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The 2023/24 No-Fly Maiden Africa & Indian Ocean Grand Voyage

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 93 nights
  • Departs 19 Nov 2023
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Bolette
  • Cruise code ‍1953304
  • Voyage code ‍T2330
  • Countries visited Morocco, Egypt, India, Spain, Portugal

Your Itinerary

Embark the ship

Embark the ship Sun 19 Nov 2023

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Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Sun 19 Nov 2023

Cruises from Southampton

Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail on your dream holiday with our handpicked range of cruises from Southampton.

Bolette, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Mon 20 Nov 2023

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Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco Thu 23 Nov 2023

Tangier, Morocco

Overlooking a vast sweeping bay, Tangier is the traditional gateway to Morocco. Though no more than 15 miles across the Straits of Gibraltar from Europe, this is a cosmopolitan city that stands on the threshold of Africa. Its world of soaring minarets and domes, ancient casbah (once the sultan's walled palace and gardens) and animated souks express the rich part-Arab, part-African heritage of a city that has seen occupation by 12 nations since the 5th century.

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At Sea Fri 24 Nov 2023

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta Sun 26 Nov 2023

Valletta, Malta

Lined with Baroque buildings and enclosed within its sixteenth century city walls, it’s almost as if time stands still in Valletta. With 7,000 years of history just waiting to be discovered, the Maltese capital is a dream to explore.

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At Sea Mon 27 Nov 2023

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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt Wed 29 Nov 2023

Alexandria, Egypt

A Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos lighthouse recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace - a former royal residence - and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era. Alexandria exists in the land that gave birth to the first great civilisation.

Port Said, Egypt

Port Said, Egypt Thu 30 Nov 2023

Port Said, Egypt

At the entrance to the Suez Canal, Port Said gives access to Cairo, capital of this legend-filled antique land whose history goes back 6,000 years, and which even today is a restless crossroads of creeds and cultures. The clamour of the city's teeming streets and bazaars contrasts with the reflective mood of the Egyptian Museum and its countless treasures, among them the gold death mask of the boy king Tutankhamun. On Cairo's western edge are Giza's towering pyramids, the tombs of the pharaohs - constructed nearly 5,000 years ago and among the most awesome man-made structures on earth - and the sphinx, whose enigma remains unsolved to this day.

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Suez Canal Transit Fri 01 Dec 2023

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Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Safaga, Egypt Sun 03 Dec 2023

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

On Egypt's Red Sea coast, Safaga allows you to witness the awesome legacy of the pharaohs at Luxor and the inimitable Valley of the Kings on the banks of the Nile. Safaga is also renowned for its wide azure bay, long sandy beaches and pretty islands.

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At Sea Mon 04 Dec 2023

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Jeddah Tue 05 Dec 2023

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At Sea Wed 06 Dec 2023

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Salalah, Oman Sat 09 Dec 2023

Better known as the perfume city of Arabia, is the capital of Oman's southern Dhofar region. It is an area rich in antiquities and offers magnificent mountain scenery, captivating beaches and an awe-inspiring desert. Visits can be made to the tomb of the phophet Job located at Mount Eiteen. Traditional markets are bound to draw you, and offer the best varieties of frankincense and perfumes indigenously produced by the local Omani people.

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At Sea Sun 10 Dec 2023

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai, (Formerly Bombay) India Tue 12 Dec 2023

Mumbai, India

As one of the wealthiest and most populous regions in Asia, Mumbai (known as Bombay until 1995) has been an inspiring tourist hotspot for years – and with its jaw-dropping architecture, culture and food, it’s easy to see why.

Mormugão, Goa, India Wed 13 Dec 2023

A popular beach-side base, this part of southern India offers more than yoga retreats and tie-dye market stalls.

Mangalore, India

Managlore, India Thu 14 Dec 2023

Mangalore, India

Mangalore (or Mangaluru) is an Arabian Sea port and a major commercial center in the Indian state of Karnataka. It's home to the Kadri Manjunath Temple, known for its bronze statues, and the 9th-century Mangaladevi Temple. Its Catholic sites include Milagres Church, dating to the 17th century, and St. Aloysious Chapel, which features interior paintings. Tannirbhavi Beach is popular for its sunset views.

