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Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

14th Nov 2019 28 nights Sails from Victoria Boudicca D192728
FROM ONLY £4,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £4,499 per person
Free Drinks plus Your Tips covered
OR Three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

In just under a month, visit sun-kissed scenic islands in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia on this very special winter escape. With chances to explore unspoilt landscapes in search of impressive natural and man-made wonders, captivating wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches and much more, you’ll soon forget about the cold, wet weather back home as you experience a holiday of a lifetime aboard Boudicca.

For a perfect start to your island-hopping adventure, you’ll meet your ship in the Seychelles and enjoy time at Mahé and Praslin Island to take your pick of quintessential beaches such as Anse Lazio, or perhaps visit UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai, with its huge Coco de Mer nuts and rare Black Parrots. Then it’s on to Malé in the Maldives, from where idyllic atolls including the tropical resort of Kuda Bandos are within reach; and Colombo, the attraction-packed Sri Lankan capital. Particular highlights here are Gangaramaya Temple, one of the city’s most important sacred sites, and the National Museum of Colombo, the largest museum in Sri Lanka. In the Andaman, there are opportunities to bask in the breathtaking beauty of the Andaman Islands and the Thai Island of Phuket. At Port Blair, perhaps you’ll opt to tour to Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, a haven for a diverse array of wildlife that includes exotic fish, turtles and crocodiles; or uncover some of Asia’s best beaches at the beautiful neighbouring islands of Ross Island and Havelock Island. Fabulous Phuket – the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ – is sure to delight, whether you simply head to the beach or join an exhilarating speedboat trip to legendary Phang Nga Bay and ‘James Bond Island’. [ReadMore]

For an unforgettable first glimpse of Indonesia’s spectacular island scenes, you’ll head to Weh Island for jungle smothered interiors that are ripe for exploration, inviting white-sand beaches and warm, clear waters alive with marine creatures, such as manta rays, whales and dolphins. An overnight stay in energetic Singapore will then offer a quick change of pace, before Boudicca stops at Semarang. Situated on Java Island’s picturesque north coast, Semerang serves as a gateway to the sensational, UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, famed for its bell-shaped stupas and awe-inspiring volcanic surroundings. A volcanic wonderland awaits your exploration at Lombok Island too; from Lembar you could tour to Gunung Rinjani – Indonesia’s second highest volcano – and marvel at vast crater lakes and bubbling hot springs. Finally, after visiting Komodo Island for a chance to see Komodo Dragons – the world’s largest lizards – in their extraordinary UNESCO-listed natural habitat, you’ll head to beautiful Bali. The 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 choose 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. 

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.