Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

25th Mar 2021 14 nights Sails from Dover Bolette T2106
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Funchal, Madeira
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Free Tips PLUS £100 On Board Spend

Freedom Fare PLUS: applicable to new bookings made from 07/09/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive, on cruises departing between March 2021 and February 2022 on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette. Charters, exclusive sailings and Tour Operator holidays are excluded. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies based on duration, based on £50 pp for cruises up to 13 nights in duration or £100 pp for cruises of 14 nights or more. On Board Spend is nontransferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

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’.