Authentic India & Ancient Sites

11th Feb 2021 28 nights Sails from Phuket Boudicca D210304
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Uncover countless iconic sights and inspirational experiences throughout this incredible voyage to stunning destinations in India, Arabia and the ancient Middle East. A mix of modern architectural and cultural delights, awe-inspiring holy sites and remarkable centuries-old wonders, are among many highlights awaiting your discovery, all on one simply unforgettable cruise holiday.

Before you immersive Indian exploration begins, time in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka is sure to whet your appetite. [ReadMoreMob]You can delight in Phuket’s idyllic island scenes; explore lush jungle and snorkel with enchanting marine fauna at Weh Island; and seek-out the temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars of Colombo. Kochi is the first of three enticing Indian destinations, where you’ll have the chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets; or even take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal. Mormugão will then serve as your starting point to exploring Goa’s Latin Quarter and Old Goa districts, for a taste of India’s European heritage, before Mumbai offers an enthralling insight into the contrasts of old and modern India. From admiring the British-style buildings of the historic Colaba quarter and the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station, to visiting the Dhobi Ghat – the world’s largest open-air laundry district – and witnessing busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city, a plethora of diverse experiences and sights await you here. Stopping overnight in Mumbai affords you time to fully immerse yourself in all the legendary hustle and bustle of the city too. [ReadMoreDesk]

Continuing onwards to Arabia, a visit to Muscat offers opportunities to marvel at the magnificent modern Arabic architecture of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace. Alternatively, you could tour from the Omani capital to the pre-Islamic Nakhal Fort, or the ancient city of Nizwa. Finally, an exciting exploration of the Middle East will present a showcase of some of the world’s greatest ancient sites. In Egypt, you can take advantage of an overnight stay at Safaga to tour to the remarkable Valley of the Kings, famed for its ancient tombs and chambers; and revel in the wonder of the Great Pyramids of Giza on tour from Alexandra. There’s an exciting navigation of the impressive Suez Canal too. In Jordan, the astonishing ‘Lost City’ of Petra awaits during a visit to Aqaba: journey to Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, to see huge tombs, archways and temples that were carved into the sandstone over 2,000 years ago. Meanwhile, Israel’s hallowed sites are yours to explore from Ashdod and Haifa, both ideally located for trips to Jerusalem – a pilgrimage for Jews, Muslims and Christians – and Bethlehem, where you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories.

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
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’.