Bolette

Our flagship vessel proudly bears the name of Fred. Olsen's Great Grandmother, Bolette. Exuding classic, elegant style, and featuring spacious and comfortable public areas, with just 690 cabins, our flagship leads our fleet of smaller ships by example.

Bolette provides guests with plenty of space to relax within the bars, lounges, theatres and wide open deck spaces. In the Observatory, you’ll be able to enjoy one of our Signature Experiences of scenic cruising, through the large panoramic windows – the perfect accompaniment to the commentary you’ll receive as you learn more about the waterways and fjords you’ll be sailing along.

The Auditorium hosts cooking demonstrations, where you’ll see our talented chefs create our Treats of the Region dishes and have the chance to sample them too. Up on deck eight, you’ll find the Lido Bar and swimming pool. The retractable roof means you can enjoy a swim all year round, wherever you’re cruising. Of course, with our friendly staff providing the personal and attentive service they’re renowned for, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.


Accomodation Types

Guests will find a range of cabins and suites on board Bolette, so they can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit.

All of our cabins are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

Guests can choose from a range of Inside Cabins, Ocean View Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Terrace Cabins and Suites and can reserve the cabin number of their choice.

Olsen Suite

The largest of Bolette’s suites and cabins, the elegantly appointed Olsen Suite offers the greatest amount of space and amenities of all the guest accommodation on board our flagship.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 1,181 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Separate sitting, dining and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with oversize bath and separate shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to pantry, mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package


Premier Suite

At approximately 568 to 644 square feet in size, Bolette's Premier Suites are spacious and stylish, and feature all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay, as well as a few extra touches that help make for a even more special experience.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 568-644 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Separate sitting and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package


Balcony Suite

Each Balcony Suite on Bolette features all the amenities and comforts guests need during their stay, and provide ample space in which to relax, both indoors and outside on a private balcony.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 280 - 290 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package 


Balcony Junior Suite

A welcoming and comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up scenic views and sunshine from sea.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 280 - 290 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package


Single Balcony Suite

A Single Balcony Suite is a welcoming, comfortable space in which guests will find ample room to relax, alongside all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenic views.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 244 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds converted to queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package


Terrace Cabin

Bolette's Terrace Cabins offer the ample space, natural light and airiness of a Ocean View Cabin, but with the additional benefit of direct access to the Promenade Deck and designated sun loungers – ideal for enjoying the sunshine, scenery and sea breeze.

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 218 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Sliding glass doors with access to Promenade
  • Two designated sun loungers


Superior Ocean View

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW (B)

B Grade Superior Ocean View cabins on Bolette are situated higher on the ship, on decks 6 and 3, and feature a large picture window that allows natural light and guests to soak in the scenery and views in comfort.

  • Deck(s): Highland Deck 6 & Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 190 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW (C)

In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, Bolette's C Grade Superior Ocean View cabins feature a picture window that provides guests with plenty of natural light and fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Coral Deck 2
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window


Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

While Bolette's CO Grade Superior Ocean View cabins have a fully obstructed view, they are situated higher on the ship, on Promenade Deck 3, and feature a large picture window that lets natural light in to help create a airy, spacious feel.

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Large picture window


Ocean View

OCEAN VIEW (D)

Bolette's D Grade Ocean View cabins benefit from plenty of soothing natural light and boast fantastic ocean views, provided by a large picture window. These are situated midship on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1.

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

OCEAN VIEW (E)

Bolette's E Grade Ocean View cabins benefit from plenty of soothing natural light and boast fantastic ocean views, provided by a large picture window. These cabins are situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1,

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window


Single Ocean View

Bolette's K Grade Single Ocean View cabins provide guests with the comfort of soothing natural light, as well as wonderful ocean views, thanks to their large picture windows. Situated on deck 3, 2 and 1.

  • Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds converted to queen-sized bed
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window


Ocean View (Porthole)

Bolette's F Grade Ocean View cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views. Situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1.

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Porthole windows


Superior Interior

G Grade Superior Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the upper decks and their public areas. Situated on decks 6, 3 and 2.

  • Deck(s): Highland Deck 6, Promenade Deck 3 & Coral Deck 2
  • Size: 182 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower


Single Interior

SINGLE SUPERIOR INTERIOR (M)

M Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas.

  • Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Coral Deck 2
  • Size: 182 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds converted to queen-sized bed
  • Bathroom with shower

SINGLE INTERIOR (N)

N Grade Single Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas.

  • Deck: Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 182 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds converted to queen-sized bed
  • Bathroom with shower 


Interior

INTERIOR ROOM (H)

H Grade Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas.

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 182 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available

INTERIOR ROOM (I)

I Grade Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas.

  • Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 182 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available


Superior Ocean View Adapted

BD Grade Superior Ocean View Adapted cabins on Bolette are situated higher on the ship, on decks 6 and 3, and feature a large picture window that allows natural light to bathe the stylish interiors and guests to enjoy scenic views in comfort.

  • Deck(s): Highland Deck 6 & Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Large picture window


Ocean View Adapted

Bolette's FD Grade Ocean View Adapted cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Porthole windows


Premier Adapted Suites

Bolette's Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and feature all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay, as well as a few extra touches that help make for a even more special experience.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 658-644 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed (single side approach to bed)
  • Separate sitting and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with bath and roll-in shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package


Balcony Junior Adapted Suite

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 244 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package



Deck Plans

Guests will find a range of cabins and suites on board Bolette, so they can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit.

