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Borealis Cruise Ship

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With elegance and style in abundance, Borealis is as enchanting as her namesake, the Aurora Borealis. Whether you're setting sail to Australia or enjoying a closer-to-home getaway in Scotland, you can expect superb amenities, dining and entertainment aboard our Borealis cruises.

As one of the larger ships in the Fred Olsen fleet, Borealis provides the best of both worlds. With fewer than 1,400 guests, you can enjoy the chance to mingle with fellow travellers while enjoying a more traditional cruising style, with spacious public areas and none of the crowding experienced on larger cruises. 

Choose from one of the convenient UK ports and embark on a spellbinding journey throughout the UK, Europe, the Americas or Asia. With a wide variety of destinations to choose from, Borealis cruises offer something to suit all tastes. Explore the glamour-laden French Riviera, discover the natural beauty of Norway, or set off on an epic World Cruise exploring several continents over many months. 

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Ship Facilities

  • Bars & Lounges x 11
  • Restaurants x 6
  • Bars and lounges x11
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi x 2
  • Gym
  • Sports courts
  • Culinary Theatre
  • Card room
  • Library
  • Spa with a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas and nine treatment rooms

BOREALIS BY DAY

After setting sail from one of the convenient UK ports, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied during the days aboard Borealis. The ship is home to two swimming pools, so you can enjoy a revitalising dip regardless of the weather. The Poolside Bar provides a variety of drinks to keep you refreshed, with the same superb levels of attentiveness you can expect from all staff on Borealis cruises

The eleven bars and lounges on board the ship offer a superb array of variety and are perfect for mingling with fellow guests or enjoying an intimate drink or snack. Once you've worked up an appetite, you can make your selection from one of the six onboard restaurants. Whether fuelling up with a delicious breakfast or tucking into a hearty lunch, you'll find flavoursome and expertly-prepared dishes at any time of the day. 

For those who fancy something rather invigorating, the tennis and basketball courts are sure to help you while away the hours, while the modern gym is at hand for those who like to partake in regular workout sessions. Meanwhile, the spa offers the ultimate in pampering and quality me-time. With a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas and nine treatment rooms, it provides ample opportunity to relax and refresh. Take a trip to the Card Room, revel in the sedate atmosphere of the library or simply soak up the sunshine on the sun deck; however you choose to spend your days aboard Borealis, you'll find the very best in amenities and atmosphere.

BOREALIS BY NIGHT

When evening falls, Borealis cruises continue to offer the best in dining and entertainment. The ship's main restaurant is a grand two-tiered venue, where a range of after-dinner shows can be enjoyed with unrestricted views to the stage. There is plenty of other entertainment across the other bars and lounges; from comedy to cabaret, you can be sure to find something to suit your mood. For an enchanting taste of glamour, be sure to take part in the ship's dedicated Formal Nights, when many guests like to dress to the nines in their best evening wear. 

Of course, there are options for those searching for a more relaxed dining experience. As well as choosing one of the smaller eating spots, including a more casual buffet-style restaurant, guests also have the choice of ordering from the tempting room service menu.

