Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Bolette departs Dover on maiden voyage



Bolette is Fred’s second ship. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet to start sailing since pandemic

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette has left the port of Dover, UK, on ​​her maiden voyage.

Bolette will sail around the 140 islets of the Isles of Scilly and the coasts of the Channel Islands on a three-night cruise. It is the second ship in the cruise line’s fleet to set sail since the start of the pandemic, following the inaugural cruise of the sister ship Borealis in early July. Both ships were purchased in the summer of 2020.

“We shared special moments with Fred. Olsen, and we are delighted to celebrate with them again here another milestone day for Bolette’s maiden voyage, ”said Sonia Limbrick, Port of Dover Cruise Manager. “We look forward to our excellent relationship with them reaching new heights as Bolette begins his exciting new adventures in Dover.”

Before embarking on his maiden voyage, Fred. Olsen led a refurbishment program which saw Bolette’s public spaces redesigned, cabins updated, new bathrooms installed, and new carpets laid throughout the ship. Signature Fred. Olsen sites including the Morning Light Pub, Bookmark Café and Oriental Tea Room have been installed aboard the ship alongside new features such as an all-season swimming pool, two-level theater and the Auditorium. Dining options include Vasco, an Indian restaurant named after explorer Vasco Da Gama, and Colors & Tastes, which offers Asian fusion cuisine.

“The crew on board worked incredibly hard to add our own Fred. Olsen touches the ship, with every element designed with the elegance and attention to detail for which we are so well known, ”said Peter Deer, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen. “I know the guests will love it as much as we do, and our wonderful crew look forward to welcoming guests, new and old, on board.”

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