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Giant cruiser makes seaside stoppage in Southwold

PUBLISHED: 09:17 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 27 July 2017

Boudicca moored just off the coast at Southwold.

Boudicca moored just off the coast at Southwold.

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A luxury cruise ship has stopped off in Southwold as part of its voyage around the UK.

Mayor of Southwold Matthew Horwood shaking hands with Rachael Jackson from Fred Olsen Cruse Lines.Mayor of Southwold Matthew Horwood shaking hands with Rachael Jackson from Fred Olsen Cruse Lines.

Boudicca, operated by Fred. Olsen, dropped anchor in Suffolk yesterday (July 26) halfway through its Wildlife of England and Scotland cruise.

Southwold mayor, Matthew Horwood, presented a plaque that will be displayed on board the 206m-long colossus, which accommodates 880 guests and 329 crew members.

Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, passengers were unable to set on foot on dry land after it was deemed unsafe to sail across to the town aboard smaller boats.

One man did, however, have to be brought ashore after falling unwell and was cared for by the ambulance service.

“It’s a shame because we would have had 600 people coming ashore and using services in the town,” said Mr Horwood.

“Nevertheless, we hope this will become an annual event and the ship will return next year.”

Boudicca will now continue towards its final stop in Portsmouth.

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