Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

18th Jan 2022 45 nights Sails from Benoa Boudicca D220103
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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.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience an insight into Asia’s diversity at Far-Eastern and Indian destinations, and uncover some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites in the Middle East.
  • You could encounter Bornean orangutans; explore Vietnamese war history; see Asia at its most modern in Singapore; and immerse yourself in bustling Mumbai.
  • After visiting spiritual Porbandar, you have chances to discover Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Great Pyramids; explore the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.