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The Boudicca— the company’s 880-guest ship— will host cruisers with a never before seen offer created around secrecy and suspense. This unique sailing experience will depart from Rosyth (Edinburgh) on July 10th, 2015, and will have guests enchanted throughout the 16 night trip with theatrical thrills and murder mystery.
Guests will have the opportunity to take part in this great adventure as it unfolds onboard, while the Boudicca embarks upon a leisurely cruise to Leixoes, Funchal, Santa Cruz, Las palamas, Lisbon, and Newcastle. The intriguing ‘Poison, Murder & Mystery Cruise’ is a first for any cruise line, and is the result of a creative collaboration between Mr. Fred. Olsen Senior and The Duchess of Northumberland. This offering will also gain recognition by Guinness World Records as the largest participative ‘murder mystery’ event ever held on a cruise ship.
The passion for poisonous plants by both Fred.Olsen Senior and The Duchess of Northumberland is manifested throughout the experience, as the journey links the unique gardens of both enthusiasts. The Duchess says of the cruise experience, “I wanted to create a ‘theatre of poisons and poisoning’, and working with Fred. has allowed me to bring this desire to life aboard a cruise ship, where guests can sample something new, something different and something very special indeed!”
This cruising experience will serve as an extension of the already unique offerings from the company. Thoughtfully chosen ports-of-call include the usual, as well as those off-the-beaten-
About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been redefining the cruising experience since its inception in Norway in 1848. The family-run business, now in its fifth generation, operates companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries. Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.