Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar

Departs Port Louis, Mauritius  •  13th December 2018  •  14 nights
Boudicca  •  D1826  •  Prices from £1,699.00 (cruise only)
Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin Island, Seychelles
With spectacular paradise islands and a few lesser-known destinations found off the beaten track to discover, you’re in for a simply unforgettable festive season on this extraordinary exotic voyage aboard Boudicca.

This very special journey of discovery begins in Port Louis, for the chance to capture a snapshot of everyday Mauritian life. In this diverse, cultural city you could explore the lively central market, visit the interesting Stamp Museum, and marvel at religious structures such as the impressive Kaylasson Temple and beautiful Chinese Pagoda. Opt to venture further afield and you could encounter some of Mauritius’ most breathtaking natural wonders, such as the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and striking ‘Seven-Coloured Earth’ sand dunes. You’ll then sail to the stunning Seychelles. Spending a full day on both Praslin Island and Mahé, there’s time to discover a number of the archipelago’s most incredible sights and experiences. Perhaps join an incredible Robinson Crusoe Adventure tour from Praslin Island in search of huge Coco de Mer nuts and Aldabra Giant Land Tortoises, one of the largest tortoise species in the world; and discover the beautiful, uninhabited island of Moyenne on a memorable catamaran cruise from Mahé. Of course you have your pick of the Seychelles’ quintessential beaches too, such as Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or. That’s all yours to enjoy before sailing by Silhouette Island at sunset – an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Zanzibar’s fascinating history will be waiting for you to explore during a day-long call into this gorgeous Tanzanian island. Many of the main historic sights await you in the Stone Town area; the old fort, harrowing slave chambers, sultana market and 19th century Anglican Church are among the highlights. Alternatively, you could use your time to make the most of the glorious sunshine on the island’s sugar-like beaches and snorkel the barrier reefs; or tour to the intriguing and tranquil Prison Island. This is followed by a relaxing day on the island of Mayotte. Stroll around the charming dusty streets of Mamoudzou; or take the chance to explore the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, home to over 250 species of hard coral and a variety of other marine life. You could take in the lagoon's fabulous fauna and flora on board a glass bottom boat, or even go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Afterwards you’ll enjoy two memorable days at sea, soaking up the party atmosphere of Christmas on board with your friends, family and fellow guests as your ship’s friendly crew take care of all the food and festivities. On Boxing Day you’ll dock in Port Reunion, gateway to Reunion Island’s volcanic landscapes, dense forests and tumbling waterfalls – best seen on a hike or helicopter tour – before finally arriving back in Port Louis. 

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Itinerary & Port Information

Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar
Date
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Depart
Destination
December 2018
Thu 13
Airport
Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital and busiest city is an exhibition of everyday Mauritian life. Head to the busy market and experience excitement of shopping in Port Louis or take a trip to the sparkling new waterfront to sample local cuisine and the island's 58 varieties of tea. To get closer to nature, visit the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

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Fri 14
Late PM
Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital and busiest city is an exhibition of everyday Mauritian life. Head to the busy market and experience excitement of shopping in Port Louis or take a trip to the sparkling new waterfront to sample local cuisine and the island's 58 varieties of tea. To get closer to nature, visit the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

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Mon 17
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island, Seychelles

Take the opportunity to indulge in complete relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Originally the perfect hideaway for pirates, it is now the perfect example of tropical paradise, with crystal blue seas and tropical forests.

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Tue 18
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Victoria, Seychelles
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria, Seychelles

Indulge in some uninterrupted relaxation among the golden sands of the Seychelles in one of the worlds smallest capitals, Victoria. Surrounded by green and blue swells of quietly rippling Indian Ocean and sprinkled with dense forests and tall hills offering breathtaking views, the Seychelles are the epitome of paradise.

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Tue 18
Late PM
Late PM
Cruise by Silhouette Island at Sunset, Seychelles
Cruise by Silhouette Island at Sunset, Seychelles

Cruise by Silhouette Island at Sunset, Seychelles

Experience a simply unforgettable sunset as you cruise by stunning Silhouette Island, the third largest island in the beautiful Seychelles archipelago. 

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Fri 21
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Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The beautiful island of Zanzibar has a relaxed pace and diverse flora and fauna, but its highlight has to be the powder-soft white sand beaches and alluring crystal clear waters offering visitors a slice of paradise. Relax on the beaches soaking up the sun, or go in search of the native tropical marine life with a spot of sailing or kayaking.

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Sun 23
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Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands
Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands

Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands

Mamoudzou is the capital of Mayotte, a beautiful French overseas department in the Comoros Islands archipelago. Located on Grand-Terre, the main island of Mayotte, Mamoudzou is a gateway to the region’s most spectacular sights and cultural delights.

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Wed 26
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Port Reunion, Reunion Island
Port Reunion, Reunion Island

Port Reunion, Reunion Island

A republic of France, Reunion is like is like a tropical version of the French Riviera, with gourmet restaurants, sandy beaches and chic boutiques. An island that begs to be explored, Reunion's lush landscapes and vast mountain ranges provide some incredible views and picture opportunities.

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Thu 27
Early AM
Airport
Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital and busiest city is an exhibition of everyday Mauritian life. Head to the busy market and experience excitement of shopping in Port Louis or take a trip to the sparkling new waterfront to sample local cuisine and the island's 58 varieties of tea. To get closer to nature, visit the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

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Pricing / Rooms

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What's Included

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
  • Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.

Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.

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Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship. 

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