Cultures of Oceania & Wildlife of Asia

15th Dec 2021 49 nights Sails from Auckland Boudicca D212801
Golden temple Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Golden temple Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Discover some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most iconic sights and highlights, before enjoying an authentic, full-flavoured taste of Asia’s remarkable diversity, as Boudicca guides you on an epic journey to a string of sought-after cities, idyllic islands and lesser-known gems.

You’re sure to be fully immersed in the 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. A visit to Sydney – with time to climb the Harbour Bridge, stop-by the Opera House and more – makes for a memorable start to your Australian adventure. You could also meet cuddly koalas at Lone Pine Sanctuary on tour from Brisbane, or at Magnetic Island on tour from Townsville; from Cairns, take a boat tour of the Great Barrier Reef; and learn of authentic Aboriginal traditions. There’s even a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, watching a spectacular midnight fireworks display over Hobart harbour.

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 its 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’.