16 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Bolette.
Our flagship Bolette is everything that our loyal guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship. Proudly bearing the name of Fred. Olsen Jr.’s great-great-grandmother, as many other Olsen vessels have over the years, she exudes classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, features spacious and comfortable public areas, and has all the facilities and special touches you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
While she’s one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, Bolette has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So, in keeping with our smaller-ship ethos, you’ll find that you’re not overcrowded on board, and have plenty of space in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and fantastic entertainment at the bars, lounges and theatres, and while away the hours by the all-season pool. And of course, with our friendly staff providing our typical level of personal, attentive service, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.
Visiting the beautiful Cape Verde islands and Morocco on this cruise makes for an adventurous, enriching and immersive experience, as each destination Bolette calls at offers a blend of engrossing authentic cultures, traditional charms and fascinating history to uncover as you embrace and engage with the local way of life.
You’re sure to be captivated by the African and Portuguese influenced architecture, music and dance, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, that is showcased in trio of Cape Verdean destinations on your itinerary. In each, the friendly locals will welcome you to sample their lifestyle; you could browse busy markets, shake your hips to ‘Funaná’ beats, and of course try the local produce, such as Grogue – the national drink. During your visit to Praia, you could also get a feel for Santiago’s history on a tour to UNESCO-listed Cidade Velha, a former slave trading post, while Mindelo is your gateway to some of Cape Verde’s most spectacular landscapes and volcanic wonders, such as Monte Verde. On Santo Antão island, vibrant Porto Novo is a haven for relaxation, boasting welcoming bars and beautiful harbour, and is overlooked by towering Topo de Coroa, which offers fabulous views from its peak.
After Cape Verde, visits to Agadir, Casablanca and Tangier throw a mix of Morocco’s modern delights and ancient treasures into the melting pot. The buzz of day-to-day life in these cities is something to behold as you explore bustling souks, charming streets and pretty squares, and in each, an abundance of attractions await your discovery. Undoubted highlights to seek-out include the ancient Kasbah of Agadir, and Casablanca’s magnificent Hassan II Mosque, famed for its 210-metre-high minaret. In Tangier, a morning call allows ample time soak up the city’s sights; or perhaps uncover UNESCO-listed Tétouan and its famous ancient medina on tour. Beyond the sites and highlights, you’ve even a chance to learn to cook like the Berbers in Casablanca; and indulge in some rest and relaxation on Agadir’s warm golden sands.
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