30 Aug 2023
Your cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
Witness the changing landscapes of Norway’s fjords as summer begins to draw to a close. We will deviate away from the direct routes, presenting you with spectacular sights such as the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall; Lysefjord – out of reach to larger ships; UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord; and Norway’s two longest fjords – Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. There’s even a sailing past Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff, specially timed for sunset. Ashore you will have opportunities to hike with a Bergen native atop Mount Fløyen; taste seasonal local produce such as cider and brandy in Eidfjord; visit the mighty Briksdal Glacier from Olden; and ride the Flåm Railway up high into the mountains.Explore the Itinerary
Waterfalls of the fjords
Bolette will sail into no less than seven impressive fjords during this Norwegian Fjords cruise, with diversions into the smaller Lysefjord to see the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall; opportunities to take a boat trip on the striking Nærøyfjord to see some of the 25 waterfalls situated along the fjord; or Voringfoss waterfall from Eidfjord which tumbles down a vertical drop of 180 metres before winding along the valley below.
The fjords and mountains of Norway are a highly sought after destination by our guests, so this particular cruise will offer a multitude of outstanding scenic discoveries. Guests can enjoy a hike like a local from atop Mount Floyen in Bergen, along tree-lined paths with breathtaking vistas from Mount Sandviken . There’s also the chance to take the Flam railway up into the mountains, see spectacular fjord views at Stegastein viewpoint, or ride the Loen skylift from Olden.
Set between thundering waterfalls and mountainous peaks in the Briksdalen Valley, Briksdal Glacier – an arm of the mighty Jostedal Glacier – is a magnificent sight with turquoise ice crawling down the rock face to the lake below. The glacier has retreated in recent years, but it’s worth visiting on a tour from Bolette with a local guide as they know the area so well and the best viewpoint from which to see the glacier.
Life On Board
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 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.
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.
We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships
Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years
There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea
We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board
Cabins, Prices & Offers
Cabin Options On Your Cruise
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED
As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.
Dining & Lounges
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
Treats & Pastimes
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
Relaxation & Fitness
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
Enhance your cruise
Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.
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What do I pack for a cruise?
The handy checklist below has been created to assist in making sure you remember all the important things to pack for your cruise.
Are there any visa requirements I need to be aware of?
Visa and health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you check with a professionally qualified source and comply with such requirements. UK passport holders will need visas for certain Fred. Olsen cruise holidays and will advised at the time of booking. Your cruise booking information will also detail any requirements applicable to your holiday.
What's the difference between Freedom and Saver fares?
On certain sailings we offer two types of cruise fares; Freedom and Saver Fares.
I'm travelling alone, how will I get to meet people?
Our single guests feel right at home on board our ships; Fred. Olsen have the reputation of sailing the friendliest fleet afloat.
How do I get off the ship if we're at anchor?
Disembarking when your ship's at anchor is a very different experience to when it's docked portside. Getting ashore in this instance often involves the use of the ship's tender, which is accessed via the steps of a secure gangway.