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Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Landscapes Wildlife & Islands of Africa ex Santa Cruz to Mahe
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 10 Oct 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $7,769.00
Outside Cabin: AU $8,859.00
Suite: AU $13,019.00
Balcony: AU $13,199.00
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Special Inclusions

** BONUS - FREE FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS **
Free Flights offer for selected 2019 Ocean Fly cruises is valid for new bookings made from Thursday 4th July until Tuesday 16th July 2019 inclusive. Free Flights are based on Economy class seats on FOCL’s dedicated flights from/to London Gatwick to join the ship. Transfers to/from ship as arranged by FOCL are included.

In just over a month, you can uncover remote, hard-to-reach destinations; visit Africa in search of the world’s largest desert, iconic landmarks and legendary wildlife; and sample paradise at a collection of idyllic Indian Ocean islands, all on one incredible, once-in-a-lifetime holiday aboard Boudicca
There are chances to experience ultimate safari adventures in South Africa; seek-out the famous fauna and flora of Madagascar; explore the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises at uninhabited Moyenne Island in the Seychelles, on a catamaran cruise from Mahé.
You’ll also visit the sun-kissed Canaries and verdant Cape Verde; take in the rarely visited South Atlantic islands of Ascension and St Helena; visit Namibia, for the Namib Desert and the ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop; and enjoy an overnight stay in Cape Town.

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 35 night Landscapes, Wildlife & Islands of Africa cruise aboard Boudicca from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain to Victoria, Seychelles
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes


Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 04Jul19 and subject to change. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are per person twin share based on Saver Fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Gratuities are payable on board and will be charged at £5.00 per person per day. Guests can vary the amount on board at the ship's Reception. Gratuities cannot be paid in advance prior to departure. Cruise fares shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised cruise fares 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. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Prices do not include airfares from Australia. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Offer valid for sale to 17Jul19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
FREE Flights & Transfers offer: Free Flight(s) & Transfer(s) offer is valid for new bookings made between 04/07/19 and 16/07/19, inclusive, on a fly-cruise basis on selected 2019 Boudicca & Braemar cruises as indicated. Free Flight(s) are based on Economy class seats on FOCL’s dedicated flights from/to London Gatwick on Boudicca & on London Gatwick or Manchester on Braemar. Transfers to/from ship as arranged by FOCL are included. Free Flights offer is based on Saver fare, includes APD where applicable, and is not combinable with any other offer. Saver Fare Terms and Conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket).


Cruise Description

35 Night Cruise sailing from Santa Cruz to Mahe aboard Boudicca.

In just over a month you’ll uncover distant destinations, including remote, hard-to-reach locations in the South Atlantic; visit Africa in search of the world’s largest desert, iconic landmarks and legendary wildlife; and sample paradise at a collection of idyllic Indian Ocean islands, all on one incredible, once-in-a-lifetime holiday aboard Boudicca.

You’ll begin your exotic voyage with a journey of Atlantic island discovery, meeting your ship in sun-kissed Tenerife before sailing to Gran Canaria, famed for its soothing year-round warmth and inviting beaches, and Cape Verde, where the volcanic landscapes of two verdant islands are yours to explore. In the South Atlantic, the rarely visited islands of Ascension and St Helena will appear on your horizon. Circumnavigating Ascension and visiting Jamestown offers you chances to admire natural delights, such as the glorious Green Mountain and gorgeous beaches, and explore St Helena’s historic links to Napoleon. On the southwest coast of Africa, Walvis Bay will then welcome you to Namibia. You can spot wonderful wildlife such as pink flamingos and pelicans at Walvis Bay’s beautiful natural lagoon; or tour to the world’s oldest desert, The Namib, boasting colossal sand dunes and endemic fauna. The Namib’s vast, unforgiving landscapes and fascinating wildlife are also within reach of Lüderitz, which is also your gateway to the eerie sand-engulfed ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop.

Your African adventures continue with an epic cruise along South Africa’s stunning coastline. You’ll stop overnight at Cape Town, with time to explore the ‘Mother City’ in-depth and take in iconic sights such as Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain; and head to Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay for unmissable opportunities to indulge in ultimate safari experiences. Seek-out the ‘Big Five’ at on tours to breathtaking game reserves; or even join a 4x4 tour of Addo Elephant Park. Visits to three idyllic islands off the east coast of Africa will present you with astonishing landscapes and wonderful wildlife too. At Mayotte, you can take a glass bottom boat tour of the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, with its colourful fish and vibrant coral reefs, while the famous plant and animal life of Madagascar also awaits. Hell-Ville is perfectly-placed for tours Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park, where lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more can be seen in their unspoilt natural habitat. Finally, there’s Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles’ spectacular islands. Here you can take a catamaran cruise to uninhabited Moyenne Island, a breeding ground for giant land tortoises, or simply take the chance to enjoy the sunshine on quintessential Seychelles beaches.

