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A Voyage of Exploration Around the World



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View of Sydney harbour with Opera house, Australia
04 Jan 2025
110 nights

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Join Bolette in Liverpool on this very special voyage around the world, expertly designed by our Journey Planners to allow you the chance to witness some of the world’s most impressive scenery, cultures and wildlife, visit iconic sites such as Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statues, Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the enigmatic Moai statues on Easter Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain, as well as exploring some lesser-known hideaways like Robinson Crusoe Island. Enjoy the rhythmic beats of the Samba in Rio, and the pulsating sounds of the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, and savour the local delights of Argentinian steak or yerba mate; witness Magellanic Penguins in their natural habitat and marvel at the beautiful scenes of the Chilean Fjords. The islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora are beautifully unspoiled and natural, with swaying palm trees framing the azure blue sea and white sands, while our visit to South Africa will enable you to go in search of the Big Five or learn more about the incredible life of Nelson Mandela.

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Beautiful views of Mount Otemanu with over water bungalows, Bora bora

Discover distant islands

Designed by our journey planners to highlight the world's most distant islands, your cruise aboard Bolette will take you to the largest of the Juan Fernandez archipelago, Robinson Crusoe Island - home to the marooned Scottish explorer Alexander Selkirk, said to have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel of the same name. You'll also journey to Tahiti and Tonga, paradise islands once visited by Captain James Cook, and the Pitcairn Islands, where many of the fifty or so inhabitants of the island are descendants of the mutineers on the Bounty. Bora Bora is home to an exquisite clear-water lagoon and overwater bungalows, while the remote volcanic island of St. Helena is said to have one of the best examples of unspoiled Georgian architecture in its main street, a stark contrast against its ruggedly beautiful coastline.

Aboriginal culture show, Australia

Cultural diversity 

On this Bolette cruise, you’ll uncover a diverse array of cultures throughout the world. In Australia, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Aboriginal people, including understanding the practices of family, law, land and language which hold deep cultural significance, and witness ceremonies that support these ideals in daily life here. In Papeete, you’ll have the chance to see how Tahitians celebrate their customs through dance and song, and during your time in South Africa, take time to go in search of the Big Five on a game safari, or learn more about the fascinating life of Nelson Mandela. Meanwhile, in Namibia visit Kolmanskop, once a thriving diamond mining town, but now a deserted ghost town engulfed by sand.

Christ the Redeemer overlooking Sugar loaf bay, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Iconic city sights

As Bolette sails into Lisbon, you'll have the chance to see the Cristo Rei monument, with its many similarities to the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, as the Brazilian statue was the original inspiration. When in Lisbon, do take the chance to explore the city through its unique tram system, travelling up and down hills framed with colourful buildings. On arrival into Rio de Janeiro, you'll witness the iconic sights of Sugarloaf Mountain and Ipanema Beach, while in Sydney, the renowned Harbour Bridge and Opera House are not to be missed as you sail into the city, winding through tall ships as they head to and from the waterfront of Darling Harbour. 


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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.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise


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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Admire the most famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro and enjoy a funicular ride up to Corcovado Mountain, home to Brazil's most famous monument, the Statue of Christ.


Rio de Janeiro

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely cruise around Sydney Harbour as you admire views of Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.



Robben Island

Robben Island

Visit the historic site of Robben Island, famous for housing South African President Nelson Mandela for 18 years of his 27 year jail term. Enjoy a guided tour of the island and have the chance to visit President Mandela's cell.


Cape Town

 Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Embark on a guided tour of Kolmanskop, Namibia’s infamous ghost town. As you wander through the crumbled ruins, discover the history of the town before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own. 



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 06:00 16/06/2024, 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 06:00 16/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

Standard Pricing Solo Pricing

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £28,999 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 £28,999 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £30,999 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 £36,999 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 £36,999 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 £48,499 pp
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What's 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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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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