African Wildlife with Asia & Singapore New Year

3rd Dec 2020 42 nights Sails from Cape Town Boudicca D202930
FROM ONLY £8,099 per person
Group of hippopotamus in water, South Africa Group of hippopotamus in water, South Africa
FROM ONLY £8,099 per person

Experience an unforgettable end to 2020 and a spectacular start to the New Year on this epic exotic voyage to Africa and Asia. There are chances to encounter incredible wildlife; delight in the paradise scenes of idyllic islands; taste the Far East’s cocktail of culture; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

You begin this adventure of a lifetime with a journey of discovery along South Africa’s stunning coastline, starting in Cape Town. [ReadMoreMob]Enjoy time to explore in-depth and take in the Mother City’s iconic sights, such as Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain, before heading east to Port Elizabeth and Durban for ultimate safari experiences. Seek-out South Africa’s big game and watch them in their natural habitat on tours to the breathtaking Kariega, Lalibela and Tala Game Reserves – an exhilarating 4x4 adventure through Lalibela is an unmissable experience. Visits to a string of islands off the coast will then offer astonishing landscapes and wildlife too. See the colourful tropical fish and vibrant corals of the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon on a glass-bottom boat tour at Mayotte; then revel in the famous natural treasures of Madagascar. Hell-Ville and Diego Suarez are perfectly placed for tours to tropical national parks, where flora and fauna such as lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more can be seen in their unspoilt natural habitat. You can meet giant land tortoises in the Seychelles too, on tour to uninhabited Moyenne Island from Mahé, while sun-splashes beaches and otherworldly atolls await in the Maldives. [ReadMoreDesk]

You’re in for a memorable Christmas sailing onwards to the Far East: spend Christmas Day in Colombo, then enjoy Christmas Day and Boxing Day – Fred. Olsen style - on board Boudicca with a feast of food, fun and festivity. As the end of 2020 nears, you’re sure to be enthralled by the cultural and architectural mix showcased in the Malaysian cities of Georgetown and Kuala Lumpur, with its unmistakable skyline dominated by the mighty Petronas Twin Towers. Then comes the crowning moment – an extended stay in Singapore, timed perfectly for catching the city-state’s magical New Year’s Eve celebration. You’ll be afforded time to marvel at Singapore’s mighty skyline; visit the Gardens by the Bay; and stop by Raffles Hotel for high tea too. Returning to Malaysia, lush rainforests, breathtaking beaches, impressive mosques and views of imposing Mount Kinabalu await at Kota Kinabalu, before it’s on to Manila – the capital of the Philippines – and finally, Japan. Naha’s highlights include the UNESCO-listed Shurijo Castle, shrouded in the glory of the Ryukyu Kingdom era, and the Oriental gardens of Fukushu Park, while in Kochi, the hilltop castle and Chikurinji Temple are must-visit sites. You’ll find plenty of places to sample authentic flavours of sake, soba and sushi too. Before heading home, there’s time in Tokyo to revel in the mix of ultramodern and traditional that the Japanese capital showcases in its palaces and historic temples, neon-lit landmarks and bustling commercial districts.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.