Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland

13th May 2023 7 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2313
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 per person
Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 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.

As you experience unforgettable scenic cruising and exploration ashore amongst rugged Scottish isles and lochs, you’ll discover some of the UK’s most beautiful off-the-beaten-track sights. From on board Bolette, marvel at the natural wonder of the imposing Needle, Old Man of Hoy and Duncansby sea stacks; look-out for native seabirds on the cliffs of Marwick Head – you may spot fulmars, guillemots and gannets perched here; and revel in the wild scenery of Loch Broom and Loch Torridon.[ReadMore]

When you get to head ashore, seabird havens await discovery in Orkney, Shetland and the Isle of Skye, with their craggy interiors and coastlines. RSPB Sumburgh Head in Shetland, where fulmars, puffins and various other bird species live and breed, is a particular highlight. Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, Shetland’s northernmost point, too; and take in Orkney’s historic highlights, such as Neolithic Skara Brae and ceremonial stone circles of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. Meanwhile, on the Isle of Lewis, Stornoway is your gateway to sites such as Lews Castle.

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.