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

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 £2,849pp

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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 £6,399pp

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Singapore, Bali & Myanmar

Singapore, Bali & Myanmar

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2002

  • Encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations, this cruise offers a fascinating insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, with the scenic beauty of postcard-perfect idyllic islands; attractions of vibrant, modern cities; and some of the world’s most spectacular spiritual sites awaiting you.
  • Uncover the untrodden beaches and fauna-rich forests of Bali before even setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore, where you can explore among towering skyscrapers, stop-by bustling Chinatown and even enjoy high tea at the world-famous Raffles Hotel.
  • Fabulous Phuket, where you can relax on the palm-lined beaches or take a boat tour to see the breathtaking scenes of Phang Nga Bay is sure to delight, while an overnight stay at Thilawa, Myanmar affords time to visit Yangon and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.

From £1,199pp

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Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200203

  • For an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, Boudicca will guide you to a collection of stunning destinations to present you with a taste of the contrasting sights and authentic experiences on offer in spectacular islands and cities across this incredible region.
  • Uncover the unspoilt forests and beaches of Bali before setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore; discover paradise in Phuket, with a chance to take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay; and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda during an overnight stay in Thilawa.
  • Your time in India will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £3,899pp

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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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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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