All of our cabins are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

Guests can choose from a range of Inside Cabins, Ocean View Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Terrace Cabins and Suites and can reserve the cabin number of their choice.

Sun Deck 10

  • Sun Deck

Sports Deck 9

  • The Olsen Art Studio
  • Sports Courts
  • Retractable Roof
  • The Observatory

Lido Deck 8

  • Swimming Pools
  • The View Bar
  • The View Buffet Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Stations
  • Vasco Restaurant
  • The Lido Bar
  • Jacuzzis
  • The Poolside Café
  • Atlantis Spa
  • Fitness Centre

Bridge Deck 7

  • Olsen Suite
  • Premier Suite
  • Single Superior Interior Cabin
  • Single Ocean View 
  • The Bridge

Highland Deck 6

  • Superior Ocean View
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • Balcony Junior Suite
  • Balcony Suite
  • Superior Interior Cabin
  • Laundry Room
  • The Lookout (Observation Area)   

Lounge Deck 5

  • The Bookmark Café and Lounge
  • The Bolette Card Room
  • The Earth Room
  • The Australia Room
  • Morning Light Pub & Lounge
  • Neptune Balcony
  • Port Shop
  • Ocean Bar
  • Future Cruise Information
  • The Flower Shop
  • Boutiques
  • Morning Light Pub & Lounge
  • Piano Bar
  • Jewellery Shop
  • The Botanical Room
  • The Oriental Tea Room
  • The Orchid Room Restaurant
  • The Terrace Restaurant

Main Deck 4

  • Forecastle (Observation Area)
  • Neptune Lounge
  • The Photo Gallery
  • Guest Services
  • Destination Services
  • The Auditorium
  • Colours & Tastes Restaurant

Promenade Deck 3

  • Laundry Room
  • Forecastle Access
  • Superior Ocean View
  • Single Ocean View
  • Terrace Cabin
  • Interior Cabin
  • Superior Interior Cabin

Coral Deck 2

  • Ocean View
  • Single Ocean View
  • Interior Cabin
  • Superior Interior Cabin
  • Single Ocean View
  • Single Superior Interior Cabin

Marina Deck 1

  • Ocean View
  • Single Ocean View
  • Interior Cabin
  • Single Interior Cabin
  • Medical Centre

Dining

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. 

Fred. Olsen’s team of talented chefs are passionate about creating great food. Their vibrant choice of dishes means you can enjoy everything from British favourites to exciting new tastes from around the world and specialities from the destinations you are visiting.

On board bakers and pastry chefs ensure freshly made breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits are available each day.

Sommeliers are on hand to help you choose the perfect wine or champagne to accompany their meal and they love to create signature cocktails from the regions being visited.

Main restaurants:

The elegant main restaurants are at the heart of the Fred. Olsen dining experience and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Every evening, enjoy a delicious five-course à la carte menu. Changing daily, guests will find options including steaks, seafood, freshly made soups, pasta and salads. They also feature regional dishes, so you will have the chance to experiment with local cuisines alongside their usual favourites.

For a more relaxed experience, guests can visit the buffet restaurant where they will find a delicious choice of freshly prepared options each day.

Speciality restaurants:

Colours & Tastes – Fred. Olsen’s Colours & Tastes restaurant features a tempting variety of Asian Fusion dishes, from spiced grilled meats and seafood to gyozas, dim sum and sushi. Located on board Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral.

Vasco - Named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, Vasco offers a fresh and modern take on Indian cuisine. The menu is inspired by their chefs from Goa and focuses on the unique culinary traditions of this area – a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India. Located on board Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral.

Speciality dining is available for £10pp when booked in advance or £15pp when booking on board.

The Bloomsbury & Terrace Restaurants

Experience complimentary · Cuisine seafood

Every evening in our elegant two-tiered main restaurants, you can enjoy a delicious five-course, á la carte menu, freshly prepared and cooked by our team of chefs. The menu changes each day and dishes include steaks, seafood, freshly made soups, pasta and salads plus a selection of delicious homemade breads, made overnight in our on board bakery; alongside our dishes which are always available. You’ll also have the chance to try our Treats of the Region dishes, local to the destinations you are visiting.

The Australia Room

Experience complimentary · Cuisine fine

Mirroring the lovely Orchid Room, the Australia Room links to the main Terrace Restaurant, and is tastefully decorated with Fred. Olsen’s hand-selected artwork collection. Inspired by the natural wonders of Australia, there are auburn tones of Uluru, making it the perfect area for small gatherings, intimate dinners and tasting activities.

The View

Experience complimentary · Cuisine buffet

Bolette's View Restaurant is designed to be easy-going, with a light and open feel and beautiful views of the ocean, no formal dress codes and no set tables.

Delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners are available at the generous buffet, with a vast array of choices, all served to you by our on board chefs. Often featuring delicious dishes local to the destinations you are visiting, you’ll have the opportunity to sample many of our Treats of the Region – and of course, return for more.

The Poolside Café

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

The Poolside Café is perfect for when you would like to enjoy a bite to eat in a relaxed, al fresco setting. Enjoy a selection of delicious dishes, from freshly cooked burgers and fish and chips to caesar salads and a ploughman's plate. This is the perfect setting to enjoy a late breakfast, brunch or lunch, and you're sure to find something to satisfy your tastebuds. With the retractable roof open or shut, depending on the destinations you're visiting, it's the perfect place to enjoy a light bite at any time of the day; accompanied by a delicious mocktail or cocktail.

