Remote Islands & African Wildlife

12th Nov 2020 35 nights Sails from Santa Cruz de Tenerife Boudicca D202829
FROM ONLY £5,299 per person
Table Mountain, Cape town, South Africa Table Mountain, Cape town, South Africa
FROM ONLY £5,299 per person

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. [ReadMoreMob]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. [ReadMoreDesk]

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 visit Port Elizabeth and Durban for unmissable experiences. You can seek-out the ‘Big Five’ of the animal kingdom on an ultimate safari adventure at Addo Elephant Park, on tour from Port Elizabeth, and immerse yourself in Durban’s rich, Indian-influenced culture. Visits to four 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 and Diego Suarez are is perfectly-placed for tours to tropical national parks, 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.

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’.

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.