Exploring the Cultures of Asia

28th Jan 2021 28 nights Sails from Hong Kong Boudicca D210203
FROM ONLY £4,799 per person
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FROM ONLY £4,799 per person

Experience the many sides of Asia under the guidance of smaller-sized ship, sailing between breathtaking islands, vibrant modern metropolises and historic, culture-rich cities. With a combination of unspoilt landscapes and spellbinding architecture, cultural highlights and infamous historical sites to uncover, you’re in for an authentic Asian adventure to remember.

After meeting Boudicca in Hong Kong and marvelling at one of the world’s most impressive and iconic skylines for an exciting start to your journey, the highlights of diverse Vietnamese destinations await you. [ReadMoreMob]Da Nang boasts big city vibes and attractions aplenty, including the picturesque My Khe Beach and stunning Dragon Bridge, while a visit to legendary Ha Long Bay affords you a chance to explore an UNESCO-listed wonderland of emerald waters, unspoilt islands, islets and limestone formations by boat. Enjoy a laidback day in Nha Trang, with its glorious beaches, verdant mountains and traditional restaurants serving authentic local cuisine, and then uncover tales of Vietnam’s fascinating war history in Ho Chi Minh City. You can visit the symbolic Independence Palace and the War Remnants Museum; and even follow in the footsteps of the Viet Cong, exploring the sprawling underground network of the Củ Chi – the location of several military campaigns in the Vietnam War. Then there’s ample time to experience Asia at its most modern during an overnight stay in Singapore, among the city-state’s towering skyscrapers and bustling districts. You could also visit the Gardens by the Bay; and stop-by Raffles Hotel for high tea. [ReadMoreDesk]

Before an immersive Indian exploration begins, visits to Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka provide unforgettable rewards. You can delight in Phuket’s idyllic island scenes; explore lush jungle and snorkel with enchanting marine fauna at Weh Island; and seek-out the temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars of Colombo. Kochi is the first of three enticing Indian destinations, where you’ll have the chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets; or even take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal. Mormugão will then serve as your starting point to exploring Goa’s Latin Quarter and Old Goa districts, for a taste of India’s European heritage, before Mumbai offers 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.

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.