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Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia ex Phuket to Cairns
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 28 Nov 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $12,799.00
Outside Cabin: AU $13,599.00
Balcony: AU $20,759.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Itinerary
Pre-Cruise Itinerary
    • 24/11
    • Fly from Australia to Phuket
    • 24/11
    • Own way in Phuket from Airport to Hotel & Check-in
    • 25/11
    • Enjoy Phuket at own leisure
    • 26/11
    • Enjoy Phuket at own leisure
    • 27/11
    • Enjoy Phuket at own leisure
    • 28/11
    • Own way from Hote to Port
    • 28/11
    • Embark Boudicca
Cruise Itinerary
Post-Cruise Itinerary
    • 09/01
    • Own way in Cairns from Port to Hotel & Check-in
    • 10/01
    • Enjoy Cairns at own leisure
    • 11/01
    • Own way from Hotel to Airport
    • 11/01
    • Fly home from Cairns
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
Special Inclusions

PRICE BASED EX BRISBANE AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Sydney + $125 per person
Departing from Melbourne + $190 per person

EXOTIC ASIA & ALLURING AUSTRALIA Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- One way economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Phuket#
- 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Phuket including breakfast#
- 42 night Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia cruise onboard Boudicca from Phuket to Cairns
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Cairns#
- One way economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Cairns to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne#
- Air taxes, Port charges and Government fees


Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 06Aug18 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Unless otherwise stated, onboard gratuities are NOT included. ~Specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. #Some airfare and hotels prices are based on 2018 prices and as such subject to change until bookable at approximately the end of April 2019. These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations and all prices listed here are best considered `guestimates` except for cruise prices/offers. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 30Sep18 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.


Cruise Description

42 Night Cruise sailing from Phuket to Cairns aboard Boudicca.

Combining extensive explorations of Indonesia – the world’s largest archipelagic country – and the land ‘Down Under’, this incredible voyage packs in an abundance of highlights, from the beautiful landscapes and beaches of stunning islands to Australian icons such as famous native wildlife, magnificent landmarks, and even one of the world’s greatest and most legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations.

To begin, you can simply settle in on board on board Boudicca or make the most of time to relax at your pick of Phuket’s idyllic beaches, before sailing to Weh Island for an unforgettable first glimpse of Indonesia’s island scenes. Weh Island boasts jungle smothered interiors that are ripe for exploration, inviting white sands and warm, clear waters alive with marine creatures, such as manta rays, whales and dolphins. An overnight stay in energetic Singapore will then offer a quick change of pace, before Boudicca stops at Semarang. Situated on Java Island’s picturesque north coast, Semerang serves as a gateway to the sensational, UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, famed for its bell-shaped stupas and awe-inspiring volcanic surroundings. A volcanic wonderland awaits your exploration at Lombok Island too; from Lembar you could tour to Gunung Rinjani – Indonesia’s second highest volcano – and marvel at vast crater lakes and bubbling hot springs. You’ll also visit Komodo Island for a rare opportunity to go ashore and see Komodo Dragons – the world’s largest lizards – in their extraordinary UNESCO-listed natural habitat, before Bali appears on your horizon. You could discover attractions such as the Ubus rice terraces and the sacred Goa Gajah Elephant Cave; or once again take advantage of sun-soaked beaches on offer in Benoa.

A rewarding cruise of Australia’s picturesque west coast kicks-off your time ‘Down Under’, stopping at the beautiful beach resort town of Broome, Fremantle – for tours to cosmopolitan Perth, Western Australia’s attraction-packed capital – and Albany, where you can follow in the footsteps of Australia’s first European settlers. Along the stunning south coast, it’s on to Kangaroo Island to see wild kangaroo and koalas in their natural habitat; and Melbourne, with two days to admire a mix of architectural styles and uncover attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo in the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’. After a call at Hobart, capital of rugged Tasmania, a memorable journey north along the east coast begins in Sydney as 2019 ends. Experience the excitement of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, including the city’s spectacular midnight fireworks display; visit the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; relax at Bondi Beach; and much more during your extended stay. A day in Brisbane, where a boat tour of the Brisbane River is highly recommended, follows, before scenic cruising of the Great Barrier Reef offers a chance to admire various species of fauna and flora from the comfort of your ship. At Townsville, you can see the reef’s magnificent marine life up-close at Reef HQ, too. Finally, there Cairns, gateway to lush rainforests such as Daintree – the oldest rainforest in the world.

Highlights of this cruise:

Phuket, Thailand
The rain-forested, mountainous island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most spectacular beaches situated along the clear blue waters of its western shore. This idyllic high-end island resort contrasts nicely with the culturally-rich capital, Phuket Town, which offers busy markets and fabulous food.

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is connected to the southern tip of the country by a couple of short road bridges. The island has wonderful soft white beaches, fringed by shady palm trees and grass huts. Just offshore, many uninhabited outcrops of tall limestone crags rise straight out of the sea and cry out to be explored. Phuket is the ideal spot to truly relax and unwind with incredible views of the surrounding bays.

In Phuket Town, the Thalang National Museum has fascinating displays about the island’s indigenous culture. There are a couple of Hindu Temples on the island, as well as a number of Buddhist shrines, including the Wat Chalong Temple, which is the centre for worship on Phuket. High in the Nakkerd Hills, northwest of Chalong Circle, the 45m-high Big Buddha sits in imposing fashion on the island's finest viewpoint.

Singapore, Singapore
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture. This global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population is passionately working towards its dream of a ‘City in a Garden’.

