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T2213 - Discovering the Balkans

Bay of Kotor

Tue 14 June to Sat 2 July 2022: A 18 Night Fred Olsen Cruise Discovering The Balkans with home pick up service

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Discovering the Balkans

Tue 14 June - Sat 2 July 2022


Cruise Code: T2213

18 Nights from Southampton | Bolette


Experience an insight into the Balkan Peninsula’s centuries of fascinating history, shaped by various civilisations and changing eras. Visiting cities of deep historical importance, you will get to journey from the middle ages through to modern times, witnessing the marks that the Romans, medieval Ottomans, and many other powers made during their rule in the region. At each of the destinations, ancient monuments, walls, ruins, and remarkably well-preserved archaeological finds all have their own stories to tell. Dubrovnik, Croatia’s ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is the pinnacle of this Balkan discovery; capture the beauty, as well as the history, of this UNESCO-listed city, with its imposing fortifications and terracotta-topped buildings.


Cruise Highlights:

Southampton, UK > Cartagena, Spain > Cruising Straits of Messina, Italy > Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro > Kotor, Montenegro > Dubrovnik, Croatia > Neum, Bosnia & Herzegovina > Split, Croatia > Durres, Albania > Cruising Straits of Messina, Italy > Cagliari, Sardinia > Tangier, Morocco > Southampton, UK


Look What’s Included on All Cruises:


  • Door to Door Service from your home

  • Return coach transfers to Port of embarkation

  • Our own Courier Service (Subject to a minimum of 15 people travelling)

  • All On-board Gratuities Included

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning

  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks

  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.

  • In-room sandwiches and snacks.

  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing.

  • Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.

  • Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.

  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.

  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).


Not included: Drinks & shore excursions.


Further information on the individual cruise itineraries is available on-line at or ask our friendly reservations team for further details.



Tue 14 June

Southampton, UK

Sat 18 June

Cartagena, Spain

Mon 20 June

Cruising Straits of Messina, Italy

Tue 21 June

Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Tue 21 June (2)

Kotor, Montenegro

Wed 22 June

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thu 23 June

Neum, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Fri 24 June

Split, Croatia

Sat 25 June

Durres, Albania

Sun 26 June

Cruising Straits of Messina, Italy

Mon 27 June

Cagliari, Sardinia

Wed 29 June

Tangier, Morocco

Sat 2 July

Southampton, UK

Your Cruise Ship


MS Bolette

The Bolette is the new flagship of the Fred Olsen fleet. 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 their 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.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a family-owned favourite in the British cruise market offering guests a traditional cruising experience from many ports across the UK. For 2021 Fred. Olsen have added two new vessels to their fleet – The Bolette and the Borealis. Each vessel has its own unique style and personality and will bring exciting new features for our guests to enjoy.


  • More space throughout the ships

  • Original artwork and premium décor

  • An all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof

  • A wide choice of restaurants, lounges and bars

  • More balcony cabins and suites

  • Culinary demonstration and wine tasting venues

  • A classic two-tiered theatre

  • Dedicated meeting spaces, perfect for groups

  • Additional spa facilities including a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and more treatment rooms


These two ships along with the classic-styled mid to small size ships; Balmoral and Braemar, allow for docking in smaller, unique ports of call. For 2021 we feature cruises with three of their popular vessels, all offering that quintessential English feel! We can’t wait to welcome you on board.


Duration, Departure Dates & Cabin Prices

Sat 2 - Sat 9 July 2022

7 Nights from Southampton | Bolette


DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMINGS – Still to be advised


Balcony Suite (BS)

Superior Outside(B)

Superior Outside (CO)

Outside Porthole (D/E)

Interior Cabin (I)








Please Note - CO - Superior Outside Cabin has a fully restricted view




DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMINGS – Still to be advised


HOLIDAY INSURANCE – Please contact us for details


DEPOSITS – A 20% Deposit of the total cruise value is required at the time of booking.


  • All Prices on board are in Sterling – so you don’t have any worries about currency fluctuations

  • This Cruise is protected through our membership of ABTOT (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust).



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Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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