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Winter Warmth in the Canaries & Cape Verde


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24 Nov 2024


18 nights


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Hand-crafted highlights

Exchange the UK winter for the warmer climes of Cape Verde and the Canaries on this relaxing sailing. Cape Verde is a cultural melting pot of Portuguese and African traditions, so when in Mindelo and Praia, you have the chance to experience the archipelago's laid-back way of life and traditional art forms, such as morna and funaná music and dance styles. Volcanic landscapes can be explored throughout your journey, including La Palma's Teneguía Volcano, Lanzarote's Timanfaya National Park and Tenerife's Mount Teide. Some of the world's most famous explorers departed from Lisbon during the Age of Discovery; the capital's fascinating past can be explored at sites such as the Maritime Museum and Jerónimos Monastery.

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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise


Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

The Fire Mountains

The Fire Mountains

Discover the fiery mountains of Timanfaya and witness the rustic nature of this otherworldly volcanic landscape caused by the eruptions that affected the southern part of the island. 



Mindelo Jeep Safari

Mindelo Jeep Tour

Explore the barren volcanic landscapes of Cape Verde on this 4x4 tour. Visit remote coastal areas and some of the most untouched sites of the island, including a volcanic crater, before visiting a rural community to gain an insight into what life here is like for the locals. 



Praia, Cape Verde

Funaná Dance

Discover the hustle and bustle of Praia as you meander through its busy streets. Take a seat and embrace the lively atmosphere with some local wines and Cape Verdean snacks as you enjoy an authentic dance performance.



Mount Teide Cable Car

Mount Teide Cable Car

Journey up Spain’s highest volcano, Mount Teide, via cable car to La Rambleta, 3,555 metres above sea level, affording fabulous views not only of the crater but of Tenerife and the other islands of the archipelago.


Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Dr Stephen Musgrave

Dr. Stephen Musgrave

Maritime speaker and former Merchant Navy officer, Stephen Musgrave will be onboard to deliver engaging talks on the Age of Exploration, including the Portuguese Age of Discoveries.

Emma Neave Webb, Guests speaker
Ocean Wildlife

Emma Neave-Webb

Marine Biologist and Strandings Coordinator at the International Whaling Commission, Emma Neave Webb will be joining us to lead wildlife spotting sessions out on deck as well as speak on a range of ocean wildlife topics.

John Brinkley

John Brinkley

John is a Fellow of the Geological Society and has co-authored a number of geographical teaching resources. Throughout the cruise, John will be on hand exploring the geology of the destinations we will be visiting.

Paul Fellows

Paul Fellows

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Paul Fellows, will be on board delivering insightful talks and hosting stargazing sessions. As we explore the Canaries and Cape Verde together, join him out on deck as he brings the night sky to life.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 15:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

Standard Pricing Solo Pricing

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £5,199 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £5,199 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on deck 6, Bolette's Balcony Suites have a private balcony

Freedom Fare From £5,299 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Bolette’s Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £6,899 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Bolette's Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £6,899 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Bolette, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £9,599 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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