Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, PNG & Indonesian Culture ex Cairns to Benoa
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 09 Jan 2020
Other Sailing Dates on Special

Inside Cabin: AU $3,169.00
Outside Cabin: AU $3,699.00
Balcony: AU $4,889.00
Suite: AU $5,249.00
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.

Cruise Itinerary
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Special Inclusions

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.
You can marvel at the Great Barrier Reef on tour from Cairns, before heading to Papua New Guinea for a chance to experience Alotau’s extravagant Cultural Festival. Your calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s fascinating war history, too.
In Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country, a myriad of magical island scenes await. Visit Ambon Island, another maiden Fred. Olsen call, with its gently mountainous landscapes; go ashore at Komodo Island, home of the world’s largest lizards; and discover paradise at beautiful Bali.

- 14 night cruise aboard Boudicca from Cairns to Benoa (Bali)
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes

Special Conditions

Conditions Apply: Prices are per person based on Freedom Fares, 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 Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time.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. 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.The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 23Aug19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on Saver Fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Offer valid for new bookings only. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Prices do not include airfares, hotel accommodation or transfers. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 15Oct19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. This cruise offer is provided by Cruise Abroad, 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.