BoudiccaFred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced a new UK port of call next year – Belfast, with 800-guest Boudicca making two turn-around visits in October 2013.

Boudicca will be offering a 12-night Iberian and 2-night mini cruise to Liverpool from Belfast in October 2013.

Matt Grimes, Director of Planning for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“The addition of this new regional departure port means that Fred. Olsen is able to operate a vessel within a radius of only 100 miles from 90% of the UK population.

“This further enhances our reputation as the UK’s local cruise line with a global choice of itineraries.”

Boudicca will also be visiting a number of off-the-beaten-track Adriatic ports on a 21-night cruise from Greenock (Glasgow) on 20 May 2012.

This island-hopping cruise calls first into Gibraltar, then Malta’s capital Valletta, before reaching its first Croatian port, Šibenik, where the ship is at anchor.

This pretty town, set at the mouth of the River Krka, has what is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the Adriatic region, as well as a monastery with a recently restored herb garden.

The ship will also call at Šibenik, Venice, Koper in Slovenia, Ancona, on the east coast of Italy, before Boudicca reaches the jewel of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik in Croatia.

On the return journey, Boudicca calls into the Spanish sport of Motril, before she returns to Greenock.

Prices for this cruise start from £2,804 per person, based on two adults sharing an outside, twin cabin Grade ‘E’. This price includes all meals and entertainment on board, as well as port taxes.

There is an additional attraction on this cruise, at no extra charge; a theme of ‘Flavours of the Adriatic’ through Fred. Olsen’s onboard enrichment programme, Vistas.

The speaker on ‘Flavours of the Adriatic’ is Robert Ash, a celebrity chef who is also a professional musician. Robert runs a cookery school in Mâcon, in the Burgundy region of France, and was also a finalist on the BBC’s ‘Masterchef.’

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