White Christmas in Norway

21st Dec 2022 13 nights Sails from Tilbury Bolette T2232
Festive cruise
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,399 per person
Dog sledging in Tromso, under the northern lights, Norway Dog sledging in Tromso, under the northern lights, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,399 per person
£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Experience a festive season you’ll remember forever, on this magical discovery of Norway’s wintertime wonders.[ReadMoreMob] At the centre of your memorable adventure is a special extended stay in Alta, one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. On a tour out into the arctic wilderness, away from light-polluted skies, you may get to witness the multi-coloured ribbons of light dancing across the darkness. During your time in Alta you could also discover unspoilt wintery scenes via a husky-drawn sled, and meet with – and learn about – local communities.

Before your Boxing Day call at Alta, you’ll spend Christmas Day at sea and crossing the Arctic Circle, with all the traditional food, fun and festivity to enjoy on board Bolette. Meanwhile, as 2022 nears its end, you’re in for a discovery of the rugged landscapes and rural settlements of Norway’s far-northern reaches too; there’s a rare chance to explore colourful Hammerfest and its surrounding scenery, and a visit to Honningsvåg, from where you can venture to the North Cape plateau at the ‘top of Europe’. You’ll also visit Bergen and its many attractions, including the Bryggen Wharf and Fløibanen funicular railway, and see-in 2023 in pretty Alesund.

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.