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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 ...

Port Shop

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Forgotten something? Don’t worry – Boudicca’s Port Shop stocks all your holiday essentials. From sweet and savoury snacks, to toiletries or a good book you’ll find everything you need for your holi...

Swimming Pool

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There are three heated pools to choose from aboard Boudicca, so whether you’re hoping to stay in shape with a few lengths every morning or simply need to cool down on a sunny sea day, you’ll always...
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Destination Services

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This is where you’ll find a dedicated team of experts in exploring, who can help you to find the best excursions to suit you, and advise on things you can do under your own steam when the ship’s in...
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Jacuzzis

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You’ll also find two hot, bubbling Jacuzzis next to the pools on Lounge Deck too, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Photo Shop

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The photo shop has a range of media cards, Digital cameras, batteries, and other photographic related items for sale. As a special souvenir of your holiday, we produce a DVD of each cruise with hig...

Exercise Pool

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Two pools located towards the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck 6 are suitable for swimming and water-based exercise such as aqua aerobics – ideal for working-off those delicious indulgences from th...
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Boutique

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Browse around the Boutique and pick up a treat for yourself or to take home for loved ones. There's a fine selection of fragrances and cosmetics, as well as a range of eveningwear, accessories and ...

Open Promenade

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As well as offering a fantastic range of facilities, lounges, bars and restaurants, Boudicca also benefits from extensive outside deck space which guests are free to explore at their leisure. The P...

Photo Gallery

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Let our cruise photographers capture your holiday memories from stepping ashore, enjoying one our fabulous cruise tours or dressing up during formal night. Photographs are displayed each day and ca...