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Fred. Olsen – Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields – 2022

  • Batterie de Longue sur mer, Normandy, Fance ©Bischoff, Andrea / Normandy regional tourist board

    Batterie de Longue sur mer, Normandy, Fance ©Bischoff, Andrea / Normandy regional tourist board
  • American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer where almost 9,300 American soldiers who died in the Battle of Normandy during World War II are buried © Atout France, Franck Charel

    Normandy, France - American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer where almost 9,300 American soldiers who died in the Battle of Normandy during World War II are buried (20169118) © Atout France, Franck Charel
  • © Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    © Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Bolette - T2228 - Wednesday 09 November 2022 - 8 nights
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Sails from Tilbury

Coinciding with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, and including time at places known for their links with, or close proximity to, events in the world wars, this cruise provides a unique opportunity to pay your respects to the fallen. At Dunkirk you can step foot on the sands of the infamous battle beaches, or head to the Belgian city of Ypres to visit the Great War battlefields and take a moment at the Menin Gate Memorial. Also in Belgium, a visit to Liège, where the opening engagement between the Germans and Belgians in World War One took place, on tour from Antwerp is highly recommended.

Back on French shores, Bolette stops at Boulogne-sur-Mer, the closest port to the Somme. You’ll be ideally placed to discover iconic World War Two battlefields, and to visit the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, with its fascinating museum dedicated to remembering the brave soldiers that lost their lives in the fierce battles of the Somme. Finally, from Honfleur, you can head for some of the most famous sites from France’s involvement in war, from Omaha Beach and Utah Beach to Pegasus Bridge.

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Wednesday 09 November 2022

Suggested itinerary by coach

Wednesday 09 November 2022

Departure from Tilbury, United Kingdom

Board the ship late-afternoon before you set sail later that evening.

10 - 11 November 2022

Dunkirk, France

The coastal port of Dunkirk is the third largest harbour in France. Famous for its role in the evacuation of allied troops in World War II, the Dunkirk 1940 Museum documents activities around the city during Operation Dynamo.

The Musée Portuaire displays exhibits of images about the history and presence of the port and has a number of historic ships, including the impressive Duchesse Anne, built in 1901 and moored alongside. The Musée des Beaux-Arts has a large collection of Flemish, Italian and French paintings and sculptures, and a visit is recommended, while the family-friendly soft sands of Malo-les-Bains beach are also worth a stroll.

12 - 13 November 2022

Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium’s charming, medieval city of Antwerp is the country’s biggest port and often recognised as its capital of cool. It has proved an alluring city for centuries, attracting lovers of art, fashion and, of course, diamonds – over 80% of the world’s rough diamonds pass through the city’s famous diamond district at some point or other. Renowned for its charm and sparkle, Antwerp was one of Europe’s principle cities in the mid-16th century and has maintained the essence of its medieval past, despite severe bombing during World War II.

Monday 14 November 2022

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer lies at the heart of the Côte d’Opale, and as one of France’s key fishing ports, the town is full of historical, cultural and gastronomic delights. One particular highlight, is Boulogne’s 12th century Belfry, which is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, and currently home to a museum of Celtic remains from the Roman occupation. Boulogne also features a 19th century cathedral, which was built as a replacement to its predecessor, destroyed during the revolution.

15 - 16 November 2022

Honfleur, France

Historic Honfleur in northern France’s Lower Normandy region is a quaint little port with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. One of France’s most visited towns, Honfleur – with its beautiful 15th and 16th century architecture and distinctive harbour – was the inspiration for Impressionist painters and poets.

Vieux-Bassin, Honfleur’s colourful old harbour, is lined with 16th to 18th-century lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses. Its sloping cobbled streets have long been a subject for artists including Claude Monet and native son, Eugène Boudin.

Thursday 17 November 2022

Arrival at Tilbury, United Kingdom

After an early breakfast, disembark the ship for your journey home.

Important Ship Information Bolette

While she’s one of the largest ships, by overall size, in the Fred. Olsen fleet, Bolette has capacity for less than 1,400 guests – keeping within the smaller ship ethos therefore, you’ll find that you’re not overcrowded on board.

Furthermore you’ll 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 one of the eleven stylish, spacious and comfortable bars and lounges, providing plenty of choice and variety.

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.

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

You’ll have days and nights to remember on board Bolette.

Date  Arrival Departure  Port of Call
Wed 09 Nov 2022 Early PM Tilbury, United Kingdom
Thu 10 Nov 2022 Late Night Dunkirk, France
Fri 11 Nov 2022 Early PM Dunkirk, France
Sat 12 Nov 2022 Early PM Antwerp, Belgium
Sun 13 Nov 2022 Early PM Antwerp, Belgium
Mon 14 Nov 2022 Early AM Early PM Boulogne-sur-mer, France
Tue 15 Nov 2022 Early AM Honfleur, France
Wed 16 Nov 2022 Late Night Honfleur, France
Thu 17 Nov 2022 Early AM Tilbury, United Kingdom


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