ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 

Based on 4995 reviews

Excellent communication knowledge and extremely polite and helpful staff

24 Apr 2019

I would recommend Rol to anyone. Staff so polite and helpful a pleasure to deal with

Informative , friendly and very helpful booking.

24 Apr 2019

Please note this is Rhonda Smith replying, I booked for both parties. John, was very helpful, lots of info and rang back to confirm availability etc. made everything run smoothly.

Liam was excellent calm and we sorted an acceptable cabin reasonably quickl

24 Apr 2019

See below but Liam was very good

As above

24 Apr 2019

The person that dealt with my booking was very efficient , I let a message on her answerphone, she came back to me in very quick time

Clear ,consice information and easy booking..

24 Apr 2019

Explained the different choices of cabin in relation to the ship and advised the best option . Gave clear information on joining at the docks which made our choice much easier .


24 Apr 2019

Excellent peron on phone

Never expected a call from ROL on Easter Monday

24 Apr 2019

I sent an email to ROL at about 3pm on Easter Monday. I missed their call back but they kept their promise and called again at 7.30 pm, answered my queries and I was able to book my first cruise. Excellent service, thank you.

Brilliant service

23 Apr 2019

The service we received when booking our cruise was very professional and efficient. The knowledge that Karen had about the ship was very interesting and informative. Can’t wait to go.

Cruise holiday

23 Apr 2019

We have holidayed with R.O.L on a number of occasions and like this time our booking was simple,with a very polite and courteous operative named Gerald who answered all of our questions and concerns. My wife and myself are yet again looking forward to our cruise and I am sure it will be a great holiday as all our holidays have been through R.O.L.

Trouble free

23 Apr 2019

Yes - good service - speedy and without any trouble

A very helpful company, looking forward to my cruise.

23 Apr 2019

It was my first time booking a cruise with ROL cruises and I found them very helpful and efficient.

Iconic Australia & Great Barrier Reef

Cruise Code: 1303616 / Voyage Code: D1929

An ROL Cruise best-seller

Maiden Itinerary Featuring New Year In Sydney

The Maiden Voyage Of Australia & The Great Barrier Reef

Offer ends 30 Apr 2019





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Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 16,598 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • Book with the Number 1 agent for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Exclusive FREE on board spend of up to £500
  • Maiden ports of call
  • Earn exclusive Cruise Miles
  • All-inclusive drinks package for only £15pp per night
  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues
  • Evening Entertainment including, cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Add an all-inclusive drinks package from only £35pp per night
  • Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise
  • Plus, book by 8.30pm 30th April 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £200

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service

  • Operating for over 24 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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An abundance of Australian icons await you on this unforgettable exploration of the land ‘Down Under’, with visits to coastal towns, cities and islands of three sides of Australia offering famous wildlife, natural wonders, quintessential beaches and landmarks.

Highlights include Broome’s beautiful Cable Beach; historic Albany, where Australia’s first European settlers landed; Kangaroo Island, home to wild kangaroos, wallabies and koalas; an overnight stay in Melbourne, the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’; and scenic cruising of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef.

Visiting Sydney on New Year’s Eve will be simply unforgettable, with a chance to experience all the excitement of legendary festive celebrations, including the city’s spectacular fi reworks display. An extended stay allows time to discover iconic sites, such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach, too.

Your Itinerary

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  • Boudicca

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    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Day 1

    Fly from London to Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

    11 Dec 2019

    (regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

  • Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

    Day 2

    Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

    12 Dec 2019

    Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark Boudicca

  • Day 3-4

    At Sea

    13 Dec 2019 to 14 Dec 2019

  • Day 5

    Broome, Australia

    15 Dec 2019

    ★Maiden Port★

    A tropical gem situated on the gorgeous Indian Ocean coast, beautiful Broome – often referred to as the ‘Pearl of Western Australia’ – is best known for its striking coastal landscapes and spectacular beaches. Away from the breathtaking beaches, a stroll into Broome Town reveals plenty of highlights, from an array of boutiques, pubs and cafés to the delights of the cultural Chinatown district

  • Day 6-8

    At Sea

    16 Dec 2019 to 18 Dec 2019

  • Fremantle (for Perth), Australia

    Day 9

    Fremantle (for Perth), Australia

    19 Dec 2019

    An extrovert city with a dynamic skyline. Visit nearby Fremantle (the city’s superbly restored Victorian port) which boasts immaculate gardens and parkland – and 20 miles of Indian Ocean ‘Sunset Coast’ beaches. Northwards is the Nambung National Park and its Pinnacles Desert, where ancient limestone pillars rise from the sand dunes

    Destination guide
  • Day 10

    At Sea

    20 Dec 2019

  • Albany, Western Australia

    Day 11

    Albany, Western Australia

    21 Dec 2019

    The breathtaking beauty of Albany’s rugged coastline marks the spot where the fi rst European settlers set foot in Western Australia. The Rainbow Coast creates a fitting backdrop to the town’s dramatic history of pioneers, convicts and whaling. This charming city is a grand mixture of old and new, as the stately old quarter merges easily with the modern offerings of retail therapy and a vibrant art scene

