A 168-night cruise is set to be the longest, most extensive sailing in Fred. Olsen’s history.

The Grand Voyage sailing, on Boudicca and departing in October 2019, will take in some of the world’s most spectacular islands and cities.

The sailing is part of Fred. Olsen’s 2018/19 ‘Venture to the four corners of the world’ brochure, which also includes a 107-night Around the World with Sydney at New Year cruise in November 2018.

Justin Stanton, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “While we are proud of every cruise in the Fred. Olsen programme, there is no disputing that voyages of this nature, which take in such a wealth of unforgettable sites and sights, are among the pinnacle of sailing experiences.

“Once on board, the feeling of camaraderie is unrivalled, as you sail in the knowledge that your fellow travellers, like you, are indulging in an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime holiday.”

Boudicca’s 168-night sailing departs on 3 October 2019, with prices starting from £14,999pp.

Highlights include Indonesia and the islands of Andaman and the Indian Ocean, as well as the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Australia.

In South Africa, there will be safari adventures during stops at Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay, as well as chances to see the penguins of Boulders Beach on tour from Cape Town.

The 107-night Sydney at New Year cruise departs Southampton on 12 November on Black Watch, with prices starting from £9,849pp, with limited availability.

There are ports of call in the Americas, including Caribbean islands, Colombia’s UNESCO-listed walled city of Cartagena de Indias, a journey along the Panama Canal, as well as an extended stay in Sydney for New Year celebrations.

On the Asian leg of the journey, guests will experience the contrast between Indonesia’s Komodo Island and Singapore, while there is also an overnight stay in Mumbai and stops in Arabia.