Fred Olsen announces extensive refit of Boudicca

Fred Olsen announces extensive refit of Boudicca

All cabins are to be revamped as part of an extensive refit of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Boudicca.

New carpets will installed, along with soft furnishings, lamps and balcony furniture.

All cabins across the 880-passenger vessel will be equipped with mini-fridges, safes and interactive smart TVs.

The ship’s Morning Light Pub – a feature across the fleet – will be moved from to the portside of the Secret Garden Café.

The Heligan Room will be converted into the Indian Ocean Restaurant, offering the same style of imitate dining space as the Orchid Room on sister ship Black Watch.

The space vacated by the Morning Light Pub will be converted into an Oriental tea room.

The guest services area is being renewed to make it more inviting and user-friendly for passengers, according to the line.

Engineering works, general refurbishment and painting of the interiors and exterior will also be carried out.

The work is taking place from tomorrow (Saturday) at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg. The ship returns into service with a five-night mystery cruise from Dover on March 29.

Black Watch was refurbished at the end 2016 and has been achieving record revenues since. Braemar and Balmoral were refurbished before Christmas 2017.

Managing direcdtor Mike Rodwell said: “We are very proud of our smaller, classic cruise ships, and we recognise the importance of investment in upgrades and improvements to ensure that guest are always able to enjoy their holidays to the full.

“The upgrades and improvements to Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral have all been very well-received by both new and existing guests, and we continue to focus on developing and enhancing the onboard experience.

“The significant investment that we are making to guest rooms and public areas throughout our fleet will ensure that we continue to provide facilities that meet – and exceed – guest expectations.”

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