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Islands in the Indian Ocean

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If you have been dreaming of finding your own piece of paradise, then the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean offer all this and more.
  • Product Code 85600
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 3
  • Holiday Duration 17 Nights

Guided Cruise And Walking Holidays - Islands of the Indian Ocean

If you have been dreaming of finding your own piece of paradise, then the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean o¬ffer all this and more. From relaxing on the stunning beaches of the Maldives to exploring ancient ruins in Sri Lanka and discovering national parks and underwater coral reefs on Mauritius; on land or at sea, halcyon days await.

Picture-perfect beaches in the Seychelles and Maldives, the lush interior of Réunion Island and the opportunity to explore tropical forests and seek out the exclusive wildlife, including lemurs and chameleons of Madagascar. We’ll explore the culturally diverse islands on foot, with time out to relax on the sparkling white-sand beaches and in the crystal clear waters.

SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Colombo, Sri Lanka - This spectacular city is packed with beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars. 

Maldives - A slender chain of coral islands south-west of Sri Lanka, we visit and explore two islands – Uligamu and Male. There will be time to snorkel through the offshore reefs. 

Praslin Island, Seychelles - We visit the spectacular palm forest of the UNESCO listed Vallee de Mai, look for Coco de Mer nuts and hopefully spot rare Black Parrots.

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles - Accompanied by a local guide we hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park to the summit of Morne Blanc at 667 metres, offering breath taking views of Mahé's western coast. 

Mayotte, Comoros - We take a boat trip on the largest lagoon in the Indian Ocean, boasting over 250 different species of hard coral and explore Grand-Terre, featuring volcanic landscapes, deep ravines and peaks. 

Antsiranana & Andoany, Madagascar - We discover the cities with a local guide before heading south to one of the National Parks, hopefully to spot the Madagascar Fish Eagle – one of the world’s rarest birds of prey. On the island of Nosy Komba we hope to spend some time with lemurs in their natural habitat. 

Port Réunion, Réunion Island - With a local guide we explore the diverse landscapes of this French colony, taking in the island's lush, sweeping landscapes, active volcano, lush forests and mountainous interior. 

Andaman Islands - We have two days to discover the beautiful coastline, lush forested interior and maybe even diving opportunities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. 

Port Louis, Mauritius - In a city renowned for its mix of cultures, we spend a short time on a city tour with a local guide followed either by a tour of Casela National Park, or a visit to the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. 

Phuket, Thailand - Fabulous Phuket is sure to delight. We explore the jaw dropping vistas of Koh Phi Phi Don and maybe even take a trip to the iconic 'James Bond' location of Phang Nga Bay.

Drinks Inclusive package

A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £25 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).


Holiday Highlights

  • Hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park offering breath taking views
  • Snorkelling opportunities - coral islands and off shore reefs
  • Diverse flora and fauna to be discovered
  • Breathtaking scenery, volcanic landscapes, lush tropical forests and white sand beaches
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    Flights from either London or Manchester, via Istanbul.  

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.

Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



  1. Date: 14/11/2019
    Victoria, Seychelles Shore Walking Excursion
  2. Date: 14/11/2019
    Embark ship at Victoria, Seychelles
  3. Date: 15/11/2019
    Praslin Island, Seychelles Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 16/11/2019
    Day at sea
  5. Date: 17/11/2019
    Day at sea
  6. Date: 18/11/2019
    Day at sea
  7. Date: 19/11/2019
    Male, Maldives Shore Walking Excursion
  8. Date: 20/11/2019
    Day at sea
  9. Date: 21/11/2019
    Colombo, Sri Lanka Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 22/11/2019
    Day at sea
  11. Date: 23/11/2019
    Day at sea
  12. Date: 24/11/2019
    Port Blair, Andaman Islands Shore Walking Excursion
  13. Date: 25/11/2019
    Port Blair, Andaman Islands Shore Walking Excursion
  14. Date: 26/11/2019
    Day at sea
  15. Date: 27/11/2019
    Phuket, Thailand Shore Walking Excursion
  16. Date: 28/11/2019
    Disembark ship at Phuket, Thailand

Travel Details

2018 flights with Turkish Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester via Istanbul. 2019 with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi. Flight upgrades and/ or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

Cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Mauritius or the Seychelles.

Visa is required. Please see Holiday Information Sheets.
 

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Boudicca

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca offers a sense of timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. The emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience. Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, and the ship has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities.

Boudicca's bars and lounges feature comfortable seating, ample space and are open throughout the day, so you'll always find somewhere to unwind, marvel at ever-changing scenery and enjoy a range of fantastic entertainment. You can also indulge in luxurious coffees and chocolates at the Bookmark Café, sip a cold beer or refreshing cocktail in the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea accompanied by spectacular views at the Observatory.  If you’re feeling more active, take a dip in one of the three heated pools, visit the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, join a class or walk a mile around the Lido Deck's open promenade 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Boudicca operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Boudicca is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.


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