Phuket

River boat and clear blue sea in Phuket
Traditional boats in the clear blue sea of Phuket, Thailand
Big Buddha statue in Thailand

The rain-forested, mountainous island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most spectacular beaches situated along the clear blue waters of its western shore. This idyllic high-end island resort contrasts nicely with the culturally-rich capital, Phuket Town, which offers busy markets and fabulous food.

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is connected to the southern tip of the country by a couple of short road bridges.[ReadMoreMob] The island has wonderful soft white beaches, fringed by shady palm trees and grass huts. Just offshore, many uninhabited outcrops of tall limestone crags rise straight out of the sea and cry out to be explored. Phuket is the ideal spot to truly relax and unwind with incredible views of the surrounding bays. 

In Phuket Town, the Thalang National Museum has fascinating displays about the island’s indigenous culture. [ReadMoreDesk]There are a couple of Hindu Temples on the island, as well as a number of Buddhist shrines, including the Wat Chalong Temple, which is the centre for worship on Phuket. High in the Nakkerd Hills, northwest of Chalong Circle, the 45m-high Big Buddha sits in imposing fashion on the island's finest viewpoint.

Cruises to Phuket

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore

Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore

Departs: Tokyo • Thu 14 Jan 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210102

  • This inspirational voyage presents an unmissable taste of the Far East’s fascinating way of life, authentic cultures, time-honoured traditions and indomitable diversity and beauty.
  • An exploration of Japan includes opportunities to encounter Geishas in Tokyo; be part of a classical tea ceremony in Osaka; look beyond Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s infamous war history; and much more.
  • Vietnamese highlights await in between visits to Hong Kong and Singapore, including chances to explore mesmerising Ha Long Bay on a boat tour and uncover Ho Chi Ming City’s fascinating war tales.

From £5,249pp

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Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

  • Experience a stunning 70-night voyage to some of the world's most fascinating and awe-inspring destinations, offering amazing wildlife, outstanding scenery and local cultures and traditions.
  • Learn of historic Japanese events which changed history, explore the hustle and bustle of Singapore, relax on the beaches of Thailand or marvel at more than one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Explore the high-speed energy of Mumbai, or venture to Elephanta Island, set in lush green vegetation - a peaceful contrast to the commotion of inner Mumbai.

From £9,399pp

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Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore

Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore

Departs: Hong Kong • Thu 28 Jan 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2102

  • Immerse yourself in Asia’s indomitable diversity, energy and beauty as you delve into a melting pot of spectacular sights and enriching experiences in modern metropolises, historic cities and stunning coastal locations.
  • Revel in the vibrancy of Hong Kong amongst its bustling streets and impressive skyline; and stop overnight in Singapore, with ample time to visit the Gardens by the Bay, Raffles Hotel and much more.
  • In Vietnam, you can delight in the big-city vibes of Da Nang and Nha Trang’s gorgeous scenes and golden sands; take a boat tour of Ha Long Bay’s idyllic islands and islets; and uncover fascinating war history in Ho Chi Minh City.

From £3,299pp

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Exploring the Cultures of Asia

Exploring the Cultures of Asia

Departs: Hong Kong • Thu 28 Jan 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210203

  • With visits to breathtaking islands, vibrant metropolises and historic cities, you’ll experience the many sides of Asia uncovering unspoilt landscapes, stunning architecture and authentic cultures and rich history.
  • Vietnamese highlights await in between visits to Hong Kong and Singapore, including chances to explore mesmerising Ha Long Bay on a boat tour and uncover Ho Chi Ming City’s fascinating war tales.
  • Explore idyllic Thai and Indonesian islands, and then head to India to delve into Goa’s European heritage; immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle; and perhaps tour to the iconic Taj Mahal from Kochi.

From £4,799pp

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Exploring Authentic India

Exploring Authentic India

Departs: Phuket • Thu 11 Feb 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2103

  • Immersive yourself in India’s inspirational sights, authentic experiences and remarkable diversity, on a sensational journey showcasing the very best of one of the world’s most engrossing countries.
  • After whetting your appetite with the delights of Phuket, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, you’ll visit Kochi for chances to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets; or take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal.
  • Uncover Goa’s absorbing Portuguese legacy with a call at Mormugão, then enjoy diverse experiences in bustling Mumbai, from visiting the Dhobi Ghat laundry district to witnessing busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city.

From £2,999pp

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Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Departs: Phuket • Thu 11 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210304

  • Uncover a mix of modern architectural and cultural delights, awe-inspiring holy sites and remarkable centuries-old wonders on this incredible voyage to India, Arabia and the ancient Middle East.
  • See famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, or take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi; explore Goa’s rich European heritage; and immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle.
  • Marvel at Muscat’s magnificent Arabic architecture; seek-out some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

From £4,299pp

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