Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Escorted Group Sailing with John Carter

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Fred Olsen Cruise LinesExclusive Group Cruise
Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine
8-17 April 2021 aboard Bolette

Group fares offering 10% group discount from full fares, plus an extra 5% Oceans Member discount for Oceans Club Members*

Twin from £1,129pp
Solo from £1,799pp

Cruise from the UK to France and Spain with travel legend John Carter aboard Bolette

Bolette - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesWe’re delighted to announce an exclusive opportunity for you to join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ newly-announced addition to th efleet, Bolette, on a 9-night sailing from Dover to Spain and France in April 2021, (cruise code D2107) accompanied by the former presenter of TV’s Wish You Were Here and The Holiday Programme, John Carter.   

Save up to 15% plus extra benefits

  • There’s 10% group discount** for everyone and if you have sailed with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines before, an extra 5% reduction for Oceans Club members*.
  • For single travellers, sole occupancy of a D grade ocean-view twin room is available at a 50% reduced sole occupancy supplement (in place of the standard 100% sole occupancy supplement).
  • A free welcome group drinks party hosted by John Carter**.

The most likeable of TV travel legends

John CarterJohn’s easy-going, natural charm attracted huge audiences as he travelled the world for both ITV and the BBC back in the day, and his compassionate and intelligent take on life continue to make him the very best of company today. As patron of Silver Travel Advisor, he contributes regular columns and you can read more of his wit and wisdom here. 

Join John on this 9-night trip and you’ll sail to three fascinating Spanish cities, two in French Normandy and enjoy a day’s scenic cruising along the River Seine. During your voyage, John will regale you with tales from his long and varied life in travel and TV at talks on board, he’ll welcome you to a special group reception party, and he’ll dine with this special group in Bolette’s dining room on most evenings.

The friendliest of ships

Step on board Bolette next April and look forward to exploring some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture rich regions, aboard the friendliest of ships.

With fewer than 1,400 guests, Bolette offers a home-from-home ambience, ample space, bars and lounges and the warm, personal service that has made Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines such a favourite for older travellers. 

An off-the-beaten track itinerary from Dover

Historical and architectural treasures await in France: a call at charming Honfleur, a day of scenic cruising along the river Seine and an overnight stay on board in the picturesque port of Rouen, which will highlight why Normandy was recently noted as one of Lonely Planet’s top regions to visit.

HonfleurStraying from the ‘beaten track’, you’ll also have the chance to discover Spain’s more authentic side, visiting cities in some of its most picturesque regions.

Santander, set on the gorgeous Cantabrian coast amongst breath-taking beaches and mountains, is the gateway to a replica of the UNESCO-listed Altamira Caves, renowned for their fascinating prehistoric paintings.

In the pretty Asturian city of Avilés, you’ll dock close to the striking architecture of the Óscar Niemeyer International Centre, while in the Old Town, traditional siderias and pastry shops offer a real taste of the region.

At La Coruña, Bolette will dock close to the heart of this historic city, while shore excursions can take you to the spectacular city of Santiago de Compostela.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Thu 8 April Late pm
Dover, UK
Fri 9 April Late am Late night
Honfleur, France
Sat 10 April

At sea
Sun 11 April
Early pm
Late night
Santander, Spain
Mon 12 April
Early am
Late pm
Avilés, Spain
Tue 13 April
Early am
Late pm
La Coruña, Spain
Wed 14 April

At sea
Thu 15 April
Early am
Early pm
Cruising River Seine, France
Thu 15 April
Early pm
Rouen, France
Fri 16 April

Early pm
Rouen, France
Sat 17 April
Early am

Dover, UK

For full details of this sailing, please click here.

Rest assured

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships adhere to the highest sanitisation measures at all times. The health and safety of our guests and crew is their utmost priority, and they are currently working with other cruise operators, the Department for Shipping and industry bodies to help shape their on board protocols moving forward. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England for all of their sailings.

Please also be assured that if in the unlikely event that this 2021 cruise should need to be cancelled, by Fred. Olsen you would have the choice of a full refund or to transfer to another Fred. Olsen cruise without penalty. Guests booking this 2021 departure are covered under the current Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines terms & conditions attached, which are also displayed on the Fred. Olsen website. These terms & conditions include the benefit of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Enjoyment Promise’. Please click here to see full details.

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Discounted Group Fares - Twin cabins

I grade Interior cabins – from £1,129 pp
E grade Ocean View cabins – from £1,389 pp
C grade Superior Ocean View cabins – from £1,599 pp
TC grade – Terrace Balcony Rooms – from £1,849 pp

Discounted Group Fares - Solo cabins

Interior Single cabins – from £1,799
Ocean-view twin cabins for sole occupancy – from £2,229


Interested? Call the friendly Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reservations team FREE on 0800 086 1935 (Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm only) quoting the Silver Travel Advisor group account code GRP0294 and cruise code D2107.

* Oceans Members Club terms & conditions apply.

** Terms and conditions apply. Fares quoted are after the 10% group saving has been deducted. This 10% group saving is not combinable with the Silver Travel Advisor affinity membership discount. The extra 5% Oceans Members discount for past guests is as per the terms & conditions of the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Oceans Club. The complimentary welcome group drinks party is subject to a minimum number of 15 guests.

Special Offer for Silver Travellers - Save up to 10%

Save up to 10% when you book any holiday with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines - and that’s on top of any current offers.

To book, sign-in as a Silver Travel member to see the code to quote at the bottom of the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines page, and guidance on how to find your Silver Travel membership number. Find out more.

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