Christmas in the Indian Ocean

Come aboard the 4* Fred Olsen Boudicca this Christmas for a 16-night cruise around the Indian Ocean. Spend this Festive Season visiting the idyllic Islands of the Indian Ocean.

With spectacular paradise islands and a few lesser-known destinations found off the beaten track to discover, you’re in for a simply unforgettable festive season on this extraordinary exotic voyage aboard Boudicca.
This very special journey of discovery begins in Port Louis, for the chance to capture a snapshot of everyday Mauritian life. In this diverse, cultural city you could explore the lively central market, visit the interesting Stamp Museum, and marvel at religious structures such as the impressive Kaylasson Temple and beautiful Chinese Pagoda. Opt to venture further afield and you could encounter some of Mauritius’ most breathtaking natural wonders, such as the Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and striking ‘Seven-Coloured Earth’ sand dunes. You’ll then sail to the stunning Seychelles. Spending a full day on both Praslin Island and Mahé, there’s time to discover a number of the archipelago’s most incredible sights and experiences. Perhaps join an incredible Robinson Crusoe Adventure tour from Praslin Island in search of huge Coco de Mer nuts and Aldabra Giant Land Tortoises, one of the largest tortoise species in the world; and discover the beautiful, uninhabited island of Moyenne on a memorable catamaran cruise from Mahé. Of course you have your pick of the Seychelles’ quintessential beaches too, such as Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or. That’s all yours to enjoy before sailing by Silhouette Island at sunset – an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Zanzibar’s fascinating history will be waiting for you to explore during a day-long call into this gorgeous Tanzanian island. Many of the main historic sights await you in the Stone Town area; the old fort, harrowing slave chambers, sultana market and 19th century Anglican Church are among the highlights. Alternatively, you could use your time to make the most of the glorious sunshine on the island’s sugar-like beaches and snorkel the barrier reefs; or tour to the intriguing and tranquil Prison Island. This is followed by a relaxing day on the island of Mayotte. Stroll around the charming dusty streets of Mamoudzou; or take the chance to explore the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon, home to over 250 species of hard coral and a variety of other marine life. You could take in the lagoon’s fabulous fauna and flora on board a glass bottom boat, or even go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Afterwards you’ll enjoy two memorable days at sea, soaking up the party atmosphere of Christmas on board with your friends, family and fellow guests as your ship’s friendly crew take care of all the food and festivities. On Boxing Day you’ll dock in Port Reunion, gateway to Reunion Island’s volcanic landscapes, dense forests and tumbling waterfalls – best seen on a hike or helicopter tour – before finally arriving back in Port Louis.

16 Night Cruise. Departing 12th December 2018

16 Nights now from just €3,269 pp for oceanview cabin

Price Includes:

  • Return flights from Dublin to  Mauritius (indirect)
  • Return Transfers
  • 16 nights accommodation aboard 4* Fred. Olsen Boudicca based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Fine Dining on a Full Board basis
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Taxes and one check-in bag of 20kg per person

Itinerary:

– Port Louis, Mauritius (overnight) – Cruising x2 – Praslin Island, Seychelles – Victoria, Seychelles – Cruise by Silhouette Island at Sunset, Seychelles – Cruising x2 – Zanzibar, Tanzania – Cruising – Mamoudzou, Mayotte – Spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day cruising the Indian Ocean – Port Reunion, Reunion Island – Port Louis, Mauritius

Inside Cabin Was €3,829 now Sold Out
Oceanview Cabin Was €4,029 now €3,269pp
Superior Oceanview Cabin Was €4,099 now €3,439pp
Balcony Cabin Was €5,439 now €4,829pp

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