Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette will embark on her maiden voyage around the world in 2025, departing on 6 January.

As part of the ‘Journey of Exploration Around the World’, Bolette will visit captivating destinations, encompassing Brazil, Chile, French Polynesia, Australia and South Africa among many others.

The monumental 106-night voyage includes the opportunity to visit some of the southern hemisphere’s celebrated sites, such as Sydney’s Harbour and Opera House, the enigmatic Moai statues on Easter Island, and South Africa’s Table Mountain and Signal Hill.

Highlights on the South American leg of the adventure involve witnessing iconic landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, breathtaking natural wonders like Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Chilean Fjords, experiencing the Latin American culture with a tango in Argentina and observing wildlife including Magellan penguins.

From there, guests will savour the splendour of Bora Bora and Tonga, whilst celebrated landmarks and natural wonders like the Blue Mountains are on the itinerary in Australia.

The ultimate leg of the journey will allow guests to relish Africa and the Indian Ocean, with the opportunity to track down the Big Five in South Africa and reach the secluded island of St Helena in the South Atlantic.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen, said: “This extra special voyage for Bolette’sfirst world cruise has been hand-crafted by our team of Journey Planners to enable our guests to sail in the wake of famous historical explorers and will follow a similar route to the first world circumnavigation by Magellan and Elcano in 1519.

“It will also cruise the south coast of Australia as British navigator Matthew Flinders did in 1801, and will call into places visited by the likes of Captain James Cook and Alexander Selkirk – the Scottish sailor who was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe novel.

“Guests will be able to witness some of the world’s most impressive vistas, experience diverse culture and encounter wildlife as well as explore some of the lesser known and less frequently visited gems like Robinson Crusoe Island.”

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