Colours and Tastes

Experience cover · Cuisine asian

An evening at Bolette's Colours & Tastes restaurant makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Take a seat, settle in to your colourful, yet intimate Far East-inspired surroundings and enjoy a real taste of Asia. Delicious food from Japan, Thailand, China and the Philippines, including a selection of classic dishes and unique delicacies such as spiced grilled meats, seafood, gyozas, dim sum and sushi are all expertly crafted by our talented chefs. Our knowledgeable waiting team will be on hand to take care of your every need, all you need to do is decide when to join us!

Vasco

Experience cover · Cuisine indian

Influenced by the cultures and flavours of India, and named after famous explorer Vasco Da Gama – the first European to reach India by sea, Bolette's Vasco restaurant offers a fresh and modern take on some of the world's finest food. Our Goan chefs create each dish by hand, to provide guests with a insight into the unique culinary delights of their homeland, from delicious seafood to traditional spiced curries and perfectly-grilled meats, everything is cooked fresh and to order. The bright colours and welcoming feel at Vasco are also in keeping with Goa's richness and warmth.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Experience cover · Cuisine british

Each day, complimentary afternoon tea is served in The View, with sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes, accompanied by fresh tea and coffee.

During sea days guests can book our Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea* experience at The Observatory. Enjoy beautiful views from The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of our waiting team.

Room Service

Experience cover · Cuisine room

All of our Suites and cabins have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, or a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like a little something more, 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.


Entertainment

Whether you want to relax and watch the world go by or fill your day meeting fellow guests and taking in our entertainment programme, we have plenty of options for you to try.

Enjoy wonderful live music in one of our bars, perhaps take in the scenic views from the Botanical Room or even try your hand at a quiz in the Morning Light. Details of all daily events can be found in your Daily Times.

The Observatory

The panoramic views from the Observatory are outstanding, making the perfect backdrop for enjoying our Scenic Discoveries Signature Experience, where you’ll receive commentary from our on board teams to complement the intriguing fjords, islands and waterways you’ll observe from this perfect vantage point. We also hold our popular Navigational chart and map reading sessions here. As we move into evening, the Observatory comes to life with music and singing from our resident live bands, so you can choose from a selection of Champagne, sparkling cocktails and mocktails to add that extra touch to your on board experience.

The Bookmark Café & Lounge

Situated in a quiet location on Lounge Deck, the Bookmark Café is the perfect spot for some peaceful relaxation. Perhaps start your day with a cup of Earl Grey or breakfast tea, or take a seat in the afternoon and read a book from our on board library, whilst sipping a delicious latte or cappuccino.

Don’t forget to make room to indulge yourself with a selection of our handmade chocolates or freshly baked treats; or perhaps pre-book a Bookmark Bestseller card. Added to your cabin account when you arrive on board, you can enjoy 7 hot drinks (teas, coffees or hot chocolates) and a bag of milk or mixed truffles - priced at just £20.

Morning Light Pub & Lounge

Named after one of the largest sailing ships owned by the Olsen family back in 1892, The Morning Light Pub & Lounge has a familiar, warm and welcoming feel, with windows adorned with paintings from the Olsen family's collection, showing sea-faring scenes and traditions; comfortable seating and a well-stocked bar with a collection of British and international beer and cider, and a selection from independent breweries close to our office in Ipswich.

Each evening, our resident singers and guitarists showcase their talents, and the popular Fred. Olsen quiz is also held here, with friendly debates over the answers taking place each evening; or perhaps enjoy a friendly game of Shuffleboard.

Ocean Bar

Our spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is the perfect setting in which to begin your evening - enjoy our Martini Experience, choose from a wide selection of gin and refreshing tonics, mocktails and other bar drinks; and catch up with friends and fellow guests before taking in the live show. After the show, the resident band or DJ will provide music that's sure to have you on the dancefloor until it is time to finally say goodnight. 

The Oriental Tea Room

The Oriental Tea Room has been designed with quiet beauty and gentle elegance in mind. The colours are pale and powder-soft, and the furnishings are inspired by Chinese silks and rare orchids. During the day, we serve a refreshing menu of unusual loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions from the East, or a rare tea-tasting experience where you can learn about each tea’s story and origin. Join us for a relaxing tea-inspired cocktail, such as the refreshing Lemongrass Mojito or Lime & Mint Mar-tea-ni, or a selection of cold beers including specialities from Japan, Singapore and Thailand. We also offer a non-alcoholic cocktail or two, based on Sri Lankan and Chinese teas.

Lido Bar

When you're spending the day relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying a few dips in the pool, or enjoying a good book on one of the sun loungers, the Lido Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink if you're in need of something to help you cool off.

Situated close to the pool and Jacuzzis, this bar is open throughout the day and is a bright, open space with comfortable rattan furniture, perfect for enjoying a cold beer, a soft drink or even a fruity, exotic cocktail or mocktail with new found friends.

Piano Bar

The Piano Bar is the perfect place to make the most of peaceful moments on board Bolette, especially during time at sea. Settle in, sit back and enjoy a drink whilst enjoying the laidback ambience of the venue and the restful sounds of music provided by a talented pianist.

Head to the Piano Bar before dinner and begin your evening in style with a cocktail, or visit this elegant, spacious venue after the evening show for a cognac or liquer to wind down before retiring to your cabin for another relaxing night's sleep. 

