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  • Entered service
    04/01/2000
  • Tonnage
    62735
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins
    10
  • Number of Decks
    10
  • Number of Elevators
    12
  • Number of Pools
    2
  • Maximum Capacity
    1656
  • Number of Crew
    645
  • Refurbished
    2020
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4.4Out of 5
Cabin 4.8
Service 5
Excursions 3.8
Dining 4.8
Activities 4.2
Value for money 4.3
Entertainment 4



user
user 23 May 2023

Extremely courteous and polite crew who all worked very hard to keep the ship in spotless condition. From collecting your bags in the car park to helping you to disembark the entire crew were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Food and service was of the same excellent standard with huge choice all cooked to your liking and impeccably presented. Always plenty to see and do on board with a wide range of activities and demonstrations throughout the day and into the late evening. Drinks were expensive but not prohibitive, most upmarket hotels would charge more. Excursions seemed expensive but there was no pressure to buy and tenders to and from shore were frequent so you could organise your own time ashore if you wished. I had a terrace cabin with easy access to the promenade deck where I could use binoculars and take photographs from all around the ship. Many lounges, bars and restaurants around the ship where you could if you wished eat and drink all day, made easy by the personable staff. Overall a very hospitable voyage in a comfortable cabin with great service. I would repeat the experience to a different destination but personally a week is just long enough to indulge and recharge.

couple
couple 2 May 2023

Could not fault anything. Ship, service, food, scenery. Now converted and will cruise again, if only from Newcastle.

couple
couple 29 Sep 2022

My experience on Bolette with Fred Olsen has been amazing. I was honestly impressed with all the staff on board. They were really professional, all of them - starting from the cleaners to the reception staff, the entertainment, the staff from the restaurants. It was an amazing experience and I am honestly looking forward for my next cruise with Fred Olsen.

user
user 14 Jul 2022

It was my first sail on the Bolette. I loved the decor of the ship and the size was just right. It had the expected Fred Olsen service and personal attention. I was very pleased to be travelling with Capt Jozo Glavic again, he shows such genuine warmth towards the passengers and crew. The entertainment from the Bolette Theatre Company was first rate, the singers had beautiful voices. The musicians who played at venues around the ship were also very talented. As was the Circle of Fifths who played for the dancers. It was an absolute delight to dance with hosts Darren and Paul both were good ballroom dancers and really made my cruise.

user
user 21 Jan 2022

As always excellent service on Fred Olsen and new ships balcony suite a big improvement. The "View" casual dining restaurant was the real star for dining and the theater provided a great setting for the excellent show company shows.

couple
couple 8 Dec 2021

Staff were amazing and the food was out of this world. Entertainment could of been on a little earlier, although overall we had a great time and we will be back.

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