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Bolette - UK & Ireland Island Explorer July 2021

Bolette - UK & Ireland Island Explorer July 2021

Postby Jeffo » 03 Oct 2020 10:13

We've booked this 13 night cruise from Dover. Having survived this summer here in Bournemouth, we feel confident that by next summer a lot more experience will have been gained in protecting ourselves as much as possible from the corona virus. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has said that they intend to keep their ships cleaned to hospital standards. We have chosen a Terrace Cabin with a sliding door onto the promenade deck for fresh air. Ports of call are Guernsey, St Mary's Scilly Isles, Cobh, Douglas Isle of Man, Rothesay Isle Of Bute Cruising, Kirkwall Orkney Islands, Stornoway Isle of Lewis, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising by Dutchmans Cap (Bec Mor), Cruising by Fingals Cave, Isle of Staffa, Belfast overnight and back to Dover. Apart from Cobh they are all UK ports. What will be will be and mentally it has given us something to focus on at this time. :)
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Postby Gillzajoker » 03 Oct 2020 12:01

Well done, Jeffo - we have to 'live' again sooner or later, and that sounds like a good starting point. :D
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Re: Bolette - UK & Ireland Island Explorer July 2021

Postby Camela » 03 Oct 2020 19:09

Brilliant and you get to try out the 'new' ship too.
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Postby Jeffo » 04 Oct 2020 10:11

Gillzajoker wrote:Well done, Jeffo - we have to 'live' again sooner or later, and that sounds like a good starting point. :D

That's nice Gill - thank you. :wave:
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Re: Bolette - UK & Ireland Island Explorer July 2021

Postby Jeffo » 04 Oct 2020 10:15

Camela wrote:Brilliant and you get to try out the 'new' ship too.

Yes Camela - I hope I like it ! Hopefully by the time we go, some teething problems may have been ironed out too. :wave:
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Postby Dave » 06 Oct 2020 15:51

We received a Fred Olsen brochure the other day. My wife was about to throw it away, but flicked through it first...

To cut a long story short, we decided that we quite fancy doing an around Britain cruise again (we did one in 2006 on Black Watch) - if and when cruising returns to something very like before.

Bolette looks like our kind of ship (not unlike TUI's Explorers and Discoverys) and sailing from Dover would suit us perfectly. We've never been to Northern Ireland, so the Scenic Islands of the British Isles itinerary looks just the thing. (I can't find the cruise named in the topic title so perhaps it's the same one?)
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Postby Jeffo » 11 Oct 2020 11:10

Dave wrote: (I can't find the cruise named in the topic title so perhaps it's the same one?)

We've booked the 11th July departure Dave, if that helps. :think:
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