Discovering Asia with Singapore at New Year

17th Dec 2020 28 nights Sails from Victoria Boudicca D2030
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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.

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.

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.