Borealis

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, Show lessby 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.

Accommodation

You'll find a range of cabins and suites on board our ships, so you can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit you and find your perfect home-from-home.

Accommodation

Food & Drink

The fine dining experience enjoyed in in the elegant restaurants and dining venues on board our ships is a high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise. There are deliciously-tempting, expertly prepared dishes, from perfectly cooked breakfasts to sumptuous five course à la carte dinners, on offer throughout the day, presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen's famously attentive service.

There's an undoubted sense of occasion to dining in Boealis' 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. Guests can choose to dine in one of the smaller supplementary dining venues too, or perhaps at the more relaxed buffet restaurant.

The dress code in all restaurants is casual during the day, while the evenings are usually smart-casual, apart from on our fantastic Formal Nights.

Dining

Life on Board

On a cruise holiday, we know that your on board experience is just as important to you as the time you spend ashore. That's why we are dedicated to ensuring our entertainment programme is packed with activities and memorable performances that help to create inspirational days and unforgettable nights.

You'll find that there's plenty to keep you entertained during the day on board Borealis, 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 Demonstration Theatre – which hosts fantastic cookery classes and demonstrations – too.

When the lights go down and you settle into your evening, we'll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy, all enjoyed in the space and comfort of our stylish lounges and theatres. And, of course, throughout the ship you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple accompanied by the gentle sounds of live acoustic music.

Borealis features eleven stylish, spacious and comfortable bars and lounges, providing plenty of choice and variety.

While each Fred. Olsen ship has its own distinctive personality, across the fleet you’ll find a consistent approach to bar and lounge themes which help to create the familiar, home-from-home feel that our guests know and love to enjoy time and time again. Every public area has plenty of space in which to relax and make the most of your time on board – this is the case for both Borealis and her sister ship, Bolette.

Life on Board

Gallery

Get a feel for life onboard the Borealis by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

Borealis Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Fred Olsen Cruises' Borealis. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Festive Spanish City Break
8 nights aboard Borealis
14th Dec 2022
£1099
Exploring Australia & the Far East
29 nights aboard Borealis
24th Feb 2022
Call for price
Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira
14 nights aboard Borealis
27th Jun 2022
£1999
Winter Warmth in the Canaries
14 nights aboard Borealis
27th Feb 2022
£1099
Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights
5 nights aboard Borealis
14th Apr 2022
£799

Deck Plans Borealis

Browse Borealis's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

Borealis Deckplans

The Fred Olsen Cruises Fleet

Borealis
Balmoral
Braemar
Boudicca
Black Watch
Brabant