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Bolette at sunrise.In a groundbreaking announcement, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has expanded its highly anticipated 2025 world voyage with three new shorter sailings aboard the illustrious Bolette. These new itineraries, designed for avid explorers seeking immersive experiences, promise unforgettable adventures across some of Earth’s most stunning and diverse landscapes.

From January 6, 2025, guests can embark on the 56-night ‘Exploring South America and the Pacific Islands’ cruise from Southampton. This journey offers an awe-inspiring exploration of Chile’s varied terrains, the mystical Moai statues on Easter Island, and the hidden treasures of Robinson Crusoe Island. The itinerary promises unparalleled panoramas and vibrant cultures, making it a must for any travel enthusiast.

On March 3, 2025, Bolette sets sail on a 29-night ‘Australian and South African Discovery’ cruise from Sydney. This voyage highlights Australia’s iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef before delving into the rich biodiversity of Reunion Island and the renowned Big Five wildlife in South Africa. This cruise is a treasure trove for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Alternatively, guests can choose the 21-night Scenic Vistas and Diverse Cultures of Africa cruise, departing from Cape Town on April 1, 2025. This expedition offers a unique glimpse into the vast Namib Desert, vibrant Senegalese folklore, and the secluded subtropical island of Jamestown, St Helena. The journey promises a deep dive into Africa’s diverse cultures and breathtaking landscapes.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Product Development at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines expressed enthusiasm for the new sailings, stating, “Our 2025 World Cruise has already garnered immense popularity, and these shorter sailings provide more opportunities for our guests to experience the world’s wonders. Every port offers a rich tapestry of culture, history, and wildlife, ensuring unforgettable memories for all aboard.”

The ‘Exploring South America and the Pacific Islands’ cruise begins at £7,899 per person, including an overnight stay in Sydney and a flight from Sydney to London Heathrow. Cruise-only prices start from £6,899 per person. Highlights of this itinerary include:

  • Discovering the dramatic landscapes of Robinson Crusoe Island.
  • Experiencing the vibrant rhythms of Samba in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Exploring the paradise islands of French Polynesia.

The full itinerary includes Southampton, UK – Lisbon, Portugal – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Praia, Cape Verde – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Ilhabela, Brazil – Montevideo, Uruguay – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Cruise Magellan Strait, Chile – Punta Arenas, Chile – Cruising Chilean Fjords – Valparaiso, Chile – Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile – Hanga Roa, Chile – Papeete, French Polynesia – Bora-Bora, French Polynesia – Rarotonga, Cook Islands – Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Sydney, Australia.

For detailed information, visit the Exploring South America and the Pacific Islands cruise.

The ‘Australian and South African Discovery’ cruise costs £5,199 per person, including a pre-cruise hotel stay in Sydney and flights. Cruise-only prices start at £3,699 per person. This itinerary features:

  • The changing landscapes of Reunion Island.
  • Australian wildlife in its natural habitat.
  • The Big Five safari in South Africa.

Ports of call include Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Hobart, Australia; Albany, Australia; Fremantle, Australia; Port Louis, Mauritius; Reunion; Reunion, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), South Africa; and Cape Town, South Africa.

For more details, visit the Australian and South African Discovery cruise.

The ‘Scenic Vistas and Diverse Cultures of Africa’ cruise starts at £3,399 per person, including flights from London Heathrow. Cruise-only prices begin at £2,699 per person. Highlights of this voyage include:

  • Exploring the Namib Desert.
  • Experiencing Senegalese tribal cultures.
  • Visiting the remote island of St Helena.

The itinerary covers Cape Town, South Africa – Luderitz, Namibia – Walvis Bay, Namibia – Jamestown, St Helena – Dakar, Senegal – Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain – Funchal, Portugal – Southampton, UK.

For further information, visit the Scenic Vistas and Diverse Cultures of Africa cruise.

Fred. These meticulously crafted itineraries show Olsen Cruise Line’s commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences. Each journey offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, perfect for seasoned travellers and newcomers alike.

For additional details on Fred. For the grand voyages of Olsen Cruise Lines, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/world-cruises-and-grand-voyages or contact your professional travel agent.




Written by: Soo James