Neptune Lounge & Balcony

Take a seat in Bolette's two-tiered Neptune Lounge, and join our superb Show Team as they put on a show to remember. Also on the bill are hilarious comedians who’ll keep you chuckling, and of course the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell parties. During the day, the Neptune Lounge is used for our Signature Experiences, where our knowledgeable guest speakers deliver interesting talks and activities, designed to deepen your understanding of the destinations you’ll be visiting. We also hold our interesting Q&A sessions here where you'll learn more about behind the scenes with the Show Team, or life as the Captain of a cruise ship.

The Auditorium

Designed to host everything from cooking demonstrations and presentations to cinema evenings, Bolette's Auditorium is where guests can enjoy a host of exciting, educational and interactive events, in addition to the entertainment offered in the main Neptune Lounge.

This stylish, spacious venue has plenty of comfortable seating, which is carefully positioned to offer great views of the stage, so that guests are able to experience events such as our Treats of the Region - perfect for watching our talented chefs create delicious dishes that you'll be able to taste, and recreate once home.

The Bolette Card Room

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 other guests who are up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

Boutique Shopping

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 one to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials.

Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at Duty Free prices, or 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. 

The Flower Shop

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

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 will also have the opportunity to select single stems to provide the finishing touch to your Formal Night.

Throughout your time on board, our expert photographers will be on hand to capture some of the most magical and memorable experiences enjoyed during your cruise holiday.

At the Photo Gallery, our friendly team will be ready to help you view your photos and purchase your favourites - whether you choose to take home individual shots or a photo package. 

The Botanical Room

Situated next to the Oriental Tea Room, the peaceful surroundings of the Botanical Room are dedicated to celebrating the beauty and brilliance of our natural Earth. Added to Bolette in 2023, its designed in lush greens and vibrant yellows to inspire our green-fingered guests to leaf through the magazines and books on gardening, flowers, plant care and the various species of flora across our planet.

The Earth Room

Newly added in 2023, our tranquil Earth Room is dedicated to those who are inspired by, and curious about, our incredible planet. Featuring a unique collection of rare books personally selected by Fred. Olsen, you can browse subjects such as evolution, climate change, recycling, carbon footprints and fossil fuels; accompanied by advice on how we can all learn to tread a little lighter. Also available are videos for you to watch and digital literature to read, designed to be thought-provoking and conversation starting, so the Earth Room is perfect for small gatherings to discuss topical subjects or just to learn more about our wonderful world.

Enrichment

A Fred. Olsen cruise is about making the most of your time away from it all. This is why we provide a variety of experiences, events and classes for our guests, to ensure that every day enjoyed on board our smaller ships is as rewarding, varied and memorable as possible.

Activities vary from cruise to cruise, and are highlighted each day in your copy of The Daily Times. They could include insightful lectures from expert guest speakers; engaging arts and crafts sessions, such as watercolour tutorials; dancing and singing lessons; and much more.

On Bolette and Borealis, cookery demonstrations from our expert chefs showcase their skills and teach you how to make your favourite Fred. Olsen dishes at home.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Lots of our guests like to use their sea days or longer voyages to try their hand at something they haven't done before, so we host sociable activities like learning to play the ukulele or singing in a choir. Or you can refine your craft skills, practice your watercolours and learn some photography skills in our new Olsen Art Studio.

The Olsen Art Studio

Bringing to life the Olsen family's appreciation of art, The Olsen Art Studio on board Bolette is an impressive, light and airy space filled with arts and crafts materials for a variety of projects.

It's a place for those who love to paint or draw at home and would like to refine their skills whilst at sea. And it's a place for those guests who perhaps used to enjoy art many years ago but have not yet had the opportunity to take it up again.

The studio will host classes and activities guided by different instructors, as well as providing an open space for guests to visit and work on their own particular arts and craft projects.

Guest Speakers

We're often joined on board our ships by port experts and guest speakers to talk our guests through a range of subjects and topics, such as history, geography, aviation, wine tasting and foods of the world.

On all cruises our informative Port Talks will be available for our guests to enjoy in preparation for arrival into each port. Our knowledgable lecturers share information to help guests make the most of their time ashore, while on some sailings, there are lectures that delve deeper into specific destinations on the itinerary too.

Cookery Demonstrations

On board Bolette and Borealis, our expert chefs and teams from the Galley host cooking demonstrations to showcase their culinary craft and provide a taste of the skill and passion that goes into every meal served at our dining venues.

Guests can take a seat at the spacious Auditorium to watch, listen and learn how to make some of their favourite Fred. Olsen dishes, as the chefs take them through each step of their creation, from preparation to plate.

Dance Classes

For many of our guests, the time spent on the dance-floor is one of the highlights of their days on board our smaller ships. So its no wonder that our Dance Classes – hosted by our wonderful Entertainment teams – always prove popular.Show less

Our instructors teach a variety of dancing styles, from line dancing to ballroom and sequence dancing, helping guests to learn and perfect their steps and moves before they head for their ship's lounges in the evening to dance the night away. 

Tasting Events

Hosted by our Sommeliers, Tasting Sessions* on board our smaller ships offer a fascinating insight into the production processes, scents and flavours of some of the world's finest tipples.Show less

The Tasting Sessions on your cruise could include opportunities to sample everything from delicious wines and Champagne to whiskey and a range of spirits, while occasionally our experts will also teach you the art of pairing food and drink to create combinations that perfectly blend the nuances of their flavour.

