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Authentic India

6th Feb 2020 14 nights Sails from Colombo Boudicca D2003
FROM ONLY £1,749 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,749 per person
Free drinks plus your tips covered
OR three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

Oceans Exclusive Booking Period: Fred. Olsen's brand new 2019/20 cruise itineraries are currently available to book exclusively for Oceans members only until Monday 12th March.

With Boudicca as your guide, you’ll take in an array of inspirational sights and authentic experiences showcasing the remarkable diversity of one of the world’s most engrossing countries. Contrasting traditional treasures and modern marvels, fascinating spiritual sites and areas of breathtaking natural beauty will present a snapshot of India’s many sides and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Before your immersive exploration of India begins, you’ll have time in Colombo to explore the spectacular Sri Lankan capital, with its beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars, in-depth. Two days on board Boudicca follow, sailing to India via the Maldives’ remote, postcard-perfect Northern Atoll. Kochi, which has attracted explorers, traders and travellers the Kerala State’s picturesque coast for centuries, is the first intoxicating Indian destination on your itinerary. During your overnight stay, you’ll have chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue and much more. The iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, is within reach on an overland tour too. Another overnight stay, this time in Goa, is a treat to savour next. Mormugão is your gateway to Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter, which, with their fine examples of Portuguese colonial architecture, beautiful churches and charming old houses, highlight India’s European heritage. Postcard-perfect beaches can be found just a short distance from your ship’s docking location too. [ReadMore]

Magnificent Mumbai offers an enthralling mix 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 spotting 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. Finally, your time in India will come to an end at Porbandar. As the birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’ – this coastal city is the perfect place conclude your epic Indian exploration. Be sure to visit Kirti Mandir – Gandhi’s childhood home – and the Sudama Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to the devotee of Lord Krishna, to capture the spiritual importance of Porbandar.

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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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.