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In Search of the Northern Lights

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03 Nov 2025

Liverpool

14 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

We’ve designed this cruise to give you the opportunity to witness the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Look out for these vibrant ribbons of colour dancing across the night sky, as Bolette sails Arctic waters and during your time ashore, particularly in Alta, where we’ve planned to dock overnight. Discover the Arctic way of life with a visit to a local Sámi community, where you can relax in the cosy warmth of a traditional tepee-style lavvu, engage with reindeer herders, and absorb rich stories of Sámi culture. You can also visit a husky yard to spend time with its friendly inhabitants. Enhance your journey further by delving into the science behind the Aurora Borealis, both on board and ashore.

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Highlights

Guests looking out to Northern lights from deck

The enigmatic Northern Lights

 

Your cruise to the Northern Lights has been timed perfectly for you to have the best possible chance of witnessing the captivating beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Located in the far north of Norway, above the Arctic Circle, the towns of Alta and Tromsø provide the perfect settings in which you can hope to see nature's most spellbinding light show, where ribbons of green, pink and purple streak across the sky. Vesterålen is located just beneath the Aurora Oval, so you may have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights illuminating the skies above Sortland's picturesque fishing villages, providing you with a perfect panorama.

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Reindeer sledding in Norway

Life in the Arctic

 

Discover wintry terrain and experience life for local communities above the Arctic Circle, as you spend time with the Sámi people in Alta and Tromsø. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in activities such as reindeer herding or sledding, where you may be able to help feed the animals, and step inside a lavvu hut to hear stories from the Sámi about life as a reindeer herder. Do join us on a tour from Bolette to meet the beautiful husky dogs of Northern Norway, and experience an exhilarating husky ride through picture-perfect winter landscapes. 

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Sami tents in Norway with the Northern lights

The science behind the Aurora Borealis

Norway is the perfect place in which to witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, as it's located within the auroral oval, a ring-shaped region surrounding the Earth's magnetic poles where auroras are most commonly seen, and due to its northern location, relatively clear skies and minimal light pollution, it's the ideal place for viewing this natural phenomenon. Discover how the Aurora Borealis occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with gases in the Earth's atmosphere, interact with oxygen and nitrogen molecules and release energy in the form of light.

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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.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
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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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.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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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 16:00 19/04/2024, 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 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,598 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 £4,598 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,698 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 £5,998 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 £5,998 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 £7,698 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend OR Door-to-Door transfer up to 150 miles   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are 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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