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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.

An enclave of the most spectacular Islands of the Indian Ocean ?lled with white sand beaches, coral reefs, tropical forests, nature reserves and exclusive wildlife. Experience tropical seascapes and natural vistas.

 SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

 Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles - Accompanied by a local guide, we hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park to the summit of the Morne Blanc at 667m. The reward offers breathtaking views of Mahé's western coast with a mixture of mangroves, tropical jungles and mountains.

 Praslin Island, Seychelles - We visit the spectacular palm forest of the UNESCO listed Vallee de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. Look for Coco de Mer palm nuts and hopefully spot rare and endemic species such as Black Parrots.

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

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

 Andaman Islands - We have two days to discover the beautiful coastline, lush forested interior of Ross Island, learn about the colonial history of Port Blair, take a scenic tuk tuk ride and uncover the vibrancy of this friendly city.

 Phuket, Thailand - 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.


Holiday Highlights

  • Hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park offering breath taking views
  • Swimming 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 with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi.  

    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
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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 programme, 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.



    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

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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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

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.

View the deck plan for Boudicca

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.