Antwerp and Amsterdam in five nights

28th Apr 2023 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2311
FROM ONLY £699 per person
Keukenhof gardens in Netherlands Keukenhof gardens in Netherlands
FROM ONLY £699 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

This escape to two attraction-packed cities in the Netherlands and Belgium makes for a rewarding, Bank Holiday break filled with a feast of sights and scents. Visiting Amsterdam will be a particular highlight; enjoy time to experience the seasonal delights of the Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of tulips burst into life with vibrant colour and fragrance in the spring, and sweet scents of the city’s flower markets. Perhaps take a boat tour of the iconic waterways and see the grand architecture of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring too.[ReadMore]

In Antwerp, Bolette docks just 500 metres from the heart of this Belgian gem; step off your ship’s gangway and you’re immediately in the heart of it all, perfectly placed to go in search of highlights such as Grote Markt, with its 16th century guild houses and Brabo Fountain. Elsewhere, the Diamond District, Cathedral of Our Lady and traditional Belgian chocolate shops are just some of the delights within easy reach too. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to nearby Ghent and enjoy another boat ride along picturesque canals, flanked by some of the finest gothic architecture in Europe.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience the seasonal delights of the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam
  • Explore the exciting city of Antwerp
  • Opt for a boat tour to Ghent from Antwerp along picturesque canals
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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.