Ancient Adriatic with Venice

13th Feb 2022 19 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2203A
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Grand canal, Venice, Italy Grand canal, Venice, Italy
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Enjoy FREE Drinks AND tips covered on Freedom Fares

**FREE All Inclusive Drinks Package and Tips Covered, applicable to new bookings only, made between 01/12/21 and 01/03/22 inclusive, for five to 19 night cruises sailing from the UK, departing from Jan 2022 up to May 2023, inclusive. Offer excludes cruises T2212 & L2205, cruises less than five or more than 19 nights in duration, Saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, & Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled.
FREE All Inclusive 
Drinks Package & Tips covered: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night (where paid). Offer not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, or Saver fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. E&OE.

On this unforgettable cruise, you’ll not only get to experience a journey along some of the Adriatic’s most scenic coastline, but also journey through centuries of fascinating history and culture in beautiful Italian and Dalmatian cities. The visit to Venice is sure to standout; you’ve ample time for a gondola ride along the iconic canals, cross the famous bridges as you wander through the historic city, and see famous landmarks such as Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, too. Elsewhere in Italy, you also visit Cagliari, to wander the fortified Castello district perhaps, or tour to find rock formations such as the ‘Devil’s Saddle’, salt pools and inviting beaches, and sail the Strait of Messina with Mount Etna in view. [ReadMore]

In Croatia, you’ll not only get to revel in views of the country’s spectacular Adriatic coastline, but also step ashore and be greeted by its fascinating history and culture in spellbinding cities. Visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik and Split’s enchanting old towns, and stroll through tales of centuries past amongst their ancient walls, terracotta-topped buildings, churches and monasteries, and breathtaking seascapes. There’s a call at Zadar, the perfect base from which to journey to the beautiful Krka National Park, with its waterfalls and walking trails. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, you’ll have chances to explore Valletta and see its UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour, or tour to UNESCO-listed ancient Mdina, during a visit to Malta; delve into the maritime heritage of Lisbon; and step back to Roman times in the Spanish city of Cartagena.

While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.
 
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.