Discovering Asia with Singapore at New Year

17th Dec 2020 28 nights Sails from Victoria Boudicca D2030
Adventure Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £5,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £5,499 per person

An Asian exploration of epic proportions, this 28-night cruise makes for an unforgettable festive season and start to 2021. Visiting a string of fabulous Far-Eastern destinations, you’ll uncover scenic and spiritual wonders aplenty, experience a cocktail of diverse cultures, immerse yourself in rich history, and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Leaving the cold and gloom of a British December behind, you meet Boudicca in the Seychelles and sail first to the Maldives, for sun-splashed beaches and idyllic atolls, before Colombo awaits. [ReadMoreMob]You’re in for a memorable Christmas Eve, among the Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and decorations of the Sri Lankan capital. Christmas Day and Boxing Day are spent enjoying a feast of food, fun and festivity – Fred. Olsen style – on board your ship, sailing to the Far East. As the end of 2020 nears, visits to two amazing Malaysian destinations are sure to enthral. On Penang Island, atmospheric Georgetown is yours to explore. You’ll delight in this multicultural city’s mix of mosques and traditional Chinese temples, old British buildings and new-age towers, busy stalls serving fragrant, delicious street food and local wares, and its vibrant art scene. Calling at Port Klang will provide an opportunity to see one of Asia’s most iconic scenes in Kuala Lumpur, with its unmistakable skyline dominated by the mighty Petronas Twin Towers, and discover world-famous landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Sze Ya and Sri Mariamman Temple. [ReadMoreDesk]

Then comes the crowning moment of this Asian adventure: an extended stay in Singapore perfectly timed for experiencing an unforgettable New Year’s celebration at beautiful Marina Bay, where a spectacular midnight firework display will signal the arrival of 2021. There’s time to experience Asia at its most modern in the energetic Financial Centre, where skyscrapers tower over the rest of the city; see the striking Sri Mariamman Temple in the charming Chinatown; visit the Gardens by the Bay; and stop by the legendary Raffles Hotel for high tea too. Returning to Malaysia, lush rainforests, breathtaking beaches, impressive mosques and views of imposing Mount Kinabalu await at Kota Kinabalu, before it’s on to Manila – the capital of the Philippines – and finally, Japan. Naha and Kōchi reveal an abundance of quintessentially Japanese sights and attractions. Naha’s highlights include the UNESCO-listed Shurijo Castle, shrouded in the glory of the Ryukyu Kingdom era, and the Oriental gardens of Fukushu Park, while in Kochi, the hilltop castle and Chikurinji Temple – one of 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage – are must-visit sites. You’ll find plenty of places to sample authentic flavours of sake, soba and sushi too. Before heading home, there’s time in Tokyo to revel in the mix of ultramodern and traditional that the Japanese capital showcases in its palaces and historic temples, neon-lit landmarks and bustling commercial districts.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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.