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Fred. Olsen’s cruise ship Boudicca makes a welcome return to Portsmouth International Port on Thursday 27th July after a journey which has taken her right around the country.

Named after the famous tribal queen, Boudicca will be in the final stages of an eight-day cruise around the same British coastline which the legendary royal once tried to rid of Romans in AD60.

MV Boudicca first calm calling at Portsmouth International Port in October 2009. Since then, she has been a popular visitor to the great waterfront city, bringing up to 880 guests on each call.

By the time she reaches Portsmouth, Boudicca will have already visited Tobermory in the Isle of Mull. She then cruises through the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and the Orkney Isles, where the ship calls at Kirkwall.

A visit to Lerwick in the Shetland Isles comes next, before a passage to the Farne Islands, and through the North Sea to Southworld in Suffolk. From Portsmouth International Port, Boudicca returns on a two-day passage to the departure port of Liverpool.

This particular explorer cruise is focusing on British wildlife, with stops at significant sites of scientific interest. Passengers will have had an opportunity to spot whales in Scotland, as well as golden eagles. Bird watchers arriving on Boudicca at Portsmouth International Port will have a chance to visit the wildfowl-rich Farlington Marshes and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Since Boudicca last visited Portsmouth International Port, owner company Fred. Olsen have upgraded accommodation onboard. Her new terrace balcony rooms offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable sights and experiences — that perfect place to view Napoleonic Forts, the Spinnaker Tower, and HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as the ship slips into port.

Rupert Taylor, Harbour Master at Portsmouth International Port, said: “Boudicca has always been a firm favourite here at the Port, with her beautiful lines bringing an extra touch of elegance to Portsmouth Harbour. I’m delighted that Fred. Olsen has brought this magnificent cruise liner back to Portsmouth International Port, the perfect last stop on her round Britain voyage. Guests are guaranteed a memorable day, with so many world class attractions right on our doorstep.”

See more details about Boudicca’s visit on the Fred. Olsen website »

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