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Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights

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Views of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Views of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

25 May 2024

Liverpool

5 nights

Bolette

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Hand-crafted highlights

This Bank Holiday sailing has been designed to show you the wild landscapes and Gaelic culture found on the remote Scottish isles of Lewis and Skye, all in just five nights. With visits to Stornoway and Portree, you can enjoy experience Outer Hebridean traditions such as witnessing daily life as a crofter or sampling a dram of whisky and listening to traditional music; while Portree is your gateway for discovering the awe-inspiring scenery of Skye, from Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls to the rocky outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr. Wildlife charity ORCA will be on board to help you search for marine life from Bolette, while you sail past the unspoilt Small Isles and the rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave.

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Highlights

Guests looking out from deck to Fingal's cave

Explore Rugged Hebridean Islands

Many scenic highlights await you on your Scottish Isles cruise, including the dramatic rock formations of Fingal’s Cave basalt columns on the uninhabited Island of Staffa and the bonnet-shaped Bac Mòr, also known as Dutchman’s Cap. Enjoy scenic cruise commentary provided by a local as we sail through the Small Isles, comprised of four beautiful islands: Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck, famed for their dramatic scenery, variety of wildlife and natural wonders. In Stornoway, take in the sweeping views of the rugged landscape and wild coastline of the West Coast, Meanwhile, in Portree, embark on a journey to the Trotternish Peninsula, passing the rocky outcrop of the ‘Old Man of Storr,’ before continuing to Kilt Rock, a 200ft-high cliff marked in a tartan-like pattern with a sheer waterfall tumbling to the pebbled shores below.

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Lews castle, Stornoway

Immerse Yourself in the Hebridean Way of Life

 

As you cruise the scenic Scottish Isles, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the Hebridean way of island life. Guest speakers and Isle of Lewis locals, Eilidh Johnstone and her father, Martin, will be available during your cruise for ‘An Audience With: A Local’ session to speak about life on the islands and offer Gaelic language lessons. In Stornoway, you can enjoy music, singing, and stories performed by local musicians, and participate in a Gaelic song. Step inside Lews Castle to taste a dram of whisky and a selection of Scottish-themed canapes whilst listening to the traditional sounds of local musicians. Meanwhile, in Portree, you will have the opportunity to visit a croft, experience the daily working life, and visit the workshop to have a go at spinning the wool.

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Dolphins seen from deck

Discover the Seabirds & Marine Life of the Scottish Isles

Our journey planners have designed this cruise to give you the best chance of witnessing the remarkable wildlife the Scottish Isles has to offer. Ocean conservationists, ORCA will be out on deck to help you search the skies and seas for nearby wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds. In Portree, embark on a scenic boat trip to the Sound of Rassay to admire the craggy coastline and possibly spot seal colonies and white-tailed eagles.

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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 at sunrise

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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Harris Tweed Workshop

The Harris Tweed Story

On this tour, embark on a scenic walk from the harbour to Stornoway Town Hall with the Harris tweed Workshop leader. Enjoy a two-hour demonstration on how to make this classic product and create a bespoke souvenir to take home.

££££

Stornoway

Stornoway

Cultural Heritage of the Outer Hebrides

Experience life in the Outer Hebrides. Visit An Taigh Cèilidh to enjoy performances by local musicians before proceeding to Stornoway seafront to gain an insight into the town’s culture and history.

££££

Stornoway

 Portree

Islands Heritage - Land & Sea

Embark on a walking tour through Portree to gain an insight into what everyday life was like, hear tales of the island’s industrial heritage, and learn about the Jacobite risings. Visit a local pub to taste whisky and haggis and enjoy a scenic boat trip to the Sound of Rassay.

££££

Portree Isle of Skye

 Portree

Islands Heritage - Land & Sea

Embark on a walking tour through Portree to gain an insight into what everyday life was like, hear tales of the island’s industrial heritage, and learn about the Jacobite risings. Visit a local pub to taste whisky and haggis and enjoy a scenic boat trip to the Sound of Rassay.

££££

Portree Isle of Skye

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.

Isle of Lewis Local

Eilidh Johnstone

Eilidh was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis and is a fluent Gàidhlig speaker. Along with her father Martin, she will be on board to provide an insight into local life on the island and cultural experiences.

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Isle of Lewis Local

Martin Johnstone

Martin has lived on the Isle of Lewis since early childhood and been a crofter for over 30 years. Along with his daughter Eilidh, he will be on board to provide an insight into local life and cultural experiences.

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ORCA
Ocean Wildlife

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 22:00 21/02/2024, 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 22:00 21/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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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 £2,199 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 £2,199 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 £2,999 pp
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FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

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