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Boudicca Figurehead - bronze nude from BALDRIAN 1947

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines'
Dutch Weekender

Southampton Rotterdam St Peter Port Southampton
12 - 15 June 2008

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Boudicca alongside QEII Terminal & aboard as we sail away 17:00 12 June 2008. Ship's bell & builder's plaque. Moody weather... sunshine, black clouds, downpours, no wind, wind lashed decks; we had it all

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Boudicca alongside at Rotterdam Cruise Terminal, Wilhelminakade 13 Jun 2008

Boudicca St Peter Port

Boudicca anchored off St Peter Port Part I 14:20; 14 June 2008. The first few pictures with Marco Polo taken from Boudicca's tender to St Peter Port, thereafter from the Trident V ferry to Herm Island

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Boudicca anchored off St Peter Port Part II on our return from Herm Island 16:50; 14 June 2008. Initially facing directly into the sun; but once passed Boudicca, facing the brilliant blue skies of Herm

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Boudicca alongside City Cruise Terminal. Photos taken from Mayflower Park & Marchwood. Oceana is at Mayflower Terminal & NYK Aphrodite sails by 15 Jun 2008

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BOUDICCA's outside areas on Sun, Marquee, Lido & Lounge Decks. Including the wraparound Promenade, Pools & Hot-tubs, Sports, Fantail, Mast, Bow & Funnel, 13 - 15 June 2008

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Boudicca cabin 8033

Balcony Cabin 8033, Bridge Deck stb. Long & narrow, small balcony above the promenade; hence no privacy. Beds off set [cannot be made in a queen if required]. Nice decor, TV, Tea/Coffee..... Jun 2008

Boudicca reception

Deck 5 - Main Deck, BOUDICCA Reception & Tour office area only Jun 2008

Boudicca Observatory

BOUDICCA Deck 6 - Lounge Deck, Four Season Restaurant, Iceni Room Deck 9 - Marquee Deck, The Observatory Jun 2008

Boudicca Lido Lounge

Deck 7 - Lido Deck, Boudicca; Internet Room, Card Room, Library & Lido Lounge, Casino Jun 2008

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Hallways & Stairwells around BOUDICCA Jun 2008

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Hotspur IV

A liferaft aboard Hotspur IV [Hythe Ferry] managed somehow to deploy and here she crosses Southampton Water [14:43] on her way from Hythe Pier to Empress Dock for it to be replaced 12 Jun 2008

QM2 Model

QE2 & QM2 Models within QEII Terminal 12 Jun 2008

Saga Rose

Saga Rose alongside berth 101 the day after a crew member died in the ballast tanks. Another was taken to hopital, later rejoined the ship. Investigations were underway so Boudicca was at QEII 12 Jun 2008

Columbia Leader

Other vessels around the Eastern Docks in Southampton, a walk around the dock area, QEII Terminal & boats on Southampton Water & the Solent as we sail away aboard Boudicca - 12 Jun 2008


The Tankers at Hamble and Fawley as we sailed by, 12 & 15 June 2008 FEN, SALAMINA, STOLT KESTREL, BRO GOTHIA, KAREN KNUTSEN, APOLLON, URALS STAR, SARAH WONSILD & more


Following QE2 from Calshot to Southampton 05:30 - 06:30; 15 June 2008. In some photos OCEANA is the white dot way ahead :)




OCEANA at Mayflower Terminal, Pictures taken from aboard Boudicca & from Marchwood 15 Jun 2008


QE2 Berthing at QEII Terminal 06:30; 15 Jun 2008

NYK Aphrodite

NYK Aphrodite departing Southampton 09:30 15 Jun 2008


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Rotterdam 13 June 2008

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Sea-Land Performance

Rotterdam Approaches there are 3 main anchorages for vessels awaiting a berth at Rotterdam. Over 46 were around & about as we sailed through around 9am, a few underway to their docks 13 Jun 2008

Vavion Oslo

Port of Rotterdam Part 1 - Views and all types of vessels along the Nieuwe Waterweg [New Waterway] & Nieuwe Maas [New Maas] as far as the Vulkaanhaven Norfolkline Terminal at Vlaardingen 13 Jun 2008

Olga Maersk

Port of Rotterdam Part 2 - Views and all types of vessels along the Nieuwe Maas [New Maas] from Wiltonhaven to Wilhelminakade [Rotterdam Cruise Terminal] & the Erasmus Bridge 13 Jun 2008

Stena Hollandica

Stena Hollandica alongside the ferry terminal at the Hook of Holland [north bank of the Nieuwe Wateweg] 13 Jun 2008


A walk alongside the Haven Museum; numerous functional steam tugs, cranes, boats & even a train, before entering the Maritime Museum followed by visiting Buffel, a former naval ship 1868 13 Jun 2008

Erasmus Bridge

Sail away from Rotterdam 18:00 aboard ms Boudicca. Over an hour of Barend Fox, a shanty choir from the Rotterdam Fire Brigade. Boudicca's first ever call at Rotterdam so a fire-tug spraying 13 Jun 2008

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Marco Polo

Transocean Tours' Marco Polo at anchor off St Peter Port as we arrive aboard Boudicca 13.00; 14 Jun 2008. We were due to arrive at 12:00 & she was due to depart at 13:00 - we were both an hour late

Marco Polo

Marco Polo at anchor off St Peter Port taken from Boudicca's tender 13.40; 14 Jun 2008. By the time we emerged from the harbour aboard Trident VI to Herm, she was well on her way 14 Jun 2008

Marco Polo

Marco Polo departed St Peter Port, Guernsey as we waited for Herm Island 14.10. However we did see her in the distance & sail behind Jethou appearing the other side as we crossed to Herm 14 Jun 2008

Herm Island

Herm Island is 3 miles from the coast of Guernsey, We took the Trident Travel, Trident V ferry to & from Herm. A 20 minute trip with great photo ops of any ship at anchor... 14 Jun 2008


COMMODORE CLIPPER 1st spotted arriving from the centre of Herm Island at 15:20; Passed her by alongside at St Peter Port 14 Jun 2008


Miscellaneous Ships at Sea & views of the Channel Islands on approach to Guernsey 14 Jun 2008

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The Fred. Olsen Line

For anyone interested in the History of Fred. Olsen Lines look no further than Anthony Cooke's "The Fred. Olsen Line and its Passenger Ships" (Dec2007). A comprehensive history, well illustrated, of the many passenger vessels, cruise ships along with the ferries & cargo liners, owned by the company since 1848. Pictures of many of these ships adorn the bulkheads of Balmoral, more specifically in the Morning Light Pub [named after Olsen's largest sailing vessel] & Card Room.

The Olsen Figureheads/Gallionsfigurer have a chapter to themselves. Practically every Olsen ship from BAYARD 1936 to BLENHEIM 1970 had a bronze figurehead or bow decoration; many of which were removed & saved from the ships when sold on or scrapped, with one even salvaged from a wreck. Some of these are displayed aboard the current cruise ships, Black Prince, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar & Balmoral, others are in Scotland, England, Norway & on La Gomera.