Bolette

Bolette at sea

Proudly bearing the name of Fred. Olsen Jnr's great-great-grandmother, Bolette harbours an historic connection to the Olsen family. Exuding classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, and featuring spacious and comfortable public areas, as well as just 690 cabins, our flagship leads our fleet of smaller ships by example. [ReadMoreMob] 

She can travel at high speeds, enabling us to reach destinations quicker, meaning our journey planners can craft itineraries that include more visits to ports and places on even our shorter cruises, and more time sailing the most scenic routes. 

Bolette provides guests with plenty of space to relax within the bars, lounges, theatres and out on the open decks. [ReadMoreDesk]The Observatory is where you can enjoy the scenic cruising through large panoramic windows. The Auditorium hosts cooking demonstrations as well as specialist enrichment talks and evening movie nights. Up on deck eight, you’ll find our Lido Bar and swimming pool. The retractable roof means you can enjoy a swim year-round, wherever you’re cruising. And of course, with friendly staff providing our typical level of personal, attentive service, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.

Tonnage (GT) 62,735
Cabins 690
Passengers 1,338 (standard occupancy)
Crew 615
Bars & Lounges 11
Restaurants 6
Facilities Swimming pools | Spa | Gym | Jacuzzis | Culinary Theatre

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Dining in our elegant restaurants and dining venues is a high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise. There are deliciously-tempting dishes – expertly crafted by our chefs – on offer throughout the day, presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen's famous on board service. 

 

The Bloomsbury & Terrace Restaurants

Our elegant two-tiered main restaurants are at the heart of a Fred. Olsen dining experience.

Every evening, you can enjoy a delicious five-course, a la carte menu, created, freshly prepared and cooked by our team of chefs and you will be taken care of by our wonderful waiters at your own table. The menu is changed daily and the elegant dishes include steaks, seafood, freshly made soups, pasta and salads plus a selection of beautiful homemade breads, made overnight in our on board bakery.

When you cruise on board our new ship Borealis, you can choose flexible dining which allows you to dine at any time in the evening or, your table will be allocated to you at the same time each evening for the duration of your cruise.

Colours and Tastes restaurant offers modern Asian Fusion dishes which are a real talking point on board Bolette

Book a table and experience a real flavour of Asia in our colourful yet intimate restaurant, where the mood is cheerful, and the food offers a stimulating set of new taste experiences.

Our talented chefs offer classic dishes and unique delicacies from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Fillipino cuisines, including spiced grilled meats, seafood, dim sum and sushi.

High quality food and our knowledgeable waiting team help to create wonderful memories that will leave you surprised, delighted and coming back again!

Our Colours & Tastes restaurant is available for dinner in the evenings and is bookable in advance using our Pre-book button, with our Maître D or Guest Services once on board. There is a £5pp additional supplement for this dining option which will be added to your cabin account.

Vasco (named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama who was the first European to reach India by sea) offers a fresh and modern take on Indian food.

The menu has been inspired by our chefs from Goa and focuses on the unique culinary traditions of that area - a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India.

Here you can enjoy delicious sea-food, spiced curries and grilled meats, all cooked fresh and to authentic recipes by our Goan chefs.

The bright colours and feel of the restaurant have also been inspired by the warmth and richness of the Goan tradition.

Our Vasco restaurant is located near The View on deck 8, midship, and is available for dinner in the evenings. This dining option is bookable in advance using our Pre-book button or with our Maître D or Guest Services once on board. 

The Poolside Café, situated close to the swimming pool and Jacuzzis on Lido Deck 8, provides you with a relaxed, al fresco dining experience to enjoy during your days on board.
 
You’ll find there are plenty of delicious, tempting dishes on offer; perhaps tuck into a perfectly cooked burger or fish and chips, or something a light such as a Caesar salad or a ploughman’s plate.

The View restaurant is a wonderful treat created to be just right for the relaxing feel you often want from days away and at sea. It is designed to be easy-going: light, open, with beautiful views of the ocean; no formal dress-codes; no set tables; no standing on ceremony.

Instead, delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners are laid out as the most generous buffet and served to you by our crew. You can come and go as you please and eat whatever takes your fancy. And, when you are feeling peckish in the late evenings, you’ll find The View is open for a delicious late night buffet and bedtime snacks.

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Such civilised indulgence – and all for only £9.95 per person*.
*Chargeable to your on board account.

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

 

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With fewer people on board our smaller, more intimate fleet, it's easy to find live entertainment to enjoy, a bar stool to perch on as you chat with new-found friends or a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink and a good book. 

 

The Oriental Tea Room

(Lounge Deck 5, aft) The Oriental Tea Room is our most elegant lounge.

