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Dramatic Coastlines of France & Britain

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Durdle door rock formation on Jurassic coast, England Durdle door rock formation on Jurassic coast, England

18 Jul 2025

Liverpool

7 nights

Bolette

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Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on an enchanting exploration of the iconic landscapes of Britain and France, from the geological wonders of the Jurassic Coast and the majestic Durdle Door to the historic Mont Saint-Michel in France, a medieval marvel rising from the sea. Immerse yourself in the Celtic spirit of St Malo, where Breton and Gallo languages thrive alongside vibrant fishing traditions and spirited Breton dancing, which celebrates Celtic heritage with music. Meanwhile, experience local life in Dorset and Cornwall, as you sample cider, cheddar, Cornish pasties and cream tea. There will be chances to delve into botanical horticulture with visits to the likes of Monet’s House and Gardens in France and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

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Highlights

Mont St. Michel cathedral, Normandy, UK

Iconic Coastal Scenery


This cruise aboard Bolette has been designed to showcase the beauty of the southern UK and France. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast is a special stretch of coastline through Dorset and Devon and is home to the iconic arch of Durdle Door, formed when the power of the sea forged a hole through the middle of the rocks thousands of years ago. As you cruise to Normandy, join us on a tour to explore the unique monument of Mont St. Michel, which temporarily becomes an island during high tide. The rock formations of Etratat are similar to those of Durdle Door, where extraordinary arches have been carved from the chalk cliffs, and are a testament to the evolving Normandy coast. 

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Traditional Cornish scones with cream and jam

Discover local lifestyles

The destinations on this cruise have a distinct Celtic influence; enjoy discovering the Breton language of Brezhoneg still spoken in some communities in Brittany, and participate in traditional Breton dancing such as An Dro, celebrating the Celtic heritage of the region. The cuisine in this part of France boasts a rich legacy, where seafood, galettes and the decadent kouign-amann pastry are popular and must surely be sampled on your visit. The south of the UK offers a wonderfully delicious range of foods that, while ubiquitous, are mainly associated with Cornwall, Dorset and Devon, such as cream teas (and in which order the jam and cream should be placed) Dorset Knob biscuits and a variety of local cheeses, including the incomparable Dorset Blue.

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Eden Project, UK

Botanical Horticulture

 

There are a number of outstanding botanical places of interest in the south of England and Normandy. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Weymouth hide an enchanting walled garden, with a treasure-trove of exotic and unusual plants and flowers; while the Eden Project is a beautiful global garden with outdoor gardens, exhibits and storytelling areas, along with rare plants that can be grown in the unique biomes dedicated to different regions of the world. Cornwall is also home to the magical gardens and woodland walks of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, so-called as they were lost to the world for 70 years, and ‘rediscovered’ in 1990. Monet's Garden at Giverny, created by Monet himself, famous for its lily ponds and Japanese-inspired garden, is a colourful monument to the artist.

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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.

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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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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 16:00 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 16:00 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 £2,599 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 £2,599 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,699 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 £3,399 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 £3,399 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 £4,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

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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