Friday 05 March 2021
NEW COVID-19 POLICY! Deposit transfer & refund policy
7-nights cruising AROUND GREAT BRITAIN, including The Orkney & Shetland Islands

It’s completely FLIGHT-FREE – for the SIMPLEST, SAFEST and MOST RELAXING way to have a hassle-free early Spring holiday next year!

Our superb, allocated cabins are secure until 15 January 2021, so choose yours and book TODAY!

AND if you booked before 31st October 2020 our SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFERS were:
* Free all-inclusive drinks package – worth £19 pppn – TOTAL SAVING: £133 pp
* Free gratuities – worth £5 pppn – TOTAL SAVING: £35 pp

We will join the ship by luxury coach from our local port of Southampton …. a short transfer, but we will still have time for a decadent glass of bubbly en route – ALL included in your price!  

Celebrate as the company begins a new chapter of Fred. Olsen history, during this rewarding 7-night discovery of fascinating destinations in Scotland and Northern Ireland. You’ll marvel at the intriguing wonders of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave; have time to explore ashore in the Shetland and Orkney Islands and visit the attraction-packed city of Belfast.

So, if you’re interested in having something to look forward to in early Spring next year, why not indulge yourself in this fantastic cruise around the UK on a cosy small ship. This will not be just ANY cruise though, as it will be the  MAIDEN voyage of Fred Olsen’s new acquisition, the BOLETTE. Be part of something very special and experience the excitement of being one of the first guests to sail on their new flagship.

Rest assured, Bolette is everything loyal guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship. Proudly bearing the name of Fred Olsen Jr.’s great-great-grandmother, as many other Olsen vessels have over the years, she exudes classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, features spacious and comfortable public areas. She has all the facilities and special touches you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

While she will now be one of the largest ships by overall size in the fleet, Bolette has capacity for 1,380 guests, so is in keeping with their smaller-ship ethos, you’ll never  feel overcrowded on board and will have plenty of space in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, fantastic entertainment, bars, lounges and theatres – and of course, relaxing by the all-season pool, with friendly staff providing the typical high level of personal, attentive service giving an intimate feel to your onboard experience …..

Scenic Scotland

Departs: Southampton • Fri 05 March 2021 • 7 nights • Bolette

All prices INCLUDE luxury transport to and from the port of Southampton; Solent Events Personal Escort; Travel Treats; Solent Events Drinks Party; PLUS  on board Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service 24hr tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities, lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • at least 1 formal night 

The few months of  our 2020 winter doesn’t look quite so bad now, does it?! 1,380

Scenic Scotland Cruise
Cabins from only £799pp
Only £799pp Interior ........ £949pp Oceanview with picture window

What's Included?

What's Not Included?

For your peace of mind and financial protection, our cruise is arranged in conjunction with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

         Deck 1 Fred Olsen Bolette Deck 01 - Hospital                 Deck 2 Fred Olsen Bolette Deck 02      

Deck 3 Fred Olsen Bolette Deck 03         Deck 6Fred Olsen Bolette Deck 06

The customer friendly DRINKS PACKAGE on  Bolette, at £19pp per day, is great value and should  be considered if you like a drink – or two! 
i) more than one glass of wine/alcoholic drink with your lunch & dinner 
PLUS ii) a glass or two of Cava, cocktails, beer, cider or soft drinks whilst relaxing between meal times or pre-dinner
PLUS iii) sitting by the pool, one of several lounges & bars, or after dinner in the theatre 
It also gives you peace of mind about not receiving a large bar bill at the end of your 2-week cruise! 

There is a convenient waiter-service in each venue, plus you may also order at the bar.

The package must be booked and paid for up to 2 weeks before departure. If booked when on board, the price rises to £29pp per day – (£406pp)!

