Bolette Maiden Voyage from Dover, 16 August 2021
Departure: 16 Aug 2021
Bolette - Fred. Olsen flagship, yet still only holds 1338 passengers.
Two-tiered Show Lounge
2 Swimming Pools
Flexible Booking Terms
Risk Free Booking- transfer your cancelled Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sailing to another date or receive a full refund.
Flexible Terms- if you are unable to sail due to a positive coronavirus test you can transfer to a later date with no admin fees.
Covid Insurance- if you meet insurance partner Holiday Extras' health criteria, including those over 70 years, you'll be covered by a new policy. This means that if you become ill on your cruise, medical assistance, repatriation and accomodation for you and a companion will be covered.
Satisfaction Guarantee- if you booked your five night or longer cruise at least 12 weeks in advance and decide you don't want to continue sailing within 48 hours after departure (24 hours on a Brabant River Cruise), Fred. Olsen will pay for your return flight to the UK from the next port and refund your cruise.
Refundable Deposit - for new bookings made now for a cruise departing in 2021, change your mind about travelling nearer to the embarkation date and you'll be able to move your deposit to a different cruise with no admin fees or receive a refund of your deposit in full.
Welcome Back Cruises
Will children be able to travel aboard your ships this summer?
Fred. Olsen are currently able to take bookings with children for their new sailings this summer. While at present there are no restrictions in place to prevent children from travelling with them, if it does become a requirement for guests to be vaccinated before any cruise travel, or before visiting certain destinations by cruise, this requirement will be for all, including children. If this does become a requirement and you have booked to travel with children who have not been vaccinated you will, of course, be able to have a refund or transfer your booking to another cruise in the future.
Can I book consecutive (back to back) cruises?
At this time we are sorry that we are not able to offer any consecutive (back to back) cruises. This forms part of our multi-layered approach to keeping our guests and crew safe on board with us.
Are these cruises just for UK residents?
Yes, the Welcome Back sailings will only be available for UK residents in line with government guidelines. Guests must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Will I need to wear a mask? What if I'm exempt?
During these Welcome Back cruises, it is expected that guests will have to wear masks in areas where social distancing is not possible. It is likely that this will be mandatory for all guests.
Can I cruise if I have underlying health conditions?
Anyone who is considered ‘extremely vulnerable’ as defined by the NHS should get in contact to discuss their requirements and whether they will be able to travel safely. Unfortunately, anyone requiring supplementary oxygen, dialysis or medical ventilation support will not be able to travel with Fred. Olsen at this time.
What changes will there be to dining onboard?
Guests will be allocated tables in the main dining rooms as usual, with each table to include up to a maximum of six guests. This will become their dining ‘bubble’. For guests travelling as a group, Fred. Olsen will do their best to accommodate them within one dining ‘bubble’, as long as their group is of six people or less. If they are travelling on their own, they will also be allocated a ‘dining bubble’ of up to six people, for the duration of their cruise. Guests do not have to dine as a full dining bubble for all meals, as long as they are not dining with anyone outside of their bubble. In addition, buffet restaurants will be open but crew will be on hand to serve.
What changes will there be to entertainment, activities and recreation?
There will be extra performances added to ensure social distancing, and guests will be able to attend with members of their household or their dining bubble. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines anticipate all onboard facilities including spas, shops and pools will be able to open, in line with government guidance at the time.
Domestic cruises will be able to operate with up to 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower. This capacity limit applies to passengers only. This means that when sailing resumes this summer, Fred. Olsen will initially do so with a reduced capacity on each ship, to ensure plenty of space to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Coronavirus Testing Requirements
Mandatory Vaccination (Incl. Kids)
1Cruise departs from Dover
1UK - Coastal Cruising
2Isles of Scilly - Scenic Cruising
3Channel Islands - Scenic Cruising
4UK - Coastal Cruising
Itinerary details & timings may be subject to change.
Cabins & prices
Inside Call us for latest availability
Outside Price From: £582 pp
Balcony Price From: £727 pp
Suite Price From: £902 pp
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Terms and Conditions
Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.