Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields

9th Nov 2022 8 nights Sails from Tilbury Bolette T2228
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France.
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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Coinciding with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, and including time at places known for their links with, or close proximity to, events in the world wars, this cruise provides a unique opportunity to pay your respects to the fallen.[ReadMoreMob] At Dunkirk you can step foot on the sands of the infamous battle beaches, or head to the Belgian city of Ypres to visit the Great War battlefields and take a moment at the Menin Gate Memorial. Also in Belgium, a visit to Liège, where the opening engagement between the Germans and Belgians in World War One took place, on tour from Antwerp is highly recommended.

Back on French shores, Bolette stops at Boulogne-sur-Mer, the closest port to the Somme. You’ll be ideally placed to discover iconic World War Two battlefields, and to visit the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, with its fascinating museum dedicated to remembering the brave soldiers that lost their lives in the fierce battles of the Somme. Finally, from Honfleur, you can head for some of the most famous sites from France’s involvement in war, from Omaha Beach and Utah Beach to Pegasus Bridge.

Your Itinerary

  • Visit the Menin Gate memorial
  • Visit Omaha & Utah Beaches from
  • Tour to the Somme battlefields
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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.

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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.