In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

9th Mar 2023 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2305
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Plain Sailing Guarantee, or Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

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On Board Spend: On Board Spend amounts shown are per person, and vary per cruise. On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

The treasures of Arctic Norway, from the region’s snow-smothered landscapes to its native people and wildlife, are yours to encounter on this magical cruise. You’re in for a winter adventure full of unforgettable experiences, including chances to witness the remarkable Aurora Borealis. Whilst cruising in the Arctic Ocean, and during a visit to Alta, you might be – with luck on your side – fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s light show illuminate the sky with dancing ribbons of colour once darkness descends. [ReadMore]

While at Alta, you could also meet, spend time with, and learn about the life of, the Sami people during a visit to communities living amongst the Arctic wilderness, and perhaps view the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft at Alta Museum. Enjoy a full day in Tromsø too; see the city’s Neoclassic architecture, visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral, and take in winter scenery from a cable car up Mount Storsteinen. Postcard-perfect panoramas await you atop Mount Aksla in Ålesund, where Bolette docks close to the city centre, also. All this and more is yours to experience on a shorter, 9-night sailing thanks to Bolette’s higher cruising speed and Newcastle’s closer proximity to Norway.

Your Itinerary

  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Marvel at the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø 
  • Explore Alesund to the full as Bolette docks close to the city centre
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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’.

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.