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Boudicca, Discovering Asia Singapore at New Year ex Victoria to Tokyo

  • Departs Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
  • 17th Dec 2020
  • 27 nights
  • Boudicca
  • Prices from Request*
Boudicca, Discovering Asia Singapore at New Year ex Victoria to Tokyo

27 Night Cruise sailing from Victoria to Tokyo onboard Boudicca.

An Asian exploration of epic proportions, this cruise makes for an unforgettable festive season and start to 2021. Visiting a string of fabulous Far-Eastern destinations, you’ll uncover scenic and spiritual wonders aplenty, experience a cocktail of diverse cultures, immerse yourself in rich history, and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Leaving the cold and gloom of a British December behind, you meet Boudicca in the Seychelles and sail first to the Maldives, for sun-splashed beaches and idyllic atolls, before Colombo awaits. You’re in for a memorable Christmas Eve, among the Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and decorations of the Sri Lankan capital. Christmas Day and Boxing Day are spent enjoying a feast of food, fun and festivity – Fred. Olsen style – on board your ship, sailing to the Far East. As the end of 2020 nears, visits to two amazing Malaysian destinations are sure to enthral. On Penang Island, atmospheric Georgetown is yours to explore. You’ll delight in this multicultural city’s mix of mosques and traditional Chinese temples, old British buildings and new-age towers, busy stalls serving fragrant, delicious street food and local wares, and its vibrant art scene. Calling at Port Klang will provide an opportunity to see one of Asia’s most iconic scenes in Kuala Lumpur, with its unmistakable skyline dominated by the mighty Petronas Twin Towers, and discover world-famous landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Sze Ya and Sri Mariamman Temple. Show less
Then comes the crowning moment of this Asian adventure: an extended stay in Singapore perfectly timed for experiencing an unforgettable New Year’s celebration at beautiful Marina Bay, where a spectacular midnight firework display will signal the arrival of 2021. There’s time to experience Asia at its most modern in the energetic Financial Centre, where skyscrapers tower over the rest of the city; see the striking Sri Mariamman Temple in the charming Chinatown; visit the Gardens by the Bay; and stop by the legendary Raffles Hotel for high tea too. Returning to Malaysia, lush rainforests, breathtaking beaches, impressive mosques and views of imposing Mount Kinabalu await at Kota Kinabalu, before it’s on to Manila – the capital of the Philippines – and finally, Japan. Naha and Kōchi reveal an abundance of quintessentially Japanese sights and attractions. Naha’s highlights include the UNESCO-listed Shurijo Castle, shrouded in the glory of the Ryukyu Kingdom era, and the Oriental gardens of Fukushu Park, while in Kochi, the hilltop castle and Chikurinji Temple – one of 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage – are must-visit sites. You’ll find plenty of places to sample authentic flavours of sake, soba and sushi too. Before heading home, there’s time in Tokyo to revel in the mix of ultramodern and traditional that the Japanese capital showcases in its palaces and historic temples, neon-lit landmarks and bustling commercial districts.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

Male, Maldives
Malé is the green and pleasant capital of the Maldives. Part of the stunning Malé Coral Atoll chain, situated some 400 miles south-west of Sri Lanka, the city offers the best chance to see the ‘real’ Maldivian way of life. This island nation in the Indian Ocean is, at times, little more than an uninhabited sandbar peeping above the waterline, while a handful have been developed to offer an experience of pure escapism in a world of powdery white sand and underwater treasures.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
The port city of Colombo is rich with colonial heritage, religions, races and cultures. With a population of over 4.5 million people, Colombo is a bustling, fascinating and noisy city. It combines Dutch and British colonial buildings, with Buddhist temples, Islamic mosques, Christian churches, and modern gleaming skyscrapers.

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’. 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.

Naha, Japan
The name Okinama means "rope in the open sea" which is an apt name for the string of islands between mainland Japan and Taiwan. Naha is located on the coast with the East China Sea at the southern part of Okinawa Island. Its main street ("International Avenue") boasts a 1.6km stretch of stores, restaurants and bars. The shuri castle has been rebuilt and restored and is now one of the main historic sights in the area and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The palace was used during WorldWar II as a major command post for the Imperial Japanese military.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is a vast and enticing city - the Tokyo Metropolis spans not just the city itself but encompasses rugged mountains to the west and subtropical islands to the south. The city centre - with its huge skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights, is exciting and vibrant, while the temples and gardens dotted around the capital offer a taste of traditional Japan.

Despite its size, much of the region is covered by forest, with an abundance of Japanese cypress. Considered to be one of the main economic capitals of the world, along with London and New York, Tokyo City has a reputation for being a jungle of concrete, wires and neon lights, but it includes an astonshing array of sights such as the temples of Asakusa and the gardens of the Imperial Palace.

Map of Cruise
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
17/12/20 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
18/12/20 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles LatePM
19/12/20 At sea - -
20/12/20 At sea - -
21/12/20 At sea - -
22/12/20 Male, Maldives EarlyAM LatePM
23/12/20 At sea - -
24/12/20 Colombo Sri Lanka EarlyAM LatePM
25/12/20 At sea - -
26/12/20 At sea - -
27/12/20 At sea - -
28/12/20 Penang, Malaysia EarlyAM LatePM
29/12/20 Port Klang, (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia EarlyAM Late Night
30/12/20 Singapore, Singapore EarlyPM
31/12/20 Singapore, Singapore Late Night
01/01/21 At sea - -
02/01/21 At sea - -
03/01/21 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia EarlyAM LatePM
04/01/21 At sea - -
05/01/21 Manila, Philippines EarlyAM LatePM
06/01/21 At sea - -
07/01/21 At sea - -
08/01/21 Okinawa (Naha), Japan EarlyAM
09/01/21 Okinawa (Naha), Japan LatePM
10/01/21 At sea - -
11/01/21 Kochi, Japan EarlyAM LatePM
12/01/21 At sea - -
13/01/21 Tokyo, Japan EarlyAM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise line's discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
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