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Colourful & Cosmopolitan Mediterranean with the Amalfi Coast

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08 May 2024

Liverpool

17 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Coastal scenery and fascinating history are sure to sweep you off your feet during this cruise adventure. As well as being able to explore ashore, you can enjoy the views from Bolette as you cruise along the picturesque Amalfi Coast, renowned for its lemons, limoncello liqueur and colourful cliff-edge villages. Step into the Italian culture of 'La Dolce Vita' and take the time to try locally made pasta, visit local markets and sample famous Limoncello. There will be chances to delve into Roman history at the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum (from Salerno). Elsewhere, you can tour from Sorrento to the active volcano of Mount Vesuvius and sail past the tiny islet of Es Vedra, timed to capture the Ibizan sunset. From Propriano you can visit the beautiful Corsican town of Bonifacio.

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Highlights

Coast of Sorrento, Italy

Explore Coastal Cliffs & Teetering Towns

This special sailing has been planned to allow you to explore the very best coastal cliffs and postcard-perfect towns that the Mediterranean has to offer. On this Mediterranean cruise, you can explore the charming town of Olbia, enjoy a visit to pictureseque Sorrento from which you can take a tour to Mount Vesuvius, or venture to the historical island of Ajaccio in Corsica, with its pastel-hued buildings lining its striking waterfront. You will also have the opportunity to take in spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast, one of the most iconic coastlines in the world, from the unique perspective of the water as Bolette sails by.

Lemons growing in the gardens, Italy

Experience "La Dolce Vita"


An Italian term translating to ‘the good life’, this cruise has been planned to allow you to experience “La Dolce Vita”, with plenty of opportunities to try local Italian cuisine and discover the joy derived from cooking, drinking wine and enjoying fresh food with loved ones. You can meander through local markets, explore citrus gardens, try locally produced Limoncello, candied sweets and aromatic jams, or visit a local vineyard to sample delicious Italian wines. On board Bolette, you will be joined by Italian-born Armida Bordi, who will bring some of these remarkable destinations to life with her personal experiences.

Pompeii, Italy

Discover Ancient Roman History

Our Journey Planners have included destinations on this Mediterranean cruise to allow you to discover the region's fascinating Ancient Roman history. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans in Cartagena and explore the ruins of one of the most important Roman amphitheatres in the world. Meanwhile, Sorrento and Salerno are your gateways to the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, two of the world’s best-preserved cities, with intact streets and private homes adorned with mosaic floors and frescoes.

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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 at sunrise

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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Sorrento Coast by Vintage Car

Take a seat inside your own vintage Fiat 500, the iconic, small city car that has been navigating the roads of Italy since the 1950s. Venture along the beautiful Sorrento Coast, marveling at the passing views and stopping to snap photos.

££££

Sorrento

Ancient ruins in Pompeii

Pompeii & Herculaneum

On this tour, visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the world. After a scenic journey across Sorrento, you will begin your tour with a visit to Herculaneum, once the site where the Romans owned luxurious oceanfront properties. Afterwards, you will proceed to Pompeii to gain an insight into life 2,000 years ago in the perfectly preserved Roman town.

NB: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Some areas of the site are undergoing restoration so the route may vary according to access. Large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the excavation sites.

££££

Sorrento

Lemons growing in Amalfi, Italy

Sorrento Lemon Experience

Begin your tour with a scenic drive across the Sorrento countryside to a local citrus garden. Here, you can enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and learn how the region’s famous lemons have been cultivated for centuries using techniques and methods passed down through generations. Enjoy a Limoncello demonstration before spending some time sampling the local produce including Limoncello, candied sweets, and aromatic jams before returning to your awaiting ship.

££££

Sorrento

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert.

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert

Travel back in time and discover the splendour of Roman Cartagena, joined by a specialist guide with great archaeological knowledge.

££££

Cartagena

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert.

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert

Travel back in time and discover the splendour of Roman Cartagena, joined by a specialist guide with great archaeological knowledge.

££££

Cartagena

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.

Carla Ionescu
Ancient History

Carla Ionescu

Historian Carla Ionescu will be on hand throughout the cruise delivering a series of talks on the historic archaeological sites which can be found in the destinations we will be visiting, including Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii.

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Italian Culture

Dr. Armida Luciana Bordi

A former Professor of Literature and the History of Civilisations, Dr. Armida L. Bordi will be on hand throughout your cruise sharing insights into the history of the Mediterranean and the Amalfi Coast.

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Howard Parkin, Guest speaker
Astronomy

Howard Parkin

Astronomer and Space Historican Howard Parkin will be on board leading stargazing sessions out on deck as well as delivering a series of talks on astronomical topics throughout the cruise.

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Jon Gluyas
Geology

Professor Jon Gluyas

Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society, Jon Gluyas, will be joining us on board to deliver a series of insightful talks about the geological highlights you will find on this cruise.

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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 07:00 13/04/2024, 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 07:00 13/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £7,399 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 £7,399 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £7,699 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 £8,999 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 £8,999 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 £10,499 pp
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Cruise Offers

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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there is 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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