HALF A WORLD AWAY – Fly Cruise & Stay 2025 – 03 Mar 2025 – Cruise Traveller

HALF A WORLD AWAY – Fly Cruise & Stay 2025

Cruise Line
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Package Departs
03 Mar 2025
Package Duration
53 Nights
Embark Ship
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Disembark Ship
Southampton, England
H - Interior Room D - Ocean View B - Superior Ocean View BJ - Balcony Junior Suite
AU $19,895
per person
AU $22,190
per person
AU $24,690
per person
AU $35,120
per person

Package summary: 52 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 3 March 2025 – from Sydney Australia
Cruise starts: 3 March 2025 – from Sydney Australia
Cruise ends: 22 April 2025 – into Southampton, UK
Package ends: 24 April 2025 – with flight from UK to Australia

HALF A WORLD AWAY Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– 50 night half world cruise aboard Bolette by Fred. Olsen from Sydney to Southampton
– Onboard accommodation in comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
– A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course a la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
– Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks whilst onboard
– A full programme during your cruise of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
– Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym whilst cruising
– Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
– Formal welcome and/or Captain`s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
– Port taxes
– One way transfer from Southampton port to hotel
– 2 night 4-star hotel stay in London with breakfast
– London One Day City Pass: More than 80 attractions and tours included, such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, River Thames cruise and many more. There is a free digital guidebook with all of the need to know information including addresses and opening hours. You can visit as many attractions as you like – the more you see, the more you save. Enjoy skip the line access to popular attractions such as Tower Bridge or London Bridge.
– One way transfer from London hotel to airport
– One way economy class airfare from London to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth inc. tax


Why not add on an onboard drinks package valued at GBP 1250 per person?
Onboard Drinks Package includes: At Bars: A selection of soft drinks by the glass: Post mix Pepsi, lemonade, tonic water, juices and mineral/spring water | A choice of three red, three white and two rose wines by the glass | Selected Cava by the glass | Selected branded beers and ciders in bottles & cans | Selected house spirits: white rum, gin, vodka, whisky, brandy and Irish Cream | Cocktail of the Day. At Restaurant/Buffet Areas: Selection of soft drinks, mineral/spring water & juices by the glass | A choice of three red, three white and two rose wines by the glass plus a 50% discount on premium and branded drinks and wines (excluding champagne or sparkling wine), cocktails and bottled water (in cabins and public areas)

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (05Jul24). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All airfares/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply - at approx 10 months prior to travel. Selected routing and airlines apply to package offers - any variances requested by guest will incur surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Not included: Beverage package, Shore Tours, Domestic flights to Sydney pre-cruise, Gratuities are not included and are typically charged at GBP5.00 per person, per day for guests aged 12 and over. While very much appreciated, these gratuities are voluntary, and therefore can be adjusted or removed completely at Guest Services on board the ship if you wish; and you are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. Offer ends 30Sep24 or sold out/withdrawn. Package prices converted from original GBP currency and are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 05 Jul 2024 to 30 Sep 2024 or until sold out/withdrawn.

With flights from London to Australia included!

Cruise Itinerary

03 Mar 2025
Sydney, NSW, Australia
04 Mar 2025
Sydney, NSW, Australia
05 Mar 2025 At sea    
06 Mar 2025
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
07 Mar 2025 At sea    
08 Mar 2025
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
09 Mar 2025 At sea    
10 Mar 2025 At sea    
11 Mar 2025 At sea    
12 Mar 2025
Albany, WA
13 Mar 2025 At sea    
14 Mar 2025
Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia
15 Mar 2025 At sea    
16 Mar 2025 At sea    
17 Mar 2025 At sea    
18 Mar 2025 At sea    
19 Mar 2025 At sea    
20 Mar 2025 At sea    
21 Mar 2025 At sea    
22 Mar 2025 At sea    
23 Mar 2025
Port Louis, Mauritius
24 Mar 2025
Reunion Island/Port Reunion, France
25 Mar 2025 At sea    
26 Mar 2025 At sea    
27 Mar 2025 At sea    
28 Mar 2025 At sea    
29 Mar 2025
Port Elizabeth South Africa
30 Mar 2025 At sea    
31 Mar 2025
Cape Town, South Africa
01 Apr 2025
Cape Town, South Africa
02 Apr 2025
Cape Town, South Africa
03 Apr 2025 At sea    
04 Apr 2025
Luderitz, Namibia
05 Apr 2025
Walvis Bay, Namibia
06 Apr 2025 At sea    
07 Apr 2025 At sea    
08 Apr 2025 At sea    
09 Apr 2025
St Helena, United Kingdom
10 Apr 2025 At sea    
11 Apr 2025 At sea    
12 Apr 2025 At sea    
13 Apr 2025 At sea    
14 Apr 2025
Dakar, Senegal
15 Apr 2025 At sea    
16 Apr 2025 At sea    
17 Apr 2025
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands
18 Apr 2025
Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
19 Apr 2025 At sea    
20 Apr 2025 At sea    
21 Apr 2025 At sea    
22 Apr 2025
Southampton, England

