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  • Day6


    August 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We arrived back in Dover early morning and after quite a long delay in disembarking because of a fault with the passenger walkway, we finally left the ship at about 9.30am. It had been a very good short trip, visiting two very interesting and beautiful places. The ship itself was comfortable but I don’t think I would want to do a long cruise with her as there are limited facilities and I don’t know how she handles in rough weather. The food was generally good and the crew very friendly.Read more

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  • Day5


    August 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We spent all day looking around this beautiful town, wandering as far as the beach and along the old harbour, stopping off for drinks and just relaxing. It really is a lovely place and what better to do than have a fish lunch in a restaurant overlooking the boats in the harbour.Read more

  • Day4


    August 26, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    We left Rouen about midday and slowly cruised along the River Seine looking at the scenery and passing a number of small villages. The weather was still very warm and it was a nice experience to sit in the sun and watch the countryside pass by. Our second destination was Honfleur, a resort at the mouth of the river and which also promised to be a very interesting town. We arrived there in the evening and although it was possible to leave the ship and go into the town, we decided to stay on board and spend all the following day looking around.Read more

  • Day3


    August 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We spent a lot of the time revisiting places we saw yesterday but had a closer look at the clock tower and wandered further afield away from the old town but it really is the old parts that hold most of the attraction but we managed to stop several times for coffee and just people watched. The last two days have been hot, up to 33 degrees, but because the old buildings are tall, we managed to stay a lot of the time in the shade.Read more

  • Day2

    Rouen France

    August 24, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    We had a very smooth crossing of the English Channel and, not surprisingly, a smooth journey up the river to the old city of Rouen, arriving there mid to late morning. We had travelled passed Rouen by car in the past many times but this was the first time that we were going to spend some time in the city and we were looking forward to the two night stay. We did not have much opportunity of seeing the landscape surrounding the river on our journey to the city as a lot of the journey was undertaken overnight, but we will have more chance on our return.

    We took the shuttle bus from the ship and were dropped off quite close to the cathedral but we wandered off through the narrow streets and passed the many old and beautiful buildings that dominate the old part of the city. We eventually arrived at the ‘Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on 30th May 1431. There is a memorial commemorating her death. The square is dominated by very old buildings, the oldest dating back to the 14th century. We carried on walking to the cathedral and spent some time inside looking at the architecture and the tomb of King Richard the Lionheart. There is a lot of interest in the city and we intended to walk further the following day.
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  • Day1


    August 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We arrived in Dover at 2pm, our allocated check in time for the Fred Olsen’s short cruise on ‘Boudicca’, a small ocean going ship carrying, on this occasion, just over 700 passengers and which was small enough to sail up the River Seine in France to Rouen, our destination, arriving there sometime mid morning the following day. This was our first time on a Fred Olsen ship, having travelled many times before on P&O and our first impressions were that the ‘Boudicca’ was pleasant and comfortable enough.Read more

  • Day56


    February 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    Ship crept in at about 4am and we got up at 6.45 for an early breakfast and, as luck would have it, an early get away. Had a fantastic time, a real adventure.

  • Day52

    Praia Da Vitoria, Azores

    February 23, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We left Bermuda in sunshine and warmth but had a very rough crossing to the Azores. A lot of crockery and bottles of alcohol have been broken in the storm. Wet and windy day in prospect but determined to see something of the town. Now been advised that because of the high winds the port has been closed to all traffic and so nobody is able to leave the ship at present! As luck would have it, during the morning the wind changed direction and lessened and so off we went. We needed the walk on ground that did not move. Very pleasant town and attractive in the sun. Very reasonably priced coffee and pastries! We depart early this evening and although the sea will be quite turbulent to begin with, the forecast is for it to calm down during tomorrow.Read more

  • Day46

    St George's, Bermuda

    February 17, 2019 in Bermuda ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Good journey from Bahamas to Bermuda. We have docked at the old Dockyard but as we are here for two nights, we are spending today exploring the island on public transport. Took the ferry to Hamilton and then the bus to St George, the former capital and UNESCO world heritage site. Lovely buildings.Read more

  • Day43

    Freeport, Bahamas

    February 14, 2019 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    It was quite a bumpy journey from Cozumel to the Bahamas due to strong winds and the Captain putting his foot down but now a pleasant day on the island. Temp near to 25, so not hot, but mainly sunny. We do not have long here so took a taxi to a pleasant mall close to the sea and enjoying the shopping and wandering around. Have to be back on board by 1.30pm for the ship to depart to Bermuda.Read more

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