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A Voyage of Exploration Around the World

Southampton to Liverpool

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View of Sydney harbour with Opera house, Australia

06 Jan 2025

Southampton

108 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Join Bolette on this very special world cruise, crafted by our team of Journey Planners to offer you the chance to witness some of the world’s most impressive scenery, cultures and wildlife. You will be able to visit iconic sites such as Lisbon's Cristo Rei and Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statues, Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the culturally significant Moai statues on Easter Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain, as well as discovering lesser-known archipelagos such as Robinson Crusoe Island, and Pitcairn Island. Experience the rhythmic beats of the Samba in Rio, and the pulsating sounds of the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, witness Magellanic Penguins in their natural habitat and marvel at the beautiful scenes of the Chilean Fjords. The islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora are beautifully unspoiled with swaying palm trees framing the cerulean seas and white sands, while our visit to South Africa will enable you to go in search of the Big Five and learn more about the remarkable life and incarceration of Nelson Mandela.

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Highlights

Easter Island

Mysterious and remote islands

Located in the Pacific Ocean, and largest of the Juan Fernandez archipelago, 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. You'll also have the chance to explore the most remotely inhabited island in the world, Easter Island – also known as Rapa Nui – which is home to the mysterious Moai statues, built between the 10th and 16th centuries to honour the island's ancestors. You'll also cruise to Tahiti and Tonga, paradise islands once visited by Captain James Cook, and the Pitcairn Islands, where many of the inhabitants of the island are descendants of the mutineers on HMS Bounty. 

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Couple dancing the Argentinian Tango dance

Diverse cultures

On this Bolette cruise, you'll discover an abundance of different cultures throughout the world. When in South America, take the opportunity to experience the Samba beats of Rio de Janeiro, or witness a sultry and passionate Tango in Buenos Aires. During your time in Uruguay, spend a few hours with the Gauchos and learn of their deep connection to 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 visit many of the places that influenced Nelson Mandela's life, including Robben Island where he was incarcerated for almost thirty years; or enjoy a trip to the wine-making region to learn more about the processes involved in making the renowned wines, and experience a wine-tasting session on board with our Sommelier.

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Christ the Redeemer overlooking Sugar loaf bay, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Iconic cities of the world

As Bolette sails into Rio de Janeiro, you'll witness the iconic sights of Sugarloaf Mountain and Ipanema Beach, watched over by the outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer. Known as the Jewel of the Pacific, Valparaiso is one of the most colourful cities in the world, thanks to its brightly tinted buildings, and is close to many of Chile's vineyards, which produce delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines. As you sail into Sydney, join us on Bolette's decks as the renowned Harbour Bridge and Opera House are not to be missed; while  Albany is your gateway to the Rainbow Coast. In Cape Town, take the opportunity to experience outstanding views from the plateau of Table Mountain, or explore the vibrant Waterfront area, before going in Search of the Big Five on safari.

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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

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 01:00 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 01:00 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 £28,799 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 £28,799 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £30,799 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 £36,799 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 £36,799 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 £48,299 pp
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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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