Exploring Cultural New Zealand

15th Dec 2021 13 nights Sails from Auckland Boudicca D2128
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This discovery of popular cities, iconic waterways and a few lesser-known gems will have you fully immersed in the diverse culture and beauty of New Zealand. There’s a visit to Tauranga, for tours to Rotorua’s Maori villages, to experience the ancient traditions of tribal warrior life; and in Auckland, you can learn about the mighty ‘All Blacks’, their celebrated rugby history and the origins of the legendary Haka. Enjoy a taste of wine culture too; Picton is your gateway to the Marlborough wine region, famed for its Sauvignon Blanc.

Feel the buzz of energetic Wellington amongst the city’s artisan cafés, award-winning bars and restaurants and fine historic architecture, and perhaps capture the capital’s beauty via the cable car; and revel in the scenery and maritime history of charming Bluff, a maiden Fred. Olsen call. Visit Christchurch from Lyttleton, perhaps to take a punt along the Avon River and explore famous Botanical Gardens; uncover Dunedin’s delights, its Maori heritage, European influences and spectacular landscapes; and experience the unspoilt serenity of the fjord-like Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds from the comfort of smaller-sized Boudicca.

Your Itinerary

  • This discovery of popular cities, iconic waterways and a few lesser-known gems will have you fully immersed in the diverse culture and beauty of New Zealand.
  • Experience ancient Maori traditions on tour from Tauranga; learn about the history of the ‘All Blacks’ and the Haka in Auckland; and tour from Picton to a region famed for its Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Full the buzz of energetic Wellington and Christchurch; absorb the history of Bluff; and cruise beautiful Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds.
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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.