French Riviera & Monaco Grand Prix

22nd May 2022 13 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2211
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This discovery of the French Riviera is specially planned to present an opportunity to experience the thrills of the Monaco Grand Prix, arguably the most iconic race in the Formula One calendar.[ReadMoreMob] From nearby Villefrance, you can tour to Monaco for a day filled with action, excitement and sporting tension. Arriving early on race day morning will ensure you have plenty of time to soak up the pre-race atmosphere before taking your seat in the stands to watch the world’s greatest drivers push themselves to the limit, racing their 200mph, multi-million pound speed machines through the streets and tunnels of the glamourous principality. If you’re a fan of motorsport, or simply have a ‘need for speed’, this is not to be missed.

You’ll get to experience the opulence, glamour and ‘jet-set’ lifestyle of the French Riviera, not only while spending a day amongst the hotels, casinos and yacht-packed marina of Monaco, but during visits to Cannes and Bandol too. Follow in the footsteps of film and sports stars, musicians and royalty, as you wander the elegant boulevards where supercars, high-end restaurants and designer boutiques are a typical sight; or simply relax on the palm-lined beaches. There’s also time on Spain’s Mediterranean coast; the beaches, monuments and historic sites of Alicante await, while there’s a day in Barcelona to seek out the Catalan capital’s Gaudi treasures, including Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, explore Las Ramblas and more. As you head for home, there’s even a stop at Gibraltar for one last day of beach relaxation, or a chance to climb ‘the rock’.

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.
Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.