Scenic Isles of the UK

4th Jun 2022 10 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2212
The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Experience a rewarding journey of remote British isle discovery. Off the coast of Scotland, visit the Isle of Skye, where natural wonders such as Kilt Rock the ‘Old Man of Storr’, and ancient castles including Dunvegan and Eilean Donan, showcase its beauty and heritage. Feel the history of the Orkneys’ UNESCO-listed village of Skara Brae, home to Neolithic structures that pre-date Egypt’s pyramids, and fascinating Norse villages in the Shetlands. A visit to Lerwick provides an opportunity to seek-out the Shetlands’ native wildlife too, including ponies and colonies of puffins, fulmars and other sea birds.

Smaller ship Bolette also takes you to see some of the finest Scottish scenery, away from the well-sailed routes; behold the sight of Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, spot historic sites such as Duart Castle amongst the countryside scenes of the Sound of Mull, and see the beautiful Small Isles. What’s more, a visit to Guernsey – a beautiful British island situated off the coast of France – affords an opportunity to uncover the historic monuments of St Peter Port, including an ancient fortress and a Napoleonic watchtower, while you’ll get to capture the beauty of the Isles of Scilly, their palm-lined beaches, charming towns and rugged landscapes.

Your Itinerary

  • Visit the UK’s most hard-to-reach islands
  • Marvel at wildlife in natural habitats
  • Explore off the beaten track on remote islands
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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 

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.