Special
Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, PNG & Indonesian Culture ex Cairns to Benoa
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 09 Jan 2020
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Inside Cabin: AU $4,499.00
Outside Cabin: AU $4,999.00
Balcony: AU $6,859.00
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
    • 07/01
    • Fly from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Cairns
    • 07/01
    • Own way from Airport to Hotel & Check-in
    • 08/01
    • Enjoy Cairns at own leisure
    • 09/01
    • Own way from Hotel to Port
    • 09/01
    • Embark Boudicca
Cruise Itinerary
Post-Cruise Itinerary
    • 23/01
    • Own way from Port in Bali to Hotel & Check-in
    • 24/01
    • Enjoy Bali at own leisure
    • 25/01
    • Enjoy Bali at own leisure
    • 26/01
    • Enjoy Bali at own leisure
    • 27/01
    • Own way from Hotel to Airport
    • 27/01
    • Fly from Bali to Australia
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 SYDNEY OR BRISBANE
AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Melbourne + $165 per person

EXPLORE PAPUA NEW GUINEA Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- One way economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Cairns#
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Cairns#
- 14 night Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture cruise onboard Boudicca from Cairns to Bali
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Bali including breakfast#
- One way economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Bali 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 Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time.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

14 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Benoa aboard Boudicca.

After meeting Boudicca on the gorgeous northeast coast of Australia, visits to a trio of destinations in Papua New Guinea, including two maiden calls for Fred. Olsen, and three breathtaking Indonesian islands will offer a feast of history, culture and natural beauty on this colourful 14-night cruise.

Cairns is not only the starting point for this rewarding journey, but also your gateway to botanical gardens, tropical rainforests and dense wetlands alive with native Australian wildlife. Also within reach is the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef, a wonderland of over 400 coral species, over 1,500 species of fish and various other exotic fauna and flora. Take your pick of these natural wonders before you set sail to Papua New Guinea, where you’ll have a chance to experience Alotau’s Cultural Festival, an extravagant expression of tribal culture. The festival is rich in performances of traditional music, dance and chanting from groups from around the country, and with locally made gifts and souvenirs available for you to take home too; this very special event is not-to-be-missed. During your time in Papua New Guinea, your maiden calls at Alotau and Wewak, as well as a stop at Madang, will also present opportunities to connect with the country’s fascinating war history and go in search of war ‘relics’ such as battle-scarred airfields and impressive cave and tunnels networks that were used by the Japanese in World War II.

Once in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country, a myriad of magical island scenes await you. Ambon City, another maiden call for Fred. Olsen, welcomes you to the fertile lands of Ambon Island, boasting gently mountainous landscapes and picturesque bays that beg for exploration. The city, which was one of the first places in Indonesia to be ruled by Colonial powers, is a delight to explore in itself; its rich history is highlighted in the mix of Ambonese and European architecture. Then, when your ship drops anchor at Komodo Island, you can head ashore to seek-out Komodo Dragons – the world’s largest lizards – in their extraordinary, UNESCO-listed natural habitat; and discover the shimmering Pink Beach. Finally, it is on to beautiful Bali. Before heading home, Bali’s remarkable Ubud rice terraces, sacred Goa Gajah Elephant Cave and an abundance of ancient temples are just some of the many attractions you could discover, if you can manage to leave the inviting sun-soaked beaches of Benoa behind.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Spread out across the hillsides and beautiful northern shores of Papua New Guinea’s picturesque Milne Bay, Alotau assumes a rarely visited, undiscovered feel. Visitors to Alotau can connect with nature amongst the town’s scenic surroundings and fauna-rich waters; unwind at the untrodden volcanic black sand beaches; and immerse themselves in authentic local culture. Alotau natives are proud of Papua New Guinea’s age-old heritage and traditions, which are celebrated at the not-to-be-missed Alotau Cultural Festival – an extravaganza of tribal music, dance and chanting. Also worth visiting for a taste of traditional life is Alotau’s bustling town market.

Although Alotau is relaxed and laid back today, it was an entirely different place just a few decades ago. In World War II, Alotau was on many occasions at the centre of fierce and bloody battles between Australian Allied soldiers and Japanese troops. It was here where the Japanese suffered its first decisive defeat in the Pacific Theatre. The Australian War Memorial offers a detailed description of the Battle of Milne Bay, while the Turnbull Memorial – a short distance from Alotau – commemorates the death of Australian Squadron Leader Peter St George Turnbull, who was killed during the battle.

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.

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