34
Nights
10 Jan
2019

Ancient Arabia, India & the Med

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Boudicca

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Day 1 - Thu 10 Jan 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a land of primeval jungles inhabited by leopards and elephants, wondrous ruins of the great civilizations of ages past, and a modern city. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is where western technology meets the frenzy of a traditional... Read More

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
10 Jan 2019
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a land of primeval jungles inhabited by leopards and elephants, wondrous ruins of the great civilizations of ages past, and a modern city. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is where western technology meets the frenzy of a traditional Asian metropolis. As Ceylon, the island became famous for producing the world's finest teas. Bright fragrant spices, sparkling sapphires, and the colourful trappings of a variety of ceremonies and religious festivals make this a most rewarding destination for those who keep their eyes and ears open.
2
11 Jan 2019
At Sea
3
12 Jan 2019
  12:00am Kochi (Cochin), India
Located on the Kerala coast, Kochi has been a major seaport and trading centre since before the days of the Roman Empire. Here, cultures from three continents met in trade, and this legacy is seen in the city's rich heritage. Kochi boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue, Chinese-style fishing nets, English Tudor-style mansions and old warehouses still bursting with spices and coir. Kochi is also your southern gateway to greater India. Formerly Cochin.
4
13 Jan 2019
At Sea
5
14 Jan 2019
  12:00am Mumbai, India
India's premier metropolis is a city of stark contrasts, modern towers of steel and glass stand next to stately stone edifices from the days of the Raj. Automobiles race down the crowded streets and everywhere one confronts the paradox of India. The commercial capital of the subcontinent, a large percentage of Mumbai's population lives in hutments without running water or electricity. Yet the fabled "Gateway of India" is a place of haunting beauty, from the marble serenity of the Jain Palace to the Elephanta Caves, where sculptures of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu were carved out of solid rock over a millennia ago.
6
15 Jan 2019
  12:00am Mumbai, India
7
16 Jan 2019
  12:00am Porbandar, India
Description coming soon
8
17 Jan 2019
At Sea
9
18 Jan 2019
At Sea
10
19 Jan 2019
  12:00am Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel. Dubai is actually two cities in one: the Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.
11
20 Jan 2019
  12:00am Khasab, Oman
The city of Khasab is situated in an enclave of the country of Oman; Khasab is the local capital of the Musandam Peninsula, located on the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The area is dubbed the 'Norway of Arabia' due to the rugged, glacier-like coastline, its towering mountains and clear, glittering fjord (known as khors). Founded in the 17th century by the Portuguese, Khasab is built around a natural harbour, which gives shelter from the sea.
12
21 Jan 2019
  12:00am Muscat, Oman
Oman's capital was once a major trading centre controlled and influenced by the Portuguese. Those intrepid explores and traders are long gone. Today, visitors flock to Oman thanks to its azure air, towering desert mountains, and crystalline waters. Muscat itself is an Arabian fable sprung to life. Old 16th century forts guard the bay and the palace, while the vibrant souqs offer daggers, superb silver jewellery, and traditional crafts and costumes.
13
22 Jan 2019
At Sea
14
23 Jan 2019
  12:00am Salahah, Oman
Oman is commonly described as a Persian Gulf State. Strictly speaking, no part of Oman lies on the Persian Gulf: the nation occupies the south-eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. Salalah, its second largest city, is an anomaly in Arabia as it benefits from the climatic effects of the yearly monsoon. The city is an oasis where tropical fruits grow abundantly. But as you travel outside the city, along the white beaches of the coast or into the serene mountains, one is soon reminded of the vast desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
15
24 Jan 2019
At Sea
16
25 Jan 2019
At Sea
17
26 Jan 2019
At Sea
18
27 Jan 2019
At Sea
19
28 Jan 2019
  12:00am Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
Located in southern Jordan, Aqaba is a tourist's paradise, where the astonishingly blue Red Sea gives life to breathtaking coral reefs. The coastal city also serves as a gateway to Jordan's ancient wonders, including the revered city of Petra and historic sites in Wadi Rum.
20
29 Jan 2019
  12:00am Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
21
30 Jan 2019
  12:00am Safaga, Egypt
The port of Safaga has become a popular Egyptian seaside resort specializing in water sports and diving holidays. The unspoiled beaches and stiff breezes off the Red Sea made it the perfect site for the 1993 World Windsurfing Championships. But Safaga's real lure is being the gateway to Egypt's mighty and mysterious past, the great Temple of Karnak, the vast necropolis known as "The Valley of the Kings," the ruins of Luxor Temple, and Ramses II's great temple at Abu Simbel in Aswan.
22
31 Jan 2019
  12:00am Safaga, Egypt
23
01 Feb 2019
  12:00am Suez Canal, At Sea, Egypt
The Suez Canal is the world's greatest shortcut. Opened in 1869, it allowed ships to travel between Europe and Asia without having to navigate around Africa or traipse overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The canal's northern terminus is Port Said.
24
02 Feb 2019
  12:00am Alexandria, Egypt
Alexander the Great travelled to Egypt after conquering Greece and selected a small fishing village in the Mediterranean for his new capital, Alexandria. It's now Egypt's second largest city, and a juxtaposition of modern influences and ancient culture.
25
03 Feb 2019
At Sea
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04 Feb 2019
At Sea
27
05 Feb 2019
  12:00am Valletta, Malta
Malta is the largest in a group of seven islands that occupy a strategic position between Europe and Africa. The island's history is long and turbulent. Everyone from the Normans to the Nazis have vied for control of this small, honey-coloured rock. For centuries the island was the possession of the knightly Order of St. John - the Knights Hospitaller. Valletta, Malta's current capital, was planned by the Order's Grandmaster Jean de la Valette to secure the island's eastern coast from Turk incursions. Founded in 1566, Valletta's bustling streets are lined with superb Baroque buildings and churches.
28
06 Feb 2019
At Sea
29
07 Feb 2019
  12:00am Palma, Majorca, Spain
Mallorca is the Balearic Island's -- largest land mass and a sun worshipper's paradise. Its capital city of Palma boasts dramatic Gothic architecture, charming hilltop villages, olive groves and hidden beaches.
30
08 Feb 2019
At Sea
31
09 Feb 2019
  12:00am Cadiz, Spain
Spain's gateway to the Atlantic, Cadiz welcomes you to 3,000 years of history and to the nearby city of Seville, famed for its bullfights, flamenco and flower-filled patios. Columbus crossed the ocean blue from Andalusia, forever tying the Americas to Seville.
32
10 Feb 2019
At Sea
33
11 Feb 2019
At Sea
34
12 Feb 2019
At Sea
35
13 Feb 2019
  12:00am Dover, United Kingdom
The history and origins of the Port of Dover can be traced right back to Roman times. Since then, the Port has grown and evolved through the centuries to what it is today - one of the world's premier ports.