Mediterranean Discovery with Malta

7th Nov 2021 13 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2127
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Cartagena looking over the Roman Amphitheater, Spain Cartagena looking over the Roman Amphitheater, Spain
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Multibuy Offer

Multibuy offer, applicable for new bookings made from 16 August to 1 Novermber 2021 on a Freedom fare basis, on cruises departing up to 17 December 2021, in conjunction with a 2022 or 2023 in the same lead name.

A Mediterranean discovery combining visits to culture-rich, historic cities and beautiful sun-kissed islands, this cruise showcases some of the region’s very best destinations. Bolette takes you to Cartagena, to feel the city’s fascinating history as you explore amongst ancient sites such as the magnificent medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos – which guards the city from atop a gorgeous coastal perch. There are many historical highlights to seek-out at Alicante too, with its charming Old Quarter and monuments as the 12th century Santa Barbara Castle, as well as inviting sandy beaches.[ReadMoreMob]

You’ll also get to experience the very best of Malaga, including the expressive art of iconic native artist Pablo Picasso, or perhaps tour to the mighty Alhambra Palace – one of the Andalusia region’s most famous sites – and have time to explore stylish La Coruña, a Galician gem renowned for its impressive landmarks and historic sites; the Baroque-style Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules are among the unmissable attractions. In addition to your time in Spain, you also get to enjoy a visit to Malta, with time to take in the delights of Valletta, from St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace to the UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour – a sight to behold as you sail in and out of port here.

Please be advised that due to Covid restrictions the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary.

Your Itinerary

  • A Mediterranean discovery combining visits to culture-rich, historic cities and beautiful sun-kissed islands
  • Explore the Old Quarter of Alicante or relax on the beaches; and seek-out Cartagena’s medieval marvels.
  • See the iconic delights of Malaga, including the art of Pablo Picasso, and La Coruna, plus experience the best of Malta’s capital, Valletta.
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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 


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'.


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.


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.