Here everything has been designed with quiet beauty and gentle elegance in mind. The colours are pale and powder-soft, the light is clear and calm, the furnishings are inspired by Chinese silks and rare orchids.

During the day, we serve a refreshing menu of unusual loose-leaf teas from the East and on some afternoons we offer either a delicious afternoon tea together with petit fours and finger sandwiches, or a tea-tasting experience where you can find out about each tea’s story and origin.

In the evenings, join us for a relaxing drink with tea-inspired cocktails like a Mint Julep or Lime & Mint Mar-tea-ni, canapés from Colours and Tastes restaurant and a selection of cold beers including specialities from Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

Situated on Lounge Deck 5, midship, the Bookmark Café is the perfect spot to relax and and enjoy your choice of speciality coffee or tea. Perhaps an Earl Grey in the morning, or a delicious latte or cappuccino after a busy day ashore; all accompanied by a wonderful selection of handmade chocolates and freshly baked cakes and treats.

To make your coffee or tea selection for your cruise even easier, pre-book your Bookmark Bestseller card, and you'll find it added to your cabin account when you  arrive on board, all ready for immediate use. With 7 hot drinks for you to enjoy, and  a bag of milk or mixed truffles too, why not treat someone special and arrange a Bookmark Bestseller card for their cruise? 

(Lounge Deck 5, forward). The inviting, spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is situated close to the Neptune Balcony on Lounge Deck 5, and so is the perfect place in which to enjoy a drink or two before taking in the evening show.

It is a great post-show venue too; the Ocean Bar really comes to life in late evening when the resident band or DJ provides the music, and invites you to the floor to dance into night.

(Sports Deck 9, forward). The tranquil atmosphere and elegance of The Observatory makes it the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails and evening drinks, accompanied by our resident Pianist. With panoramic windows, this is also the perfect spot for scenic cruising when the weather is not being kind.

(Lounge Deck 5, midship). Named after a four masted ship which the Olsen family bought back in 1892, this space has been designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while you enjoy your cruise. You will find live music and an extensive range of drinks and cocktails.

All Inclusive drinks upgrade

For many guests, the time spent sailing the world’s waterways on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more intimate cruise ships is the time to indulge and make the most of a well-earned escape away from it all. With this is mind, Fred. Olsen’s All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade is another service offered to ensure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable.

Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi

Whether you're needing to cool down after a few hours of sunbathing, or like to keep fit by swimming a few lengths, Bolette all-weather pool is perfect for taking a dip - no matter where you are in the world, or docked in a destination or sailing across the ocean. 

Surrounded by open deck space and plenty of loungers, by the pool is the ideal spot for soaking up the sunshine, and The Poolside Café is always close by so you don't have to move too far to find a bite to eat or something to drink. For blissful relaxation, head for the Jacuzzi and let the warm, bubbling water soak any cares away. 

Providing alternative entertainment to the shows, lectures and talks enjoyed in the main Neptune Lounge, the spacious, stylish and comfortable Auditorium offers a unique and memorable experience. 

The venue has been specially-designed to host a range of exciting, educational and interactive events and occasions, from cooking demonstrations and guest appearances, to presentations and cinema evenings. 

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Bolette Card Room provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun, perhaps with a delicious coffee or tea from the nearby Bookmark Café. 

Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

The shops on board Bolette offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials. 

Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

Add a touch of floral colour and fragrance to your cabin, or perhaps treat someone special, with a delightful bouquet from the Flower Shop, available on Bolette.

With a choice of both stunning year-round and seasonal flowers, create a personalised bouquet to suit your style, or simply select from the beautifully crafted ready-made arrangements. You also have the opportunity to select single stems to provide the finishing touch to your Formal Night.

When the lights go down at the Neptune Lounge and you settle in for the evening at Bolette's elegant, two-tiered entertainment venue, you're in for an entertainment extravaganza of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire comedy and much more. 

There is plenty of comfortable seating in this spacious venue, with unspolit views of the grand stage to be enjoyed from every vantage point - including the upper-tier Neptune Balcony. 

The lounge is also used for daytime lectures and events, as well as Captain's Welcome and Farewell parties.

You’ll find a range of cabins and suites on board Bolette, so you can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit you and find your perfect home-from-home. We've thought of everything to ensure your time on board with us is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible. 

Suites

Offered with our compliments on all our Suites, our Suite Dreams package includes benefits, extras and little luxuries that make your time on board even more special.

Olsen Suite (OW)

Situated on Deck 7, this suite is approximately 1,181 square feet in size and is located near the lift and stairs. Features include floor to ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony. The suite has one king-size bed and a sofa with the bathroom boasting an oversize bath and separate shower. A living room, dining room, dressing room, private balcony, pantry, mini-bar, fridge and guest toilet can also be found in the Olsen Suite.

