Central America, French Polynesia & New Zealand

4th Nov 2021 53 nights Sails from Havana Boudicca D212628
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Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of Central America; experience an unforgettable transpacific journey across the world’s largest ocean on board smaller-sized Boudicca; and then discover the best of New Zealand, all on one incredible holiday of a lifetime.[ReadMoreMob]

You’ve an opportunity to absorb indomitable Cuban spirit, learn to dance the rumba and mambo, sip traditional rum cocktails and much more during an extended stay in Havana; explore Colombian history and culture in Cartagena de Indias; and seek-out the legendary Mayan ruins of Cozumel and Belize. There are chances to embrace nature too; in Costa Rica, Puerto Caldera and Puerto Limón are gateways to nature reserves and rainforest teeming with wildlife. Then, after visiting the Mexican beach resorts of Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, and sailing by the volcanic islands of San Benedicto, Socorro and Clarión, it is time to embark on your Pacific crossing, beginning with five days to simply relax and enjoy every memorable moment of sailing the world’s largest ocean.[ReadMoreDesk]

When the South Pacific Islands finally appear, you’re in for incredible explorations of Nuku Hiva, a wonderland of volcanic scenes; and Fakarava, famed for its rare plant and animal life. Meanwhile, on the islands of Tahiti, Raiatea, Moorea and Bora-Bora, you’ll be immersed in a mix of out-of-this-world beaches and crystal clear waters, set to back-drops of rolling valleys and towering peaks. And, you’ll visit Tonga – the ‘island where time begins’ – before being fully immersed in the diverse culture and beauty of New Zealand. Highlights of your Kiwi discovery included opportunities to learn of ancient Maori traditions at Rotoura on tour from Tauranga and explore the origins of the Haka in Auckland; and visit regions famed for their renowned wines from Picton. Feel the buzz of energetic Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin too; explore historic Bluff; and admire the gorgeous scenery of the Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds.

Your Itinerary

  • Immerse yourself in Central American culture; experience an unforgettable transpacific journey across the world’s largest ocean; and then enjoy the best of New Zealand, all on one cruise.
  • Highlights include the dance, rum and history of Havana; the Mayan ruins of Cozumel and Belize; and discoveries of idyllic South Pacific Islands such as Bora Bora, Tahiti and Raiatea.
  • Learn of Maori traditions; taste modern Kiwi culture in energetic cities such as Wellington; sail fjord-like sounds; and much more.
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.