Cruise
Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Islands of the Indian Ocean ex Colombo to Port Louis
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 18 Oct 2018
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Colombo to Port Louis aboard Boudicca.

Enjoy abundant tropical sunshine, marvel at simply breathtaking sights and discover unforgettable experiences galore on this indulgent, fortnight-long island-hopping adventure in the Indian Ocean.

You’ll set sail from the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, heading south-west to the Maldives' slender chain of gorgeous coral islands. First you’ll sample the laidback lifestyle in Uligamu, where you can observe the friendly locals going about their day-to-day business, browse the markets, or head to the beach to relax on the soft sands and dip your toes in the warm waters. Then to capture the Maldives’ energetic side, you’ll visit Malé. Sprawled across an entire islet, the small, yet bustling capital feels like a bite-size version of the vast metropolises found in mainland Asia, boasting corridor-like streets lined with tall tower blocks, a busy port and pretty parks. Explore the city at your leisure, or perhaps tour to the tropical island resort of Kuda Bandos and feel the soft sand between your toes as you stroll along the picture-perfect white beaches. From the Maldives it’s on to the Seychelles, where you’ll visit two of the archipelago’s most beautiful and sought-after islands in search of an abundance of ‘must-do’ experiences.

With a full day on Mahé and almost two days on Praslin Island, you could opt to explore the UNESCO-listed forests of Vallée de Mai to marvel at huge Coco de Mer nuts and spot rare Black Parrots; encounter giant land tortoises on uninhabited Moyenne Island; and take your pick of a few of the Seychelles’ quintessential beaches. The postcard-perfect paradise beaches of Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or in particular are not to be missed, with their powder-white sands lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Sandwiched between these calls is a magical cruise by Silhouette Island at sunset – a simply unforgettable spectacle. A call into Port Reunion follows for the chance to marvel at the sweeping volcanic landscapes, dense forests and tumbling waterfalls of Reunion Island, before Boudicca finally arrives in Port Louis, Mauritius. You could sample the diversity of the Mauritian way of life, from tasting delicious teas at the beautiful Chinese Pagoda, to exploring the local stamp museum and the colourful central market; or take a tour to bask in the island’s natural beauty. The south of the island is well worth exploring for its showcase of wonders, including the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and the ‘Seven Coloured Earth’ sand dunes.

Highlights of this cruise:

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

Uligamu, Maldives
Famous as the home to some stunning beaches, the Maldives give a taste of paradise that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. The quiet, tranquil waters call for you to explore life under the sea, including coral reefs and tropical fish. The ideal location to relax.

Male, Maldives
Situated south-west of Sri Lanka, the slender chain of coral islands known as the Maldives.

Victoria, Seychelles
Indulge in some uninterrupted relaxation among the golden sands of the Seychelles in one of the worlds smallest capitals, Victoria. Surrounded by green and blue swells of quietly rippling Indian Ocean and sprinkled with dense forests and tall hills offering breathtaking views, the Seychelles are the epitome of paradise.

Praslin Island, Seychelles
Take the opportunity to indulge in complete relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Originally the perfect hideaway for pirates, it is now the perfect example of tropical paradise, with crystal blue seas and tropical forests.

Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital and busiest city is an exhibition of everyday Mauritian life. Head to the busy market and experience excitement of shopping in Port Louis or take a trip to the sparkling new waterfront to sample local cuisine and the island's 58 varieties of tea. To get closer to nature, visit the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

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