The Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands
Instead of suffering the cold, wet weather back home as winter approaches, you’ll be hopping between a string of paradise islands in the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea for chances to relax at postcard-perfect beaches; explore beautifully unspoilt landscapes; discover iconic scenes; and much more, all on one very special exotic cruise.
In the spectacular Seychelles, where Boudicca will be awaiting your arrival, you’ll spend time at two of the archipelago’s most beautiful and sought-after islands, Mahé and Praslin Island. [ReadMoreMob]You can take your pick of many quintessential Seychelles beaches, such as Anse Lazio – considered one of the world’s best beaches – and Cote d’Or; or even visit UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai, home to huge Coco de Mer nuts and rare Black Parrots. Then it’s on to Maldives, visiting the island country’s capital for an authentic taste of Maldivian life. [ReadMoreDesk] Perhaps choose to stay in Malé and explore bustling, skyscraper-laden streets spread across the entire islet the city sits on; or opt to seek-out idyllic atolls within reach on short boat trips, such as the tropical island resort of Kuda Bandos, a haven for blissful relaxation. A restful day at sea follows as your ship sails northeast to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. With its collection of impressive Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, busy bazaars and interesting museums, Colombo begs to be explored. Particular highlights are Gangaramaya Temple, one of the city’s most important sacred sites, and the National Museum of Colombo, the largest museum in Sri Lanka.
After a week of Indian Ocean island exploration, you’ll head to the Andaman Sea to bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and the Thai island of Phuket. Boudicca will call at Port Blair, perfectly located for tours to Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, where a variety of wildlife such as exotic fish, turtles, starfish and even crocodiles live among the lush vegetation, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. Alternatively, you may be tempted to visit neighbouring islands such as Ross Island and Havelock Island where some of Asia’s best beaches await. Finally, fabulous Phuket – the ‘Pearl of the Andaman – is sure to delight. The epitome of paradise, this island is renowned for its inviting, warm clear-blue waters and palm-lined white sand beaches. Make the most of your time to relax in the soothing sunshine, or perhaps venture into Phuket Town to see the impressive temples and shrines in the centre. For breathtaking vistas and unmissable photo opportunities, be sure to take a short speedboat ride to legendary Phang Nga Bay and ‘James Bond Island’ and discover iconic scenes you may recognise from the ‘big screen’.
Please note: While this is a 14-night cruise, your holiday duration may extend beyond the cruise length, depending on your allocated flight dates and times.