French Riviera with Monaco

22nd May 2022 13 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2211
Aerial view of French Riviera coast with medieval town Villefranche sur Mer, Nice, France Aerial view of French Riviera coast with medieval town Villefranche sur Mer, Nice, France
includes additional £250pp saving

MONACO GRAND PRIX TICKETS – The cost of tickets to watch the Monaco Grand Prix are not included within the cruise price and are a chargeable extra and operated through a shore excursion. Please be advised that our ticket allocation has now sold out. 

This discovery of the French Riviera is specially planned to present an opportunity to experience the thrill of Monaco during its iconic Formula One Grand Prix weekend. From nearby Villefrance, you can tour to Monaco to get a feel for all the excitement and atmosphere of the world-famous motor race, and hear the roar of screaming F1 engines as the world’s greatest drivers push themselves to the limit, racing their 200mph, multi-million pound speed machines through the streets and tunnels of the glamourous principality. If you’re a fan of motorsport, or simply have a ‘need for speed’, this is not to be missed.

Experience the opulence, glamour and ‘jet-set’ lifestyle of the French Riviera, not only while spending a day amongst the hotels, casinos and yacht-packed marina of Monaco, but during visits to Cannes and Bandol too. Follow in the footsteps of film and sports stars, musicians and royalty, as you wander the elegant boulevards where supercars, high-end restaurants and designer boutiques are a typical sight; or simply relax on the palm-lined beaches. There’s also time on Spain’s Mediterranean coast; the beaches, monuments and historic sites of Alicante await, while there’s a day in Barcelona to seek out the Catalan capital’s Gaudi treasures, including Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, explore Las Ramblas and more. As you head for home, there’s even a stop at Gibraltar for one last day of beach relaxation, or a chance to climb ‘the rock’.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

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.