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World Cruise 2022
Join Borealis and experience the unrivalled thrill of an around the world voyage, taking in iconic landmarks and a mix of modern marvels and remarkable ancient sites; awe-inspiring cultures and authentic experiences; man-made wonders and breathtaking examples of Mother Nature at work, all on one unforgettable circumnavigation of the globe.
After starting your voyage in style with a journey across the Atlantic, captivating calls in the Americas await. Visit beautiful Bermuda and the Bahamas; spend two days on Florida’s coast, where sun-kissed beaches and the Kennedy Space Station are among many attractions; delve into the ancient history of Cartagena, Colombia, and venture into Costa Rican nature reserves and rainforest from Puerto Limón and Golfito. That’s all before sailing to the ‘Land Down Under’ via inspirational Pacific islands.
Revel in local cultures and blissful relaxation among the paradise beaches and landscapes of Hawaii and the South Pacific Islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora and Tahiti. Experience both sides of New Zealand, feeling the energy of bustling Auckland and absorbing the tranquillity of picturesque Picton and breathtaking waterways; an discover an abundance of iconic sights in Australia, from the famous landmarks of Sydney to the natural wonders of the outback and the Great Barrier Reef on tour from a trio of ports in Queensland.
An exciting exploration of Asia showcases the captivating contrasts of this incredible part of the world. An overnight stay in Singapore, a striking modern metropolis of soaring skyscrapers, bright lights, busy commercial districts and striking temples, is sandwiched between stops at gorgeous island; rarely-visited Alotau in Papua New Guinea, Bali, glorious Phuket and even Komodo Island are yours to explore. The contrasts continue with time at three vibrant Indian cities; from Kochi, you can take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; in Goa, explore the historic centres of Old Goa and the Latin Quarter; while an overnight stop in Mumbai affords an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s renowned hustle, bustle and spirituality. Meanwhile you’ll also capture the magnificence of Dubai and Abu Dhabi; have a chance to see the mighty mosques and palaces of Muscat; tour to the ancient ‘lost’ city of Petra from Aqaba, Jordan; and navigate Egypt’s impressive Suez Canal before Borealis takes you through the Mediterranean. visit the historic Israeli city of Haifa; enjoy a day in Cyprus; experience a scenic sailing into the spectacular Grand Harbour of Valletta, where many medieval marvels await you ashore; and delight in the Andalusian charms of Cádiz, all before finally returning home with memories that’ll last a lifetime.
About Your Ship
Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.
Bearing a name that previously bestowed an Olsen-owned vessel in the 1940s, and inspires thoughts of the Aurora Borealis, elegant Borealis proudly connects with, and represents, our founding family’s history and Norwegian heritage. Stylish, spacious and comfortable, with capacity for fewer than 1,400 guests, she’s in keeping with our commitment to offering a more traditional style of cruising.
But while Borealis’ capacity is smaller than many cruise vessels, she’s still one of the largest ships, by size, in our fleet. On board Borealis you’ll find you’re never overcrowded. There is always ample room 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.