Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

5th Nov 2020 140 nights Sails from Southampton Boudicca D20GV
FROM ONLY £13,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £13,999 per person

Discovering some of the world’s most iconic, inspirational and intoxicating destinations makes for a 140-night once-in-a-lifetime voyage filled with unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in authentic cultures and traditions; seek-out amazing wildlife; uncover remarkable ancient sites; indulge pure relaxation at postcard-perfect islands and more. This is a holiday beyond your wildest dreams.

An exhilarating exploration of Asia includes a showcase of Sri Lanka’s scenic and spiritual wonders; a chance to revel in the cultures of Penang and the unmistakable skyline of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; and savour a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration in Singapore, where there’s time to visit Raffles Hotel and the Gardens by the Bay too. [ReadMoreMob]You can also immerse yourself in Japan’s unique way of life: take the chance to tour to Kamakura, where the samurai originated; don a kimono and attend a traditional tea ceremony in Osaka; be captivated by Geishas among the bright lights and skyscrapers of Tokyo; and much more. Meanwhile, there’s also opportunities to take a scenic boat tour of beautiful Ha Long Bay and experience an eye-opening insight into the history of the Vietnam War in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, while the idyllic beaches and spectacular, unspoilt scenes of Phuket and Weh Island await. There’s a visit to India too, to absorb all the hustle, bustle and authenticity of Mumbai; tour to the white-marble wonder of the Taj Mahal from Kochi; and explore European-influenced Goa. [ReadMoreDesk]

The time you spend in Africa will also create lasting memories. You can go in search of the ‘Big Five’ game on ultimate safari adventures, and take in the world-famous attractions of Cape Town in South Africa; and in Namibia, look for pink flamingos and pelicans at Walvis Bay and explore the colossal Namib Desert on tour from Lüderitz. In Egypt, there’s chances to marvel at the Valley of the Kinds and the Great Pyramid of Giza, before sailing the impressive Suez Canal, while the astonishing landscapes and wildlife of islands off Africa’s east coast await. Snorkel the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon alongside colourful fish and corals at Mayotte; discover the legendary flora and fauna of Madagascar; and visit the Seychelles, for sun-kissed white sand beaches and tours to Moyenne Island, a breathtaking natural habitat for giant land tortoises. If all that wasn’t enough, your route to and from the UK will be lined with the delights of scenic Atlantic islands – including Madeira, Tenerife and rarely-visited St Helena – and historic Mediterranean cities, such as Athens, Valletta and Malaga, 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.