Ambon Cruises

View over Ambon, Indonesia
View over Ambon, Indonesia
Mosque in Ambon, Indonesia

Situated very much off the beaten track and often overlooked in favour of Asia’s better-known islands, Ambon – the capital of Maluku, Indonesia’s ‘spice islands’ – has the feel of an undiscovered gem. 

Though rarely visited on tours of the world’s largest archipelagic country, there’s much to reward those who take the time to stop and explore here. [ReadMoreMob] Ambon boasts lush, gently mountainous landscapes lined with beautiful beaches and unspoilt bays; crystal clear, coral rich waters that are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving; pretty coastal villages; and a vibrant, culturally-diverse capital, Kota Ambon.

Also known as Ambon City, Kota Ambon – built on a hillside overlooking a picturesque bay on the east coast of the island – is rich in European heritage, having been ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British before Indonesia officially declared its independence in 1945. The city’s European influences are in full-view amongst the wide, well planted streets here; look out for imposing colonial churches and impressive forts such as Benteng Victoria. [ReadMoreDesk]

Kota Ambon’s other highlights include the Commonwealth War Cemetery, commemorating brave Allied soldiers who died fighting the Japanese in World War II here; Francis Xavier Cathedral and Gong Perdamaian.

Cruises to Ambon

Australia, Papua New Guinea & Indonesia

Australia, Papua New Guinea & Indonesia

Departs: Benoa • Wed 11 Dec 2019
42 nights • Boudicca • D192901

  • Explore three sides of the land ‘Down Under’ to discover Australian icons including native wildlife, world-famous landmarks and even legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations before heading to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia for feast of history, culture and spectacular natural beauty.
  • In Australia, you’ll visit beautiful Broome, Fremantle – for tours to Perth – and historic Albany on the west coast; sail the south coast, stopping at Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Hobart; and on the east coast, visit Sydney on New Year’s Eve and marvel at the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to immerse yourself in Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal culture and fascinating war-influenced history; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.

From £5,699pp

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Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D200103

  • After visiting Alotau, Wewak and Madang to experience Papua New Guinea’s fascinating tribal culture and war history, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity as Boudicca guides you to a collection of contrasting destinations including gorgeous islands and energetic cities.
  • You’ll discover magical Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and stunning Bali; enjoy an overnight stay in vibrant Singapore; taste paradise in Phuket; and in Myanmar, stop at Thilawa, gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.
  • A call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, is followed by an immersive Indian exploration including two days at Kochi, allowing time for an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; an overnight in beautiful Goa; a full day in bustling Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £7,099pp

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Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200102

  • Cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea, rich in engrossing culture and history, before heading to Asia for an epic adventure encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations and highlights, from beautiful islands and iconic scenic landscapes to vibrant cities and spectacular spiritual sites.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal heritage and discover fascinating war ‘relics’; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.
  • Stopping overnight in Singapore will offer you the chance to experience Asia at its most modern, before Phuket, where you can take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay, provides a taste of paradise. In Myanmar, Thilawa is your gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.

From £4,349pp

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Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture

Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2001

  • 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.
  • You can marvel at the Great Barrier Reef on tour from Cairns, before heading to Papua New Guinea for a chance to experience Alotau’s extravagant Cultural Festival. Your calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s fascinating war history, too.
  • In Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country, a myriad of magical island scenes await. Visit Ambon Island, another maiden Fred. Olsen call, with its gently mountainous landscapes; go ashore at Komodo Island, home of the world’s largest lizards; and discover paradise at beautiful Bali.

From £1,799pp

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