Premier Suite (PS)

Our Premier Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 568 - 644 square feet in size. The bedroom has one king-size bed with a bathroom featuring a bath and shower. A large sitting area with floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each suite also includes a dressing room, sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

Balcony Suite (BS)

Our Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7 and 6 and are approximately 292-337 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Suites.

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Our Balcony Junior Suites are located on Deck 7 and 6 and are approximately 244 to 283 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Junior Suites.

Single Balcony Suite (JB)

These Suites can be found on Deck 6 and range from 244 to 283 square feet with floor to ceiling windows leading onto a private balcony. Featuring two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only). Additional features include a sitting area, mini-bar, and refrigerator.

Terrace Cabin (TC)

Our Terrace Cabins can be found on Deck 3, midship and are approximately 218 square feet. The bedroom features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has both a bath and shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

Superior Ocean View (B)

Our Superior Ocean View cabins are found on Deck 6 and 3, all featuring a large ocean view window. These cabins are approximately 214 square feet in size. The bedroom consists of two single beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom has both a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

Superior Ocean View (C)

Our Superior Ocean View cabins can be found on Deck 2, midship, and are approximately 214 square feet in size. Each cabin features a large ocean view with a window, while the bedrooms consist of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features both a bath and shower.

Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted (CO)

These cabins can be found on Deck 3 and feature a picture window, but with a fully obstructed view. They are approximately 214 square feet in size. The cabins feature two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and a bathroom with shower (Unless indicated as shower only).

Ocean View (D)

These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. These cabins feature large picture windows. The bedrooms consist of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed while the bathrooms feature both a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

Ocean View (E)

These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. These cabins feature large picture windows. The bedrooms consist of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed while the bathrooms feature both a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

Single Ocean View (K)

Our Single Ocean View cabins can be found on decks 1, 2, & 3 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. Each cabin features a picture window with two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. Most bathrooms have a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

Ocean View (F)

These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet and feature a porthole window. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Superior Interior (G)

The Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 2, 3 and 6, and are approximately 182 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Single Superior Interior (M)

The Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 2, 3 and 6, and are approximately 182 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Single Interior (N)

Our Single Interior cabins can be found on Deck 1 and are approximately 182 square feet in size. Each room features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and shower.

Interior Room (H)

The Interior cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2, and are approximately 182 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Interior Room (I)

The Interior cabins can be found on Decks 1, 2 and 3, and are approximately 182 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Superior Ocean View (BD)

These Superior Ocean View adapted cabins can be found on Decks 3 and 6 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. The rooms consist of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, with the bathroom featuring a roll-in shower only.

Ocean View (FD)

These Ocean View cabins can be found on Deck 1 and are approximately 214 square feet and feature a porthole window. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed with single side approach to the bed. The bathroom features a roll-in shower only.

Premier Adapted Suite (PSD)

The Premier Adapted Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 568 - 644 square feet in size. Floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each accessible suite features a king-size bed, with single side approach to the bed, bathtub & roll-in shower. Each suite also features a large sitting area, dressing room, a sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

Balcony Junior Adapted Suite (BJD)

Thee Balcony Junior Suite Adapted Suites can be found on Deck 6 and are approximately 244 - 283 square feet in size. Floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony area. Each accessible Suite consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a roll-in shower. Suites also include a sitting area, mini-bar and a refrigerator.

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Atlantis Spa

Relax and indulge yourself in the Atlantis Spa on board Borealis, and let our expert team pamper you. With a wide range of luxurious treatments on offer, including massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation treatments and hair dressing; you'll leave feeling energised and revitalised. 

Please see below for our full list of treatments and for advance booking.

Book yourself into our Thermal Suite and let time melt away.

Our Thermal Suite is a relaxation centre with the ambience of a Turkish bath. Our steam rooms are filled with aromatherapy vapours which are the perfect way to unwind and de-stress, while our heated ceramic relaxation beds are designed to match the curvature of your spine and melt away muscle tension.

Our mineral bath, heated to body temperature, gently embraces you with warmth to alleviate sore joints and soothe away your aches, providing wonderful relief for tired muscles. This is the perfect experience for poor circulation and just right after a long day exploring ashore.

To book please visit The Atlantis Spa once on board or use our pre book button below.

If you enjoy working out, our fully equipped Fitness Centres have a wide selection of running machines, cross trainers, bikes and weights available.

Across our fleet of ships, we also run a variety of yoga, aerobics and Pilates classes here (chargeable to your on board account) which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers. 

Treat yourslf to Personal Training sessions with our fully qualified, friendly trainers, where you can receive a one-to-one programme tailored just to you; or discover your body composition with our analysis programme, or Food Detective™ test, which can give you the blueprint for improving your health (also chargeable to your on board account).