The Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands

17
Nights
2019
Nov 12
From
$7350
Fred Olsen
Boudicca
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Senior’s cruise will be a wonderful experience cruising the Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean. The cruise includes sightseeing tours in most of the ports of call and special events for tour members. We hope that you can join us!

Visiting Victoria, Praslin Islands, Seychelles; Male, Maldives; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Port Blair, India and Phuket, Thailand

Highlights Include

  • A sightseeing tour of the beautiful main island of the Seychelles
  • Watch birds, be amazed by the giant Aldabra tortoises, and enjoy the lush vegetation - Praslin, Seychelles
  • A Welcome Dinner
  • A tour of Male, Maldives
  • Take a boat and cruise around some of the most spectacular islands in the Maldives
  • The famous Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
  • Port Blair, surrounded by tropical forest and rugged Indian coastline
  • The Museums of Anthropology, Fishery and Naval Marine - Port Blair
  • A relaxing boat journey of Phang Nga Bay - Phuket
  • Luxury Cruising onbaord Fred Olsen Boudicca
The Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Seychelles and return from Thailand
  • 14 nights on board the Boudicca in your chosen cabin
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Boudicca
  • Private activities on board Boudicca
  • Travel by chartered coach
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by a Travelrite Tour Manager
  • A Travelrite travel bag
  • Air taxes and ship port & handling charges as at 22 October 2018
  • Cruise gratuities

Don't worry about coming alone

We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won’t be left alone, the Travelrite Tour Manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.

The advantages of The Senior Cruise

The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with plenty of activities. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Fred Olsen Boudicca Deck plans

Fred Olsen Boudicca

Loved by Fred Olsen’s staff and guests alike, beautiful Boudicca oozes a sense of class, style and elegance not seen or experienced on modern megaships and floating theme parks. On board Boudicca, like on all Fred Olsen ships, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring our guests disembark after their relaxing holiday as friends, not just customers. Up to 880 guests can cruise in pure comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities. Indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill and much more without ever feeling overcrowded. Cruising alongside hundreds, not thousands of like-minded travellers also ensures that staff on board Boudicca can provide Fred’s renowned personal, attentive service, catering to your every want and need.

Clothing on board

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. There are some nights at sea classified as formal for dress purposes. Nights in port are classified as informal. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required for the main restaurants. Smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants.

Day 1 Tuesday November 12, 2019 Departure, Seychelles
Today we depart Australia on our flight to the beautiful Seychelles.

Day 2 Wednesday November 13, 2019 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
This morning we arrive in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles located on the island of Mahe, surrounded by jungle-clad mountains that rise from the Indian Ocean. On arrival we transfer to our hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Thursday November 14, 2019 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Embarkation We have a sightseeing tour of this beautiful main island of the Seychelles before making our way to MS Boudicca for our 15-night cruise. Our ship remains in port tonight.

Day 4 Friday November 15, 2019 Seychelles
We sail from Victoria early this morning and arrive in Praslin. Praslin, both the second-largest and the second-most inhabited of the Seychelles islands, with an area of about 26km², it has around 8,000 inhabitants. The island is also the home of the legendary Coco de Mer palm tree, which grows in the Vallée de Mai National Park. The island’s beaches also rank among the most beautiful in the world. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour to Cousin Island on a private boat. On this magical island we will watch birds, be amazed by the giant Aldabra tortoises, and enjoy the lush vegetation. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 5 Saturday November 16, 2019 At sea
The morning will be free to explore the wonderful facilities of the ship. This afternoon join us for a fun group game of bingo, with prizes for the winners.

Day 6 Sunday November 17, 2019 At sea
A day at sea to further explore the facilities of the ship. Choose from photography talks, ballroom dancing lessons, singing and language classes, theatre workshops or even watercolour tutorials.

Day 7 Monday November 18, 2019 At sea
Today we will continue to enjoy the facilities and activities available on the ship. This afternoon join us for a fun group game of bingo, with prizes for the winners.