Kochi, India

Kochi, India Fri 15 Dec 2023

Kochi, India
Maldives

Uligamu, Maldives Sat 16 Dec 2023

Maldives

Made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls, this picturesque Indian Ocean nation is exceedingly romantic and an ideal place to get away from it all

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At Sea Sun 17 Dec 2023

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Hithadoo, Maldives

Hithadoo Mon 18 Dec 2023

Hithadoo, Maldives
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At Sea Tue 19 Dec 2023

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Mahé, Seychelles

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles Thu 21 Dec 2023

Mahé, Seychelles

Surrounded by turquoise swells of the quietly rippling Indian Ocean, and sprinkled with dense forests and tall hills offering breath-taking views, Victoria, on the Seychelles island of Mahé, is the epitome of paradise.The port is one of the smallest capitals in the world and offers visitors a number of highlights to discover. The colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market sells spices, fruit, art and souvenirs. Near the Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is the imposing La Domus, built in 1934 to house Catholic missionaries, while the quaint old courthouse has a clock tower that is a replica of Big Ben.The island’s pristine, golden sands are best seen from the top of Morne Blanc, which delivers breath-taking panoramic views across the lush landscape. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens showcases endemic palms and orchids, as well as giant tortoises and fruit bats, and is worth a visit.

Praslin Islands Seychelles

Praslin Islands, Seychelles Sat 23 Dec 2023

Praslin Islands Seychelles

Total relaxation is on offer on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Originally the perfect hideaway for pirates, it is now the epitome of a tropical paradise, with crystal blue seas and tropical forests.Home to beautiful beaches (which frequently make the top ten lists of best beaches) and rare bird species, Praslin Island is everything you would expect of a tropical experience. The UNESCO-protected palm forest of Vallée de Mai located in Praslin National Park to the south of the island, and the ancient coral reefs just off-shore that are popular with divers, combine to make this a truly special place.

La Digue island, Seychelles

La Digue Sun 24 Dec 2023

La Digue island, Seychelles
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At Sea Mon 25 Dec 2023

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Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya Thu 28 Dec 2023

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa is a coastal city in southeast Kenya along the Indian Ocean. The city is known as the white and blue city in Kenya. It is the country's oldest and second-largest city, with a population of about 1,208,333 people according to the 2019 census.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania Sat 30 Dec 2023

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Beautiful Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. It has a relaxed pace and diverse flora and fauna, but its highlight has to be the powder-soft white sand beaches and alluring crystal clear waters offering visitors a true slice of paradise.The island’s main town is Stone Town, a historic trade centre with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes are lined with balconies, minarets, huge carved doorways and 19th century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. A sense of Zanzibar’s harrowing past can discovered by visiting the old Slave Market or alternatively, its more cultural side can be tasted in its colourful cuisine at the Forodhani Gardens.The island is one of the world's great cultural crossroads, where Africa meets Arabia. On the coast, fishing boats set sail, and in the countryside farmers tend fields of rice or plantations of clove. Zanzibar’s idyllic beaches are dotted with quaint hotels, and its shallow turquoise waters are perfect to paddle before the ocean becomes a playground for kayaking, diving and snorkelling for tropical marine life. Kitesurfing on the gorgeous sands is another popular pastime.

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam Sun 31 Dec 2023

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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At Sea Mon 01 Jan 2024

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Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands

Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands Tue 02 Jan 2024

Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands

Mamoudzou is the capital of Mayotte, a beautiful French overseas department in the Comoros Islands archipelago. Located on Grand-Terre, the main island of Mayotte, the city is a gateway to the region’s spectacular sights and cultural delights. Boats dot Mamoudzou’s charming harbour, and the nearby Marché Couvert market sells fresh, local produce and handicrafts. Landmarks include the white minaret of Mtsapéré Mosque, and Notre-Dame de Fatima church, while the nearby beaches of Trévani and Plage du Phare are perfect spots to relax. Situated in the Mozambique Channel of the western Indian Ocean, some 190 miles northwest of Madagascar, Mayotte is comprised of two beautiful islands: Grand-Terre and Petit-Terre. Show lessA natural paradise, the island is home to the largest lagoon in the Indian Ocean, boasting over 250 different species of hard coral, schools of tropical fish, while turtles, dolphins and whales – all ripe for an unforgettable snorkelling or scuba diving adventure. The wondrous landscape of Mayotte includes an amazing network of lush mangroves and humid rainforests. Grand-Terre features stunning volcanic landscapes, marked by deep ravines and soaring ancient peaks, and many hikers scale the spectacular heights of Mount Benara, Mount Mtsapere and Mount Combani.

