Islands of the Indian Ocean
Boudicca will be waiting for you in Port Louis, where you can experience the best of Mauritius before setting sail. Perhaps enjoy a taste of the Mauritian lifestyle in the city, visiting the vibrant central market, exploring the local Stamp Museum and sampling delicious teas in the beautiful Chinese Pagoda; or take a tour to bask in the island’s natural beauty. The south of the island is a showcase of wonders, including the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and the ‘Seven Coloured Earth’ sand dunes. A call into Port Reunion follows, for the chance to marvel at the sweeping volcanic landscapes, dense forests and tumbling waterfalls of Reunion Island, before celebrating New Year’s on board as you sail to the stunning Seychelles. An abundance of the archipelago’s ‘must-do’ experiences await you during two days on Praslin Island and a full day on Mahé. Perhaps 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; and discover the beautiful, uninhabited island of Moyenne on a memorable catamaran cruise from Mahé. Of course you have your pick of paradise beaches too, such as Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or. That’s all yours to enjoy before sailing by Silhouette Island at sunset – an awe-inspiring spectacle. [ReadMore]
Then in the Maldives, a slender chain of gorgeous coral islands, you’ll visit two incredible destinations on consecutive days. First you’ll experience the Maldives’ energetic side with a call into Malé. Sprawled across an entire islet, the small, yet bustling capital feels like a bite-size version of the vast metropolises found in mainland Asia, boasting corridor-like streets lined with tall tower blocks, a busy port and pretty parks. Explore the city at your leisure, or perhaps tour to the tropical island resort of Kuda Bandos and feel the soft sand between your toes as you stroll along the picture-perfect white beaches. You’ll also sample the laid-back life at Utheemu, where you can admire the stunning scenery of an island which, according to locals, changes shape with the changes in weather; and revel in the history of the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu, the Maldives' national hero. Your exotic holiday will conclude with a relaxing day at sea. Enjoy all the facilities and activities on board Boudicca before reaching Colombo, from where you’ll journey back home.