Easter Escape to Germany & the Lowlands

28th Mar 2024 7 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2405
FREEDOM FARE FROM £999 per person
Warehouse district of Hamburg at night with view towards the city center including the St. Catherine's Church and St. Nikolai View towards the city center including the St. Catherine's Church and St. Nikolai, Hamburg
FREEDOM FARE FROM £999 per person
Solo traveller offer available

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

£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp 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.

For a memorable Easter break, escape to three captivating cities in three different countries, with each one presenting a plethora of arresting sights and cultural highlights. In Germany, a full day in Hamburg allows ample time for exploration. Take in the city at your leisure; perhaps explore the canals, discover the lakes and see the bridges, see historic landmarks such the Rathaus and St. Nikolai Steeple, and delve into rich seafaring history at the International Maritime Museum. You’ll see Hamburg’s maritime industry in action, as you depart via the River Elbe, passing by busy ship yards and dry docks, before scenic cruising by rarely-visited Heligoland.[ReadMore]

Sail another important industrial route, the North Sea Canal, through picturesque lowlands straight into the Netherlands’ capital, Amsterdam. Once ashore here, a boat tour of the city’s iconic canals is an unforgettable way to see the fine architecture on display, particularly within the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring district. There are plenty of world-famous museums, galleries and exhibits to visit too. Finally, in Belgium, there’s a call at Zeebrugge, your gateway to Bruges. Take the short trip to Bruges and you’ll be rewarded with the charms of this Flemish gem, from its fairy-tale historic heart and its centuries-old monuments to its world-renowned Belgian chocolate shops and cafés.

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.