Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - 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.

Accommodation

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.

Ship Facts
Launched 2000
Refitted 2016
Language en-GB
Gross Tonnage 62735
Cabins 690
Capacity 1338
Crew 645
Currency GBP
Decks 10
Length 238.0
Speed 22
Wheelchair Cabins 21
Width 34.0

Cabins

  • Olsen Suite
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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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 (complimentary)

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.

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The Australia Room (complimentary)

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.

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The View (complimentary)

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.

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The Poolside Café (complimentary)

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.

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Colours and Tastes

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!

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Vasco

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.

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Traditional Afternoon Tea

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.

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Room Service

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Photo Gallery

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Health and Fitness

You'll find that there's plenty to keep you entertained during the day on board Bolette, whether you prefer to while away the hours relaxing or engaging your body and mind. The ship's facilities include two swimming pools, two jacuzzis and an impressive spa with a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas and nine treatment rooms, while there are tennis and basketball courts and a Demonstration Theatre – which hosts fantastic cookery classes and demonstrations – too.

The ship's facilities include two swimming pools, two jacuzzis and an impressive spa with a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas, nine treatment rooms, tennis and basketball courts.

Atlantis Spa (Spa, Wellness)

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.

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Thermal Suite (Spa, Wellness, Salon, Sauna)

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.

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Fitness Centre (Gym, Exercise Class, Yoga)

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.

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Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi (Pool, Whirlpool/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.

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Fitness Classes (Exercise Class)

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.

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