Step aboard the lightning quick Bolette cruise ship to be whisked away to your dream destinations, all while being in the lap of luxury as you cross the high seas. Named for Fred Olsen’s grandmother, the ship is anything but antiquated, although it retains an old-world charm and splendour that will make even the most seasoned cruiser feel like they’re somewhere special. With a range of itineraries, a trip onboard Bolette means you can escape for as short as a week or as long as 18-days, traversing destinations as varied as the idyllic Adriatic Sea, modern, stylish Amsterdam or the rugged, unparalleled beauty of the UNESCO Heritage Norwegian Fjords. No matter where you choose, you’re sure to have a cruise to remember.
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Experience the Bolette
Bolette cruises are known for the astounding level of culinary skill passengers will encounter as they make their way through the world, one dish at a time. You can lounge by the poolside and indulge in the delightfully moreish snacks at the Poolside Cafe, pick from a wide array of dishes to complement astounding sea views at The View buffet, or get classy with five-course meals at the two-tiered Bloomsbury & Terrace Restaurants. If you’re keen on adding a little more spice to your trip, Colours and Tastes delivers pan-Asian dishes that are as good as anything from the streets of Bangkok, and Vasco takes you on a tour of the delights of India. And, of course, if you want to enjoy your comfortable Bolette cruise ship cabin for a little longer, there’s room service available until 11pm every day.
ENTERTAINMENT AND THINGS TO DO
Despite stopping off at some of the world’s most sought-after locations, Bolette is a destination in itself thanks to all its entertainment options. Your typical cruise activities are well catered for, like taking a dip in the swimming pool and jacuzzi, but you can also add a little zest to your evenings by checking out whatever’s on at the Neptune Lounge & Balcony, providing everything from cabaret to comedy. Shopaholics are also in luck, with plenty of boutique shops selling high-end goods. And, of course, there’s the unmissable Auditorium, which hosts everything from cooking demonstrations to film nights. And after a long day of exploring everything the Bolette ship has to offer, you can head to the spa for a bit of rest and relaxation.
There are a wide range of Bolette cruise ship cabins. Standard Inside Cabins are conveniently located by lifts and stairs, so you’re never too far from the action. Other options include the Picture Window and Terrace Cabins, which allow natural light to cascade into the room, making mornings that much more delightful. With that all said, there’s no doubt the height of luxury on the Bolette are its suites, with the Olsen Suite combining five-star furnishings with plenty of space and gorgeous sea views, as well as giving passengers the chance to benefit from the complimentary Suite Dreams Package.
The Bolette cruise ship is aimed at those who want to take things a little slower, all while being surrounded by luxury. It’s not particularly suited to family trips or those looking to prop up the bar until the sun rises, but more for those who want incredible experiences without having to sacrifice comfort.
Fred Olsen’s Bolette is a wonderful experience without any extras, but with the Suite Dreams package, it’s even more of a paradise. With Suite Dreams you’ll be gifted a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, free fruit and flowers to make your already luxurious suite feel like a home away from home, and a whole host of other benefits. Even if you’re not in a suite, you can still get pampered at the spa, get a new trim at the hairdressers, or even work up a sweat at the Fitness Centre. And, if you’re looking to learn as well as indulge in the ship’s splendour, you can head to the on-board library.
The Bolette itinerary is varied as it is intriguing. Options for trips include sailing around the sparkling Adriatic, taking in the ancient castles and vast lochs of Scotland, and being wowed by cruising the sculpted Norwegian fjords. The cruises are all European-based, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same: you can lounge under the endless sun of Madeira, or check out the ethereal Northern Lights while wrapped up in polar Norway. Really, the only question to ask is: what do you want to see?
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FAQs about Bolette
- Where is Bolette now?
The Bolette is currently in the North Sea, heading towards Southampton. However, this changes constantly. The ship is easily tracked by various websites, so you’ll have no problem finding out its location.
- How do you pronounce Bolette?
Fred Olsen’s Bolette was named for his grandmother, and as such should be pronounced as Norwegians would. The word is read as three syllables: the first two are pronounced the same as ‘wallet’, and the final syllable is a short ‘e’, like the ‘e’ in ‘water’.