  • A bank holiday break designed to provide plenty of traditional Dutch experiences
  • In Amsterdam, see the Keukenhof tulips in spring bloom and explore the iconic canals
  • Sail the peaceful Nieuwe Maas, then revel in Rotterdam’s unique, diverse architecture
  • 6 days from £949pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 02 May 2024
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Discovering Normandy and the Channel Islands
  • Canada, Guernsey, France
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Sample camembert and Calvados in Honfleur
  • Discover the history of St. Peter Port in Guernsey
  • Enjoy the sub-trpoical microclimate of the Scilly Isles
  • 6 days from £999pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 25 May 2024
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Discovering Normandy and the Channel Islands
  • Canada, Guernsey, France
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Sample a Fred. Olsen cruise over the Bank Holiday
  • Enjoy a Scenic Discovery around the Channel Islands
  • Visit the glorious Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • 6 days from £1099pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 23 August 2024
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Wildlife and Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles
  • United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, British Isles, Scotland
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Marvel at the volcanic Giant's Causeway
  • Go on a Scenic Discovery past Sumburgh Head
  • Spot marine and birdlife at two remote Scottish isles
  • 8 days from £1149pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 07 May 2024
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Scenic Landscapes and Wildlife of the British Isles
  • Guernsey, United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Canada
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Discover the Scottish isles of Orkney and Skye
  • Join ORCA to spot marine life from Borealis
  • Visit the fortified Scilly Isle of St. Mary's
  • 10 days from £1199pp
  • Dover
  • Borealis
  • 22 July 2024
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Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland
  • Iceland, Faroe Islands
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Experience some of Iceland’s remarkable wonders of nature
  • See spurting geysers and thundering waterfalls
  • Spot birds and cetaceans from the decks of Borealis with ORCA
  • 12 days from £1299pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 14 May 2024
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Mystery Cruise from Portsmouth
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  • United States
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Embrace the air of anticipation as Borealis sets sail to....where?
  • Enjoy a friendly and sociable atmoshpere with your fellow guests
  • Experience our fantastic on board activities
  • 6 days from £699pp
  • Portsmouth
  • Borealis
  • 07 November 2025
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Dutch Waterways and Works of Art
  • Netherlands
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Explore the delights of the Netherlands in just five nights
  • Tour the tulip-filled  Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam
  • Uncover the works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh
  • 6 days from £749pp
  • Newcastle
  • Borealis
  • 02 May 2025
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights
  • Norway, Israel
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Experience the beauty of Norway in five nights
  • Explore the Hanseatic and historical city of Bergen
  • Marvel at the scenery of Sognefjord from the decks of Borealis
  • 6 days from £849pp
  • Newcastle
  • Borealis
  • 22 May 2025
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  • Discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords in just five nights
  • Enjoy a journey on the Flam railway, through mountain scenery
  • In Bergen, explore colourful Bryggen Wharf and it’s famous fish market
  • 6 days from £899pp
  • Dover
  • Borealis
  • 29 July 2025
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  • Explore the lush landscapes of Spain's northern shores
  • Embrace Spanish traditions of dance, pelota, Rioja and pintxos
  • Enjoy the energy Aste Negusia Basque festival
  • 6 days from £899pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 21 August 2025
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  • Discover the majestic mountains of España Verde
  • Indulge in typical Spanish dishes such as empanadas or pintxos
  • Explore the beauty of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • 8 days from £1049pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 03 October 2025
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  • Witness the famous tulips of Amsterdam at Keukenhof Gardens
  • Sample local Dutch delights such as stroopwaffels and Gouda
  • Explore Amsterdam by canal boat or bicycle
  • 6 days from £799pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 30 April 2026
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  • Explore the charming towns of Honfleur and Pauillac
  • Embrace the French wine culture in Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion
  • Admire the art culture inspired by Claude Monet
  • 6 days from £849pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 22 May 2026
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  • Admire the picturesque cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux
  • Enjoy local Cognac, wines, oysters, calvados and crepes
  • Explore the magnificent Mont St. Michel from St. Malo
  • 9 days from £1149pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 14 April 2026
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  • Explore the natural beauty of Norway's fjordland scenery
  • Embrace friluftsliv, and connect with nature by hiking or kayaking
  • Experience Bergen's Fløyen Funicular and the Flåm Railway
  • 9 days from £1249pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 22 April 2026
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In Search of the Northern Lights from Portsmouth
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  • Norway, Romania
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Embark on a journey to witness the Aurora Borealis
  • Experience life in the Artic by spending time with the Sámi
  • Uncover scientific secrets surrounding the Northern Lights
  • 11 days from £1499pp
  • Portsmouth
  • Borealis
  • 04 January 2026
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Cultural Spanish Discovery from Southampton
New
  • Spain, Balearic Islands, Colombia, Portugal
  • Fred.Olsen
  • Embrace Spain's ‘la vida Española’ way of life
  • Sample deliciously authentic Spanish cuisines, such as tapas
  • Explore striking landmarks, such as Cartagena's Roman Theatre
  • 15 days from £1798pp
  • was £1799pp
  • Portsmouth
  • Borealis
  • 14 January 2026
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