Ancient walls of the Med with Malta

17th Nov 2022 15 nights Sails from Tilbury Bolette T2229
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
 Grand Harbour of Malta with the ancient walls of Valletta  Grand Harbour of Malta with the ancient walls of Valletta
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Bolette takes you on a memorable journey through the Med, for a chance to experience the region’s remarkable history, cultural diversity and beauty, as showcased by destinations famed for their ancient fortifications and landmarks.[ReadMoreMob] At the heart of your discovery is Malta; a visit to Valletta is a chance to see some of the Mediterranean’s best preserved historic sites, from St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, in the capital, or even tour to the medieval city of Mdina. The sail in and out of the UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour is sure to be one of the standout memories of your adventure too.

There are ancient treasures aplenty to take in on Spanish shores too. In Cartagena, take time to explore the city and you’ll witness its fascinating history in sites such as the medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre, Bateria de Castillitos, which guards the city from atop a picturesque coastal perch, and the Punic Wall, dating back to 3rd century BC. You also head for Spanish Morocco, where Melilla’s old town – situated on the beautiful Moroccan coastline – begs for you exploration; look out for the impressive 14th century fortress here. You also visit the Italian island of Sardinia; in Cagliari, wander the fortified Castello district perhaps, or tour to find rock formations such as the ‘Devil’s Saddle’, salt pools and inviting beaches. And, as you finally head for home, Bolette makes calls at Gibraltar, with its walls, batteries and bastions; Lisbon, the Portuguese capital rich in maritime heritage; and, in France, Montoir-de-Bretagne – starting point for tours to pretty Saint-Nazaire.

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 


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'.


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.


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.

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.