Getting around Singapore is a fairly rapid affair, thanks to one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Its colonial core centres on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, and its multitude of Corinthian columns. The 19th century red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, allegedly houses one of Buddha's teeth.

The concrete that once dominated the city skyline is slowly being replaced by ‘green skyscrapers’, which look more like living ecosystems than office buildings. Visitors stepping out of the centre will find walking trails, treetop bridges, indigenous wildlife and the city's green jewel, the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Singapore Botanic Gardens.

A tantalizing selection of food sold from street markets is dotted around the city. Food is taken very seriously: from cheap street fare to Michelin-starred dining, Singaporean foodies will happily queue for it. Of course, for sheer elegance, nothing beats a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

Singapore has always drawn visits from a variety of sea craft. Merchants of every race, colour and faith were quickly drawn to the island, and by 1911, Singapore’s population comprised of 48 races, speaking 54 languages. Malay is now the official language.

Komodo, Indonesia
The Indonesian island of Komodo, is a combination of rusty-red volcanic hills, savannah and forests, and is the rugged habitat of the 3m-long Komodo dragon monitor lizard. Komodo National Park covers this entire region and is home to more than 4,000 dragons. The surrounding seas have extensive coral reefs, mangrove swamps and sea-grass beds, and are occupied by a variety of sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and whales. The park was established to protect the unique Komodo Dragon and the local ecosystem. Visits to the island are strictly controlled and only a limited number of organised tours can gain access.

Benoa, Bali
With its beautiful rice fields watered by shallow rivers and forests with many kinds of flora and fauna, Bali is one of Earth's most idyllic places. The friendly locals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, encouraging you to explore the many attractions that the island has to offer including incredible temples, rugged coasts and sandy beaches.

Fremantle, Australia
An extrovert city with a dynamic skyline. Visit nearby Fremantle (the city’s superbly restored Victorian port) which boasts immaculate gardens and parkland – and 20 miles of Indian Ocean ‘Sunset Coast’ beaches. Northwards is the Nambung National Park and its Pinnacles Desert, where ancient limestone pillars rise from the sand dunes.

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. The city’s elegant tree-lined boulevards, extensive parks and gardens, colourful trams, rich cultural programmes and art-deco high-rises set the scene in this classy, vibrant community.

Stylish, art-loving Melbourne is wonderfully cosmopolitan, and is proud to be recognised as Australia's sporting and cultural capital. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is home to Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex, while the National Gallery of Victoria has stunning Australian and indigenous art. Melbourne's liberal, bohemian and progressive personality means it was ‘hipster’ long before the word became a ubiquitous label.

The city centre is defined by the modern Federation Square development, with smart plazas and chic bars and restaurants all well-situated by the Yarra River. The breadth of shops and markets, not to mention the huge variety of cuisine available – Greek, Italian, Maltese, Thai, Vietnamese and more – is a mouth-watering prospect for any visitor.

The inner city is probably the most European of any in Australia: the leafy Collins Sreet was coined as the 'Paris End' in the 1950s. The city's well-ordered grid also adds a flavour of New York in this extraordinary destination. The Royal Botanical Gardens and Melbourne Zoo are two other attractions that are worthy of discovery.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most exciting, must-see modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House – two of the most iconic cityscapes on Earth – the capital of New South Wales has a visual wow factor that most other cities can only dream of.

Defined by the rugged Pacific coastline that surrounds it, Sydney is a timeless, cosmopolitan metropolis that is easy to fall in love with. The imposing Darling Harbour, plus the smaller Circular Quay Port are the hubs of waterside life, with the revered Royal Botanic Garden nearby. For the more adventurous, Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.

Compared with its Australian counterparts, Sydney is loud and brash. It has glamour and casualness in equal measure: there is a balance between the beach culture found on Bondi Beach and the fine dining and vibrant nightlife found in Kings Cross and Oxford Street.

Museums and memorials abound and include The Australian Museum, which opened in 1857 with the purpose of displaying the natural wealth of the colony, and the modern Museum of Sydney, which details the city's development. The Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park is a public memorial dedicated to the achievement of Australia's armed forces in World War I.

The neoclassical Greek frontage of the NSW Art Gallery underlines the prominent and gregarious role art has in Sydney society. Major international exhibitions regularly arrive here and there's an outstanding permanent collection of indigenous art. And everything that’s best in contemporary Australian cuisine can be found at Circular Quay and The Rocks.

For those wanting to escape the city and go off the beaten path, the spectacular Blue Mountain or the Australian Bush offer spectacular sights and experiences. Sydney Harbour National Park protects large swathes of bushland, while Botany Bay’s history and connection to Britain is a big draw.

Cairns, Australia
Cairns is the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, and is a stylish city renowned for its sultry climate and laid back ambience.The city used to be popular with visitors who came in search of gold, but now they visit to discover something even more precious: the Great Barrier Reef. The unmissable coral reef is easily accessible via boat trips from the city.

Cairns is also home to the beautiful Wet Tropics Rainforest. The best way to see this natural wonder is to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway – it goes north from the city, over bridges and through tunnels carved from the cliff-face and to the village of Kuranda. From there, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway goes on a 7.5km trip, carrying passengers in glass-sided gondolas above the rainforest canopy, with a couple of stops en route to explore the forest floor.

The focal point of Cairns itself is the Esplanade, a two kilometre boulevard along the shore with cafés, bars, piazzas, fine historic buildings and a swimming lagoon that makes up for the lack of beach. The Tanks Art Centre and nearby Flecker Botanical Gardens are worth uncovering, while the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park recounts stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait people through music and dance.

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