Built in 1973, the Cruise Ship Boudicca was once a beloved holiday-maker and one of the most well-known ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Line.
After nearly five decades of service, the ship was retired from the fleet in 2020 and its fate has been uncertain ever since.
Originally named “Crown Odyssey”, the Cruise Ship Boudicca first set sail in 1973, a time when cruising had become increasingly popular. It was built by a Norwegian firm and was one of the most sophisticated vessels on the high seas. The ship was renowned for its comfort and luxury, with three decks of cabins, a variety of restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and a spacious ballroom.
The ship made its first voyage for Fred. Olsen Cruise Line in 2000, when it was renamed “Boudicca” after Queen Boudicca of England’s Iron Age kingdom. Since then, it has been sailing around Europe and further afield to destinations such as South America, Australia and New Zealand.
After nearly two decades of service with Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, it was announced in 2020 that the cruise ship would be retired from the fleet due to its age and outdated technology. The decision was met with sadness by many loyal passengers who had enjoyed many cruises on board.
Where Is Cruise Ship Boudicca Today?
Since its retirement from Fred. Olsen Cruise Line in 2020, the fate of the Cruise Ship Boudicca has been uncertain. There have been reports that it is being considered for conversion into a floating hotel or museum but nothing has been confirmed yet.
For now, it is believed that the cruise ship is being stored at a remote port in Norway while awaiting its new owners or purpose.
Whatever happens to this iconic vessel will no doubt be an interesting story for years to come!
The fate of Cruise Ship Boudicca remains uncertain since its retirement from Fred. Olsen Cruise Line in 2020. It is believed that currently it is being stored at a remote port in Norway while awaiting its new owners or purpose – whatever happens next will surely be an interesting story!