Departing from Southampton (England UK) on January 6th, 2025, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship Bolette is due to follow a similar route to the first world circumnavigation back in 1519 by explorers Magellan and Elcano.
The voyage, which will take passengers to destinations like Argentina, Brazil, French Polynesia, Mauritius, and South Africa, will also sail Australia's south coast as British navigator Matthew Flinders did in 1801 and will call in places visited by the likes of Capt. James Cook and Alexander Selkirk (the Scottish Sailor who became the inspiration for the Robinson Crusoe novel).
During the first half of the journey, there will be chances to enjoy the cultural art forms of South America, with chances to learn more about the Samba beats in Rio or learn the techniques of the Tango in Argentina. Guests can enjoy scenic cruising to admire the rugged landscapes and snow-capped peaks of the Chilean fjords and take a tour of the Iguazu Falls.
Throughout the voyage, there will be opportunities to gain cultural insight into many societies and civilizations and encounter native wildlife including Koalas and Kangaroos in Australia, the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa, and Magellanic Penguins in South America.
The voyage was unveiled exclusively to members of Fred Olsen's Oceans club on March 1st, and goes on general sale today, March 3rd.
Bolette’s 106-night ‘A Voyage of Exploration Around the World’ cruise sets sail from Southampton (England UK) on January 6th, 2025. Prices start from GBP 11,499 per person. Guests can enjoy free door-to-door transfers of a max of 250 UK Mainland miles and up to GBP 600 per person onboard spending.
An option to depart from/return to Liverpool UK is also available, sailing on January 4th, 2025 for an additional GBP 400 per person for Interior/Ocean View cabins or GBP 500 per person for Terrace Cabins/Suites.
Ports of call include Funchal, Mindelo, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Punta Arenas, Castro, Valparaiso, Robinson Crusoe Island, Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Papeete, Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Nuku’alofa, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Albany, Fremantle (Perth), Port Louis, Port Reunion, Gqeberha, Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Jamestown, Dakar, Arrecife, Lisbon.