In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

9th Mar 2023 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2305
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

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.

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.

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.