Patagonia, Central America & the Panama Canal

29th Jan 2022 54 nights Sails from Buenos Aires Bolette T220304
FROM ONLY £7,249 per person
Lost city of Machu Picchu, Peru Lost city of Machu Picchu, Peru
FROM ONLY £7,249 per person
Free Tips PLUS £100 On Board Spend

Freedom Fare PLUS: applicable to new bookings made from 07/09/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive, on cruises departing between March 2021 and February 2022 on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette. Charters, exclusive sailings and Tour Operator holidays are excluded. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies based on duration, based on £50 pp for cruises up to 13 nights in duration or £100 pp for cruises of 14 nights or more. On Board Spend is nontransferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

A host of highlights are packed into this epic expedition. You’ll cruise through incredible waterways and visit a string of stunning cities in Central and South America; then top it all off with some soothing sunshine in the Caribbean. [ReadMoreMob]

Beginning this amazing adventure in Argentina, you’ll embark your smaller ship in Buenos Aires – the cosmopolitan capital and home of the sultry Tango – before sailing south in search of Patagonia’s contrasting treasures. Puerto Madryn provides a glimpse of Northeastern Patagonia’s arid frontiers, while at Ushuaia you’ll discover a tranquil wonderland of snow-capped peaks and atmospheric waterways that are home to mesmerising marine fauna such as penguins, sea lions and seals. Cruising by imposing Cape Horn and four days of Chilean Fjord exploration will be an undoubted highlight; you’ll capture awe-inspiring panoramas of ever-changing mountain scenery, and navigate waterways alive with drifting glaciers and amazing wildlife. Your time in Chile includes visits to charming Punta Arenas; Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to spellbinding Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica too. Meanwhile, during three days in Peru, you’ve a chance to visit ancient Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – on an overland tour from Paracas.[ReadMoreDesk]

Continuing onwards to Central America, you’ll get to witness one of the world’s greatest engineering feats in action as you cruise through the locks and lakes on the remarkable Panama Canal. In Costa Rica, enjoy a day to explore historic Puerto Limón, before it’s on to the culture-rich Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias. Away from the mainland, the Mexican island of Cozumel promises Mayan history, ancient ruins and marine life-rich lagoons, while a visit to Cuba is an undoubted highlight. Make the most of an overnight stay in Havana to learn the rumba, mambo and cha cha indulge with authentic Cuban rum and cigars, and see the city in an iconic classic American car. Your time in the Americas will then conclude in the Caribbean, stopping in the Bahamas and Bermuda to sample paradise amongst beautiful beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and laid-back cities alive with colourful culture. When you finally head for home, you’ll cross the Atlantic – one of the great ocean cruise experiences – and stop at São Miguel in the verdant Azores, and add the Spanish style and culture of La Coruña to the end of your journey too.

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.
Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.