Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

18th Jan 2022 45 nights Sails from Benoa Boudicca D220103
Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia

For an unforgettable insight into Asia’s diversity, Boudicca will guide you to a collection of Far-Eastern and Indian destinations, before an exploration of the Middle East presents opportunities to discover, explore and experience some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites.

Your time in the Far East begins with a call at Benoa. You can discover the best of Bali; untrodden beaches, ancient temples and forests alive with amazing wildlife await. Speaking of amazing wildlife, on tour from the Bornean city of Sandakan you can encounter orphaned orangutans in their natural habitat. Uncover Ho Chi Minh City’s infamous Vietnamese war history too; visit Phnom Penh – with its famous landmarks such as the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda – on tour from Sihanoukville, Cambodia; and also experience Asia at its most modern amongst Singapore’s skyscraper-laden city scape. Kochi, with its iconic sights and spicy local flavours, makes for a perfect introduction to India, where you’ll also get to savour the rich European-influenced history and picture-postcard scenery of Goa before magnificent Mumbai awaits.

You can capture the very essence of the bustling Indian capital; perhaps admire the historic, British-style buildings, witness the world’s largest open-air laundry district in action, and even help busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city. You’ll even get to explore India’s spiritual beginnings in Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi and home to the Sudama Temple. Finally, you’re in for a memorable journey in the Middle East, visiting Safaga for tours to the remarkable Valley of the Kings, and Alexandra – gateway to the Great Pyramids of Giza – in Egypt; and calling at the Jordanian city of Aqaba, for a chance to seek-out the ‘Lost City’ of Petra. Meanwhile, in Israel, the hallowed sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, where you walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, await your discovery from Ashdod and Haifa.

Bringing the world closer

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

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.