Cultures of Polynesia & the Americas

4th Nov 2021 40 nights Sails from Havana Boudicca D212627
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Explorations of culture-rich cities, discoveries of idyllic, picture-postcard islands and an unforgettable transpacific journey across the world’s largest ocean on board smaller-sized Boudicca; this incredible voyage combines an incredible collection of highlights to create a holiday of a lifetime.[ReadMoreMob]

Beginning your voyage in the Americas, 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, while Cartagena de Indias provides a taste of Colombian culture and history too. In Mexico and Belize, the remarkable Mayan ruins of Cozumel and Belize City await you, and 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. Elsewhere on Mexican shores, visits to the beach resorts of Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta provide opportunities for indulgent relaxation in the sunshine before memorable scenic cruising by the volcanic islands of San Benedicto, Socorro and Clarión.[ReadMoreDesk]

When you finally head across the Pacific, you’ve five days to revel in the magic of ocean cruising on board Boudicca, taking in the ever-changing vistas, feeling the sea breeze and simply enjoying every memorable moment. When the stunning South Pacific Islands finally appear on your horizon, prepare for the epitome of paradise. You’re in for incredible explorations of Nuku Hiva, a wonderland of volcanic scenes; and Fakarava, a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve 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 uncanny tranquillity and unmolested beauty as you uncover their out-of-this-world beaches and crystal clear waters, set to back-drops of rolling valleys and towering peaks. And, you’ll even get to visit Tonga, the iconic ‘island where time begins’, as you complete your Pacific crossing with a relaxing week of ocean cruising to New Zealand.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience explorations of culture-rich cities, discoveries of idyllic, picture-postcard islands and an unforgettable transpacific voyage on this holiday of a lifetime.
  • You’ll visit Havana for Cuban dance, cocktails and history; taste Colombian culture; head to Mexico and Belize for beach resorts and Mayan ruins; and uncover Costa Rican nature reserves and rainforest.
  • Discover scenes of mountainous backdrops, crystal-clear waters and powder-white beaches at Bora-Bora, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva, and Raiatea; and explore Fakarava’s fauna-rich Biosphere Reserve, famed for its rare species.
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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’.

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.