Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Reunion Islands Cruise

19
Nights
2018
Nov 11
From
$7330
Fred Olsen
Boudicca
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Senior’s cruise will be a wonderful experience cruising the 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 Port Louis, Mauritius, Praslin, Silhouette Islands, Mahe, Seychelles; Mayotte, Comoro Islands; Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Madagascar; Port Reunion, Reunion Islands

Highlights Include

  • Sightseeing tours of Port Louis, Mauritius, Praslin, Silhouette Islands, Mahe, Seychelles; Mayotte, Comoro Islands; Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Madagascar; Port Reunion, Reunion Islands
  • Pamplemousses Gardens with its spectacular display of giant water lilies
  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the island and its stunning beaches - Mauritius
  • Sail away cocktails as the tropical sun sets over the horizon onboard Boudicca
  • The legendary Coco de Mer palm tree, which grows in the Vallée de Mai National Park
  • Watch birds, be amazed by the giant Aldabra tortoises, and enjoy the lush vegetation - Seychelles
  • Bay of Diego, one of the largest natural bays in the world
  • Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) - park is famous for its waterfalls, crater lakes, and wildlife, especially chameleons
  • Domaine de Fontenay, and its 300 hectares of parkland - leisurely natural history walks in the private nature reserve
  • Travel inland on Reunion Islands to the mountains, where we will see some spectacular waterfalls
  • Luxury Cruising onbaord Fred Olsen Boudicca
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Reunion Islands Cruise Map

Includes

  • Travel on Fred Olsen Boudicca in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Fred Olsen Boudicca
  • Return flights to Port Louis from/to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Mauritius including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours of Port Louis, Mauritius, Praslin, Silhouette Islands, Mahe, Seychelles; Mayotte, Comoro Islands; Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Madagascar; Port Reunion, Reunion Islands
  • Tour management by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager
  • Cruise taxes and port & handling charges
  • Cruise Gratuities

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people up in twin-share cabins when available, if requested – 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.

Fantastic Value – no thing more to pay!

The Travelrite escorted Fred Olsen Boudicca cruise represents amazing value. There are no additional extras – everything is included in the one great price even port & handling charges.

Celebrity Constellation 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 Fred Olsen Boudicca

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 Sunday 11 November 2018 Port Louis, Mauritius
Today we board our flight to Port Louise, Mauritius. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel resort. Located just off the coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is a volcanic island approximately 10 million years old. Volcanic lakes and inactive craters can be found scattered throughout the island and it also boasts the largest unbroken coral reefs on the planet.

DAY 2 Monday 12 November 2018 Port Louis
Today is a free day to relax and soak up the beautiful relaxing environment of the hotel resort or enjoy some independent sightseeing.

DAY 3 Tuesday 13 November 2018 Port Louis
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island and the capital, Port Louis, which still retains aspects of its pirate past. We’ll visit the Pamplemousses Gardens with its spectacular display of giant water lilies and take in the beautiful scenery of the island and its stunning beaches.

DAY 4 Wednesday 14 November 2018 Port Louis
Today is a free day to relax and soak up the beautiful relaxing environment of the hotel resort or enjoy some independent sightseeing.

DAY 5 Thursday 15 November 2018 Embarkation, Port Louis
Late this morning we are transferred to the port to board the Fred Olsen Boudicca. This evening become acquainted with the ship and enjoy the first of many fabulous dining experiences.

DAY 6 Friday 16 November 2018 Port Louis
Today is a free day to explore Port Louis before the Fred Olsen Boudicca sets sail this evening. Join fellow group members up on deck and enjoy sail away cocktails as the tropical sun sets over the horizon.

DAY 7 Saturday 17 November 2018 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 8 Sunday 18 November 2018 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will enjoy a game of Bingo with prizes for winners.

DAY 9 Monday 19 November 2018 Praslin, Seychelles
Today we arrive in 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.

DAY 10 Tuesday 20 November 2018 Silhouette Island, Seychelles
A free day to explore the island before we depart to cruise through the Seychelles Islands. Silhouette Island is a land of legends, mystique and tropical beauty. A place of unparalleled beauty, its numerous mountain peaks dominate the seascape as they jut out of the crystalline waters into the clouds above. Smooth granite boulders dot stretches of powdery white sand beaches that embrace translucent blue ocean and Jurassic junglecovered slopes.

DAY 11 Wednesday 21 November 2018 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
This morning we arrive in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles and located on the island of Mahe, surrounded by jungle-clad mountains that rise from the Indian Ocean. We have a sightseeing tour of this beautiful main island of the Seychelles.

DAY 12 Thursday 22 November 2018 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we enjoy a game of Trivial Pursuit with prizes for winners.

