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Bolette in Kotor, Montenegro Bolette docked in Kotor, Montenegro

30 May 2024

Southampton

20 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our journey planners have designed this cruise for you to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dalmatian Coast. You will have the chance to witness the cascading waterfalls of Croatia’s Krka National Park or discover the flora and fauna of Montenegro’s Lovćen National Park. Borealis will cruise the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, where a scenic boat trip to Lokrum Island to see its botanical garden is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in local life and try a hands-on cooking experience of preparing and sampling the traditional Croatian dish of peka; or visit an olive farm in Kotor to discover the production process of their olive oil. You can also delve into the history of the Phoenicians at Carthage from La Goulette and explore Cartagena’s Roman sites, accompanied by a local archaeologist.

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Highlights

Krka Waterfalls, Dalmatia, Croatia

Dramatic Mountains and Scenery

 

Join us on deck as we sail into Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, surrounded by towering peaks and rocky coastlines dotted with waterside towns. Visit the outstanding Krka Waterfalls, and view the spectacular waterfalls of Skradinski Buk, the last of seven impressive waterfalls cascading into the river below. Our on board experts will provide commentary on the magnificent Orjen Mountains to the west and the Lovćen mountains to the east; while Geologist Tony Waltham will speak about how the land has formed, including the limestone lands from Croatia to Montenegro. 

Pasticada Croatian dish

Dalmatia way of life

Shaped by it's vibrant history, beautiful landscapes and rich culture, life in the Dalmatians is often influenced by the sea, where fishing is not only a commercial business but also connects with the maritime heritage of the region. Fresh seafood, olive oil and locally grown produce feature heavily, and delicious dishes such as pasticada and peka showcase the region's culinary expertise. Traditional folk music such as Klapa, where singers harmonise in acapella style, tells stories of Croatian history which you can enjoy on a tour to a local family's home to see how they produce brandy and olive oil using centuries old proceesses.

Roman Amphitheater In Cartagena, Spain

Discover Ancient Civilisations

 

Profoundly shaped by various civilisations over many centuries, the Dalmatian region is a crossroads of cultural influences, which have left an indelible mark on its identity. With colonies established by the Ancient Greeks, the Romans went on to move the region into the huge Roman Empire, leaving behind architectural marvels such as Diocletian's Palace. In Cartagena, join a tour to discover significant Roman archaeological sites, accompanied by a knowledgeable local archaeologist. Croatian Historian & Archaeologist, Bruno Soltic, will join you on board to talk through the captivating history and enduring legacy of Ancient Mediterranean civilisations that you will discover on this cruise.

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

 Discover Dubrovnik with Duka

Discover Dubrovnik with Vuka

Together with your local guide Vuka, head off the beaten track to explore the maze of narrow streets of Dubrovnik, hearing local stories and heading to undiscovered parts of the city. 

££££

Dubrovnik

Skradinski Buk Waterfall

Krka Waterfalls

Visit the spectacular Krka Park and view the spectacular waterfalls of Skradinski Buk, its traditional watermill and the Ethnological Museum.

££££

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Discover Cartharge with an Archaeologist

Discover Carthage with an Archaeologist

Embark on a scenic tour of the city of Carthage, exploring the Tophet, Punic Ports, five-storey Roman Amphitheatre, Byrsa Hill, Damous Charitatas Church and more with an archaeologist.

££££

La Goulette

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert.

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert

Travel back in time and discover the splendour of Roman Cartagena, joined by a specialist guide with great archaeological knowledge.

££££

Cartagena

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert.

Roman Cartagena with a Local Expert

Travel back in time and discover the splendour of Roman Cartagena, joined by a specialist guide with great archaeological knowledge.

££££

Cartagena

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Bruno Soltic
Archaeologist & Croatian National

Bruno Soltic

A professor and archaeologist, Croatian national Bruno Soltic will be on hand speaking about the history that can be found in the ports of call throughout this cruise as well as the Croatian culture and way of life.

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Tony Waltham
Geology

Dr. Tony Waltham

Geologist, Dr. Tony Waltham will be joining us to deliver a series of engaging talks on the coastal geology of the Adriatic.

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Astronomy

Mark Hardaker - Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is formed of a group of astronomers, all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible. On your cruise, Mark Hardaker will be out on the top deck in the evenings conducting stargazing sessions.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 23:00 26/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 23:00 26/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,799 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,799 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £7,499 pp

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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £9,499 pp

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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £9,499 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £12,499 pp
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FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

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