Fred Olsen's Bolette ship starts inaugural cruise season from Southampton (England)

   November 4, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Bolette set sail on the maiden voyage from Port Southampton (England UK) on November 2, marking the start of her inaugural season from the British homeport.

Until August 2022, Bolette will sail on a total of 26 voyages from Southampton, including the chance to see the Northern Lights in Norway as well as the Geminid Meteor Shower in the Canary Islands.

Fred Olsen Bolette set sail to Antwerpen (Belgium) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) on her 5-night ‘Netherlands & Belgium City Break’ with future destinations including popular European cities, the Amalfi Coast (Italy), Norwegian fjords, and Iceland. Durations range between 4 and 19 nights.

Martin Lister, Head of Destination Experience and Itinerary Planning said that Bolette’s inaugural program from Southampton had been hand-crafted to offer passengers aboard "some really special opportunities."

"Whether that’s seeking out the phenomenal Northern Lights, discovering the history of the Balkan regions or sailing into the heart of the Norwegian fjords to witness their beauty direct from the ship.”  

This ship is named after the company's Chairman Fred. Olsen Junior great-great-Grandmother. MS Bolette has max capacity 1656 passengers, giving a small-ship travel experience.

Fred Olsen Bolette cruise ship

Highlights of the ship’s inaugural program from Southampton UK include:

  • 14-night ‘Landscapes of the Canaries’ voyage, departing from Southampton on December 6, 2021. Prices start from GBP 1000 per person.
  • 7-night ‘Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls’ voyage, departing from Southampton on May 15, 2022. Prices start from GBP 1100 per person.
  • 18-night ‘Discovering the Balkans’ voyage, departing from Southampton on June 14, 2022. Prices start from GBP 3000 per person.