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Let Fred Olsen bring you to Monte Carlo for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix followed by Cannes for the International Film Festival – Two world-class events on one world-class cruise!

This 16-night cruise on 4* Fred. Olsen Boudicca departs Dover, UK, before making her way to Cádiz, Peñiscola and Palamós in Spain. Then onwards to Monte Carlo in Monaco and Cannes in France before you return to Dover via Almeria in Spain and Leixoes (Oporto) in Portugal.

Join Boudicca on a very special cruise to the sun-kissed shores of the Côte d’Azur and experience the renowned glamour, style and sophistication of this spectacular part of the world with chances to soak-up the unique atmosphere of two world-famous events.

Before spending two unforgettable days on the fabulous French Riviera you’ll sail to Spain to discover a wealth of impressive sights in three beautiful ports. The attractive historic city of Cádiz is a delight to explore, with its wonderful Old Quarter and striking golden-domed Cathedral. It’s also the starting point for tours to stunning Seville, where you can visit the Plaza de España and marvel at neo-Moorish and Renaissance-style architectural wonders you may recognise from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Lawrence of Arabia. Then it’s on to the sunny Costa del Azahar to see the ancient castle and fortress of distinctive Peñiscola – the ‘City in the Sea’ – before Boudicca stops in the Catalan city of Palamós. Situated on the gorgeous Costa Brava, you’ll find an abundance of glorious white-sand beaches and secluded rocky coves here, perfect for relaxing and making the most of the Spanish sunshine.

An extended call into Monaco will then ensure a memorable start to your two days on the stunning Côte d’Azur. Perhaps use your time to take in the high-end stores; see the vast collection of multi-million dollar yachts at the iconic marina; or even visit the Top Car Museum where the Prince of Monaco houses his fleet of classic cars. Motor racing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to attend the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and watch timeless racing cars from various eras speed through the streets and tunnels. Another glamourous destination and world-renowned event awaits you next, sailing onwards to Cannes. Your call is timed to coincide with the annual International Film Festival, so you’ll be sharing the sunshine with the stars. You could wander the glitzy La Croisette promenade; admire the grand art-deco palaces; indulge in a spot of retail therapy; or even look out for the stars on the famous red steps of Festival Palace. From the French Riviera its back to Spain for the chance to tour to ‘Oasys Mini Hollywood’ – the setting for many spaghetti westerns – from Almería; before concluding your cruise with a call into Leixoes, for tour to the Portuguese city of Oporto.

Inclusions

  • Return Flights Cork or Dublin to London & transfers to Dover port
  • 16 nights accommodation aboard the 4* Boudicca based on 2 sharing a cabin
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • All on board entertainment
  • One 15kg checked bag per person
  • Taxes and charges

Itinerary

Day 1 Dover, UK

Following your flights from Dublin or Cork you will board the 4* Boudicca at Dover port to begin your journey full of incredible sights and scenic backdrops.

Day 2-4 At Sea

Cruising

Day 5 Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz – one of Western Europe’s most ancient cities – hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Historic and pretty, the city centre is a joy to explore with a fascinating Old Town district containing huge stone walls from the 1500s and a beautifully carved cathedral.

Day 6 At Sea

Cruising

Day 7 Peniscola, Spain

Known locally as the City in the Sea, the old town of Peniscola is a fortified seaport, built on a rocky peninsula, and is joined to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land. Also known as the “Gibraltar of Valencia”, it is located 2 hours south of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast.

Day 8 Palamos, Spain

Palamos is situated at the eastern end of the wide bay of the Costa Brava.

The town of Palamos in the Mediterranean Costa Brava is an idyllic haven of relaxation. Located on the coast of Girona at the northern end of a large bay, this Catalan delight is home to inviting azure waters, vast stretches of warm golden sands and a busy commercial harbour.

Day 9 Monte Carlo, Monaco

Discover the many facets of this fascinating principality, home to the world-famous Place du Casino, which has made Monte Carlo “an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth”.

Day 10 Cannes, France

Best described as glitzy and glamorous, the stunning city of Cannes on the fabulous French Riviera is world-renowned for it’s annual film festival, glorious beaches and high-end shopping.

Day 11 At Sea

Cruising

Day 12 Almeria, Spain

Experience Almeria, a city with a great deal of charm and one steeped in history.

A city steeped in history, Almeria is one of the most interesting destinations to visit in Andalusia. Once one of the Islamic Cordoba Caliphate’s major ports, the cityscape is dominated by the ancient Arab fortress of Alcazaba – from where wonderful views of the beautiful port and city centre are found – and the 16th century, renaissance style fortified Cathedral.

Accommodation

4* Fred Olsen – Boudicca

Originally designed for world cruises, Boudicca has a high proportion of large cabins and suites, many with sea views. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience. In addition they provide magnificent views for passengers in the restaurants, lounges and bars of the ship.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel and Four Seasons, which display a wealth of original landscape and botanical paintings, as does the Heligan Room, named after the recreated Cornish “Lost Gardens” of Heligan. In fine weather a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15% per person at time of booking
  • Full payment due 16 weeks from departure 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
  • Drinks packages available at €18 per person per night
  • Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Boudicca
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,829pp
  Number of nights: 16

05 May 2018 Inside €2,829 
05 May 2018 Outside €3,279 
05 May 2018 Superior Outside  €3,919 
05 May 2018 Balcony €4,689

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