Antsiranana bay, Madagascar

Nosy Be, Madagascar Wed 03 Jan 2024

Antsiranana bay, Madagascar

Unique plants and animals, a staggeringly impressive landscape and inviting bays make Madagascar a must-see destination.

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar Thu 04 Jan 2024

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

Antsiranana, aka Diego Suarez, is a port city in northern Madagascar in Antsiranana Bay, a vast natural harbour made up of several smaller bays. Smothered with French colonial charm, Diego’s streets are lined with traditional architecture and are home to large markets selling an abundance of fine local produce and hand-made crafts. The pace is slow and nearly everything shuts between 12pm and 3pm while locals indulge in long siestas. Away from the bustle of the markets, the lighthouse, cathedral and the ruins of the Hôtel de la Marine are worth exploring. The delightful local delicacies in Diego’s many fine restaurants can also be enjoyed. Alternatively, a trip to the island’s breath-taking north coast offers stunning views of Sugarloaf Mountain or the eponymous Island, which is considered sacred by locals. South of the city, the untouched landscapes of two large National Parks are waiting to be discovered.

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At Sea Fri 05 Jan 2024

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Port Reunion, Reunion Sun 07 Jan 2024

Three million years ago Réunion Island appeared majestically from the Indian Ocean, the impressive result of a hotspot in the Earth’s crust.

Jetty silhouette against beautiful sunset in Mauritius Island

Port Louis, Mauritius Mon 08 Jan 2024

Jetty silhouette against beautiful sunset in Mauritius Island

Sandy white beaches. Dazzling turquoise waters. Charming people, verdant countryside. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has it all.

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At Sea Thu 11 Jan 2024

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Toamasina, Madagascar

Toamasina Fri 12 Jan 2024

Toamasina, Madagascar

Toamasina, also called Tamatave, is a port city on the east coast of Madagascar. Its old town district features Creole houses built on stilts. Place Bien Aimé, a large park shaded by banyan trees, is home to a decaying colonial mansion.

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At Sea Sat 13 Jan 2024

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Port d’Ehoala

Port D'Ehoala Sun 14 Jan 2024

Port d’Ehoala
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At Sea Mon 15 Jan 2024

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Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique Wed 17 Jan 2024

Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, capital of Mozambique, is an Indian Ocean port with a rich Portuguese heritage and colonial architecture to match. Its smart waterside setting and wide avenues lined with jacaranda and flame trees, makes Maputo one of Africa's most attractive capitals. Many turn-of-the-century buildings are in the downtown Baixa neighbourhood. The beautiful architecture mixes up charming villas with an impressive modern skyline. Landmarks include the imposing bronze-domed CFM Railway Station, completed in 1916, which is well worth visiting, as is the expansive and colourful Municipal Market. This is a great spot to sample a taste of local life, and maybe a cashew nut or two, which are all over Maputo in every imaginable form. This beachfront city has an upbeat African vibe, with a wide selection of cool hotels and restaurants, well-stocked supermarkets, shady cafes and a lively cultural scene and nightlife.

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At Sea Thu 18 Jan 2024

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Richards Bay, South Africa

Richards Bay, South Africa Fri 19 Jan 2024

Richards Bay, South Africa

Richards Bay is a city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is situated on a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, which gives it one of the country's largest harbours.

Durban, South Africa

Durban Sat 20 Jan 2024

Durban, South Africa

The largest port city in South Africa, Durban, is busy, vibrant and one of the continent's most popular tourist destinations.​ Durban is blessed with balmy weather all year round and has an incredible stretch of beach, the Golden Mile, which boasts wonderful views of the idyllic Indian Ocean and many restaurants and bars to enjoy. This paradise offer an amazing contrast of cosmopolitan city life with a close proximity to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where the Zulu drum still beats. The regeneration of the waterfront area has helped shake off the city’s sleazy image and has given it a new confidence and ambition. This seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World and Aquarium to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. Durban is also a shopper's paradise with quality shopping malls, craft markets and street bazaars. The fascinating Afro-Indian culture is very evident in the city, and much of the local cuisine has an Indian influence.

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At Sea Sun 21 Jan 2024

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East London, South Africa

East London, South Africa Mon 22 Jan 2024

East London, South Africa

East London is a city on the Indian Ocean, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. It’s known for its beaches, such as Nahoon and Cove Rock. The Buffalo Pass is a road crossing a forested valley and the Buffalo River. Fossilised human and animal footprints, plus artefacts from the Xhosa-speaking people, are exhibited at the East London Museum.

