Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

25th Mar 2021 14 nights Sails from Dover Bolette T2106
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Aerial view of the city of Angra do Heroismo , Azores Portugal Aerial view of the city of Angra do Heroismo , Azores Portugal
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
SAVE up to £350pp in our Black Friday Sale

Fares are per person, based on standard occupancy of the lead-in cabins, subject to  availability. Saving is per person, and not applicable to the 3rd/4th guest in cabin. Black Friday offers are valid for new bookings made from 23/11/20 to 30/11/20, inclusive, on selected cruises as shown on our website. Offers are subject to availability and based on Black Friday Saver Fare PLUS. Savings shown are based on recent selling prices. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Black Friday Sale offers. A 15% deposit is required at the time of booking. No cabin number is provided at the time of booking (cabin number will be advised on cruise ticket). The Black Friday Saver Fare PLUS is not combinable with any other offer. Bookings are covered by the Plain Sailing Guarantee. Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Black Friday Saver Fare PLUS; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining times will be automatically allocated and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Black Friday Saver Fare PLUS. E&OE.

Endless rewards await in the hard-to-reach Azores, and cruising is undoubted the best way to experience this remote, breathtaking archipelago. You can savour stunning emerald-green landscapes, volcanic wonders, fascinating history and more – all under the guidance of Bolette. The highlights aren’t restricted to the Azorean treasures though, as Madeira awaits with its verdant lands and fragrant gardens too.

After a relaxing sail from Dover, calling at three of the region’s most beautiful and diverse islands makes the most of your time in the Azores. [ReadMoreMob]During a stop at Praia da Vitoria, you could opt to take a scenic journey to historic Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island’s picturesque south coast. Indulge in a leisurely exploration of this UNESCO-listed city, to find its interesting museums and architectural gems such as the 16th century Sé Cathedral. Don’t miss the unspoilt Atlantic Ocean views on offer from the Monte Brasil volcano, towering over Angra, too. On Faial Island, Horta welcomes you with its pretty harbour and serves at a gateway to a wonderland of volcanic craters, lakes and verdant valleys, smothered with lush-green forests and flora. The Capelinhos Volcano, Faial’s most iconic landmark, can be seen in all it’s spectacular natural glory on a scenic island drive or exhilarating 4x4 adventure. [ReadMoreDesk]

São Miguel Island is a volcanic paradise ripe for your exploration too. Ponta Delgada is your starting point for discovering the greatest sights of São Miguel, including the astonishing scenes of Sete Cidades Volcano, one of the seven wonders of Portugal, with its 13-kilometre-wide crater and illusionary, colourful lakes. Elsewhere, Terra Nosta Park – a haven of gorgeous gardens, geo-thermal pools and dense woodlands that are home to stunning endemic flora – is within reach, as are the hot springs of Furnas Valley. As you head from home, Madeira awaits to provide one final sensory feast: during a call to Funchal you can revel in views of forested landscapes via the levada walking trails; see and smell the vibrant colours and scents of botanical gardens; and indulge with sweet Madeiran wines. After all of your island-based explorations, Bolette diverts to the Portuguese mainland and the port of Leixoes, from where you could tour to Oporto for world-famous port wines and picture-perfect riverscapes.

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.
Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.