Moroccan Discovery with Cape Verde

20th Nov 2021 16 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2128
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Breath-taking Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca Breath-taking Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Free Tips PLUS £100 On Board Spend

Freedom Fare PLUS: applicable to new bookings made from 07/09/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive, on cruises departing between March 2021 and February 2022 on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette. Charters, exclusive sailings and Tour Operator holidays are excluded. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies based on duration, based on £50 pp for cruises up to 13 nights in duration or £100 pp for cruises of 14 nights or more. On Board Spend is nontransferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

Visiting the beautiful Cape Verde islands and Morocco on this cruise makes for an adventurous, enriching and immersive experience, as each destination Bolette calls at offers a blend of engrossing authentic cultures, traditional charms and fascinating history to uncover as you embrace and engage with the local way of life.

You’re sure to be captivated by the African and Portuguese influenced architecture, music and dance, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, that is showcased in trio of Cape Verdean destinations on your itinerary.[ReadMoreMob] In each, the friendly locals will welcome you to sample their lifestyle; you could browse busy markets, shake your hips to ‘Funaná’ beats, and of course try the local produce, such as Grogue – the national drink. During your visit to Praia, you could also get a feel for Santiago’s history on a tour to UNESCO-listed Cidade Velha, a former slave trading post, while Mindelo is your gateway to some of Cape Verde’s most spectacular landscapes and volcanic wonders, such as Monte Verde. On Santo Antão island, vibrant Porto Novo is a haven for relaxation, boasting welcoming bars and beautiful harbour, and is overlooked by towering Topo de Coroa, which offers fabulous views from its peak.[ReadMoreDesk]

After Cape Verde, visits to Agadir, Casablanca and Tangier throw a mix of Morocco’s modern delights and ancient treasures into the melting pot. The buzz of day-to-day life in these cities is something to behold as you explore bustling souks, charming streets and pretty squares, and in each, an abundance of attractions await your discovery. Undoubted highlights to seek-out include the ancient Kasbah of Agadir, and Casablanca’s magnificent Hassan II Mosque, famed for its 210-metre-high minaret. In Tangier, a morning call allows ample time soak up the city’s sights; or perhaps uncover UNESCO-listed Tétouan and its famous ancient medina on tour. Beyond the sites and highlights, you’ve even a chance to learn to cook like the Berbers in Casablanca; and indulge in some rest and relaxation on Agadir’s warm golden sands.

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.
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’.