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Iguaza Falls, Brazil View of Sydney harbour with Opera house, Australia

04 Jan 2025


110 nights


Your cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Join Bolette in Liverpool and experience this extra-special voyage, which has been hand-crafted by our team of Journey Planners to enable you to sail in the wake of famous historical explorers. You’ll witness some of the world’s most impressive vistas, cultures and wildlife and visit iconic sites, such as Sydney’s Harbour and Opera House, the mysterious Moai statues on Easter Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain and Signal Hill - as well as exploring some lesser-known (and less frequently visited) gems like Robinson Crusoe Island. At every step of the way, your smaller ship Bolette and the specially planned on-board Joy of the Journey programme will ensure your experience is one you’ll always remember.

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Robinson Crusoe Island

Robinson Crusoe Island

Located in the Pacific Ocean, and largest of the Juan Fernandez archipelago, Robinson Crusoe Island was home to the marooned Scottish explorer Alexander Selkirk, and is said to have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel of the same name. The island is a haven of rich marine life, where the clear waters hide coral reefs and sand dunes, and is home to golden crabs, lobsters and the South America fur seal, native to this Biosphere Reserve.

Easter Island

Mysterious Easter Island


The most remote inhabited island in the world, Easter Island – also known as Rapa Nui – is home to the recognisable but equally mysterious Maoi statues, which were built by a Polynesian society between the 10th and 16th centuries to honour their ancestors. Today, the statues are subject to weathering, due to the volcanic stone they’re built from, so intensive conservation projects are in place to help preserve these highly unique pieces of Polynesian history.

Sydney, Australia

Iconic Sights of Sydney


As Bolette sails into Sydney, capital of New South Wales, the iconic sights of the city are not to be missed from your smaller ship’s decks. Cruise under the famous Harbour Bridge, see the Opera House and the many ferries and tall ships as they head to and from the waterfront of Darling Harbour. Seek out native wildlife, many of whom are located in Taronga Zoo; and learn of the thriving Aboriginal culture in the city through the many museums and markets.


Cruise Itinerary

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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

Our Signature Tours

At each port of call, we have carefully researched and hand-selected some wonderful tour options for you, designed to help you see the real destination and not just the tourist hotspots.

Below, you will find some examples of the kind of tours which could be available on your itinerary. Your Shore Tours will be available to book around 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 13:00 08/12/2023, 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 13:00 08/12/2023, 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 £28,499 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 £28,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £29,999 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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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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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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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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