French Riviera & Monaco Grand Prix

22nd May 2022 13 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2211
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Aerial view of French Riviera coast with medieval town Villefranche sur Mer, Nice, France Aerial view of French Riviera coast with medieval town Villefranche sur Mer, Nice, France
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

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’.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience the Monaco Grand Prix
  • Explore the glitzy French towns of Cannes & Bandol
  • Visit Spanish towns of Barcelona & Alicante
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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 

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.