Indian Ocean for Christmas

Come aboard the 4* Fred Olsen Boudicca this Christmas for a 14-night cruise along the Indian Ocean. Spend this Festive Season visiting the idyllic Islands that the Indian Ocean has to offer.

This stunning 14 night cruise visits the tropical islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Zanzibar (Tanzania), the Comoros Islands and Reunion Island.

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DESTINATION Mauritius
FROM Dublin
DATE 13 December 2017
DURATION 15 Nights
PRICE From €3,499pp

Come aboard the 4* Fred Olsen Boudicca this Christmas for a 14-night cruise along the Indian Ocean. Begin your Christmas Cruise in Mauritius, before setting sail along the Indian Ocean visiting places such as Zanzibar, Silhouette Island and the Seychelles to name just a few destinations.

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Dublin to Mauritius:

Depart from Dublin on your overnight flight to the tropical island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

Day 2: Port Louis, Mauritius

Boudicca awaits your arrival in Mauritius. After your overnight flight, you will be transferred from the airport to the dock where you will be welcomed on board by the excellent crew.

Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital and the 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.

The ship remains at Port Louis overnight.

Day 3: Port Louis, Mauritius: Depart Late PM

To see a colourful snapshot of everyday Mauritian life, head for the lively covered market, which contrasts with the sparkling new waterfront. Visit the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, with beautiful giant Victoria Water Lillies; explore the nearby 3,000-acre Domaine des Pailles Nature Park, or just relax beside a fabulous Indian Ocean Beach.

Day 4-5: At Sea

Day 6:  Praslin Island, Seychelles: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM 

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.
Home to beautiful beaches and rare bird species, Praslin Island is the epitome of all you would expect for a tropical getaway. The spectacular palm forest of Vallée de Mai is located in Praslin National Park on the South of the Island, and the ancient coral reefs just off-shore are particularly popular with divers.

The ship stays at Praslin Island for the day before departing to Victoria, Mahe, for the night.

Days 6-7: Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles: Arrive Late Night  Overnight  Depart Early AM

Indulge in some uninterrupted relaxation among the golden sands of the Seychelles in one of the worlds smallest capitals, Victoria. Surrounded by green and blue swells of quietly rippling Indian Ocean and sprinkled with dense forests and tall hills offering breathtaking views, the Seychelles are the epitome of paradise.

Stroll barefoot on the golden sands of the Seychelles in one of the world’s smallest capitals, Victoria. Here you will be surrounded by rippling green and blue swells of ocean, best seen from the top of Morne Blanc amongst the gentle clouds as you cast your eye over this breathtaking panoramic view of Mahe. The harbour is the place to be if you are looking to pick up trinkets in the form of jewellery, handmade goods and food.

Day 7: Cruising Silhouette Island sunset: Arrive Late PM Depart Late PM

Any time spent in the dream-like setting of the Seychelles is an unforgettable experience, with world-renowned beaches, stunning corals, spectacular nature reserves and incredible wildlife awaiting discovery. It takes something very special to rival what can be seen ashore in this paradise archipelago, but sailing by Silhouette Island – the third largest island in the Seychelles – at sunset is sure to create memories which will last a lifetime.

Day 8-9: At Sea

Day 10: Zanzibar, Tanzania: Arrive Early AM  Depart Late PM

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 offering visitors a slice of paradise.

Zanzibar is a separate state within Tanzania, located in the Indian Ocean some 37 kilometres offshore the east coast of Africa. Feel the salt spray from the tumbling waves as they lap at the shores of Zanzibar, located in the luscious Indian Ocean and famous for its harrowing past which you can get a feel for by visiting the old Slave Market or alternatively, immerse yourself in the culture through its colourful cuisine at the Forodhani Gardens.

Days 11:  At Sea

Day 12: Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros, France: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM

Situated in the Mozambique Channel of the western Indian Ocean, some 190 miles north-west of Madagascar, Mayotte is comprised of two beautiful French-controlled islands: Grand-Terre and Petit-Terre. A nature lover’s paradise, Mayotte’s surrounding aquamarine waters are home to the largest lagoon in the Indian Ocean, boasting over 250 different species of hard coral. On boat tours around the island, you’ll see schools of tropical fish; while turtles, dolphins and whales are also often spotted in the warm, clear waters too. Alternatively, you could get even closer to the lagoon’s fascinating fauna and flora on an unforgettable snorkelling or scuba diving adventure.

Day 13-14: At Sea

Day 15: Port Reunion, Reunion: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM

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.

Day 16: Port Louis, Mauritius: Arrive Early AM

Your cruise ends today with your arrival back in Port Louis. After Disembarkment you will be transferred to the airport for your departure home to Dublin.

You may wish to extend your stay at a Mauritius hotel following your cruise to explore this glorious island, relax on the beautiful beaches or perhaps see in the New Year in style. Please call for details.

14 Nights accommodation aboard the 4* Boudicca, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Boudicca)

4* Fred Olsen – Boudicca

Adored by its staff and guests alike, the beautiful Boudicca is originally designed for world cruises. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience. As per usual with Fred. Olsen ships, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring all 880 guests disembark as friends, not just customers.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel, Four seasons and the Heligan Room. In fine weather, a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.

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Marina Deck 3

Cabin Categories:

  • I Inside
  • F Oceanview
  • E Oceanview

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Atlantic Deck 4

Cabin Categories:

  • H Inside
  • N Single Inside
  • E Oceanview
  • D Oceanview
  • L Single Oceanview
  • K Single Oceanview

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Main Deck 5

Cabin Categories:

  • M Single Inside
  • K Single Oceanview
  • C Superior Oceanview
  • B Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

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Lounge Deck 6

Restaurant, Lounge, Bars & Pool

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Lido Deck 7

Cabin Categories:

  • B Superior Oceanview
  • A Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

Library, Card rooms & Bar

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Bridge Deck 8

Cabin Categories:

  • J Superior Single Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • JB Single Balcony Suite
  • BS Balcony Suite
  • SS Superior Suite

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Marquee Deck 9

Cabin Categories:

  • SS Superior Suite
  • MS Marquee Suite
  • PS Premier Suite

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Sun Deck 10

Fitness Centre, Golf Nets & Sun Deck

Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to Change.

Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
13 December 2017 €3,499 Inside Book Now
13 December 2017 €3,619 Oceanview Book Now
13 December 2017 €4,099 Superior Oceanview Book Now
13 December 2017 €4,759 Single Inside Book Now

You may wish to extend your stay at a Mauritius hotel following your cruise to explore this glorious island, relax on the beautiful beaches or perhaps see in the New Year in style. Please call for details.

Price inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Mauritius (via Istanbul)
  • Transfer to all ports
  • 14 nights accommodation aboard Fred Olsen 4* Boudicca based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • All on board entertainment
  • Taxes

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15% per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Drinks packages available to prebook – only €18 per person per night
  • Gratuities €5 per person per night
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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