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Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, French River Cruising in 5 Nights ex Dover Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 23 Aug 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $1,299.00
Outside Cabin: AU $1,399.00
Balcony: AU $2,199.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
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Special Inclusions

** SAVE in Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale **
Take advantage of reduced fares PLUS €100 per room FREE on-shore spending money.

You’ll feel inspired throughout this unforgettable exploration of the beautiful River Seine, with hours of daytime scenic cruising through gorgeous countryside perfectly complementing calls at two classic French destinations.
Two nights of this five-night break will be spent docked in Rouen – you can explore links between Normandy’s capital and Joan of Arc; marvel at the city’s spectacular Gothic cathedral; or even tour to nearby Paris, the famed French capital.
You’re sure to be charmed by historic Honfleur, with a full-day to explore this historic city’s 16th century cobbled streets in search of France’s largest timber-built church, the colourful Vieux Bassin district and much more.

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 5 night French Rivers cruise aboard Boudicca roundtrip from Dover
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes


Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 28May19 and subject to change. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are per person twin share based on Saver Fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Gratuities are payable on board and will be charged at £4.00 per person per day. Guests can vary the amount on board at the ship's Reception. Gratuities cannot be paid in advance prior to departure. Cruise fares shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised cruise fares shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Offer valid for sale to 03Jul19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
*FREE On-shore spending money: 100 Euros per room, based on two sharing (50 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale.
Saver Fare Terms and Conditions:
Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Not combinable with any other offer. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL discretion, and will be advised within the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver Fare


Cruise Description

5 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

Feel inspired all the way as you enjoy four invigorating days of exploration along the beautiful River Seine. Aboard Boudicca you’ll experience over 100 nautical miles of unforgettable scenic cruising along the Seine, perfectly complementing calls at two classic French destinations offering rich culture, glorious architecture and fascinating history in abundance.

Waking up to views of picturesque countryside and pretty villages as your ship sails the Seine en route to Rouen will ensure a delightful start to your French flavoured journey of discovery. A two-night stay in Normandy’s regional capital will then afford you plenty of time to capture the essence of the city at leisure. You could explore Rouen’s links to Joan of Arc at Place du Vieux Marché, where the ‘Heroine of France’ was burnt at the stake; marvel at the city’s spectacular Gothic-style cathedral; admire the traditional half-timbered houses and much more – a walking tour is a great way to see the sights. Alternatively, make the most of your extended stay to embark on a magical evening trip to Paris and see the famous landmarks of the French capital, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Eiffel Tower, in all their illuminated glory. The enchanting Claude Monet House and Gardens is within reach on tour from Rouen, too.

A journey back along the Seine in daylight hours follows, offering you another chance to take in the river’s postcard-perfect scenes from the comfort of your ship. Perhaps enjoy the view out on deck with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand, or over a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Observatory as you sail towards Honfleur, where your exploration of the Seine comes to a rewarding end. Once docked in Honfleur, you’ll have plenty of time to wander the charming, café-lined 16th century cobbled streets of this historic maritime city, in search of highlights including St Catherine’s Church – France’s largest timber-built church – and the Vieux Bassin, with its lofty slate and timber-fronted houses and colourful fishing harbour.

Highlights of this cruise:

Rouen, France
The ‘City of a Hundred Bells’, Rouen, is capital of the French region of Normandy. This 2,000-year-old port city on the River Seine, important in Roman times and the Middle Ages, is a unique city rich with monuments and museums.

Rouen’s narrow pedestrianised streets lined with tall, half-timber houses and a statue marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, is a pointer to the city’s dark history. Devastated by fire, the plague and bombs in the past, modern Rouen is now a vibrant cultural centre, and one of Normandy’s most engaging destinations.

The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Claude Monet. The Gothic churches of Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen are also must-see attractions, two of the best examples of gothic architecture in France and a important part of Rouen’s history.

The city's beautiful botanical garden – Jardin de Plantes de Rouen, is also worth a visit. Its 600 different plant species and various gardens, including a rock garden, rose garden and a garden full of medicinal plants, are a joy to wander through.

Honfleur, France
Historic Honfleur in northern France's Lower Normandy region is a quaint little port with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. One of France’s most visited towns, Honfleur – with its beautiful 15th and 16th century architecture and distinctive harbour – was the inspiration for Impressionist painters and poets.

Vieux-Bassin, Honfleur’s colourful old harbour, is lined with 16th to 18th-century lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses. Its sloping cobbled streets have long been a subject for artists including Claude Monet and native son, Eugène Boudin.

A visit to the 15th century St. Catherine's Church, a vaulted timber structure erected by shipbuilders, is a must, as is the maritime museum and Notre Dame de Grâce – a 17th century chapel containing various paintings and models. The chapel also offers fabulous views of the town, the Seine estuary and the impressively-engineered Normandy Bridge that crosses it.

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