Exploring Authentic India

11th Feb 2021 14 nights Sails from Phuket Boudicca D2103
FROM ONLY £2,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,999 per person

This sensational journey of discovery showcases the inspirational sights and remarkable diversity of one of the world’s most engrossing countries. With Boudicca as your guide, you can uncover contrasting treasures, from modern architectural marvels and fascinating spiritual sites to areas of breathtaking natural beauty, to see the many sides of India and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Before your immersive Indian exploration begins, the visual and cultural highlights of Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka are sure to whet your appetite. [ReadMoreMob]You’ll delight in Phuket’s idyllic island landscapes and white-sand beaches; have a chance to explore lush, jungle smothered interiors and snorkel with manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and sea turtles at Weh Island; and enjoy time in Colombo, to see beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars. Kochi, which has attracted explorers, traders and travellers the Kerala State’s picturesque coast for centuries, will then welcome you to Indian shores. Here you’ll have chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue and much more, while it’s possible to take an unforgettable overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. [ReadMoreDesk]

Continuing on to Goa, Mormugão is your gateway to Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter, which, with their fine examples of Portuguese colonial architecture, beautiful churches and charming old houses, highlight India’s European heritage. Postcard-perfect beaches can be found just a short distance from your ship’s docking location too. Last, but by no means least, is magnificent Mumbai, offering an enthralling insight into the contrasts of old and modern India. From admiring the British-style buildings of the historic Colaba quarter and the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station, to visiting the Dhobi Ghat – the world’s largest open-air laundry district – and witnessing busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city, a plethora of diverse experiences and sights await you here. Stopping overnight in Mumbai affords you time to fully immerse yourself in all the legendary hustle and bustle of the city too.

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.