Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to return to Dover, UK with late summer sailings

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to return to Dover, UK with late summer sailings

Journeys on Bolette and Balmoral vessels will range from four to 28 days

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines will return to Dover this month, offering a selection of late summer cruises to destinations including Norway, France, Spain and the Adriatic.

The line’s flagship Bolette vessel will sail from Dover in August, September and October 2022, offering the chance to take in the vistas and volcanoes of the Azores and Madeira, or sail into the heart of the Norwegian fjords, or explore three Scandinavian cities in one six-night break.

The eight-night ‘Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland’ cruise will be Bolette’s first cruise from Dover in 2022, where guests can enjoy a scenic sailing of the picturesque Sound of Mull, explore the remote islands of Orkney and Shetland and look out for whales and birdlife alongside marine wildlife charity ORCA.

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From September to November 2022, Dover will become the homeport for Balmoral, offering the chance to cross into the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights, or delve into the culture of the Adriatic and Mediterranean on a 28-day voyage around Greece and the Adriatic.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' director of Product and Customer Service, Clare Ward said: “We have offered cruises from Dover for many years, and we are really pleased to be returning again this summer. Our ships always receive such a warm welcome. 

“Our Journey Planners have hand-crafted these late summer sailings, taking advantage of the south-easterly location of the port to maximise the experiences on board and ashore for our guests.

“This summer, guests will be able to enjoy a scenic sailing of the River Seine in a short four-night break to France, experience Sami culture in Arctic Norway in a journey to seek out the Northern Lights, or voyage to the Adriatic, with opportunities to explore the ancient sites of Dubrovnik, Kotor and Athens on a longer break. Of course, whether you join Bolette or Balmoral, you will enjoy the friendly and personal service for which we are at Fred. Olsen is renowned.”


Some of the highlights of Fred. Olsen’s late summer sailings from Dover include:

Bolette’s eight-night Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland cruise 
Departing: 19 August 2022
Itinerary: Dover, England – Invergordon, Scotland – Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland – Portree, Isle of Skye – Cruising sound of Mull, Scotland – Cruising past Duart Castle, Scotland – Cruising by Mull of Kintyre, Scotland – Dover, England
Prices: from US$975 per person  

Bolette’s 15-night Cultural Icons of Italy cruise
Departing: Dover on 27 September 2022
Itinerary: Dover, England; La Coruña, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Cagliari, Sardinia; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy; Livorno, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Dover, England
Prices: from US$1,705 per person 

Balmoral’s 28-night Landmarks of Greece and the Adriatic cruise 
Departing: Dover on 27 September 2022
Itinerary: Dover, England; Gibraltar, Gibraltar; Valletta, Malta; Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Cruising bay of Kotor, Montenegro (overnight stay); Volos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Kavala, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Piraeus, Greece; Katakolon, Greece; Cruise strait of Messina, Italy; Mahon (Menorca), Spain; Cádiz, Spain; Dover, England
Prices: from US$2,435 per person 

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