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Fred. Olsen's Bolette begins season of cruises from Southampton

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Bolette is scheduled to sail 26 varied cruises from the Port of Southampton between now and August 2022
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette is setting sail on its first venture from Southampton today, starting its inaugural season from the port.

Between now and August 2022, Bolette will offer 26 voyages, including opportunities to witness the northern lights in Norway and the Geminid Meteor Shower in the Canary Islands.

The ship will set sail to Antwerp and Amsterdam on Bolette’s five-night ‘Netherlands & Belgium City Break’ this evening, with future destinations including the Amalfi Coast, Norwegian fjords, European cities and Iceland. Durations range from four to 19 nights.

Special events cruises

A number of cruises coincide with special events ashore, such as the Floriade Expo during a call at Amsterdam in April and the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

On the 14-night ‘Landscapes of the Canaries’ cruise, departing round-trip Southampton Dec. 6, passengers will have the chance to witness the Geminid Meteor Shower. Calls are at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Santa Cruz, La Palma; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; San Sebastián, La Gomera; Funchal, Madeira; and Lisbon.

Balkans discovery

An 18-night ‘Discovering the Balkans’ cruise on June 14 calls at Cartagena, Spain; Kotor, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia; Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Split, Croatia; Durres, Albania; Messina, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia; and Tangier, Morocco.

Bolette, formerly Holland America Line's Amsterdam, set sail with Fred. Olsen for the first time in August following an extensive refurbishment.

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