Day 8 Tuesday November 19, 2019 Male, Maldives
Today we arrive in Male, the capital of the Maldives. With an area of less than six square kilometres and a population of about 150,000 citizens, Male is one of the world’s smallest national capitals. On our tour today, we will take a boat and cruise around some of the most spectacular islands in the Maldives. Enjoy the pristine beaches and abundant wildlife as we explore these unique islands.

Day 9 Wednesday November 20, 2019 At sea
Today we will continue to enjoy the facilities and activities available on the ship.

Day 10 Thursday November 21, 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Today we arrive in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, which has a long history as a port on the ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. We travel out of Colombo to the famous Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. See these amazing creatures that are looked after by the orphanage at all ages.

Day 11 Friday November 22, 2019 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 12 Saturday November 23, 2019 At sea
Why not enjoy a pampering treatment at Atlantis Spa or an invigorating walk on the ship’s open deck?

Day 13 Sunday November 24, 2019 Port Blair, India
We arrive this morning in Port Blair, surrounded by tropical forest and rugged Indian coastline, lively Port Blair is the largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. The city is an eclectic mix of Indian Ocean people – Tamils, Bengalis, Nicobarese and Burmese. Port Blair is busy, cosmopolitan and friendly, with plenty to do and see from the Tuk Tuk’s that ride around the city. The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of the town, where most of the restaurants and bars can be found. We visit The Museums of Anthropology, Fishery and Naval Marine all small but interesting, while the Mini Zoo, has species that are unique to these islands. The Cellular Jail completed in 1906, is now a pristine national monument with a peaceful garden. We remain in port tonight.

Day 14 Monday November 25, 2019 Port Blair
A day at leisure to spend in Port Blair before we sail this evening.

Day 15 Tuesday November 26, 2019 At sea
You may choose to attend a guest lecture, take an art class or Pilates lesson.

Day 16 Wednesday November 27, 2019 Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, a rain forested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shores and is home to many high-end seaside resorts. Today we will take a relaxing boat journey of Phang Nga Bay. Explore pristine beaches, islands, mangrove forests, lagoons and caves on this fantastic exploration of the bay. We will also see the famed ‘James Bond Island’ that was featured in the film the The Man with the Golden Gun.

Day 17 Thursday November 28, 2019 Phuket Disembarkation
We disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for our return flights to Australia.

Day 18 Friday November 29, 2019 Arrive Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
M Interior – Single Only Main $9,750
H Interior Atlantic $7,350 $11,625
E Porthole Atlantic & Marina $7,850 $12,350
D Porthole Atlantic $8,050 $12,725
B Superior Ocean View Main $8,620 $13,950
BS Balcony Suite Bridge $10,710 $18,285
Included air taxes $185 $185
Included cruise gratuities $200 $200

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Seychelles and return from Thailand
  • 14 nights on board the Boudicca in your chosen cabin
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Boudicca
  • Private activities on board Boudicca
  • Travel by chartered coach
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by a Travelrite Tour Manager
  • A Travelrite travel bag
  • Air taxes and ship port & handling charges as at 22 October 2018
  • Cruise gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary. These will be quoted for separately

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.

Extending

You can stay longer for minimal additional airfare cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Fred Olsen Boudicca is operated by Fred Olsen Cruises and the Fred Olsen fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Fred Olsen Cruise brochure for 2019 or the website. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form or book online through the Travelrite website. Passengers will need to complete an on-line check-in on the Fred Olsen Cruises website.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 120 days prior to the commencement of the Fred Olsen Boudicca fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 120 days Loss of deposit
120 - 61 days 60% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accomm-odation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements. Visas are available on arrival into Madagascar and Comoros Islands.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Fred Olsen Boudicca fly/cruise passage contract with Fred Olsen Cruises, detailed on the Fred Olsen Cruises website.

How to book:
Bookings can be made by completing a Booking Form and sending it with a deposit of $1000 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 20 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully accredited offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Postal Booking
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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