In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

18th Mar 2023 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2306
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway. Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway.
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

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 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. There’s also a visit to Bodø, situated on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, where you can revel in views of the rugged surrounding scenery and delve into years of local fishing heritage. 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

  • Spend time with the fascinating Sami people in Alta
  • Take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen in Tromsø 
  • Revel in the stunning scenery in Bodø
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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.

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.