*To join our Tasting Sessions, there is an additional charge and this can vary on the type tastings on offer, full details can be found in your Daily Times once on board. 

Travels to Come

Unlike other cruise companies who sail the same routes year after year, we are constantly researching and hand-crafting new itineraries. On every cruise we run a programme designed to inspire travel, where you can find out about the development of our new itineraries. Don't worry, these are not sales talks or "exit through the gift shop" ruses - just an opportunity for travel enthusiasts to daydream about what is yet to come.

Fred. Olsen Book Club

With ample time and space to relax, many of our Guests make the most of the opportunity to get stuck in to a good book during your cruise holiday. This is why to enhance reading enrichment further, we have introduced the Fred. Olsen Book Club on selected sailings, a chance to talk all things ‘bookish’ with like-minded people. Hosted by the Entertainment Managers and their Team, the Book Club provides a welcoming, social space in which you can openly and informally discuss thoughts and views on bestselling lighter reads, crime-thrillers and traditional or contemporary classics.

With ample time and space to relax, many of our Guests make the most of the opportunity to get stuck in to a good book during a cruise holiday on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships. This is why to enhance reading enrichment further, we have introduced the Fred. Olsen Book Club on selected sailings, a chance to talk all things ‘bookish’ with like-minded people.

Hosted by the Entertainment Managers and their Team, the Book Club provides a welcoming, social space in which you can openly and informally discuss thoughts and views on bestselling lighter reads, crime-thrillers and traditional or contemporary classics. Specific categories and titles to discuss at the Book Club on each cruise are chosen in advance and listed below, allowing you time to purchase and read the books before you set sail. These books will also be available from your ship’s Port Shop, should you wish to wait until you’re on board to join in the fun.

So, if you love a good book while discovering the world with Fred. Olsen, what better way to indulge your passion than joining your friends and fellow guests at the Book Club?

We look forward to welcoming you!


Health & Fitness

Atlantis Spa

Our superb therapists are on hand to ensure your time spent on board Bolette is relaxing and luxurious, so let our expert team in the Atlantis Spa take care of you. With a wide range of treatments on offer, including massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation treatments and hairdressing; you'll leave feeling energised and revitalised.

With large picture windows offering beautiful views of the ocean or small islands and archipelagos you are sailing past, your time spent at the Atlantis Spa will be soothing and refreshing, whether it's with a new hair style, freshly painted nails or completely relaxed after a massage.

Thermal Suite

Our Thermal Suite is a relaxation centre with the ambience of a Turkish bath, where our steam rooms are filled with aromatherapy vapours which are the perfect way to unwind and de-stress, and 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. You can book the Thermal Suite for some lovely relaxing alone time, in a couple, or the ultimate pamper package.

Fitness Centre

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

On board Bolette, and across our fleet of ships, we also run a variety of complimentary yoga, pilates or stretching classes here which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers. Join us for a relaxing sunrise pilates or yoga class out on deck, or an invigorating Walk a Mile session. Also available are spin, fitball or abdominals sessions.

Treat yourself to Personal Training sessions with our fully qualified, friendly trainers, where you can receive a one-to-one programme tailored just to you.

Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi

When you're taking time out to relax on Bolette's spacious Lido Deck, whether on a sea day or after enjoying exploration ashore, the all-weather swimming pool is perfect for taking a cooling dip, or simply swimming a few lengths. For blissful relaxation, head for a Jacuzzi; and as the retractable roof is either open or shut depending on the weather in the region you're visiting, the pool area is perfect for year round use with plenty of open deck space and comfortable loungers. Nearby, the Poolside Café offers delicious dishes for you to enjoy all day at your leisure.

Fitness Classes

Whilst a Fred. Olsen cruise is about relaxing and enjoying some time away from daily life, we understand that many of our guests like to continue their fitness routine even when they're on board our smaller ships.

This is why our ships feature fully-equipped Fitness Centres, and we offer a wide range of complimentary fitness classes - perfect for beginners and experience gym-goers alike - too. Guests can join our instructors for Pilates, Yoga, Fitball and much more, and all at no extra cost.


Kids & Teens

Children of 6 months and over are very welcome on our ships. On peak-time holiday cruises, our Little Skippers Club keeps kids between 5 and 11 years old entertained with a variety of fun activities. They will enjoy arts and crafts, discos, treasure hunts and loads more, all run by our friendly team of hosts and hostesses*.

A list of the day's events are included in the Little Skippers Club's mini-version of the Daily Times, which also shows the separate pool times for kids. Activities also stretch across the evenings, to suit the individual needs of families on board. Please note: our Little Skippers Club also welcomes children under 5, however parents must provide supervision at all times. The club operates subject to minimum numbers being achieved.

*All of our Little Skippers Club hosts are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. 

**Please note we will not be operating any Little Skippers clubs aboard our Welcome Back sailings this summer. This is because cruising restart guidelines require all guests, including children, to remain in their household or dining bubbles on board.

Little Skippers Club

On Fred. Olsen’s peak holiday season cruises, it is our pleasure to welcome your ‘Little Skippers’ aboard our ships and into our fun, friendly and engaging kids club.

Run by professional hosts, the Little Skippers Club is designed to ensure children aged between 5 and 11, and their parents or grandparents, get the most from their holiday. Leave your children with us and we’ll keep them entertained with a variety of creative and exciting activities and events, such as arts and crafts sessions, deck games, treasure hunts, quizzes, cookie and pizza making and much more.

