Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords

30th Aug 2023 8 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2324
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
Beautiful views of Sognefjord, Norway Beautiful views of Sognefjord, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

As Bolette takes you serenely into the heart of Norway’s fjordland, revel in the natural beauty of twisting, size-restricted waterways as summer turns to autumn in this spectacular part of the world. You’ll sail the far-stretching waters of Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, surrounded by forested, orchard-covered valleys and mountains; transit narrow Karmsund and see the dramatic cliffs and rocks of Lysefjord; and divert into Nærøyfjord, an UNESCO-listed channel of mirror-like waters, eerie peace and unspoilt, spellbinding scenery. See Fureburg Waterfall, as your smaller ship makes a special journey into Maurangerfjord, and Hornelen – North Europe’s tallest sea cliff – at sunset too.[ReadMore]

Throughout your adventure, there are plenty of fjordland treasures to uncover ashore too. Deep within Aurlandsfjord, a stop at Flåm presents a chance to ride the incredible Flåmsbana railway to see majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls up-close; while in beautiful Nordfjord, Olden is your gateway to Briksdal Glacier. Go fjord kayaking on Hardangerfjord’s glassy waters, or tour to Vøringsfossen, from Eidfjord; and in Bergen, perhaps join a local for a hike to see the city through native eyes and enjoy the view from atop Mount Floyen.

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.

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.