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Australian & African Exploration

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Africa elephants crossing, South Africa
03 Mar 2025
Sydney
50 nights
Bolette

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Hand-crafted highlights

Your cruise aboard Bolette will take you on an epic journey from the iconic city of Sydney to Melbourne and then on to the fascinating island of Tasmania, where Hobart is home to the Shot Tower that overlooks the city. From here, the vast plains of Africa beckon, and chances to encounter the Big Five on special overland safari tours are not to be missed. The world's oldest desert, the Namib, offers scenes of wild seascapes and sky-high sand dunes that seem to defy gravity, and close by is Walvis Bay, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the flocks of flamingoes that visit here, turning the desert into delicate pink hues. Sample traditional Namibian cuisine, including game and seafood, before sailing on to one of the most remote islands on earth, subtropical St. Helena, whose unique blend of nature and history offers an abundance of diverse attractions, including the intriguing 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder and rugged coastlines. You can also learn how the island was used as a place of exile for prisoners, including Napoleon, who died on St. Helena. 

Your time spent on board Bolette is 50 nights, but please allow for your flight from the UK to Sydney. 

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Highlights

Lions and lionesses in Africa, Safari

Search the African plains for the Big Five

As you sail along the coast of Africa, you'll have the chance to explore enormous African Savannahs, with their spectacular natural beauty and intriguing cultures. No cruise to South Africa is complete without seeing the Big Five, so join us on a thrilling overland tour across vast plains to experience game drives going in search of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo in their natural habitat or admire the magnificent Victoria Falls from special overland tours. Nestled between the arid Namib wilderness and the South Atlantic Coast, Lüderitz is a small village surrounded by azure waters teeming with seals, penguins, and dolphins, while Walvis Bay is home to Swakopmund Lagoon, where visiting flamingoes turn the horizon into a delicate shade of pink.

Discover the remote island of St. Helena

Nestled in the South Atlantic Ocean, the island of St. Helena is one of the remotest in the world, with its own subtropical microclimate creating a diverse landscape of volcanic rock, mountains, and lush greenery that nurtures an abundance of unique wildlife. The capital of Jamestown has a rich heritage, and the town is testament to bygone days with beautifully crafted Georgian houses lining its streets. Venture further afield, and the island has many walking trails to explore, with Diana's Peak, the highest point on the island, offering views across rugged landscapes. St. Helena's culture is one of warmth and a strong sense of community and pride in its traditions and customs, such as enjoying delicious local dishes, or simply spending time with a 'Saint', as the people of the island like to be called. 

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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 13:00 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 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise 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 £14,999 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 £14,999 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £15,899 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 £19,199 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 £19,199 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 £24,399 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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