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Landscapes, Wildlife & Islands of Africa

10th Oct 2019 35 nights Sails from Santa Cruz de Tenerife Boudicca D192526
FROM ONLY £4,599 per person
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FROM ONLY £4,599 per person
Free drinks plus your tips covered
OR Three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

In just over a month you’ll uncover distant destinations, including remote, hard-to-reach locations in the South Atlantic; visit Africa in search of the world’s largest desert, iconic landmarks and legendary wildlife; and sample paradise at a collection of idyllic Indian Ocean islands, all on one incredible, once-in-a-lifetime holiday aboard Boudicca.

You’ll begin your exotic voyage with a journey of Atlantic island discovery, meeting your ship in sun-kissed Tenerife before sailing to Gran Canaria, famed for its soothing year-round warmth and inviting beaches, and Cape Verde, where the volcanic landscapes of two verdant islands are yours to explore. In the South Atlantic, the rarely visited islands of Ascension and St Helena will appear on your horizon. Circumnavigating Ascension and visiting Jamestown offers you chances to admire natural delights, such as the glorious Green Mountain and gorgeous beaches, and explore St Helena’s historic links to Napoleon. On the southwest coast of Africa, Walvis Bay will then welcome you to Namibia. You can spot wonderful wildlife such as pink flamingos and pelicans at Walvis Bay’s beautiful natural lagoon; or tour to the world’s oldest desert, The Namib, boasting colossal sand dunes and endemic fauna. The Namib’s vast, unforgiving landscapes and fascinating wildlife are also within reach of Lüderitz, which is also your gateway to the eerie sand-engulfed ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop. [ReadMore]

Your African adventures continue with an epic cruise along South Africa’s stunning coastline. You’ll stop overnight at Cape Town, with time to explore the ‘Mother City’ in-depth and take in iconic sights such as Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain; and head to Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay for unmissable opportunities to indulge in ultimate safari experiences. Seek-out the ‘Big Five’ at on tours to breathtaking game reserves; or even join a 4x4 tour of Addo Elephant Park. Visits to three idyllic islands off the east coast of Africa will present you with astonishing landscapes and wonderful wildlife too. At Mayotte, you can take a glass bottom boat tour of the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, with its colourful fish and vibrant coral reefs, while the famous plant and animal life of Madagascar also awaits. Hell-Ville is perfectly-placed for tours Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park, where lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more can be seen in their unspoilt natural habitat. Finally, there’s Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles’ spectacular islands. Here you can take a catamaran cruise to uninhabited Moyenne Island, a breeding ground for giant land tortoises, or simply take the chance to enjoy the sunshine on quintessential Seychelles beaches.

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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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.