Australian Icons & Asian Wildlife

28th Dec 2021 36 nights Sails from Sydney Boudicca D212901
Festive cruise
Koala bear in a tree, Australia Koala bear in a tree, Australia

Discover Australian icons aplenty in the land ‘Down Under’ before a Far-Eastern adventure provides an authentic, full-flavoured taste of Asia’s remarkable diversity. Encounters with amazing wildlife; views of world-famous landmarks; immersions in rich history and culture; and more, you can experience it all. [ReadMoreMob]

Meeting Boudicca in Sydney makes for a memorable start to your journey; before setting sail, perhaps climb Harbour Bridge and visit the Opera House, or simply head to sunny shore of Bondi Beach. Your visit to Hobart will be one to remember too, timed to catch the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations including a spectacular fireworks display at the harbour. On the east coast, there are stops at beautiful Eden and Newcastle – gateway to the historic Hunter Valley vineyards – before three glorious destinations on Queensland’s coast await. [ReadMoreDesk]You’ve opportunities to meet cuddly koalas at Lone Pine Sanctuary on tour from Brisbane, or at Magnetic Island on tour from Townsville; while Cairns is the starting point for boat tours of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. You could venture into the Daintree Rainforest from Cairns or Kakadu National Park from Darwin to meet local Aboriginal people and learn of their traditions too.

Your time in the Far East begins with a call at Benoa. You can discover the best of Bali; untrodden beaches, ancient temples and forests alive with amazing wildlife await. Speaking of amazing wildlife, on tour from the Bornean city of Sandakan you can encounter orphaned orangutans – and other species including rhinos and elephants – in their natural habitat. There’s rich history, culture and spirituality to immerse yourself in too; uncover Ho Chi Minh City’s infamous Vietnamese war history, and visit Phnom Penh – on tour from Sihanoukville – in Cambodia, to seek-out landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. And, in Singapore, you’ll see experience Asia at it’s most modern, exploring a skyscraper-laden city scape of energetic districts and iconic sites, including Gardens by the Bay.

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.

Bringing the world closer

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

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’.