Netherlands & Belgium City Break

2nd Nov 2021 5 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2126
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Providing a taste of Fred. Olsen’s relaxing and rewarding cruising experience, and a chance to savour the cultures of two captivating cities, this five-night cruise makes for a perfect short break. In the Netherlands, one of Europe’s very best, most attraction-packed cities also awaits, ready to show you its many highlights. An abundance of iconic sites, from Anne Frank House to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, feature high on the ‘must-visit’ list here. Don’t miss the chance to explore iconic canals and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Perhaps see the sights by bicycle, or opt for a romantic canal boat tour in the evening.[ReadMoreMob]

Visiting Belgium, a full-day stay in Antwerp allows for ample time for exploration in this charming city. Head ashore and you'll soon discover highlights such as the iconic Cathedral of Our Lady, traditional Belgian chocolate shops; Grote Markt; and the legendary Diamond District, where you could not only see some of the world’s greatest gems, but help to polish a rough diamond too. Upon departure from Antwerp, you'll experience a scenic journey along the Western Scheldt River aboard Bolette, for a memorable end to your short European escape.

Please be advised that the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary, with the calls into Antwerp, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands being reversed.

Your Itinerary

  • Visits to two culture-rich cities
  • In Belgium, sail the scenic Western Scheldt to Antwerp
  • Visit Amsterdam’s highlights, such as Anne Frank House
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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.