DAY 13 Friday 23 November 2018 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we enjoy a game of Scattergories with prizes for winners.

DAY 14 Saturday 24 November 2018 Mayotte, Comoro Islands
Mayotte is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. It’s a department and region of France, though traditional Mayotte culture is most closely related to that of the neighbouring Comoro Islands. The Mayotte archipelago is surrounded by a coral barrier reef, which shelters a lagoon and marine reserve that are popular diving destinations. On arrival we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island.

DAY 15 Sunday 25 November 2018 Nosy Bé, Komba, Madagascar
Nosy Bé, meaning Big Island in the Malagasy language, lies just a stone’s throw off the Madagascar northwest coast is a remote and exotic destination. We will visit its deserted beaches and experience its unhurried pace. The fertile island is the centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang trees. The heady scent of their flowers gave Nosy Bé the name “Perfume Isle”. We will visit Hellville, the island’s main town and port, named after a former French Governor, Admiral de Hell.

DAY 16 Monday 26 November 2018 Antisiranana, Madagascar
Be out on deck early this morning as the Fred Olsen Boudicca enters the attractive Bay of Diego, one of the largest natural bays in the world. Enjoy the views as we cruise the eight nautical miles towards Antsiranana, known as Diego Suarez until 1975, and still called Diego by many. Diego Suarez is actually named after the two Portuguese explorers who ‘discovered’ Madagascar in 1506. From Diego we travel to Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain). This is an isolated patch of mountain forest that rises from the surrounding dry region. The park is famous for its waterfalls, crater lakes, and wildlife, especially chameleons. At Joffreville, we visit the Domaine de Fontenay, and its 300 hectares of parkland. This former colonial villa, with its century-old manor house, is the perfect place to relax after a visit to Amber Mountain National Park. We will enjoy leisurely natural history walks in the private nature reserve, home to five species of lemur, leaf-tailed geckos and ring-tailed mongoose as well as 15 different waterfalls.

DAY 17 Tuesday 27 November 2018 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 18 Wednesday 28 November 2018 Port Reunion, Reunion Islands
Today we call in to the island of Reunion, a French colony since 1813. We have a sightseeing tour of this mountainous and rugged island. We see the capital Saint Denis, and travel inland to the mountains, where we will see some spectacular waterfalls.

DAY 19 Thursday 29 November 2018 Port Louis, Mauritius
This morning we arrive back in Port Louis. After disembarking we have some freetime before we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Australia.

DAY 20 Friday 30 November 2018 Arrive Australia
This evening we arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
H Inside Atlantic $7,330 $11,225
F Porthole Marina $7,580 $11,595
E Porthole Atlantic & Marina $8,250 $11,935
D Porthole Atlantic $8,380 $12,185
C Superior Ocean View Main $8,995 $13,470
B Superior Ocean View Main $9,125 $13,575
A Superior Ocean View Lido $9,490 $14,295
TC Terrace Balcony Lido $9,999 $15,375
BC Balcony Bridge $10,400 $16,095
JS Junior Suites Main $10,525 $16,335
DS Superior Junior Suite Lido & Main $10,765 $16,805
TS Terrace Balcony Lido $10,375 $17,165
SS Superior Suite Marquee & Bridge $11,960 $20,285
MS Marquee Suite Marquee $13,670 $23,840
PS Premier Suite Marquee $15,375 $27,000
Included air taxes $584 $584
Included cruise gratuities $212 $212

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Sightseeing tours of Port Louis, Mauritius, Praslin, Silhouette Islands, Mahe, Seychelles; Mayotte, Comoro Islands; Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Madagascar; Port Reunion, Reunion Islands
  • Pamplemousses Gardens with its spectacular display of giant water lilies
  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the island and its stunning beaches - Mauritius
  • Sail away cocktails as the tropical sun sets over the horizon onboard Boudicca
  • The legendary Coco de Mer palm tree, which grows in the Vallée de Mai National Park
  • Watch birds, be amazed by the giant Aldabra tortoises, and enjoy the lush vegetation - Seychelles
  • Bay of Diego, one of the largest natural bays in the world
  • Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) - park is famous for its waterfalls, crater lakes, and wildlife, especially chameleons
  • Domaine de Fontenay, and its 300 hectares of parkland - leisurely natural history walks in the private nature reserve
  • Travel inland on Reunion Islands to the mountains, where we will see some spectacular waterfalls
  • Luxury Cruising onbaord Fred Olsen Boudicca

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

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

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 2018 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 90 days prior to the commencement of the Fred Olsen Boudicca fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over90 days Loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

Refunds

The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized 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.

BAGGAGE:

Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

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:

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 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.

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