  • Day 12-13

    At Sea

    22 Dec 2019 to 23 Dec 2019

  • Day 14

    Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia

    24 Dec 2019

    ★Maiden Port★

  • Day 15

    At Sea

    25 Dec 2019

    ★Spend Christmas Day relaxing at sea★

  • Melbourne, Australia

    Day 16-17

    Melbourne, Australia

    26 Dec 2019 to 27 Dec 2019

    Stylish, art-loving Melbourne is wonderfully cosmopolitan, and is proud to be recognised as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is home to Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex, while the National Gallery of Victoria has stunning Australian and indigenous art

    Destination guide
  • Day 18

    At Sea

    28 Dec 2019

  • Hobart

    Day 19


    29 Dec 2019

    Bursting with modern energy and historic charm, Hobart is awash with colonial architecture, local creativity and pristine nature.

    Destination guide
  • Day 20

    At Sea

    30 Dec 2019

  • Sydney, Australia

    Day 21

    Sydney, Australia

    31 Dec 2019


    Destination guide
  • Sydney, Australia

    Day 22-23

    Sydney, Australia

    01 Jan 2020 to 02 Jan 2020

    Sydney is one of the world’s most exciting, must-see, modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House – two of the most iconic cityscapes on Earth – the capital of New South Wales has a visual wow-factor that most other cities can only dream of. Defined by the rugged pacific coastline that surrounds it, Sydney is a timeless, cosmopolitan metropolis that is easy to fall in love with. The imposing Darling Harbour, plus the smaller Circular Quay Port are the hubs of waterside life, with the revered Royal Botanic Garden nearby. For the more adventurous, Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs

    Destination guide
  • Day 24

    At Sea

    03 Jan 2020

  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Day 25

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    04 Jan 2020

    Brisbane, the sophisticated capital city of Queensland on Australia’s east coast, is one of the world’s fastest developing cities. With its harmonious mix of elegant colonial sandstone structures and modern glass skyscrapers, this friendly, welcoming city has a laid back, vibrant atmosphere. Art and outdoor adventure are always on the agenda; the South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants combine with riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take the paddle steamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, or bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens

    Destination guide
  • Day 26-27

    Cruising Great Barrier Reef

    05 Jan 2020 to 06 Jan 2020

  • Townsville, Australia

    Day 28

    Townsville, Australia

    07 Jan 2020

  • Cairns, Australia

    Day 29

    Cairns, Australia

    08 Jan 2020

    A friendly city, loved by residents and popular with tourists. More than just a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers plenty to do.

    Destination guide
  • Day 30

    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London

    09 Jan 2020

    (regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

  • Day 31

    Arrive in London

    10 Jan 2020

The Ship

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following of guests who appreciate a sense of class and timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. On board, in keeping with the Fred. Olsen fleet, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring guests disembark after their relaxing and rewarding holiday as friends, not just customers. Show less Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, which, thanks to an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities, will continue to show you the world in comfort and style for many years to come. As you explore the globe you can indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill; and much more, without ever feeling overcrowded. Cruising alongside hundreds, not thousands of like-minded travellers also ensures that staff on board Boudicca can provide Fred. Olsen's renowned personal, attentive service, catering to your every want and need.


Launched: February 2006 | Occupancy: 880 passengers

Tonnage: 28,388 tons | Length: 674 ft (205.44 m)

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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* Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions: Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Some ports may require a tender. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Fred Olsen’s enjoyment promise T&Cs apply. On board spend is per cabin/room and is tiered. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.


All-inclusive drinks package is from £35per person, per night for bookings made in advance. Cruise line terms & conditions apply. 

Fred. Olsen are so confident that Brexit won’t affect your cruise with them that should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, they will give you a full refund and a free cruise. What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and their Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board our ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates. With 170 years of sailing heritage behind them, they’ve seen many changes over the years, but what has never changed is their focus on giving guests the best possible experience, wherever and whenever they sail with us. With Fred. Olsen you can always book with confidence.

Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise Terms & Conditions: If your Fred. Olsen cruise is cancelled due to reasons directly related to Brexit, the cost of your cruise fare will be refunded, and a voucher for the value of the original cruise fare will be issued to use on a future Fred. Olsen cruise. Applicable to new bookings made from 03/04/19. The Brexit Promise only applies to Passengers who have contracted directly with FOCL and excludes cruises on vessels operated by FOCL but booked through third Party operators. Additional costs will not be refunded including, but not limited to, items such as hotel rooms, car parking, transport and insurance. Once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, FOCL also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price (but this does not apply if the booking is changed at the guest’s request after acceptance of the original booking). The Brexit Promise may be withdrawn for new bookings at any time without notification. In addition, FOCL’s Terms and Conditions apply.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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