Authentic Japan

14th Jan 2021 14 nights Sails from Tokyo Boudicca D2101
FROM ONLY £3,349 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,349 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

FREE Cashback

2019/20/21 Fly-Cruise offers: are applicable to new bookings only, made between 20/05/19 and 03/07/19 inclusive. Offers not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Saver Fares and 3for2 (except Enjoyment Promise). Offers are subject to availability and are capacity controlled.

Free Cashback offer: Free Cashback on selected cruises as shown on our website; amounts vary per cruise. Cashback amount is per person, up to a maximum of two guests per room. Cashback is based on two guests sharing a twin/double room. Cashback is given as on board account credit in sterling, for use during the cruise. This is non-transferable. Unused on board spending credit can be claimed as cash at the end of the cruise only. No unused spend can be claimed after the end of the cruise – all claims must be made before disembarking the ship.

OR Your Tips Covered

2019/20/21 Fly-Cruise offers: are applicable to new bookings only, made between 20/05/19 and 03/07/19 inclusive. Offers not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Saver Fares and 3for2 (except Enjoyment Promise). Offers are subject to availability and are capacity controlled.

Free Cashback offer: Free Cashback on selected cruises as shown on our website; amounts vary per cruise. Cashback amount is per person, up to a maximum of two guests per room. Cashback is based on two guests sharing a twin/double room. Cashback is given as on board account credit in sterling, for use during the cruise. This is non-transferable. Unused on board spending credit can be claimed as cash at the end of the cruise only. No unused spend can be claimed after the end of the cruise – all claims must be made before disembarking the ship.

Embark on an enlightening and enriching adventure around the beautiful, intoxicating islands of Japan and experience this country’s fascinating way of life, with chances to explore the history and spirituality of enchanting temples, shrines and palaces; sample traditional flavours; fully-immerse yourself in unique culture; and much more.

From the moment you arrive in Tokyo to meet Boudicca, your unforgettable 14-night cruise is full to the brim with authentic Japanese sights and experiences. [ReadMoreMob]With time in the capital before setting sail, perhaps revel in the city’s mix of ultramodern and traditional among its palaces, temples and neon-lit landmarks; and be captivated by charming Geisha’s as they perform dances to traditional music. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to Kamakura to connect with origins of the Samurai. Attraction-packed Nagoya – a maiden call for Fred. Olsen – awaits you next. Your smaller ship docks close to the centre here, bringing highlights such as Nagoya Castle, Atsuta – one of Shinto’s most important shrines, Ose Kannon Temple and much more within easy reach. Continuing onwards to Kobe, where Boudicca will dock overnight, there’s a chance to tour to the historic city of Osaka and don a traditional Kimono as part of a classical Japanese tea ceremony; or head to Kyoto – Japan’s former imperial capital – to uncover stunning Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and Shinto shrines, and encounter famous Geishas once again. [ReadMoreDesk]

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are sure to invoke thoughts of the devastation caused by the United States’ infamous nuclear attacks in World War II: Hiroshima’s iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, the Hiroshima Peace Museum and Nagasaki’s Atomic Bomb Museum are must-visit sites. However, both offer much more than memories of the war. Awe-inspiring temples, pagodas and shrines, including Hiroshima’s UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine, fragrant Oriental gardens, views of picturesque Mount Inasa – overlooking Nagasaki – and quintessentially Japanese experiences await you too. 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. For breathtaking photo opportunities, don’t miss the Hells of Beppu, and the views on offer from atop Mount Tsurumi. Throughout your time in Japan, you’ll have countless chances to taste authentic Japanese cuisine such as Sake wine, soba and sushi too. Finally, before heading home, you round off your journey with the capital of Taiwan and Hong Kong’s iconic skyline for a memorable end to your holiday.

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.

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.