Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore

14th Jan 2021 28 nights Sails from Tokyo Boudicca D210102
FROM ONLY £5,049 per person
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FROM ONLY £5,049 per person

This inspirational voyage presents an unmissable taste of the Far East’s fascinating way of life, authentic cultures, time-honoured traditions and indomitable diversity and beauty, with visits to thriving modern metropolises, historic cities and unspoilt coastal locations offering chances to uncover a melting pot of spectacular sights and enriching cultural experiences.

From the moment you arrive in Tokyo, the Japanese leg of your adventure will provide rich rewards. [ReadMoreMob]Enjoy time in the capital to see its mix of temples, palaces and neon-lit landmarks; and be captivated by traditional Geisha dancing. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to Kamakura to connect with origins of the Samurai. After attraction-packed Nagoya, where highlights include Nagoya Castle and the Shinto Atsuta Temple, it’s on to Kobe. Perhaps tour to historic Osaka from Kobe and don a traditional Kimono as part of a classic Japanese tea ceremony; or to Kyoto, to see Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and Shinto shrines, and encounter famous Geishas once again. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, you’ll find there’s much more to these cities than their infamous war history. Awe-inspiring temples, pagodas and shrines, including Hiroshima’s UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine, fragrant Oriental gardens and views of picturesque Mount Inasa – overlooking Nagasaki – also await you. In between, a visit to Beppu – situated on the beautiful island of Kyushu – provides an opportunity to indulge in blissful relaxation in the city’s famous thermal hot springs, mud baths, sand baths and steam baths. Throughout your time in Japan, you’ll have countless chances to taste authentic Japanese cuisine such as Sake wine, soba and sushi. [ReadMoreDesk]

Then, after a visit to the Taiwanese capital and time in Hong Kong to and marvel at the city’s iconic skyline, four wonderfully diverse Vietnamese destinations follow. 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. Finally, 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 visit the Gardens by the Bay; and stop-by Raffles Hotel for high tea 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.