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Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights


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Lighthouse at Arnish Point overlooking Stornoway Harbour Lighthouse at Arnish Point overlooking Stornoway Harbour
24 May 2025
5 nights

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Hand-crafted highlights

In less than a week, you can enjoy a taste of the Faroes and a visit to the remote Isle of Lewis, making for the perfect spring Bank Holiday getaway. Bolette will sail past the beguiling sites of Fingal’s Cave with its hexagonally-shaped basalt columns, bonnet-shaped Bac Mòr, and the Small Isles archipelago. Your time ashore is set to be equally rewarding, as Stornoway is ideal for immersing yourself in Gaelic culture and the traditions of the Western Isles, such as crofting, weaving, visiting a local whisky distillery, or discovering the history of Harris Tweed. The Faroese capital of Tórshavn, named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor, is your gateway to uncovering fascinating culture as well as rugged scenery formed over many centuries by volcanic activity.

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Bolette cruising past Dutchman's cap

Scenic Islands & Coastlines

Scotland is home to some of the most beautiful islands and coastlines in the UK, and as Bolette cruises northwards from Liverpool, you'll be able to admire the picturesque Hebridean island of Iona before diverting to close to Fingal's Cave, whose dramatically symmetrical basalt columns hold tales of folklore and legend. Rising from the sea off the coast of Skye, Bac Mòr, known as Dutchman's Cap due to its unusual shape, stands as a testament to the power of Mother Nature. Bolette will also sail past the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, and Canna, where you'll witness their unspoiled landscapes, and en route to Tórshavn, the rugged beauty of the Vestmanna Seacliffs will enchant you with their deep grottoes and caves.

Harris Tweed

Scottish Island Traditions

As Bolette cruises to the islands of Scotland, absorb yourself in local customs, like participating in a Ceilidh dance, enjoy discovering how Harris Tweed is made, or hear folktales about mermaids, trolls, sea spirits, and selkies to uncover the rich heritage of Gaelic culture in Stornoway. You may also wish to visit the Isle of Harris distillery and learn how the Hearach Dram is produced. Meanwhile, when you are in Tórshavn, experience the Faroes vibrant national identity through traditional clothing and the kvaeði chain dance, or sample the locally produced salt-cured fish, known as Saltfiskur. 


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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 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.


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.



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Vestmanna Sea Cliffs

Embark on a scenic boat cruise to the famous Vestmanna Sea Cliffs to admire the stunning, weather-beaten cliff formations and the birds who call the cliffs home.



Highlights of Tórshavn



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.

John Birch - Guest Speaker

John Birch

John is a professional, award-winning wildlife photographer and writer. As a qualified trainer and mentor, John is helping others realise their potential as photographers. He has plenty of experience guiding international wildlife photography tours and providing one-to-one and small-group tutorials and workshops.

Gaelic Culture

Michelle Macleod

Michelle, a Professor of Gaelic at the University of Aberdeen, is an expert in the endangered Gaelic language and culture, having spoken extensively on the subject worldwide. Join Michelle to hear about the history of Gaelic in Scotland and learn about its rich culture.

Ocean Wildlife


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 13:00 22/07/2024, 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 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

Standard Pricing Solo Pricing

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 £2,299 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 £2,299 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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What's 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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