All activities, plus timings for children-only pool sessions, are advertised in the Little Skippers Club’s ‘mini’ version of the Daily Times, which is available in Guest Services each day. So, you can plan your time relaxing by the pool, in your favourite bar or even the soothing Atlantis Spa, safe in the knowledge that your children are enjoying their time on board too.

*Please note Little Skippers is run subject to numbers.

The 'Little Skippers Daily Times' will be available to collect from Guest Services each day and will detail a variety of fun activities for our Little Skippers! Exact activities will vary from cruise to cruise, but we've listed some example activities below:

  • Treasure hunts
  • Table Tennis
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Dolphin Racing
  • Arts & crafts
  • Deck Quoits
  • Silent disco
  • Competitions
  • Games night/Movie nights
  • Cookie Baking & Decorating
  • Swimming

Parents/Guardians: Under 5’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18. If there are no children within 30 minutes of a session’s start time the Little Skippers Club will not run for that session.


Useful Information

Dress Code

Packing for your cruise holiday with Fred. Olsen is simple. The dress code is designed to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during your days and evenings on board, as well as your time ashore. This handy guide will help you decide what to pack for your cruise holiday.

DAYWEAR

On Board: Whether enjoying the sea views from the deck, or participating in the many activities available, we want you to feel at ease. Casual wear is perfectly acceptable for your days on board with many guests opting for shorts and a T-shirt or polo shirt while cruising in sunny climes, and a pair of light-weight trousers and a sweater or jacket for cooler daytime temperatures.

Whilst on deck, bathing suits are a must to ensure you can make the most of the pools and Jacuzzis on board. A pair of flip flops or sandals are advisable as the decks can sometimes get very warm (please take care, as the decks can be slippery too). A T-shirt and casual shorts is often preferred for lounging by the pool. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and sun cream, as the sun can be a lot stronger at sea.

Ashore: The weather can vary greatly depending on your destination and the time of year you cruise. For warm weather destinations like the Canaries, Mediterranean and the Caribbean, typical summertime wear such as T-shirts, shorts or swimwear are fine. For Shore Tours that include visits to churches, museums or cathedrals, it is advisable to dress a little more conservatively.

For cruises to cooler destinations, a pair of trousers, a jumper or jacket and a raincoat are recommended, as the weather can be changeable.

Whichever type of cruise you choose to embark on, a pair of comfortable walking shoes is strongly recommended to explore some of the fabulous destinations you will be visiting in comfort.

EVENING WEAR

Evening wear is simple on a Fred. Olsen cruise; most evenings are Smart Casual with a Formal Night or two providing the chance to dress up. And just to add some fun to the cruise, there may also be some optional Theme Nights on longer sailings.

Smart Casual Evenings: Most evenings on board have a smart casual dress code. Dresses and skirts or a pair of trousers, chinos or dark jeans, coupled with a polo shirt, shirt or blouse. Some guests opt to wear a jacket and tie too, but the choice is yours.

Formal Evenings: Cruises of six nights or longer will have at least one Formal Evening - this is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown or evening suit.

Casual Buffet Dining: On any evening, you have the option to dine in our buffet restaurant. While we request that guests dress appropriately – avoiding swimwear and loungewear – this option offers a casual dress code for a more relaxed dining experience at a time that suits you.

FORMAL NIGHTS

Depending on the length of your cruise holiday there will be one or more formal evenings whilst you are on board. This is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening. These restaurants are The View Restaurant (Bolette and Borealis) and Palms Café (Balmoral).

The exact number of formal nights will be highlighted on your cruise ticket. Below is a guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on cruises of various durations.

3 nights or less:

Smart casual throughout

3 - 4 nights:

Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

5 - 6 nights:

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night

7- 12 nights:

Captain's Welcome Party + 2x formal nights

13- 20 nights:

Captain's Welcome Party + 3x formal nights

22 nights +:

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

Dietary Requirements

On board all of our ships, we do our best to accommodate most dietary requests. So, vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, low salt, dairy-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and gluten-free food are all catered for.

We also kindly request that you make us aware of any special dietary requests at the time of booking or by calling our Guest Services Team on 0800 0355 145. We’ll do our best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. Guests with food allergies or intolerances will also have the opportunity to speak to the Maitre ’d or Executive Chef once on board to discuss any requirements.

We can also provide a vegan option for our Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which is available on all sea days. Prices can be found on the link below.

Please note that we may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports. 

Smoking Policy

We operate a strict ‘no smoking’ policy in all inside areas. Smoking will only be permitted on cabin balconies (excluding Terrace Balconies on Bolette and Borealis), and in designated open deck areas.

Electronic cigarettes that don't emit vapour, may be used in cabins or on cabin balconies but are not permitted in any non-smoking public areas. They can easily be mistaken for real cigarettes, which may result in an unnecessary confrontation that requires staff intervention. Electronic cigarettes emitting any vapour - even water vapour - may only be smoked in designated external smoking areas.

Please ask a member of staff for the designated smoking areas when you board your ship.

Designated smoking areas are as below:

Borealis

Deck 8 aft, port side, outside The View Bar and deck 9 forward.

Bolette

Deck 8 aft, and deck 9 forward.

Balmoral

Deck 7 starboard side, Decks 8 and 9 aft – starboard side, and Deck 11 starboard side – outside the Marquee Bar.

