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Previously Holland America Line’s Amsterdam, Bolette hosts 1,308 guests in style and comfort. Named after the current head of the fleet’s great-great grandmother and following a proud tradition of naming previous Fred. Olsen ships after her, Bolette joined her sister ship Borealis in 2020. When it comes to destinations, Bolette sails a variety of unmissable itineraries. From shorter voyages from Southampton around the British Isles or to the Mediterranean, to more adventurous journeys to South America, you're guaranteed to find the perfect cruise onboard this exceptional ship.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 04/01/2000
Tonnage 62735
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 10
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 12
Number Of Pools 2
Maximum Capacity 1656
Crew 645
Refurbished 2020

Ship Facilities


With Fred. Olsen offering fantastic cuisine across their fleet, Bolette maintains the same high level of food and service across all restaurants. As well as the two-tiered main restaurant, where guests will be able to sit down for exemplary meals served by attentive crew at breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are a variety of other eateries to enjoy, with speciality venues on hand to make your meals even more special.

  • Orchid Room - An Oriental style restaurant in an intimate setting with stunning views and the service of a large restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Station - Providing your favourite teas and coffees, this station is open 24 hours a day
  • The Bookmark Cafe - A quiet location with many sweet secrets, with an array of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • The Poolside - Combining stunning views and al fresco dining, you’ll be treated to delicious cuisine that matches your destinations
  • The Secret Garden Cafe - Serving food for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just for snacking, you’ll find just about anything you might need to hit the spot
  • Colours and Tastes - Get your taste buds dancing with delicious Asian fusion at this elegant restaurant
  • Vasco - Named after the famous explorer Vasco de Gama, get lost in mouthwatering Goan food and other unique tastes


From live entertainment to relaxing evenings spent with a drink in hand, Fred. Olsen's Bolette has it all. Once the live shows are over, be sure to head to one of the bars and lounges located across the ship where the expert bartenders will be more than happy to whip up your favourite drink. Round the night off with a visit to the casino and see if it's your lucky day.

What's more, if you're looking for something a little different, be sure to catch a demonstration at the culinary theatre where the experts are on hand to showcase food and wine from the destinations visited along the way.

  • Lido Bar - With the best views on the ship, this is without a doubt a fantastic place to get a refreshing drink
  • Morning Light Pub - In the style of a traditional English pub, this is the ideal spot for pre-dinner drinks or an evening out with family and friends
  • Neptune Lounge - Brimming with entertainment you’ll be in for a treat every night with outstanding performances and your favourite drinks available
  • Observatory Lounge - Perfect for a pre-dinner drink accompanied by the light tones of piano music with friends or family

Things to do

Between shore excursions and evening entertainment, there's plenty to keep you busy during your time at sea onboard Bolette. If you're looking to enjoy a pampering session, the spacious spa invites you to enjoy a few hours of luxury in the hydrotherapy pool, thermal spa and treatment rooms. Alternatively, why not spend the afternoon lounging by the main pool, where the weather won't be able to deter you thanks to a retractable roof, or head to one of the lounges and mingle with other guests.


Make sure to stop by at the Turkish bath-style thermal suite to have all your muscle aches soothed and ready you for your next day of excursions or nights of partying. Here you’ll be treated to heated ceramic beds, aromatherapy steam rooms and mineral baths as well.

Journey Navigators

Book yourself a Journey Navigator to get extra out of your cruise. Navigators include:

  • Nature Scouts who can provide you with a wellspring of knowledge and take you on star gazing tours
  • Culture Curators whose job is to help you get stuck in with the culture and history of the destinations you stop at
  • Entertainment Hosts who lead fun packed programmes on the ship with nights of music, dancing and quizzes
  • Maritime Guides will show you the inner workings of the ship and provide Q&A sessions with the crew

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