On November 5, Boudicca will become the fourth Fred. Olsen ship to drydock at Lloyd Werft.

The British line has scheduled a quick six-day drydock in the German yard for the 28,000-ton ship for various technical work.

According to Managing Director of Lloyd Werft Rüdiger Pallentin successful drydocks of other Fred. Olsen vessels led to the ship owner’s decision to use Lloyd Werft again.

In 1982, when she was still called the Royal Viking Sky, she was lengthened by 28 meters at Lloyd Werft in co-operation with Seebeck Werft.

Since then, the 40 year old classic ship has changed names ten times before joining Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in 2005.

Extensive work is set to be carried out on all the ship’s seacocks along with below-surface hull coating, modification of and repairs to the piping system and stabiliser repairs.

The main item for the drydock, however, is the replacement of the ship’s bow thruster plant
and extensive repairs to the ship’s rudder.

"We will only be in a position to determine how extensive and complex that work is when the ship has been drydocked," said Carl Ratjen, project manager.