Highlights of this cruise:

Santa Cruz
Sophisticated Santa Cruz - Tenerife's capital - is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. Well-preserved buildings feature in the old town, including the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th century Palacio de Carta, which has impressive Baroque and neoclassical features. Recently redesigned by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the city’s largest square, Plaza de España, is a pleasant spot to lose a few hours. Lively beaches such as Playa de Las Americas are within easy reach of Santa Cruz too.

Away from the capital, many of Tenerife's highlights await on tours, including the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical lava stone Pyramids of Guimar. Exploring the volcanic El Teide National Park to marvel at majestic Mount Teide, or even climb Spain's highest peak, is an unmissable experience.

Praia, Cape Verde
Praia is the capital of Cape Verde, the amazing volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets remotely located some 400 miles off the coast of West Africa. This unique, unspoilt destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and Praia sits on the southern tip of Santiago Island.

The attractive old town centre, called the ‘Plateau’ by locals, is on a raised area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and has a traditional Portuguese feel. A number of museums and the neoclassical town hall and cathedral are all worth visiting. Smart shops and restaurants cluster in the Achada de Santo António quarter.

This beautiful island settlement benefits from excellent weather all year round, and around the bay, many fabulous beaches can be enjoyed including Quebra, Canela and Praínha.

Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay is a pleasant port town on the coast of Namibia. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, its tidal lagoon is a magical destination for bird lovers as it is home to an array of birdlife including pelicans, Damara terns and the largest flock of flamingos in Southern Africa.

The town’s harbour is busy with fishing boats and ships, and the slower pace of life here – plus a distinctly laidback vibe – can be witnessed around its recently renovated waterfront, which has a number of fine bars and restaurants.

With its calm, friendly atmosphere, the honey hued sand plains of Walvis Bay is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring cities. It’s also the perfect gateway to the famous Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to some 100,000 Cape fur seals, and the grandeur of the Namib-Naukluft Park. The park’s sand dunes rise to over 1,000 feet and are the world’s highest – Dune 7 is popular with locals as a slope for sandboarding and skiing.

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town brings together cultures, cuisines, and magnificent views: a stunning city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park. A city that is defined by the flat-topped mountain it sits beneath, Cape Town is known for its lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and harbour, serene vineyards and impressive landscapes. This picturesque ‘city bowl’ on the shores of Table Bay, is best seen from the top of Table Mountain – accessible via cable car.

Cape Town is a rich melting pot of people, and a proudly multicultural centre. Given it was World Design Capital in 2014, creative art and design is never too far way. Exploring the city is a pleasure, and the attractions include the historic Company’s Gardens, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Green Point Park.

Away from the urban centre, Winelands destinations, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, offer a distraction of a different kind, while at Cape Point National Park on the peninsula, there are breath-taking coastlines and whale watching. Visitors can also learn of Nelson Mandela’s inspirational life and legacy at Robben Island, or perhaps spend a memorable evening watching the sunset at Signal Hill, while enjoying fresh oysters and champagne.

Richards Bay, South Africa
Situated on a huge lagoon off the Mhlatuze River, Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and has the deepest natural harbour in the Southern hemisphere.

The modern, thriving port town is surrounded by vast expanses of untouched indigenous scenery, natural lakes and marshes. Its unspoilt wetlands are teeming with wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and over 300 species of bird, which makes this natural paradise a much-sought-after destination.

Named after a British naval commander who landed troops on the Zululand coast in 1879, Richards Bay was a small fishing village until the port opened in 1976. The town offers excellent recreational activities and visitors enjoy art galleries, fishing, beachcombing, bird watching, swimming, canoeing and some classic drives around the bay.

Victoria, Seychelles
Surrounded by turquoise swells of the quietly rippling Indian Ocean, and sprinkled with dense forests and tall hills offering breath-taking views, Victoria, on the Seychelles island of Mahé, is the epitome of paradise.

The port is one of the smallest capitals in the world and offers visitors a number of highlights to discover. The colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market sells spices, fruit, art and souvenirs. Near the Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is the imposing La Domus, built in 1934 to house Catholic missionaries, while the quaint old courthouse has a clock tower that is a replica of Big Ben.

The island’s pristine, golden sands are best seen from the top of Morne Blanc, which delivers breath-taking panoramic views across the lush landscape. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens showcases endemic palms and orchids, as well as giant tortoises and fruit bats, and is worth a visit.

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