Disabled Facilities

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines warmly welcomes guests dependent on the use of a wheelchair/scooter for mobility on all vessels within our fleet. However, with the very different nature of a holiday at sea when compared to one on land we very strongly recommend you are accompanied by an able-bodied companion who is responsible for providing any assistance that you may require both on board and ashore. On board we are unable to offer any sustained or long-term assistance. If you opt to travel alone but it transpires that you are unable to cope on board you will be required to meet with a senior officer to discuss the situation, and in extreme circumstances asked to disembark the vessel at your own expense. If in any doubt prior to departure as to whether we can safely accept the guest for passage, we do reserve the right to insist a guest is accompanied by an able-bodied companion.

The number of guests either reliant upon the use of a wheelchair/scooter, or with reduced mobility, that we can accept is governed by the number of crew we can assign to assist disabled/mobility impaired guests in the unlikely event of an emergency. This is in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation’s convention on ‘Safety of Life at Sea‘ (SOLAS), governing the safe evacuation of a vessel within 30 minutes of the emergency alarm being sounded. This regulation is not superseded by the EU Passenger Bill of Rights Regulation 1177/2010, effective 18 December 2012, concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea or inland waterways.

Please Note: All guests will be required to store mobility devices in their room on board and will not be permitted to leave them outside in corridors and stairwells, or have them stored on board.

If you would like to hire mobility equipment to take on your cruise, Mobilty at Sea can accommodate your needs - please call them on 0800 328 1699.

All four of our cruise ships feature cabins specially adapted for wheelchair use.

Should you wish to bring a wheelchair/scooter on board, please advise us in advance, so that a space can be allocated on board. We also request that a Mobility Questionnaire is fully completed. All wheelchairs/scooters must be stored by yourselves in your cabin.

In accordance with safety requirements, the number of guests using wheelchairs on board is restricted as follows:

  • Balmoral: 16
  • Bolette & Borealis - 20 in total (of which 10 can be scooters)

Only those cabins indicated as adapted for wheelchair use have private facilities for wheelchair users.

DEAF AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED GUESTS

As with mobility impaired guests we would strongly recommend guests are accompanied by an able-bodied companion to assist them both on board and ashore.

Whereas infra-red hearing loops are fitted on all vessels, with headsets available from Guest Services, for use in the main ‘Show Lounge’, please note that this headset system is not suitable for people who wear permanently inserted hearing devices; and none of our rooms feature any additional emergency equipment such as flashing lights or ‘bed shakers’ that can be used in the event of an emergency. In the event of an emergency our specifically trained and assigned crew will come directly to your room. However, please let us have advance notice of any serious hearing impairment.

Environment

At Fred. Olsen we are committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment around us.

With our ships sailing to the four corners of the earth, we want to minimise the impact we make on all the beautiful places we visit∘ and ensure that they are protected for future generations. As a company, we strive to comply with all environmental requirements and take steps to exceed them whenever possible.

Continuing our ongoing efforts to help alleviate plastic pollution and its global environmental impact, single use plastic water bottles∘ are no longer available to purchase throughout our fleet, for guests or crew, and glass carafes, which are replenished daily, are in use in all cabins.

Guests can bring their own refillable water bottles, or purchase on board in the ship's Port Shop; these can be filled in any of our bars, and we are in the process of installing water stations across the fleet.

Little changes can make a big difference

✔ We have removed all single-use coffee cups, plastic cutlery and plastic straws

✔ Plastic jam and butter portions have been replaced with refillable options

✔ New linen bags have replaced plastic laundry bags

✔ The consumption of cling film in The Galley has been reduced

✔ Ropes are now used to secure items during rough seas rather than plastic

✔ Wooden pencils are provided in cabins, instead of plastic pens

✔ All printed marketing communication is on responsibly sourced FSC approved paper

Refill your water bottle!

We are excited to be supporting the Refill Campaign, run by environmental campaigning organisation City to Sea, to raise awareness of the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on the environment, and encourage people to use refillable water bottles instead.

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and it’s predicted that figure will rise by another 20% by 2021.

Find out more about how you could save money, stay hydrated and help prevent plastic pollution at source with Refill.

Download the Refill app to find your nearest station today and become a 'Refill Champion'.

Fuel

Fred. Olsen comply with all international policies∘ and take steps to exceed them whenever possible.

Our ocean-going ships use a mix of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO). As we approach port of calls and sail through special emission control areas, the LSFO – which has a sulphur content of just 0.1% – is used. Outside of these areas, we switch to the use of HFO, which contains a sulphur content of 1-2%. Both fuels are currently below the existing global sulphur limit.

From 1st January 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas will be reduced to 0.50%. We have already started to take steps to switch our ships to lower emission fuel where possible.

Waste Recycling

All waste created on board is taken to a dedicated waste and recycling sorting area on the vessel.

It is then separated into glass, metal cans, paper/cardboard, plastic, food waste and general waste. Once sorted, these materials∘ are compacted and stored ready to be offloaded at the next available port. Cooking oil is also offloaded in port, so that it can be repurposed.

Food waste is, on some occasions, pulped and then discharged into the sea in accordance with Marpol regulations, as food waste can be eaten by fish. In addition, some items are incinerated∘ on board, again in accordance with all environmental and safety regulations.

