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Mountains & Valleys of Iberia & Morocco

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23 Oct 2025
Liverpool
11 nights
Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have hand-crafted this cruise to showcase the rugged beauty of Iberia. Witness the striking sight of north Africa’s Rif Mountains; discover the Andalusian Ronda Mountains; and from Lisbon, explore the traditional town of Sintra, set amongst the towering pine trees of Serra da Sintra. Immerse yourself in the Iberian way of life by sampling the traditional Spanish dish of Gazpacho, authentic Andalusian tapas, accompanied by the warming taste of Jerez sherry; or the buttery, flaky pastry of a pastéis de nata, as you listen to the soulful notes of Fado music. Uncover rich Moorish history, evident in impressive architecture such as Málaga’s Alcazaba and Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle.

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Highlights

Rif mountains, Morocco

Seek out lush mountains and valleys 

 

Your Iberia cruise has been meticulously crafted by our team to offer you the opportunity to discover lush mountain peaks and deep valleys. Your journey begins with the Rif Mountains, near Tangier, with views of limestone cliffs, gorges, valleys and meandering streams; before the untamed landscapes of the Andalucian Ronda Mountains beckon, where the town is separated by the world-renowned Puente Nuevo bridge. From Lisbon, join us on a tour to the picturesque town of Sintra, set high in the hills and surrounded by thick pine forests and ferns, topped with the fairytale-like Pena Palace. You will also have the chance to climb to the top of the Rock in Gibraltar and St. Michael's Cave, filled with uniquely formed stalactites and stalagmites.

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Spanish dancers, Flamenco

The Iberian way of life

 

Iberia is a melting pot of distinctive cultures and traditions, with each country influenced by unique cuisines and specialities. In Malaga, enjoy the traditional Spanish cold soup, Gazpacho, made from fresh tomatoes, garlic and vegetables; while in Cadiz, experience the sultry beat of the Flamenco, as the dancers tell their emotional story through song and dance; relish authentic Andalucian tapas such as patatas bravas (fried potatoes with fiery sauce) or Gambas al Ajillo (garlic-infused prawns) with family and friends, alongside the warming flavours of Jerez Sherry. In Lisbon, seek out the delectable pastéis de nata, and enjoy a ride on the iconic trams around the city.

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Alcazaba fortress overlooking the city, Malaga, Spain

Rich Moorish history

 

Join us on tours to discover how the culture of the Iberian Peninsula was significantly shaped by the Moors on this Bolette cruise, intrinsically connecting all of the destinations you will visit. Leaving lasting legacies in architecture, language and culture during the medieval period, the Moors influenced the medina in Tangier with its whitewashed buildings, narrow winding streets and intricate tile work; while Malaga is home to the imposing Alcazaba fortress which overlooks the city, offering insights into Moorish architecture and urban planning. The castle at the peak of the Rock of Gibraltar is a prominent Moorish landmark, while the cities of Cadiz and Lisbon both have areas firmly influenced by the Moors, including the Torre Tavira watchtower and the Alfama District, respectively. 

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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

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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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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History

Richard Hamilton

Richard has worked for BBC World Service radio as a journalist since 1995, and has been a correspondent in Morocco and lived there between 2006 to 2007. He will be joining us on board to deliver a series of insightful talks about the history and culture of Morocco.

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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 04:00 14/07/2024, 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 04:00 14/07/2024, 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 £3,499 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 £3,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,599 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 £4,599 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 £4,599 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 £5,899 pp
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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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