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In search of the Northern Lights 2023 No-Fly Cruise

From £1,299pp

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Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

Small ship cruising*

Sail aboard the Newest Ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet Bolette, during her Maiden Season*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 9 nights
  • Departs 09 Mar 2023
  • Sails from Newcastle
  • Ship Bolette
  • Cruise code ‍1837057‍
  • Voyage code ‍T2305‍

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Cruises from Newcastle

Newcastle Thu 09 Mar 2023

Cruises from Newcastle

Discover the most popular cruise destinations without the hassle of flying, cruising out of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Enjoy the beauty of the British Isles to the warmth of the Canary Islands on one of these fantastic cruise itineraries out of Newcastle.

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 10 Mar 2023

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Alesund, Norway

Alesund Sat 11 Mar 2023

Alesund, Norway

The enchanting port town of Ålesund offers a quintessentially Norwegian experience, with its rugged mountains, captivating fjords and welcoming fish restaurants.

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 12 Mar 2023

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Tromso night

Tromsø, Norway Mon 13 Mar 2023

Tromso night

Visit Tromsø in Norway for an Arctic cruise adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come. See the spectacular Northern Lights, go husky sledding in the snow and admire the stunning view from Mount Storsteinen.

Alta, Altafjord, Norway

Alta, Altafjord, Norway Tue 14 Mar 2023

Alta, Altafjord, Norway

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 15 Mar 2023

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Kristiansand

Kristiansand, Norway Thu 16 Mar 2023

Kristiansand

Take a tour on the Setesdal Vintage Railway, or go on a scenic coastal drive of the area, passing through the old town. There may also be opportunities to see views over the Kristiansand Fjord, or visit the Vest-Agder open air County Museum.

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 17 Mar 2023

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Newcastle

Newcastle Sat 18 Mar 2023

Cruises from Newcastle

Discover the most popular cruise destinations without the hassle of flying, cruising out of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Enjoy the beauty of the British Isles to the warmth of the Canary Islands on one of these fantastic cruise itineraries out of Newcastle.

What's included *

  • Full-board cruising aboard the Newest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet
  • An all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof
  • A wide choice of restaurants, lounges and bars
  • More space throughout the ships and wider range of balcony cabins & suites
  • Culinary demonstration and wine tasting venues
  • A classic two-tiered theatre
  • Additional spa facilities including a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and more treatment rooms
  • A truly British cruise experience with all English speaking crew
  • FREE tea and coffee on board (at selected venues)
  • Every night a different show – from comedians, to musicians, to the ship’s own show company
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • All current port supplements and taxes
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Original artwork and premium décor
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 20th September 2021 and receive a FREE Champagne Gift Box

Book today and earn up to £59.98 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Interior Cabin

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The Interior cabins can be found on Decks 1, 2 and 3, and are approximately 183 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

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I Coral Deck 2 £1,299pp Enquire now
H Marina Deck 1 £1,399pp Enquire now
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Superior Interior Cabin

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The Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 2, 3 and 6, and are approximately 183 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

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G Highland Deck 6 £1,449pp Enquire now
Superior Interior Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

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These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. These cabins feature large picture windows. The bedrooms consist of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed while the bathrooms feature both a bath and shower.

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E Coral Deck 2 £1,599pp Enquire now
D Coral Deck 2 £1,699pp Enquire now
Ocean View Cabin

Superior Ocean View Cabin

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Our Superior Ocean View cabins can be found on Deck 2, midship, and are approximately 214 square feet in size. Each cabin features a large ocean view with a window, while the bedroom consist of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower.

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C Coral Deck 2 £1,799pp Enquire now
B Highland Deck 6 £1,899pp Enquire now
Superior Ocean View Cabin

Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

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These cabins can be found on Deck 3 and feature a picture window, but with a fully obstructed view. They are approximately 214 square feet in size. The cabins feature two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and a bathroom with shower .

