Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture

9th Jan 2020 14 nights Sails from Cairns Boudicca D2001
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Pink beach, Komodo Island,  Indonesia Pink beach, Komodo Island,  Indonesia
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

After meeting Boudicca on the gorgeous northeast coast of Australia, visits to a trio of destinations in Papua New Guinea, including two maiden calls for Fred. Olsen, and three breathtaking Indonesian islands will offer a feast of history, culture and natural beauty on this colourful 14-night cruise.

Cairns is not only the starting point for this rewarding journey, but also your gateway to botanical gardens, tropical rainforests and dense wetlands alive with native Australian wildlife. [ReadMoreMob] Also within reach is the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef, a wonderland of over 400 coral species, over 1,500 species of fish and various other exotic fauna and flora. Take your pick of these natural wonders before you set sail to Papua New Guinea, where you’ll have a chance to experience Alotau’s Cultural Festival, an extravagant expression of tribal culture. [ReadMoreDesk] The festival is rich in performances of traditional music, dance and chanting from groups from around the country, and with locally made gifts and souvenirs available for you to take home too; this very special event is not-to-be-missed. During your time in Papua New Guinea, your maiden calls at Alotau and Wewak, as well as a stop at Madang, will also present opportunities to connect with the country’s fascinating war history and go in search of war ‘relics’ such as battle-scarred airfields and impressive cave and tunnels networks that were used by the Japanese in World War II. 

Once in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country, a myriad of magical island scenes await you. Ambon City, another maiden call for Fred. Olsen, welcomes you to the fertile lands of Ambon Island, boasting gently mountainous landscapes and picturesque bays that beg for exploration. The city, which was one of the first places in Indonesia to be ruled by Colonial powers, is a delight to explore in itself; its rich history is highlighted in the mix of Ambonese and European architecture. Then, when your ship drops anchor at Komodo Island, you can head ashore to seek-out Komodo Dragons – the world’s largest lizards – in their extraordinary, UNESCO-listed natural habitat; and discover the shimmering Pink Beach. Finally, it is on to beautiful Bali. Before heading home, Bali’s remarkable Ubud rice terraces, sacred Goa Gajah Elephant Cave and an abundance of ancient temples are just some of the many attractions you could discover, if you can manage to leave the inviting sun-soaked beaches of Benoa behind.

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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.