The Drinks Package consists of  the following, unlimited:
BEERS, LAGERS & CIDER (incl non-alcoholic Carlsberg)
HOUSE WINES  by the glass
White: Sauvignon Blanc; Chenin Blanc; Chardonay/Semillon; Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc
Red: Merlot; Pinotage; Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot; Eisberg Cabernet Sauvignon
Rosé: Cinsault-Rosé; Cabernet Sauvignon-Rosé
Vodka; Whisky; Gin; white Rum; Brandy; Irish Cream
MINERALS (incl diet)
Pepsi; Lemonade; Tonic Water Ginger Ale 
JUICES (by the glass)
Orange; Apple; Pineapple; Cranberry; Tomato
WATER – still & carbonated

PLUS  @ 50% discount: 
Cocktails, Premium  & Branded Spirits from the normal drinks menu

PLUS – from cabin/room service:
Orange/grapefruit juice; Milk; Teas/coffee & decaf
All other drinks from the Room Service Menu are chargeable to your account

Items not included:
Champagne; Prosecco Special Selection Red & White wines, Sparkling & Dessert wines; Drinks from cabin mini-bar; via duty free or cabin shopping; room service; coffee/teas in bars & Bookmark Café; drinks taken ashore.

Complimentary Drinks 
Coffee and Tea are available 24 hours a day in the Palm Café
Soft drinks (eg: orange juice; cranberry; water etc) available during restaurant open times
Cabin tray with kettle, tea & coffee,  daily fresh carafe of water, water glasses, mugs, spoons.

 Spirits £3.05-£4.60;  Glass wine £4.35-£4.60; Bottle wine £16.30 to £24.50+; Champagnes – Moet Chandon £23.45/£43; Lanson Black £23.45/£41.15 (Glass £10.25); Lanson White £42.15; Prosecco DOC Spumante £19; Champagne Cocktails £6.55 to £8.40; Cocktails/Martinis £5.05; Non-alcoholic cocktails £3; Soft drinks – cans & bottles: £1 to £2.65; Water £1.50 to £2.40

The small print!
Minimum age: 18 to consume alcoholic drinks
The all-inclusive Drinks Package is for the sole use of those on the package and the all-inclusive cabin card must be presented each time a drink is required – without exception (it’s the same system if you ‘purchase’ a drink on your account without a package!).
Drinks within package are only available during bar/restaurant opening hours.
Only one drink per card may be ordered and this must be consumed before further drinks are requested (for obvious reasons!)
Draught products are only available in selected bars and not in the restaurants or cafés as not all the facilities have ‘pumps’.
Canned beers and ciders will be served opened for consumption.
Fred.Olsen reserves the right to refuse service to any guest deemed intoxicated and in breach of safety regulations to themselves or others.
Any infringements to the above Terms & Conditions may result in the package being withdrawn.

As of the 14th October, the Plain Sailing Guarantee offers all guests making a new booking on a 2021 cruise from 14th October 2020 onwards, the chance to have their deposit payment transferred to another cruise or fully refunded if they decide not to travel with us, as long as they let us know, no later than their balance due date at 90 days prior to departure giving you the confidence & reassurance with our unknown future.

Only valid for 2021 cruises. 

Small ships, not small print
Fred. Olsen’s NEW Plain Sailing Guarantee is designed to give you every reassurance about your booking with them during these unusual times.
It comes completely without clauses or caveats. This will cover guests sailing with Fred. Olsen in 2021.
NEW – No risk deposits
We know the world feels a little uncertain at the moment. That’s why if you make a new booking now for a 2021 cruise and change your mind about travelling nearer the time, Fred.Olsen will either move the deposit you have paid to an alternative cruise with no admin fees, or refund it to you in full.
Just let us know no later than when your final payment is due and we will take care of the rest.
NEW – Transfer on your terms
Fred. Olsen will also transfer your cruise or give you a sailing credit if you cannot travel due to testing positive for Coronavirus. There will be no administration fees and you can choose any cruise within 12 months of your original sailing date.
No quibble refunds
If FO have to cancel your cruise for any reason, whilst we would love it if you transferred to another, you can of course have a full refund with no quibbles, at any time.
Fred. Olsen’s unique Enjoyment Promise
We want you to book your cruise with us with complete confidence. That’s why Fred. Olsen Jnr himself insists each and every booking is covered with his Enjoyment Promise. It means that if within 48 hours of sailing, you are not enjoying your ocean cruise, they will arrange to take you home at their expense and give you a full refund.
As the world is changing constantly, it may also be necessary for the Plain Sailing Guarantee to change without notice. You will always be able to see the latest version on their website at fredolsencruises.com/travel-confidence.
The benefits above replace our standard transfer policy detailed in the FO Booking Conditions. Things  have been kept beautifully simple and straightforward, just like the family-run business they are.
We look forward to welcoming you on board when the time is right for us all.