Medical Facilities

For your peace of mind, all of our cruise ships have a Medical Centre offering primary and emergency care, with a doctor and/or nurse on call at all times. All our cruise ships also have two qualified nurses on board. The Medical Centres operate outside of British and European health services and charges are levied for consultations, investigations, prescriptions and room visits. A scale of charges is displayed in each Medical Centre, and charges incurred will be billed to your on board account. We would ask that any guest taking medication brings adequate supplies to last the duration of the cruise. Please ensure you pack medication in your hand luggage, if required, en route to your ship.

Wi-Fi

Staying connected with friends and family at home whilst on a Fred. Olsen cruise has never been easier.

With our new fast Starlink maritime service you’ll be able to connect to the internet via your smartphone, tablet, laptop and other devices to send email, keep up-to-date with the latest news and share your holiday experiences on social media as you cruise.

Simply connect to the guest WiFi aboard, create an account and select your desired internet package and you’re good to go. WiFi is available throughout our ships, so you can connect to the internet whilst relaxing in any of our public areas. Any charges will be charged directly to your on-board account. Find out more here.

Suite Dreams Package

Our Suite Dreams package comes with our compliments in all our Suites. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and a fresh fruit bowl – which will be topped-up anytime during your cruise at your request.

To assist you on your voyage of discovery, you’ll find a pair of binoculars, a world atlas and a country guide, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers for those times where for operational reasons we can’t dock within walking distance of a destination. A newsletter with domestic and international news is delivered to your room daily, along with a selection of delicious canapés.

We know it’s the little details that make all the difference, and the inclusion of extras such as luxury towels, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary water, free pressing service and laundry vouchers ensures your Suite Dreams package is a valued treat.

Suite Dreams benefits include*:

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including room layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Guide Dogs / Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs (assistance dogs) are warmly welcomed on board all our cruise ships.

In order to offer an enjoyable and safe cruise experience for both you and your dog, we kindly request you complete the ‘Assistance Dog Travel Application Form’. This can be obtained by contacting the Guest Services Department on 0800 0355 145 or via e-mailing guest.services@fredolsen.co.uk. We request that guests advise us before travelling that they wish to bring an Assistance Dog on board, and that all relevant application forms are completed.

The following items must be included in the application*:

Pet Passport

We require a copy of all pages, including your pet's microchip number and confirmed rabies vaccination, which must be administered at least 21 days prior to travel, and valid for the duration of the cruise.

Training Certificate

A copy of the training certificate from ADI (Assistance Dogs International) or IGDF (International Guide Dog Federation).

Tapeworm Treatment Appointment

Confirmation of a pre-booked overseas veterinary appointment for tapeworm treatment. This is a mandatory requirement between 24-120 hours prior to return to the UK. We strongly advise you book this appointment for the penultimate port of call (if within the mandatory time period) to avoid any issues should the final port of call be missed for any unforeseeable reason. Exceptions include sailings direct from Ireland, Finland, Norway or Malta. Please note: other EU countries also have tapeworm compliance requirements if you are not travelling to that country directly from the UK (i.e. the ship makes a call in another country first).

Should you wish to bring a Service Dog on board, the same conditions apply as with Assistance Dogs, so please do let us know if you wish to bring your Service Dog on your cruise.

*If for any reason, after submitting the application, your request is denied by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), you are entitled to cancel your booking free of charge. Please be aware that it can take time to process applications with APHA, so please submit your request at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid disappointment. Terms & conditions apply.  

Age Restrictions

We are delighted to accept booking for younger guests, aged between 2 and 17.

All children aged over 12 will need to have had both of their vaccinations before joining us on board, with at least 14 days since the date of their second dose.

On peak-time holiday cruises, and subject to numbers, our Little Skippers Club keeps kids between 5 and 11 years old entertained with a variety of fun activities. They will enjoy arts and crafts, discos, treasure hunts and loads more, all run by our friendly team of hosts and hostesses*.

A list of the day's events are included in the Little Skippers Club's mini-version of the Daily Times, which also shows the separate pool times for kids. Activities also stretch across the evenings, to suit the individual needs of families on board. Please note: our Little Skippers Club also welcomes children under 5, however parents must provide supervision at all times. The club operates subject to minimum numbers being achieved.

For those guests who are travelling overseas with children under the age of 16 for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, it is a legal requirement that you obtain the written consent of the parent/ legal guardian and produce this upon request when checking in at the port/airport. Failure to produce this documentation may result in refusal of passage. Unfortunately, we regret we are unable to accept children less than 2 years of of age.

We regret that we are not able to offer a babysitting service during your cruise holiday.

*All of our Little Skippers Club hosts are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. 

Laundry Services

All of our ships have at least one fully equipped Laundry Room, complete with self service washing machines filled with with detergent and softener. Just collect a token from Guest Services (there is a small fee of £2 for this service) and pop it in the machine. Also in the Laundry Rooms are tumble driers, irons and ironing boards.

Or, let us do your laundry! A laundry bag will be supplied to you in your cabin welcome pack for your use, if you wish to return home with a case full of clean clothes. Simply fill the laundry bag with the items you need washing, and your cabin attendant will whisk them away for our 'wash and fold service'. Full details of prices can be found in your cabin welcome pack.

Please note: travel irons and steamers are not permitted on any of our cruise ships.

Ship Facts
  • Ocean Cruise Ship
  • Medium Size
  • Premium Style

  • Launched in 2000
  • Refitted in 2016
  • Currency GBP
  • 1338 Passangers
  • 645 Crew
  • 10 Decks
  • 690 Cabins
  • 21 Accessible Cabins

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