Discover the Scandinavian Capitals

25th Jul 2023 12 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2320
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
View of Stockholm, Sweden View of Stockholm, Sweden
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Extra guest(s) sail from £499pp

**Extra guest(s) price based on sharing an interior cabin with two full paying guests; on board spend offer excludes extra guest(s); see terms & conditions.

£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

A chance to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of Scandinavia, this cruise takes you to captivating capitals and some of the region’s most scenic places. In Sweden, experience daytime scenic cruising between the craggy islands and islets of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago, and discover the sights of Stockholm. See the Swedish capital’s architectural highlights, such as the Royal Palace; visit the many museums; and perhaps take a boat trip on the picturesque canals. There’s also a visit to the beautiful island of Gotland for a glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic heritage in historic Visby.[ReadMore]

Many delights also await in Denmark. In Copenhagen, you can experience another romantic boat ride along scenic city canals, though you may opt to explore on foot to see the Danish capital’s famous sights, from the famous Little Mermaid and Nyhavn waterfront district to the Royal palaces. Explore Skagen, a town boasting beautiful scenery, typically Danish charm and sweeping white sands that have inspired many artists – including Danish painter, Krøyer – too. Sailing past the Olsen family home on the Oslofjord en route to Oslo will ensure a memorable start to your time in Norway, before you’ve time to explore a capital city renowned for its aesthetic delights; Vigeland Sculpture Park, the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and the Opera House are high on the city’s must-see list. The Akershus Fortress is also well worth a visit, for an insight into Oslo’s medieval heritage.

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.