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African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

31st Oct 2019 28 nights Sails from Cape Town Boudicca D192627
FROM ONLY £4,599 per person *
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FROM ONLY £4,599 per person *
£200pp FREE On Board Spend

From going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on exhilarating safari adventures and discovering colourful coral reefs rich in fauna and flora to exploring unspoilt island landscapes and indulging in pure relaxation at picture-perfect, paradise beaches, this enthralling cruise aboard Boudicca packs in memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout.

A memorable journey of discovery along South Africa’s stunning coastline begins in Cape Town, with time to explore the ‘Mother City’ in-depth and take in iconic sights such as Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain, before heading on to Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay for unmissable opportunities to indulge in ultimate safari experiences. Seek-out the ‘Big Five’ at on tours to breathtaking game reserves; or even join a 4x4 tour of Addo Elephant Park. Then, off the coast of east Africa, visits to three idyllic islands will offer astonishing landscapes and wonderful wildlife too. At Mayotte, you can take a glass bottom boat tour of the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, with its colourful fish and vibrant coral reefs, while the famous plant and animal life of Madagascar also awaits. Hell-Ville is perfectly-placed for tours Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park, where lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more can be seen in their unspoilt natural habitat. At Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles’ spectacular islands, uninhabited Moyenne Island – where giant land tortoises roam freely amongst rich forest and idyllic beaches – is just a short catamaran ride away. [ReadMore]

Elsewhere in the Seychelles you’ll visit Praslin Island for quintessential beaches such as postcard-perfect Anse Lazio and tours to UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai, with its huge Coco de Mer nuts and rare Black Parrots. Your island-hopping adventures also offer a taste of authentic Maldivian and Sri Lankan life with calls at Malé, where gorgeous tropical atolls are within reach on short boat trips, and Colombo, boasting an impressive collection of Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, busy bazaars and interesting museums. After a week of Indian Ocean exploration, Boudicca finally guides you into the Andaman Sea to bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and the Thai island of Phuket. At Port Blair, you’ll be ideally placed to take tours to Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, where a variety of wildlife such as exotic fish, turtles, starfish and even crocodiles live among the lush vegetation, white-sand beaches and coral reefs, or to beautiful neighbouring islands such as Ross Island and Havelock Island. Epitomising paradise, the palm-lined white sand beaches of Phuket are the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine one last time before heading home. Alternatively, you could take the chance to sign-off your exotic holiday in style with a speedboat tour to legendary Phang Nga Bay and ‘James Bond Island’.

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.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.