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CO Promenade Deck 3 £1,699pp Enquire now
Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

Ocean View Cabin with Porthole

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These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet and feature a porthole window. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

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F Coral Deck 2 £1,499pp Enquire now
Ocean View Cabin with Porthole

Terrace Cabin

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The Terrace Cabins can be found on Deck 3, midship and are approximately 218 square feet. The bedroom features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has a shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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TC Promenade Deck 3 £2,499pp Enquire now

Balcony Suites

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Our Balcony Suites are located on Deck 6 and are approximately 283 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Suites.

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BS Highland Deck 6 £3,399pp Enquire now
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Junior Balcony Suite

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Our Balcony Junior Suites are located on Deck 6 and are approximately 244-283 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Junior Suites.

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BJ Highland Deck 6 £2,999pp Enquire now
Junior Balcony Suite

Premier Suite

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Our Premier Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 575 square feet in size. The bedroom has one king-size bed with a bathroom featuring a bath and shower. A large sitting area with floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each suite also includes a dressing room, sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

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PS Bridge Deck 7 £3,999pp Enquire now

Owner's Suite

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Situated on Deck 7, this suite is approximately 1,273 square feet in size and is located near the lift and stairs. Features include floor to ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony. The suite has one king-size bed and a sofa bed with the bathroom boasting an oversize bath and separate shower. A separate living room, dining room, dressing room, private balcony, pantry, mini-bar, fridge and guest toilet can also be found in the Owner's Suite.

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OW Owner's Suite £4,799pp Enquire now
Owner's Suite

The Ship - Bolette

  • Occupancy1,338
  • Tonnage62,735 tons
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Joining the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet in 2021, Bolette will be taking on itineraries from retired ship, Boudicca. She will slot into the fleet perfectly thanks to her size and traditional feel - a feel that Fred. Olsen guests know and love.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Yes, Fred. Olsen does have a Flexible Cancellation Policy and is known as The Plain Sailing Guarantee.

The Plain Sailing Guarantee is for any cruise in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and offers the below:

No-Risk Deposits: If guests change their mind to sail prior to departure, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will either move the deposit to an alternative sailing with no admin fees or refund it in full.

Transfer on your terms: The Plain Sailing Guarantee ensures any guests who test positive for COVID-19 and therefore cannot travel can move their cruise to another with no administration fees. Fred. Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. All guests need to do is call prior to departure to notify their inability to travel.

Transfer your deposit: Guests can transfer their deposit on any cruise to another of their choice, guests must do this prior to their final payment or interim payment is due (only applicable to longer cruises).  

 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Fred. Olsen ship?

Yes, you will need to have had both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last date of your second dose administered at least ten days prior to sailing

For cruises departing in 2021 the following will apply:

  • Guests will need to book a PCR test (these cost approximately £99 per kit but we have a deal with BUPA which means Fred Olsen guests can get a discount with them to £77) they will then be given a reference code for the test which they will need to take with them as they will need that to complete their Passenger Locator Form.
  • All guests are required to do a lateral flow at home, prior to travelling to the port and are then required to take a lateral flow test again at the port.
  • Guests also are required to have a test carried out on board, 72 hours prior to arrival back to the UK at the end of their cruise – similar to the lateral flow test and this costs £10.00 charged to their on board account. Fred Olsen will provide the certified test and this is why guests are not able to bring their own (free) tests from home. 
  • Guests will also have to have a smart phone or mobile device so that they can fill in the government’s Passenger Locator Form on disembarkation (they cannot travel without a smart phone or device that they can access their emails on).


What is included in my cruise fare?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise: comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of on board activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly-cruises).


What isn’t included in my cruise fare?

There isn’t much Fred. Olsen doesn’t include in the price of their cruises! But do bear in mind the following (unless stated otherwise): travel to/from your port or airports, car parking, all drinks on board, Shore Tours and RIB Tours, hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes, personal laundry and dry cleaning, WiFi, passport and visa costs, holiday insurance, discretionary gratuities, evening dining in premium restaurants, premium Traditional Afternoon Tea and games of Blackjack and Roulette.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, there is a dress code on board. Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £19 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What entertainment is available in the evenings?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Last Updated: 15/03/2021

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