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Scenic Islands & Dramatic Coastlines of Scotland

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Bolette cruising past the Dutchman's cap, UK Bolette cruising past the Dutchman's cap, UK

22 May 2026

Liverpool

5 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on a five-night voyage around Scotland’s scenic islands aboard Bolette, diverting from the usual tourist route into picturesque lochs and past remarkable sites. Marvel at the mystique of the Isle of Staffa, where the hexagonal basalt columns form Fingal’s Cave. You’ll also sail past the bonnet-shaped island of Bac Mòr, and the diverse landscapes of the Small Isles. Immerse yourself in Gaelic traditions with Ceilidh dancing, sample local whisky, cheeses and fudge in Orkney and engage with centuries-old folklore tales. Enrich your journey as you uncover legendary Neolithic landmarks such as Skara Brae and the standing Stones of Callanish.

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Highlights

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Rugged coastlines and picturesque islands

This cruise to Scotland offers a myriad of opportunities for you to explore Scotland's rugged coastlines and scenic islands, as Bolette will divert away from the usual sailing routes to take you close to the remarkable sea stacks of the Needle and the Old Man of Hoy, and past the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg,  Muck and Canna with their craggy mountains and serene beaches offering a haven for marine and birdlife. Join us out on deck as we cruise past Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited Isle of Staffa, whose dramatic hexagonal basalt columns were shaped by volcanic activity millions of years ago, and tells legends of giants; and Bac Mòr, also known as Dutchman's Cap due to its distinctive shape.

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Island Life and traditions

As Bolette cruises through the Scottish Isles, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in island life and Gaelic traditions. In Kirkwall, you can participate in Ceilidh dancing, hear tales of local folklore, or join us to sample Orkney cheese and fudge, and whisky at the Scapa and Highland Park distilleries. Folkloric stories and Ceilidh dancing can also be experienced in Stornoway, along with singing Gaelic songs and discovering how the language is kept alive in the Western Isles. Do take a tour to discover how Harris Tweed is spun, and create your own piece too.

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Skara Brae, Orkney Island

Discover Landmarks of Legend

The landmarks of the Scottish Isles have many stories attached to them as to how they were formed or discovered, and the Neolithic village of Skara Brae holds many secrets. First discovered in 1850 after a ferocious storm battered the west coast of Orkney, this well-preserved village offers insights into the lives and rituals of inhabitants over 5 millennia, along with the Ring of Brodgar stone circle and Ness of Brodgar. From Stornoway, you will also have time to explore the Standing Stones of Callanish, and the Carloway Broch which showcase Scotland's rich heritage; while Fingal's Cave holds mythical tales of the giant Finn McCool who was said to have built the cave as a shelter from his rival Benadonner.

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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

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Bolette

Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Orca

Founded in 2001, ORCA is a group of Ocean Conservationists. Join them out on deck to search the seas for marine life.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £1,799 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £1,799 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on deck 6, Bolette's Balcony Suites have a private balcony

Freedom Fare From £1,899 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Bolette’s Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £2,399 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Bolette's Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £2,399 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Bolette, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £3,199 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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