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Australian & African Exploration to Liverpool

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Male Lion in South Africa
03 Mar 2025
Sydney
52 nights
Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Your voyage aboard Bolette will take you on an adventurous journey from the historic metropolis of Sydney to Melbourne, and then to the intriguing island of Tasmania, where Hobart is home to the Shot Tower, which overlooks the city. From here, the wide plains of Africa beckon, and opportunities to see the Big Five on special overland safari itineraries should not be missed. The Namib Desert, the world's oldest desert, offers sights of wild seascapes and sky-high sand dunes, while at nearby Walvis Bay, you can witness huge numbers of flamingos that flock to the lagoon, painting the horizon a delicate pink shade. Subtropical St. Helena is one of the world's most remote islands, with a unique blend of nature and history that provides a multitude of attractions, including rugged coastline and colonial buildings. You will also have the chance to discover how the island served as a place of exile for famous prisoners, including Napoleon, who died on St. Helena. 

Your time spent on board Bolette is 52 nights, but please allow for your flight from the UK to Sydney. 

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Highlights

Elephants in natural habitat, South Africa

Discover Africa's wildlife and the Big Five

As Bolette sails along South Africa's coastline, you'll have the opportunity to explore immense African Savannahs, natural beauty and unique civilisations. No South African cruise is complete without seeing the Big Five, so join us on exhilarating overland tours across vast plains to see lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo in their natural habitat, or admire the magnificent Victoria Falls. Located between the sand dunes of the Namib wilderness and the South Atlantic Coast, Lüderitz is surrounded by turquoise waters brimming with seals, penguins, and dolphins, while Walvis Bay is home to Swakopmund Lagoon, where visiting flamingoes transform the horizon into a sea of pink.

Uncover one of the world's remotest islands

The island of St. Helena, located in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the world's most remote, with its own subtropical microclimate creating diversified landscapes of volcanic rock, mountains, and lush flora and unusual fauna. The capital of Jamestown has a rich history, having served as a vital strategic stopover point prior to the invention of steamships, and the town is a testimony to that history, with thoughtfully designed Georgian buildings dotting its streets. The island offers various walking trails to explore, including Diana's Peak, the highest point on the island, which provides spectacular vistas of mountainous terrain and the deep blue of the surrounding ocean. The culture of St. Helena is characterised by warmth, a strong feeling of community, and pride in its traditions, including savouring great local dishes, or simply spending time with a 'Saint', as the island's residents like to be known as. 

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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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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 14:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 14:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise 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 £15,299 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 £15,299 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £16,199 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 £19,499 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 £19,499 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 £24,699 pp
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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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