Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar ex Port Louis Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 13 Dec 2018
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Cruise Itinerary
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Port Louis roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

With spectacular paradise islands and a few lesser-known destinations found off the beaten track to discover, you’re in for a simply unforgettable festive season on this extraordinary exotic voyage aboard Boudicca.

This very special journey of discovery begins in Port Louis, for the chance to capture a snapshot of everyday Mauritian life. In this diverse, cultural city you could explore the lively central market, visit the interesting Stamp Museum, and marvel at religious structures such as the impressive Kaylasson Temple and beautiful Chinese Pagoda. Opt to venture further afield and you could encounter some of Mauritius’ most breathtaking natural wonders, such as the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and striking ‘Seven-Coloured Earth’ sand dunes. You’ll then sail to the stunning Seychelles. Spending a full day on both Praslin Island and Mahé, there’s time to discover a number of the archipelago’s most incredible sights and experiences. Perhaps head into the UNESCO-listed tropical forest of Vallée de Mai to see huge Coco de Mer nuts and rare Black Parrots; and tour to Moyenne Island by boat to encounter famous giant land turtles. Of course you have your pick of the Seychelles’ quintessential beaches too, such as Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or. That’s all yours to enjoy before sailing by Silhouette Island at sunset – an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Zanzibar’s fascinating history will be waiting for you to explore during a day-long call into this gorgeous Tanzanian island. Many of the main historic sights await you in the Stone Town area; the old fort, harrowing slave chambers, sultana market and 19th century Anglican Church are among the highlights. Alternatively, you could use your time to make the most of the glorious sunshine on the island’s sugar-like beaches and snorkel the barrier reefs; or tour to the intriguing and tranquil Prison Island. This is followed by a relaxing day on the island of Mayotte. Stroll around the charming dusty streets of Mamoudzou; or take the chance to visit the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, home to over 250 species of hard coral and a variety of other marine life. Afterwards you’ll embark Boudicca for two memorable days at sea, soaking up the party atmosphere of Christmas on board with your friends, family and fellow guests as your ship’s friendly crew take care of all the food and festivities. On Boxing Day you’ll dock in Port Reunion, gateway to Reunion Island’s volcanic landscapes, dense forests and tumbling waterfalls – best seen on a hike or helicopter tour – before finally arriving back in Port Louis.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

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.

Zanzibar, Tanzania
The beautiful island of Zanzibar has a relaxed pace and diverse flora and fauna, but its highlight has to be the powder-soft white sand beaches and alluring crystal clear waters offering visitors a slice of paradise. Relax on the beaches soaking up the sun, or go in search of the native tropical marine life with a spot of sailing or kayaking.

Port Reunion, Reunion Island
A republic of France, Reunion is like is like a tropical version of the French Riviera, with gourmet restaurants, sandy beaches and chic boutiques. An island that begs to be explored, Reunion's lush landscapes and vast mountain ranges provide some incredible views and picture opportunities.