Discovering Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords

29th Jan 2022 25 nights Sails from Buenos Aires Bolette T2203
Puerto Chacabuco The Inside Passage Of The Chilean Fjords Puerto Chacabuco The Inside Passage Of The Chilean Fjords

Sailing breathtaking waterways, through awe-inspiring ice fields, and visiting unforgettable destinations to unearth fascinating history, unique cultures and spellbinding natural wonders, you’re in for a magical journey of Patagonian exploration and discovery.[ReadMoreMob]

Beginning this amazing adventure in Argentina, you’ll embark your smaller ship in Buenos Aires – the cosmopolitan capital and home of the sultry Tango – before sailing south in search of Patagonia’s contrasting treasures. Puerto Madryn provides a glimpse of Northeastern Patagonia’s arid frontiers, surrounded by wild, barren deserts and fronted by a beautiful golden-sand beach. It’s also a gem of culture, art and architecture and renowned for marine wildlife watching. Continuing on your Argentine adventure, Ushuaia – situated amongst astonishing scenes of snow-capped peaks and atmospheric waterways – is sure to astound you. Immerse yourself in the unspoilt peace, beauty and tranquillity, and look out for mesmerising marine fauna including penguins, sea lions, seals and sea birds.[ReadMoreDesk]

Cruising the legendary waters by imposing Cape Horn and four days of Chilean Fjord exploration are the pinnacle of this extraordinary voyage. You’ll capture awe-inspiring panoramas of ever-changing mountain scenery, and navigate waterways alive with drifting glaciers and amazing wildlife – a cruise experience you’ll remember forever. Your time in Chile includes visits to charming Punta Arenas; Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to spellbinding Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for stunning sun-kissed beaches, too. Finally, during three days in Peru, you could embark on an epic overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – and explore the ancient ruins of the awe-inspiring ‘lost city’, before returning to your ship in Callao to conclude this inspirational journey.

Your Itinerary

  • Join a magical journey of Patagonian explore
  • Seek-out mesmerising beauty amongst snow-capped mountains
  • Navigate the spectacular glacier-laden Chilean Fjords
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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 


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'.


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.


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.