Dutch Waterways in Five Nights

20th Feb 2024 5 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2403
FREEDOM FARE FROM £599 per person
Amsterdam canals in the evening light, Dutch canals in Amsterdam Holland Netherlands during winter time Amsterdam canals in the evening light, Dutch canals in Amsterdam Holland Netherlands during winter time
FREEDOM FARE FROM £599 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Escape to the Netherlands on a rewarding five-night cruise that has been designed to provide you with a wealth of traditional Dutch experiences. Highlights include opportunities to visit Edam and Gouda, both renowned for their famous cheeses, on tours from Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively, while from Rotterdam it’s possible to take a short journey to Kinderdijk. UNESCO-listed Kinderdijk is world-famous for its iconic, typically Dutch scenes of flat countryside and historic windmills; the photo opportunities on offer here are not-to-be-missed.[ReadMore]

There are abundant attractions to discover with Amsterdam and Rotterdam too. In the Dutch capital, you could opt for a boat tour of the city’s iconic canals and waterways; marvel at the grand architecture of the Canal Ring; take in the world-renowned museums; and much more. Meanwhile, time in the Netherlands’ eclectic second city could be spent revelling in its unique and diverse architectural delights, from the unusual 1970s Cube Houses to the Markthal, a magnificently modern structure in the heart of the city. Plus, on Bolette, experience daylight cruising along the Nieuwe Maas river and North Sea Canal, and a transit through Amsterdam’s canal lock.

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.

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.