Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

14th Nov 2019 28 nights Sails from Victoria Boudicca D192728
FROM ONLY £3,699 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,699 per person

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 [ReadMoreMob] 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’.[ReadMoreDesk]

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.

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.