ships in the fleet have entered dry-dock in the last twelve months. Black Watch received a similar refurbishment to that which Boudicca will receive including the addition of balcony staterooms.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ managing director Mike Rodwell 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.”
Upon completion of the refurbishment, Boudicca will sail from the UK, departing Tilbury for a 14 night “Landscapes of Morocco, Madeira & the Canaries” itinerary.
During the 2016/17 cruise season Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four ships — which also include Balmoral and Braemar — will visit a record 253 destinations in 84 countries.