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MV Boudicca

Capacity
881
Crew
329
Tonnage
28,372
Length
206.96 m
First voyage
1973
Decks
8

MV Boudicca is a cruise ship owned and operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland as Royal Viking Sky for Nordenfjeldske Dampsibsselskap, Trondheim, which placed the ship in Royal Viking Line service.

Prior to entering service with her current owners, the ship has also sailed under the names Sunward (for Norwegian Cruise Line), Birka Queen (with Birka Cruises), Golden Princess (with Princess Cruises), SuperStar Capricorn (with... Read more

MV Boudicca

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
881
Crew: 
329
Tonnage: 
28,372
Length: 
206.96 m
Beam: 
25.22 m
First voyage: 
1973
Decks: 
8

MV Boudicca is a cruise ship owned and operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland as Royal Viking Sky for Nordenfjeldske Dampsibsselskap, Trondheim, which placed the ship in Royal Viking Line service.

Prior to entering service with her current owners, the ship has also sailed under the names Sunward (for Norwegian Cruise Line), Birka Queen (with Birka Cruises), Golden Princess (with Princess Cruises), SuperStar Capricorn (with Star Cruises), Hyundai Keumgang (with Hyundai Merchant Marine) and Grand Latino (with Viajes Iberojet (now Iberocruceros)).

Concept and construction

Royal Viking Sky was ordered by Nordenfjeldske Dampsibsselskap, Trondheim from the Wärtsilä Hietalahti shipyard in Helsinki, Finland. She was one of three near-identical ships ordered by different companies for Royal Viking Line service.

Her sister ships were Royal Viking Star, owned by Bergenske Dampskibsselskap, Bergen, and Royal Viking Sea, owned by A. F. Klaveness & Co, Oslo. The Royal Viking Sky was launched from drydock on 25 May 1972 and delivered to her owners on 5 June 1973.

Service history

Following delivery to Royal Viking the Royal Viking Sky was used for luxury cruises around the world. In 1982 she was lengthened from 177.70 metres (583 ft 0 in) to 205.47 metres (674 ft 1 in) at the A.G. Weser shipyard in Bremerhaven, West Germany. In 1984 Kloster Cruise acquired the entirety of Royal Viking Line. Subsequently, in 1991 Royal Viking Sky was transferred to the fleet of Norwegian Cruise Line (also owned by Kloster) under the name Sunward. In 1992 the Sunward was sold to Birka Cruise, who renamed the ship Birka Queen for Baltic Sea cruising. Her career with Birka only lasted for the 1992 northern hemisphere summer season, and in late 1992 was chartered back to NCL, reverting to the name Sunward.

In 1993 the ship was chartered to Princess Cruises, becoming the Golden Princess. Following delivery of newer tonnage to Princess Cruises, the company terminated the charter of the Golden Princess. Subsequently, Birka Cruises sold the ship to Star Cruises, who renamed her SuperStar Capricorn.

In 1998 the SuperStar Capricorn was chartered by Star Cruises to Hyundai Merchant Marine, who renamed the ship Hyundai Keumgang for cruises from South Korea to North Korea. Hyundai's cruise operations failed in 2001, and the Hyundai Keumgang was returned to Star Cruises and resumed service under the name SuperStar Capricorn. In 2004 the ship was sold to Iberocruceros, who renamed her Grand Latino for Mediterranean cruising out of Spain. In 2005 the ship was sold to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and renamed Boudicca. Following changing of her main engines at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, the ship entered service with Fred. Olsen in February 2006.

In March 2010, the ship was relocated to its new base in Liverpool, England, where it has replaced the MV Black Prince, which was also owned by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

In March 2018, MV Boudicca underwent significant renovation at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.

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Attractions on MV Boudicca


Neptune Lounge

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When you’ve finished every last morsel of your sumptuous five course meal or tempting buffet, retire to the Neptune Lounge and settle into a comfortable chair to enjoy fantastic entertainment from ...
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Sauna And Steam Room

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After a workout in the fully-equipped gym or a few hours of exploring ashore, the sauna and steam room is the perfect place to relax and recover.
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Morning Light Pub

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Decorated to resemble a British pub or inn but with a Scandinavian twist, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, i...

Pool

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The Marquee Pool on Marquee Deck 9 is perfect for a quick dip after catching some rays on Sun Deck 10.
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Atlantis Spa

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We’re confident you’ll feel thoroughly relaxed and spoilt on board Boudicca, but if you’re after a little extra pampering, head to Atlantic Deck 4 and immerse yourself in the soothing surroundings ...

The Iceni Room

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Named after the tribe which Queen Boudicca led into battle, the intimate Iceni Room is a great place to enjoy an aperitif before retiring to the nearby Neptune Lounge for an evening of fantastic en...

Fitness Centre

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With so much time to relax on board and sumptuous meals to enjoy every day, we know it’s important for you to have somewhere to stay in shape. Boudicca’s Fitness Centre – located on Sun Deck 10 – i...

Future Cruise Sales

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When you’re enjoying your cruise so much, you’re bound to think about where to go next. Our Future Cruise Manager knows the ins and outs of all our itineraries and cruise ships. So pop in for a cha...

Golf Nets

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For those wishing to practice their golf swing during their cruise holiday golf nets are also available on this deck.

Guest Services

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Guest Services can be found at the heart of Boudicca. Our friendly Guest Services Team are on hand 24 hours a day, to advise and answer your queries and with their breadth of knowledge, they are su...