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Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights

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22 Aug 2025

Liverpool

5 nights

Bolette

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join us on this five-night exploration of scenic isles as Bolette diverts away from the usual cruising route to take you closer to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in northern Scotland, including the enigmatic hexagonal basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa Island and bonnet-shaped Bac Mòr. Embrace the local way of life, sampling Orkney cheese and fudge, savouring a dram of whisky at Highland Park in Kirkwall, enjoying Ceilidh dancing and listening to tales of folklore. You’ll also have the chance to spot marine life such as minke whales and orcas. Uncover Neolithic history at sites such as Skara Brae and the Iron Age Tower of Carloway Broch, or learn of ancient rituals at the Ness of Brodgar.

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Highlights

Old Man of Storr, Scotland

Scenic Scottish Isles

 

Your cruise aboard Bolette will take you on a scenic exploration of some of Scotland's smaller isles. Discover Fingal's Cave, where the hexagonal basalt columns were formed by ancient volcanic activity; see the tiny islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna, featuring rugged mountains and serene beaches, offering a haven for local wildlife; and marvel at the intriguingly shaped Bac Mòr, one of the Treshnish Isles, also known as The Dutchman's Cap due to its structure. You will also have the chance to witness the towering Old Man of Hoy and The Needle sea stacks.

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Life on the Scottish Isles

 

Life on the islands of Scotland is based on traditions which have evolved over many centuries. Hear tales of trolls, finfolk, sea spirits and selkies; and discover the ancient story of the giant Finn McCool who was said to have built Fingal's Cave as a shelter when he arrived from the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in the Gaelic culture by enjoying a Ceilidh dance, sample a wee dram of whisky at the Highland Park Distillery, or try Orkney cheese and fudge in Kirkwall. 

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Skara Brae, Orkney Island

Legendary Landmarks

 

A number of the landmarks to be visited on this Scottish Isles cruise have fascinating histories and tales attached to them. Fingal's Cave, on the Isle of Staffa, was created by the giant Finn McCool, when he built a bridge from the Giant's Causeway in Ireland to Scotland to defeat his rival Benandonner. You will have the chance to delve into Neolithic history at the well-preserved village of Skara Brae, and discover how the inhabitants of the Ness of Brogdar complex lived their lives 5,000 years ago.

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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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OWE (Ocean Wildlife Encounters)

Ocean Wildlife Encounters (OWE) are a group of highly experienced wildlife speakers. Join them for an insightful talk or out on deck to search the seas for wildlife.

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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 15:00 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 15:00 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 £1,899 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 £1,899 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £1,999 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 £2,499 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 £2,499 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 £3,299 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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