The intimate Boudicca delivers high-quality service and a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step on board. With a total passenger capacity of 880 — rare in modern cruising — she is a ship that provides you with more space for relaxing, as well as greater access to shorelines that larger ships can't reach.
The range of dishes and dining venues on Boudicca is remarkable. Breakfast offers hot and continental options alongside fresh pancakes and omelettes, while dinner menus bring Scandinavian herring platter, Indian-spiced butterfish, Irish stew, Norwegian salmon, and braised venison. You also have Far East specialities and al fresco dining to enjoy during your time at sea.
Indulge yourself in some retail therapy, relax in a hot tub and unwind in a welcoming bar or traditional lounge. You can entertain yourself with swimming, ballroom dancing, spa sessions, and card games during the day before spending the evening watching live comedy acts and music performances.
A cruise on Boudicca offers you close-up views and limitless luxury.
On Boudicca, you have the chance to experience some of the best dining at sea. Choose from one of three main dining rooms — Tintagel Restaurant, The Heligan Room and Four Seasons Restaurant — which all offer a choice of high-quality food and varied menus each night. The Grill lets you relax poolside and dine al fresco with dishes here including: shrimp salad, burgers, blueberry cheesecake, grilled seafood, and fillet steak. Head to Secret Garden Café to enjoy a relaxed buffet-dining experience, or The Bookmark Cafe for espressos, teas and luxury chocolates.
During the day, The Marquee Bar offers refreshing drinks — including premium gins — to enjoy in the sun. One of the favourite spots for guests to have an early-evening drink is The Observatory, which offers a relaxing pianist, welcoming atmosphere and views of the sunset. Head to the traditional British-style Morning Light Pub for a relaxed and informal ambience where you can enjoy good company, then go to Lido Lounge for a range of beers, spirits and cocktails. The highlight of most nights is Neptune Lounge where there are cabarets, live music, bright costumes, and dancing shows. Or for some peace and quiet, try Iceni Room which offers leather seats along with tea and coffee making facilities.
Fred. Olsen's entertainment venues include swimming pools, hot tubs, spa, sauna, gym, shops, library, cards room, arts and crafts sessions, and golf nets. During the evening, head to Neptune Lounge where you can enjoy singers, dancers, comedians, and magicians. There's also the casino which features roulette and blackjack.
Day 1: UK - Victoria, Seychelles
Fly from your selected UK airport to Victoria and embark on board Boudicca.
Day 2: Victoria, Seychelles > Praslin Islands, Seychelles
Victoria, on the Seychelles island of Mahé, is the epitome of paradise. Shop for spices, fruit, art, and souvenirs at the colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. Visit Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the imposing La Domus, and the quaint old courthouse with its clock tower that is a replica of Big Ben. Ascend Morne Blanc to view the island’s pristine, golden sands and beyond and pay a visit to Seychelles National Botanical Gardens to admire endemic palms and orchids, as well as giant tortoises and fruit bats. Total relaxation is on offer on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island in the Seychelles; these beautiful beaches frequently make the top ten lists of best beaches and are rich in rare bird species. Uncover the wonders of the UNESCO-protected palm forest of Vallée de Mai located in Praslin National Park to the south of the island; while the ancient coral reefs just off-shore are popular with divers.
Day 6: Male, Maldives
Male in the Maldives is one of the world's smallest national capitals. Its six square kilometres are home to a grid of narrow streets, colourful buildings, and historic mosques. See the golden-domed Grand Friday Mosque or soak up the local culture at Republic Square. Explore the local artefacts including sultans' thrones and ancient weaponry at the National Museum in Sultan Park. Head to the north of the city to admire the intricate wood carvings and coral stonework at the 17th-century Huskuru Miskiiy mosque. Pay a visit to Male Market to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs of your trip. Swim at the Artificial Beach pool or take a whale submarine trip to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.
Day 8: Colombo
Once seen as the gateway to Sri Lanka, Colombo, with its growing diversity and stunning beaches, is now a popular tourist destination. Take a train ride along the coast to Mount Lavinia, then spend the afternoon relaxing on a stunning golden beach. Or explore the Talangama Wetland, a haven for nature lovers. Enjoy lush scenery and watch a cricket match at the beautiful seafront park of Galle Face Green, then enjoy a stylish afternoon tea at the historic Galle Face Hotel, after admiring the exquisite hand carved doors at its entrance.
Day 11-12: Port Blair
The Indian territory of Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and overlooks the Bay of Bengal. Cellular Jail on the seafront bears testament to the town's British penal colonial past; now home to National Memorial houses and several galleries. The nearby Freedom-Swatantrya Jyot eternal flame is dedicated to the memory of all freedom fighters and martyrs. Stroll inland to see local marine life at Samudrika Marine Museum or explore the islands' indigenous tribes at the Anthropological Museum. Take a boat from central Port Blair to admire the historic ruins on Ross Island or to visit the former British-run jail on Viper Island. Head to scenic Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex to go water skiing or speed boating. Escape to the serene, forested Mount Harriet National Park to encounter wildlife and butterflies.