Port Elizabeth, Grenadines

Port Elizabeth, Bequia Tue 23 Jan 2024

Port Elizabeth, Grenadines

The diminutive ‘capital' of this exclusive little hideaway, grouped around the almost landlocked Admiralty Bay, where elegant yachts and schooners ride serenely at anchor. Bequia lies amid the 32strong island chain of the Grenadines - just seven square miles in are, but boasting eight sandy beaches between them!

Mossel Bay, South Africa

Mossel Bay, South Africa Wed 24 Jan 2024

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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At Sea Thu 25 Jan 2024

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Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Fri 26 Jan 2024

Cape Town

With its spectacular scenic views, wonderful wildlife and fantastic food and drink, Cape Town is a dream destination for any travel enthusiast.

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At Sea Tue 30 Jan 2024

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Walvis Bay, Namibia Wed 31 Jan 2024

Dine on freshly-caught fish and home-grown oysters as you explore Walvis Bay's outstanding conservation areas and its Germanic history.

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At Sea Thu 01 Feb 2024

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Sao Tome

Sao Tome Island Sun 04 Feb 2024

Sao Tome

São Tomé is the capital and largest city of the Central African island country of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its name is Portuguese for "Saint Thomas". Founded in the 15th century, is one of Africa's oldest colonial cities.

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At Sea Mon 05 Feb 2024

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Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou Tue 06 Feb 2024

Cotonou, Benin
Lome

Lome Wed 07 Feb 2024

Lome
Takoradi, Ghana

Takoradi, Ghana Thu 08 Feb 2024

Takoradi, Ghana

Sekondi-Takoradi, a city comprising the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi. It is the capital of Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and the Western Region of Ghana. Sekondi-Takoradi is the region's largest city and an industrial and commercial centre, with a population of 445,205 people.

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At Sea Fri 09 Feb 2024

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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal Mon 12 Feb 2024

Dakar, Senegal

The exuberant capital of West Africa's Senegal - and once a French overseas territory - friendly Dakar is a thriving seaport and city where today's skyscrapers, old colonial buildings and animated street markets (look out for some tempting craftware!) are juxtaposed in bizarre incongruity. You'll find French the common language, but with a wealth of tribal dialects much in evidence! Within easy reach, too, are some excellent Atlantic beaches, and nearby N'Gor offers good snorkelling.

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At Sea Tue 13 Feb 2024

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Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife Thu 15 Feb 2024

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Once the holiday destination of choice for Queen Victoria, the perennially popular island of Tenerife continues to draw in millions of tourists year upon year.

Funchal

Funchal, Madeira Fri 16 Feb 2024

Funchal

Funchal, an inviting city with a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

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At Sea Sat 17 Feb 2024

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Lion South Africa
Taj Mahal
Seychelles
Table Mountain, Cape Town
Lemur, Nosy Be

Incredible Experiences Await you...

Unearthing Centuries of History

From the beguiling Egyptian temples of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings to the intoxicating souks of Jeddah to the Portuguese churches of Old Goa, the destinations you’ll visit in the first few weeks of your journey are the gateways to time-honoured treasures galore. And that’s not to mention a transit of the Suez Canal and the chance to visit two wonders of the world – the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Taj Mahal – on Shore Tours.

Rounding off the year in Tanzania

To round off 2023, you’ll have a day to enjoy the delights of Zanzibar: beautiful powder-soft beaches, diverse flora and fauna, and fascinating stories and landmarks revealed in historic Stone Town. The thriving capital of Dar Es Salaam also awaits your discovery, with its excellent craft markets, restaurants and architecture, then return back on board your smaller ship to ring in the new year in style.

Endemic Wildlife Encounters

Isolated from the mainland of Africa for over 100 million years, the flora and fauna of Madagascar have evolved independently from the rest of the planet – nearly 80% exists nowhere else on Earth. The flourishing forests here – particularly on the island of Nosy Be – teem with vibrant life; lemurs, chameleons, ylang-ylang plants and baobab trees head the list of highlights you won’t want to miss. When you’re finished with natural wonder discovery, be sure to sample the authentic Malagasy way of life among the country’s colourful towns and cities.

Festive Indian Ocean Discoveries

The perfect pre-Christmas treat to yourself is the chance to discover the paradise islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles in all their exotic, volcanic glory. The latter in particular presents you with a fascinating culture featuring influences from France, India, Arabia and more. Seek out iconic Aldabra giant tortoises and coco de mer palms before relaxing on some of the world’s finest beaches – Anse Lazio on Praslin Island is a prime example. Then it’s back on board for the perfect Christmas Day at sea.

