Scenic Isles of Scotland

9th Jul 2022 8 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2215
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scoland, the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's palace Kirkwall, Orkney, Scoland, the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's palace
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

A short cruise is all you need to experience the peace and rugged beauty of remote Scottish regions, with ample time dedicated to discovering their delights from your ship and during exploration ashore.[ReadMoreMob] Scenic cruising aboard Bolette is a certain highlight; as you relax out on your smaller ship’s open decks, you’ll get to witness the intriguing volcanic formations of Dutchman’s Cap, listen for the echo of Atlantic Ocean waves crashing into the basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave, look out for native seabirds perched on the cliffs of St Kilda.

Scenic islands await you too; you’ll get to discover diverse sights and highlights of the Shetlands, Orkneys and rarely-visited Isle of Bute. You can explore ancient settlements such as Jarlshof and Clickimin Broch, and the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae, on tours from Lerwick and Kirkwall, and capture the coastal splendour of Northmavine in the Shetlands. On Bute, natural treasures aplenty and the unique ruins of Rothesay, including Rothesay Castle, are yours to seek-out. What’s more, there’s also a visit to Northern Ireland, with time in Belfast to take in the attractions of the capital city.

Your Itinerary

  • Scenic cruise by Fingal’s Cave & Dutchman’s Cap
  • Visit remote islands of Bute, Orkney & Shetlands
  • Spot seabirds on St. Kilda & the Shetlands
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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.

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.