Asia with Japan & Singapore New Year

17th Dec 2020 42 nights Sails from Victoria Boudicca D203001
FROM ONLY £7,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £7,299 per person

An epic exploration of the Far East makes for a magical festive season and a simply unforgettable start to 2021. Revel in the scenic and spiritual wonders of this intoxicating region; taste traditional flavours and enjoy authentic experiences; delve into centuries of rich history; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the most exciting cities on earth. It’s all part of the holiday of a lifetime.

You’re in for a memorable Christmas sailing towards the Far East: end Christmas Eve in Colombo, then enjoy Christmas Day and Boxing Day – Fred. Olsen style - on board Boudicca with a feast of food, fun and festivity. [ReadMoreMob]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 a crowning moment of your voyage – an extended stay in Singapore, timed perfect for catching the city-state’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. You’ll be afforded time 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 Japan, where an enlightening and enriching adventure will be full to the brim with authentic sights and experiences. [ReadMoreDesk]

There’s time in Tokyo, to delight in the Japanese capital’s mix of ultramodern and traditional among its temples and neon-lit landmarks; and be captivated by traditional Geisha dancing. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to Kamakura to connect with origins of the Samurai. After attraction-packed Nagoya, where highlights include Nagoya Castle and the Shinto Atsuta Temple, it’s on to Kobe. Perhaps tour to historic Osaka from Kobe and don a traditional Kimono as part of a classic Japanese tea ceremony; or to Kyoto, to uncover stunning Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and Shinto shrines, and encounter famous Geishas once again. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are sure to invoke thoughts of devastation caused by the United States’ infamous nuclear attacks here, though both cities offer much more than memories of World War Two. Awe-inspiring temples, pagodas and shrines, including Hiroshima’s UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine, fragrant Oriental gardens and views of picturesque Mount Inasa – overlooking Nagasaki – also await you. In between calls to these remarkable cities, a visit to Beppu – situated on the beautiful island of Kyushu – provides an opportunity to indulge in blissful relaxation in the city’s famous thermal hot springs, mud baths, sand baths and steam baths. Throughout your time in Japan, you’ll have countless chances to taste authentic Japanese cuisine such as Sake wine, soba and sushi too.

Real ships
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.

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.