A Small Ship Adventure to see the 'Big 5'

No visit to South Africa is fully complete without heading to one of its national parks or reserves to experience a safari game drive in search of the legendary ‘Big 5’ game animals: lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, African elephant and African buffalo. Visiting six ports along the southern tip of the country – and continent – during your voyage affords you plenty of opportunities× to do so. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of other native wildlife too, from antelopes and zebras to cheetahs, hyenas and hundreds of species of bird.

Four Days in Cape Town

Crowned by the stunning Table Mountain National Park, the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town brings together cultures, cuisines and magnificent landscapes within its beautiful metropolis. Here are our recommendations for things to see and do× during your special extended stay in port:

  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain
  • Visit historic Signal Hill & Robben Island
  • See the penguins on Boulders Beach
  • Sample wines in the nearby Cape Winelands region
  • Explore the lively V&A Waterfront and the historic Bo-Kaap area

What's included *

  • Exclusive ROL Cruise Prices - Saving up to £900
  • 93 NIGHT no-fly maiden South Africa & Indian Ocean voyage on board Bolette, including:
  • - EXCLUSIVE FREE Gratuities, worth up to £930, for Terrace cabins and above
  • - FREE On Board Spend of up to £1,000 for ALL bookings
  • - FREE Door-to-door transfer service, up to 200 miles each way, for ALL bookings
  • - 5% DISCOUNT on the advertised prices for Ocean Club Members
  • - 38 Maiden ports for the ship
  • 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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Ocean Club rewards with Fred. Olsen
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 10th July 2022 and receive a FREE Pimm's Gift Set

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Single Interior

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Our Single Interior cabins can be found on Deck 1 and are approximately 183 square feet in size. Each room features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and shower.

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Single Superior Interior

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Our Single Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 2 and 7 and are approximately 183 square feet in size. Each room features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and shower.

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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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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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Superior Ocean View Cabin

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Our Superior Ocean View cabins are found on Deck 3. All featuring a large ocean view window. These cabins are approximately 214 square feet in size. The bedroom consists of two single beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom has both a bath and shower.

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Single Ocean View

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Situated on deck 3, 2 and 1, 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. Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, 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 bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Large picture window

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Superior Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

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These Superior Ocean View adapted cabins can be found on Decks 3 and 6 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. The rooms consist of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, with the bathroom featuring a roll-in shower only.

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Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

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Situated forward and aft on Marina Deck 1, 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

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Ocean View Cabin with Porthole

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Situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1, 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. Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 140-160 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with bath and shower over bath (unless indicated as shower only) Porthole windows

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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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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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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted

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At approximately 568 to 644 square feet in size, 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

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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: 658-644 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

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Olsen Suite

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As the largest of Bolette’s suites and cabins, the elegantly appointed Olsen Suite offers the most 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

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Single Balcony Suite

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Bolette's Single Balcony 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 bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

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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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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted

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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 bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

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Junior Balcony 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 bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

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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 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • 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

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines FAQs

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

If guests test positive within 14 days of departure they are to contact Fred. Olsen to discuss their booking and their options.

Fred. Olsen wants you to have complete peace of mind when booking a cruise with us. That's why all new bookings for cruises in 2022 come with their ‘no-risk deposit’ as standard.

This means you can move your deposit to any other cruise within 12 months of your original sailing - with no transfer fees. All you have to do is let us know before your final balance has been paid (or before your interim payment on a longer cruise).


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

Yes, you will need to be fully vaccinated, including your booster dose, with the last date of your last dose administered at least ten days prior to sailing

For cruises departing in 2022 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 £24.99 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: 21/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Pricing is subject to availability, is capacity controlled, and may change at any time. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Tours are at a supplement and are subject to change. Please note, tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are per booking and dependant on grade/voyage booked. On board spend is per cabin and tiered depending on grade booked and subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Oceans’ discount applicable on T2330 Free door to door transfers are per cabin, each way, up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles for all guests. Fred. Olsen enjoyment promise T&C’s apply. Free Gratuities are per cabin, for Terrace cabins and above and not exchangeable, subject to further T&Cs. Oceans Club members discount will be applied at time of booking. Please note Bolette & Borealis are new to the fleet, not new ships. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Pimm's Gift Set is for Ocean View cabins or above, based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 10th July 2022.

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