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View of the Mont Otemanu mountain reflecting in water in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific View of the Mont Otemanu mountain reflecting in water in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific

06 Jan 2025

Southampton

106 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This extra-special voyage has been hand-crafted by our team of Journey Planners to enable you to sail in the wake of famous historical explorers and experience a similar route to the first recorded world circumnavigation by Magellan. You’ll have the chance to witness some of the world’s most impressive vistas, cultures and wildlife, and visit iconic sites such as Sydney’s Harbour and Opera House, the mysterious Moai statues on Easter Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain and Signal Hill - as well as exploring some lesser-known (and less frequently visited) gems like Robinson Crusoe Island. Take the opportunity to discover the rhythmic beats of the Samba in Rio de Janeiro, and the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires; encounter Magellanic Penguins in their natural habitat and marvel at the beautiful scenes of the Chilean Fjords as Bolette manouvers carefully through its glacial landscapes, before the contrasting paradise islands of Tahiti beckon, ripe for exploration.

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Highlights

Easter Island

Discover lesser-known islands

Your cruise aboard Bolette has been designed to showcase a number of the world's lesser-known islands. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Robinson Crusoe Island was home to the marooned Scottish explorer Alexander Selkirk, and is said to have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel of the same name. The island is a haven of rich marine life, where the clear waters hide coral reefs and dunes. You'll have the chance to explore the remote Polynesian island of Rapa Nui - Easter Island - renowned for its iconic Moai statues carved from volcanic rock, which are said to represent the spirits of the island's ancestors and chiefs. St. Helena Island is home to a diverse ecosystem where unique flora and fauna thrive, and was believed to be the place of Napolean's exile and death; while Pitcairn Island is the definition of a paradise island, virtually unspoiled, and is home to descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers.

Couple dancing the Argentinian Tango dance

A diversity of cultures

On this cruise, you'll discover a multitude of cultures throughout the world. When in South America, join us on tours to experience the Samba beats of Rio de Janeiro, or witness a sultry and passionate Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires. During your time in Uruguay, spend time with the Gauchos and learn of their deep connection of living off the land, while in Australia you'll be able to uncover the rich Aboriginal culture that thrives here and understand more of their traditions, identity and heritage. In South Africa, there will be the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and visit many of the places which influenced his life, including Robben Island where he was incarcerated for almost three decades.

Baby Koala on Mothers back,  in Australia

Seeking out wildlife

Bolette will take you on a journey to see some of the world's most magnificent wildlife. When in South America, you'll have the unique opportunity to see the distinctive Magellanic Penguins gathered in nesting colonies; while in Australia, do join us on a tour to spend time with koalas, kangaroos and other indigenous species to discover how they live and breed. No visit to South Africa is complete without going in search of the Big Five, so during your time here, be sure to experience a thrilling game drive to spot majestic lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo, creating unforgettable memories. 

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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

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

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.

Go Stargazing
Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Maria Chester

Maria Chester

Maria Chester is an Arts Society speaker who hails from Buenos Aires. She will be joining the cruise between Rio and Valpariaso to share her experiences of living in the cityas well as discussing South American art.

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 19/04/2024, 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 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £28,499 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 £28,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £30,499 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 £36,499 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 £36,499 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 £47,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend up to £600pp OR Door-to-Door transfer*   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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