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Winter Warmth in the Canaries


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10 Nov 2024
14 nights

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our team has designed this cruise for you to join us in the balmy climes of the Canaries as winter draws near. The ‘garden island’ of Madeira offers unique levada walking trails and botanical gardens brimming with heady scents of exotic flowers and plants, while the volcanic islands of the Canaries provide a total contrast of lunar-like landcapes, golden sands, and azure seas. Explore cultural traditions and cuisines; visit a Funchal bakery for a melt-in-the-mouth Pastel de Nata custard tart; or experience the local delights of tagine and refreshing mint tea in Tangier; while in Tenerife, perhaps try the papas arragudas (wrinkly potatoes with spicy Mojo sauce). In Tenerife, discover Spain's highest mountain, Mount Teide, offering sweeping panoramas across the surrounding islands, before enjoying a call into Fuerteventura, known for its beautiful sandy beaches and home to the magnificent volcano of Calderón Hondo, located near the quiet village of Lajares.

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Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, Funchal, Madeira

Experience the sun-kissed Canaries in winter

The beautiful landscapes of the Canary Islands offer a perfect escape during the winter months, where you can relax in balmy year-round sunshine. In Tenerife, La Palma, and Fuerteventura, cerulean seas lap against golden sands as you stroll along promenades lined with palm trees, their fronds swaying gently in the breeze, creating the perfect air of relaxation and rejuvenation, while Funchal offers lush, green landscapes to explore with its botanical gardens full of the heady scent of exotic plants and levada trails through forests and along rocky hillsides. 

Pasties de Nata,  traditional spanish tarts

Warmth and way of life

Throughout your cruise, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local way of life in the Canaries, Madeira and Morocco. Considered by the Portuguese to be a 'little slice of heaven', the mouth-wateringly good flaky pastry and rich custard filling of a Pastéis de Nata will leave you wanting more than one, while Tenerife is renowned for its spicy Mojo sauce drizzled over papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes), while in Tangier, enjoy deliciously fresh sardines, simply grilled over charcoal, as you experience the cafe culture here. There will also be opportunities to listen to the Fado music of Madeira, which features soulful melodies and tells stories of Portuguese longing and lost loves, as well as the lively Bailinho folk dance, which represents community spirit and joy. 

Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canaries

Verdant Volcanic Vistas

The Canary Islands and Madeira offer a diverse range of landscapes that have been shaped by volcanic activity over thousands of years, blending natural landscapes with distinctive geological features. Surrounded by lunar-like scenery, Mount Teide in Tenerife offers fantastic panoramic views across the island. Meanwhile, in Madeira, discover the walking trails (levadas) that span verdant valleys, offering hiking trails through deep forests and little villages. Fuerteventura is home to the unique Dunes of Corralejo, which create a desert-like landscape that stretches to the turquoise Atlantic Ocean, and are best explored by foot. 


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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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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.

View from Cabo Girao in Funchal, Madeira, Spain

Cabo Girão

Explore Funchal's scenic landscape from top viewpoints and visit the village that inspired Sir Winston Churchill's paintings. Begin at Pico dos Barcelos for stunning city views, then head to Europe's highest sea cliff, Cabo Girão. Visit Câmara de Lobos, where Churchill painted, and enjoy a taste of Madeira wine.



Flowers of Funchal

Flowers of Funchal

Begin with a scenic drive to Palheiro Gardens to explore the beautiful garden before continuing to the family-owned Quinta Jardins do Lago, where Pedro, a local botanical enthusiast, will conduct an insightful orchid workshop.



 La Palma Wine

Local Wines of La Palma

Head to Fuencaliente, one of the best wine-growing regions on the island. Visit the San Antonio volcanic park before stepping inside one of the island’s famous wine cellars to learn about the winemaking process and sample some wines.


Santa Cruz de La Palma

Whale watching

Whale Watching from La Palma

Enjoy a tour sailing along the coastal waters of La Palma spotting for marine life.


Santa Cruz de La Palma

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

Moroccan Tea & Bread Experience

Experience the centuries-old Moroccan tradition of baking fresh bread with locals and learn the secret behind crafting the perfect peppermint tea.



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.


Dave Eagle - Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is formed of a group of astronomers, all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible. On your cruise, expect to find them out on the top deck in the evenings conducting stargazing sessions.

Glynda Easterbrook

Glynda Easterbrook

A Fellow of the Geological Society and an Earth Scientist, Glynda will be on board speaking on a range of topics which relate to the natural world in the destinations we will be visiting.


Janette Merilion

Janette is an international horticulturist speaker and historian with a successful garden design business. She will be joining us to deliver a series of talks including flowers native to the Islands of Madeira.

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 06:00 16/06/2024, 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 06:00 16/06/2024, 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 £3,499 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 £3,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,599 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 £4,799 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 £4,799 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 £6,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
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What's 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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