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Islands of the Indian Ocean

15th Nov 2018 14 nights Sails from Port Louis Boudicca D1824
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person *
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Go in search of stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and once-in-a-lifetime experiences on this epic 14 night exotic voyage aboard Boudicca, hopping between some of the most beautiful, culturally-diverse and captivating islands in the Indian Ocean.

This incredible journey begins in Port Louis, a city renowned for its mix of cultures, religions and ethnicities. Sample the diversity of the Mauritian lifestyle, with time to taste local teas in the beautiful Chinese Pagoda, stop by the local stamp museum, explore the colourful central market and much more before you set sail. Alternatively you could tour to Casela National Park and walk with lions; or head to the south of the island, a showcase of breathtaking natural wonders including the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and the ‘Seven Coloured Earth’ sand dunes. Heading north, an abundance of ‘must-do’ experiences will await you in the Seychelles. With almost two days on Praslin Island you could join an incredible Robinson Crusoe Adventure tour from Praslin Island in search of huge Coco de Mer nuts and Aldabra Giant Land Tortoises, one of the largest tortoise species in the world; then from Mahé discover the beautiful, uninhabited island of Moyenne on a memorable catamaran cruise. Sandwiched between these calls is a magical cruise by Silhouette Island at sunset – a simply unforgettable spectacle. [ReadMore]

During a day-long stop at the French island of Mayotte, you will have the opportunity to observe the breahtaking fauna and flora of the Indian Ocean's largest lagoon. You could look out for colourful fish, vibrant coral reefs and even dolphins from aboard a glass bottom boat; or even go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters and see the wonders of this natural aquarium up-close. Amazing plant and animal life awaits your discovery in Madagascar too, with two days to discover the best of this world-famous natural wonderland. Hell-Ville is perfectly placed for tours to Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park; while Amber Mountain National Park is within easy reach of Diego Suarez. Both of these calls offer you the chance to see wonderful wildlife such as lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more in their unspoilt natural habitat. Before returning to Mauritius, you can also savour the sweeping volcanic landscapes of Reunion Island on a hike or exhilarating helicopter tour from Port Reunion.

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.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.