Rediscovering the Roman Legacy

27th Sep 2022 15 nights Sails from Dover Bolette T2224
FROM ONLY £2,399 per person
St Peter's basilica, Vatican city, rome St Peter's basilica, Vatican city, Rome, Italy
FROM ONLY £2,399 per person
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Delve into the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, on a specially planned cruise to destinations that offer an insight into the rule of the Romans and the legacy they left behind.[ReadMoreMob] Bolette will take you to, and spend a full day in, the port of Civitavecchia, from where Rome and its many ancient sites and landmarks – such as the Forum and Palatine Hill – await. You could even go ‘behind the scenes’ at the Colosseum, a modern Wonder of the World, for an in-depth look into why it’s such a symbol of the Roman reign. Visiting Cagliari will be an undoubted highlight too; you’ll dock close to the centre of Sardinia’s capital and be perfectly placed to go in search of lesser known, but important, Roman sites, such as ancient Nora and the Temple of Antas.

Your Italian journey of discovery also takes you to beautiful Tuscany, where Livorno is your gateway to some of the region’s great historic highlights; you could tour to the mountaintop walled town of Volterra and seek-out the Roman treasures there, romantic Florence or even Pisa, to see its iconic leaning tower. Meanwhile, Naples will be the perfect starting point for exploring famous sites such as Herculaneum, Baia and Pompeii. In addition to your unforgettable time in Italy, there are chances to discover the centuries-old monuments and landmarks of cities in Spain and Portugal too. Your smaller ship will take you closer to the attractions of La Coruna, such as the Torre de Hercules lighthouse; Malaga, renowned for its fortresses, castles and aesthetic treasures crafted by Picasso; and Lisbon, where the Portuguese capital’s maritime heritage is highlighted in its fine architecture.

Your Itinerary

  • Explore the Colosseum in Rome
  • Visit the Temple of Antas from Cagliari
  • Tour to Pompeii from Naples
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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’.

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.