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Discovering Northern Spain

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08 Jun 2024

Liverpool

7 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

We have planned this late Spring cruise to offer you the chance to discover ‘España Verde’ when the landscapes are lush and vibrant, with flowers in bloom and greenery at its peak. You will call into three cities, with chances to explore the verdant landscapes, experience the local culture and marvel at architecture that showcases fascinating history. Getxo is the perfect place to sample pintxos, the Basque Country’s take on tapas, and locally produced Rioja wine, while in Gijón, you can sample locally-produced Asturian cider. In La Coruña, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and spiritual city of Santiago de Compostela awaits exploration. Bolette will also cruise by the Tower of Hercules, believed to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence.

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Highlights

Picos de Europa national park, Spain

Explore ‘España Verde’

We have carefully hand-crafted this cruise to offer you the chance to explore the verdant landscapes and picturesque coastlines of ‘España Verde’ otherwise known as ‘Green Spain’. In Gijón you are perfectly placed to explore the towering peaks, deep gorges and lush valleys of the Pico de Europa National Park. It is also home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, such as the Cantabrian brown bear, Iberian wolf and the Griffon vulture. Meanwhile, La Coruña is your gateway to the Costa da Morte, a rugged and wild stretch of coastline which is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, treacherous waters and picturesque fishing villages.

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Vineyards in Spain

Experience the Cultures of Northern Spain   

Throughout this cruise, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local way of life and discover the rich Galician culture. In Gijón, you can sample Asturian sidra, a traditional cider known for its crisp flavour and low alcohol content, while Getxo is your gateway to the lush vineyards of Basque Country, one of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions which is famous for its high-quality Rioja wine. You will also have time to sample local signature dishes, such as pulpo a la gallega, empanadas and lacón con grelos during your Northern Spain cruise too.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Discover Alluring Architecture

At each port of call, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of Galicia's impressive architecture. In La Coruña, you can meander through the winding cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and bustling squares of the city's historic centre – Santiago de Compostela. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts medieval churches, convents, and palaces, as well as lively markets and artisan shops. It’s also home to the city's most iconic landmark – the Romanesque and Baroque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Meanwhile, in Getxo, the iconic architecture and diverse art collections of the Guggenheim Museum Bilabo await exploration.

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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

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.

Panoramic Tour & The Guggenheim

Journey through Bilbao, passing the Ensanche Area and the bridges over the Nervión River and enjoy views of Bilbao from Artxanda Mountain before visiting the Guggenheim Museum.

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Getxo (Bilbao)

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.

Arantxa Sardina
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Arantxa Sardina

An accredited lecturer with the Arts Society and hailing from Santander, Arantxa will be speaking on the culture and way of life in Northern Spain as well as the art and architecture of the Guggenheim and Santiago de Compostella.

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 20:00 21/02/2024, 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 20:00 21/02/2024, 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 £2,349 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 £2,349 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,399 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 £2,999 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 £2,999 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 £3,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

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As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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