Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields

9th Nov 2022 8 nights Sails from Tilbury Bolette T2228
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,199 per person
Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France.
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,199 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.

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.

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 


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'.


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.


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.