Day 14-16: Phuket, Thailand
The ship drops anchor today on the island of Phuket. Be sure to head to the picturesque Patong Beach along the western coast — perhaps the most popular attraction. Take a short drive and see the famous Simon Cabaret show with its full ladyboy cast. For gorgeous scenic views over the island visit the Big Buddha statue or watch the sunset from Promthep Cape. Take a trip through the historical Old Phuket Town with its various cafes, restaurants, museums, shrines and temples. A visit to 19th-century Wat Chalong Temple is a truly magical experience.
Day 17: Sabang, Weh Island, Sumatra, Indonesia
Remote and unspoilt Weh Island – also known locally as Pulau Weh – has long been a favourite with divers and hikers. Much of the island is part of a National Wildlife Protection Area and showcases gorgeous beaches, dense jungle interiors, and coral reefs. Explore the underwater canyons and rugged rocks on a scuba dive to see lionfish and clown fish, thorny seahorse, hawksbill turtle, Kuhl’s stingray, and whale sharks. On land; keep your eyes peeled for wild monkeys, lizards, boar, and colourful butterflies. Sabang, Weh’s capital, boasts breathtaking, wind-swept white sands and is surrounded by the rainforest of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. No visit to Weh Island is complete without viewing the Monument of Kilometre Zero of Indonesia - Indonesia’s westernmost point - and taking in historic sites such as the Japanese Fortress.
Day 19-20: Singapore
Singapore is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for tourism and it is very easy to see why. A modern day metropolis with a wide range of cultural diversity and a huge emphasis on technology all coming together to attract people the world over. Take a shopping trip down Orchard Road, a shopper’s paradise of designer shops and department stores you will be spoilt for choice for what to buy, journey to the Singapore Botanical Gardens with 120 acres showcasing some weird and wonderful plants or head to the world famous Raffles Hotel and relax with a Singapore Sling Cocktail. Singapore is a city that you will want to visit again and again.
Day 23: Semarang
Nestled on Java’s north coast, Semarang is Central Java’s largest city and commercial capital. Made up of two parts, the lowlands and the highlands, you get to enjoy striking architecture and scenic landscapes. Pay a visit to the old quarter and view the Lawang Sewu landmark or head to the majestic Sam Poo Kong temple in Chinatown. Escape to the idyllic surroundings of the tree-lined Simpang Lima in the modern city centre. Semarang is also your gateway to Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's largest Buddhist monument. This awe-inspiring temple is home to amazing stone carvings and affords panoramic views across lush green fields and distant hills thanks to its hilltop location.
Day 25: Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Situated just 20 miles off the east coast of beautiful Bali, Lombok still remains relatively untouched. This intimate island is surrounded by vibrant valleys and relaxing beaches. Top up your tan and chill out on the white sands of Cemare Beach overlooking the crystal clear waters. Buy your loved ones a souvenir from Banyumelek Village. Take a stroll around Lembar Mangrove Forest and admire the natural attraction of the lake and beach. Hike to Batu Idung Mount to watch the sunset overlooking beautiful nature, or take a trip to Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano, as well as a haven for birds and monkeys.
Day 26: Komodo
Komodo Island is home to rustic red volcanic hills, forests, and the three-metre-long Komodo Dragon monitor lizard. See the Komodo Dragons at the National Park, where you find more than 4000 of the species. For a more chilled vibe, soak up the sun at pink beach - a scenic and sandy spot which displays beautiful coral reef. Explore the marine life close-up as you scuba dive at Scuba Republic Indonesia. Discover the deep-blue waters of Gili Lawa Island, and surrounding seas which are have sea-grass beds rich in sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. Hike Padar Island and finish off the day by watching the stunning sunset overlooking breathtaking landscapes.
Day 27: Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Benoa is located on a peninsula on the southern tip of Bali, just north of the luxury resort of Nusa Dua. Life here centres around sunbathing on the beautiful beaches and enjoying water sports on the crystal clear seas. Discover a spot of culture on a visit to Caow Eng Bio Chinese Temple and Pura Dalem Ning Lan Taman Beji Temple. Learn to cook Balinese-style with a culinary class at Bambu Bali Cooking School. Venture further afield to enjoy an elephant safari at the famous Elephant Safari Park in Taro or board a Kura-Kura Bus and explore the island's must-see nature and scenery.
Day 29: Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Disembark in Benoa for your flight back to the UK.