Experience an unforgettable end to 2020 and a spectacular start to the New Year on this epic exotic voyage to Africa and Asia. There are chances to encounter incredible wildlife; delight in the paradise scenes of idyllic islands; taste the Far East’s cocktail of culture; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Seek-out South Africa’s ‘big game’ on exhilarating safari adventures; see Madagascar’s famous fauna and flora; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon in Mayotte; and meet giant land tortoises in the Seychelles.
Spend Christmas Eve in Colombo and Christmas Day on board Boudicca, before visiting culture-rich Malaysia; being part of Singapore’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations; and uncovering ancient castles, among countless other highlights, in Japan.
- 42 nights’ staying in an interior room aboard Boudicca – upgrades available at an additional supplement
- Return flights from Manchester or Heathrow
- Comfortable, stylish rooms and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Flights and connecting transfers to/from your ship, as arranged and confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
To speak to an adviser regarding more information for this cruise or to book this cruise, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*
Africa Fly Cruise Itinerary
Thu 03 & Fri 04 Dec: Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town brings together cultures, cuisines, and magnificent views: a stunning city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park. A city that is defined by the flat-topped mountain it sits beneath, Cape Town is known for its lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and harbour, serene vineyards and impressive landscapes. This picturesque ‘city bowl’ on the shores of Table Bay, is best seen from the top of Table Mountain – accessible via cable car.
Sun 06 Dec: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Steeped in history and known for its incredible weather, Port Elizabeth provides the complete South African experience. On the fringes of Algoa Bay at the western end of the Sunshine Coast, the area is renowned for its diverse marine life, sublime beaches and top water sports.
Tue 08 Dec: Durban, South Africa
The largest port city in South Africa, Durban, is busy, vibrant and one of the continent’s most popular tourist destinations. Durban is blessed with balmy weather all year round and has an incredible stretch of beach, the Golden Mile, which boasts wonderful views of the idyllic Indian Ocean and many restaurants and bars to enjoy.
Sat 12 Dec:Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Mamoudzou is the capital of Mayotte, a beautiful French overseas department in the Comoros Islands archipelago. Located on Grand-Terre, the main island of Mayotte, the city is a gateway to the region’s spectacular sights and cultural delights.
Sun 13 Dec: Hell-Ville, Andoany, Madagascar
Formerly, and more commonly, known as Hell-Ville, Andoany is the capital of the beautiful Madagascan island of Nosy Be. Andoany is anything but hellish; the name actually derived from Admiral de Hell’s former governorship. Warm and welcoming, the city boasts fine colonial architecture, busy markets and a pretty harbour. It’s also a gateway to the island’s stunning rainforests, fascinating wildlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Mon 14 Dec: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Antsiranana, aka Diego Suarez, is a port city in northern Madagascar in Antsiranana Bay, a vast natural harbour made up of several smaller bays.
Wed 16 Dec – Fri 18 Dec: 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.
Tue 22 Dec: Malé, 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.
Thu 24 Dec: 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.
Mon 28 Dec: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Penang Island, off Malaysia’s west coast, is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia and one of the country’s major resorts. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown boasts an incredible skyline and architecture inspired by traditional Chinese culture.
Tue 29 Dec: Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
Port Klang is the main gateway to Malaysia. While principally a hopping-off point for Kuala Lumpur, the country’s largest seaport does have a fine reputation for excellent seafood.
Wed 30 Dec – Fri 01 Jan: Singapore, Singapore
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture.
Sun 03 Jan: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia
The capital of Sabah province on the island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu has become increasingly popular in recent years as a base for exploring the lush rain forest and in particular the magnificent Mount Kinabalu.
Tue 05 Jan: Manila, Philippines
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Manila certainly lives up to its nickname. While the Filipino capital may seem hectic, imposing and rather unappealing on the surface to some, there are plenty of jewels to unearth within, rewarding those who throw themselves into the hustle and bustle and explore the diverse districts of this vast, multicultural metropolis.
Fri 08 & Sat 09 Jan Jan: 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 single beach is popular with visitors and includes scuba diving and kiteboarding.
Mon 11 Jan: Kochi, Shikoku, Japan
With its stunning seascapes and verdant mountain scenery, mix of modern, historic and authentic cultural highlights, and relatively small population of just over 300,000, it’s no wonder that Kochi – situated on the Kagami River on Shikoku Island’s scenic south coast – is considered one of Japan’s most appealing and liveable cities.
Wed 13 Jan: 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.