Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Bolette departs from Dover for maiden voyage

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Bolette departs from Dover for maiden voyage

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Bolette is the second ship in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet to begin sailing since the pandemic

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette has departed from the Port of Dover, UK, on her maiden voyage.

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

“We have shared some special moments with Fred. Olsen, and are so happy to be celebrating with them again here on another milestone day for Bolette’s maiden voyage,” said Sonia Limbrick, head of cruise at the Port of Dover. “We look forward to our excellent relationship with them reaching new heights as Bolette begins her exciting new adventures from Dover.”

Before embarking on her maiden voyage, Fred. Olsen carried out a refurbishment programme that has seen Bolette’s public areas revamped, cabins updated, new bathrooms installed and new carpets laid throughout the ship. Signature Fred. Olsen venues, including the Morning Light Pub, The Bookmark Café and The Oriental Tea Room, have been installed onboard the ship alongside newly added features such an all-weather pool, a two-tiered theatre and The Auditorium. Among the dining venues is Vasco, an Indian restaurant named after explorer Vasco Da Gama, and Colours & Tastes, which offers Asian fusion cuisine.

“The team onboard has worked incredibly hard to add our own Fred. Olsen touches to the ship, with every element designed with the elegance and attention to detail that we are so well known for,” said Peter Deer, managing director for Fred. Olsen. “I know that guests will love her just as much as we do, and our wonderful crew can’t wait to welcome guests, both new and returning, onboard.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
18 August 2021

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