Sail to Belgium and the Netherlands aboard Boudicca and take in the delights of two beautiful, attraction-packed and culture-rich cities at the most romantic time of the year.
After embarking the ship in Dover and spending a relaxing evening at sea, you will call first into Antwerp for a memorable Valentine’s Day. Stopping overnight in Belgium’s charming second city will offer chances to sample delicious Belgian chocolates at the traditional chocolate shops and friendly cafés, indulge in some retail therapy at the fashionable designer stores, or perhaps treat yourself or your loved ones to a very special Valentine’s gift from the world-famous diamond district. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a romantic stroll around the city in the evening, taking in highlights such as the Grote Markt, neo-Gothic Central Station and the iconic Cathedral of Our Lady under moonlight. Alternatively you could choose to tour to the nearby medieval town of Ghent, home to an array of impressive Gothic monuments, a number of fantastic museums and, of course, more exquisite chocolate shops.
From Antwerp it’s on to Amsterdam after enjoying an early-morning journey through the Nordzeekanaal. You’ll have a day to discover the multitude of delights dotted around the iconic Dutch capital, including the unique urban landscape of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, home to some of the city’s most impressive centuries-old architecture, and an abundance of fascinating museums. Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum, where you can learn about the history of the tulip and how it became a Dutch icon, are not to be missed. To continue your romantic getaway in style, you could opt for a boat tour of the canals and take in the sights; visit the floating flower market; or even hire a bicycle and explore the city like a local.
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Up to 880 people can enjoy a cruise on board Boudicca – not the thousands to be found on most ships these days – so there’s plenty of space for everyone. Plus, Boudicca is small enough to reach shores that many rival cruise ships simply cannot access, so guests on board can get closer to the sights that they want to see.
Dining on board Boudicca is always a memorable experience, no matter the length of your cruise or where you’re sailing to. There are five stylish dining venues to choose from, each serving tempting culinary delights perfectly prepared by our expert chefs.
Sumptuous five-course á la carte meals are a real highlight, offered every night in the Four Seasons, Tintagel and intimately-sized Heligan Room restaurants. For a less formal dining experience, guests can help themselves to a delicious buffet in the Secret Garden Café, which is also open for lunch and late-night treats; while The Grill is the place to enjoy prime cut steaks, fresh seafood and much more in a wonderful al fresco setting.
Evening entertainment includes string trios, pianists, musicians, entertainers and shows; sit back and enjoy as you sip your favourite tipple, or that cocktail made just for you. Get dressed up for theme nights like ‘Nautical Night’ or ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ or stroll by the bright lights of the stars on your ship's open decks.