Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca is due to undergo a 12 day refit from 17t March 2018, at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany that comprises engineering works, general refurbishments and painting of the interiors and exterior, the company said in a statement.
In addition, one of the main focusses will be the stripping out and rejuvenation of the 462 rooms across the ship. All rooms will have new carpets installed, along with new soft furnishings and lamps. As with the rest of the fleet, brand new balcony furniture will be installed, and all rooms will be equipped with mini-fridges, safes and interactive smart TVs.
There will be extensive upgrading and remodelling of Boudicca’s public rooms and dining facilities. The ship’s Morning Light Pub – a feature across the whole of the Fred. Olsen fleet – will be moved from to the portside of the Secret Garden Café. The Heligan Room will be converted into the ‘Indian Ocean Restaurant’, with an Indian Ocean theme, offering the same style of imitate dining space as sister ship Black Watch’s ‘Orchid Room’.
The space vacated by the Morning Light Pub on Lounge Deck 6 will be converted into the ‘Oriental Tea Room’, serving exotic teas and other Oriental specialities, with a Far Eastern influence and exotic décor. The Guest Services area, the focal point and ‘hub’ of the ship – on Main Deck 5 – will also be renewed, making it more inviting and user-friendly for guests.