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 to Victoria, Seychelles
Fly from London Gatwick to Seychelles and be transferred to the port to embark on board Boudicca.
Day 2: Victoria & Praslin Island, Seychelles
Praslin Island is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago. This verdant island is famous for its palm-tree fringed beaches such as Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio with their stunning granite boulder backdrop. Spend a few hours relaxing on Anse Volbert-Cote D'Or main beach and take in the views of the picturesque offshore Chauvre Souris Island. Pay a visit to the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Giant Tortoise Farm or enjoy a seafood meal by the water's edge at the village of Grand Anse. Hop on a ferry from Baie St Anne and explore the nearby islands of Mahe and La Digue. Travel inland to get close to nature at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve at the centre of Praslin National Park.
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, Sri Lanka
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, India
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: 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 15: Phuket, Thailand to UK
Disembark in Phuket, Thailand and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.