Post-cruise Itinerary

22 Apr 2025 Transfer to hotel in London for a 2 night stay
23 Apr 2025 London City Pass - 1 day - with access to 80 attractions to enjoy today
24 Apr 2025 Transfer to airport, Fly London to Australia
25 Apr 2025 Arrive Australia (some flights may arrive earlier/later)

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
H - Interior Room
D - Ocean View
B - Superior Ocean View
BJ - Balcony Junior Suite

This extra-special voyage has been hand-crafted by our team of Journey Planners to enable you to sail in the wake of famous historical explorers. You’ll witness some of the world’s most impressive vistas, cultures and wildlife and visit iconic sites, as well as exploring some lesser-known and less frequently visited gems! At every step of the way, your smaller ship Bolette and the specially planned on-board Joy of the Journey programme will ensure your experience is one you’ll always remember.

Our flagship Bolette is everything that our loyal guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship. Proudly bearing the name of Fred. Olsen Jr.’s great-great-grandmother, as many other Olsen vessels have over the years, she exudes classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, features spacious and comfortable public areas, and has all the facilities and special touches you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

While she’s one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, Bolette has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So, in keeping with our smaller-ship ethos, you’ll find that you’re not overcrowded on board, and have plenty of space in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and fantastic entertainment at the bars, lounges and theatres, and while away the hours by the all-season pool. And of course, with our friendly staff providing our typical level of personal, attentive service, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.

Bolette features eleven stylish, spacious and comfortable bars and lounges, providing plenty of choice and variety.

While each Fred. Olsen ship has its own distinctive personality, across the fleet you’ll find a consistent approach to bar and lounge themes which help to create the familiar, home-from-home feel that our guests know and love to enjoy time and time again. Every public area has plenty of space in which to relax and make the most of your time on board – this is the case for both Bolette and her sister ship, Borealis.

There’s an undoubted sense of occasion to dining in Bolette’s main restaurant, a grand two-tiered venue featuring classical, elegant décor and a variety of seating options and table sizes, perfect for both intimate and large group dining. Guests can choose to dine in one of the smaller supplementary dining venues too, or perhaps at the more relaxed buffet restaurant.

You’ll find that there’s plenty to keep you entertained during the day on board Bolette, whether you prefer to while away the hours relaxing or engaging your body and mind. The ship’s facilities include two swimming pools, two jacuzzis and an impressive spa with a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas and nine treatment rooms, while there are tennis and basketball courts and a Culinary Theatre – which hosts fantastic cookery classes and demonstrations – too.

When the lights go down and you settle into your evening, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy, all enjoyed in the space and comfort of our stylish lounges and theatres. And, of course, throughout the ship you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple accompanied by the gentle sounds of live acoustic music.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 780 ft
  • Tonnage: 62,735
  • Maiden Voyage: 2021
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 1338
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International

Ship Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Ship Facilities

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzis
  • Sports Courts
  • Culinary Theatre
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 11 Bars and Lounges
  • Main Restaurant
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Speciality Restaurants

As a family-run cruise line, Fred. Olsen really take your experience personally. While the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships, brimming with more and more people, they have always believed that smaller is better. They treat passengers as guests, they dock at smaller ports in more interesting places and they avoid overcrowding both aboard and ashore. At capacity, their smaller ships will only ever sail with between 900 and 1,400 guests.

They have a small team of specialist itinerary planners. They take great pride in handcrafting each journey, to ensure they show you hidden gems as well as highlights on each of their sailings. It is a passion that has won them the Cruise Critic award for Best Itineraries for five consecutive years.

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can cruise from seven regional UK ports to hundreds of destinations worldwide in the classic style and comfort aboard their smaller-sized ships.

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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