17 Sep 2023
Your cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
A winning formula of coastal scenery and fascinating history is sure to sweep you off your feet during this adventure to Italy. As well as being able to explore ashore, you can enjoy the views from Borealis during a scenic cruise along the picturesque Amalfi Coast, renowned for its lemons, limoncello liqueur and colourful cliff-edge villages. There will also be plenty of opportunities to delve into Roman history at a number of sites during your journey. Sorrento is ideally placed for tours to the UNESCO-listed towns of Herculaneum and Pompei; while Civitavecchia is your gateway to Rome, where you can visit the Colosseum, a modern Wonder of the World.Explore the Itinerary
Explore the Beautiful Amalfi Coast
This cruise offers guests the chance to experience the very best of the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site well-known for its breathtakingly beautiful coastlines. Pristine blue waters lap against rocky shores and golden beaches, overlooked by picturesque towns perched on top of craggy cliffs. When Borealis arrives in Amalfi itself, join us on a boat tour to Positano, to discover the most famous and iconic village in the region – this charming cliffside town is adorned with sun-bleached peach, pink, and terracotta villas, reached by sloped cobblestone streets fringed with wisteria-covered buildings. From Sorrento, explore Capri - the tiny ‘island of love’, home to the world-renowned Piazzetta and its quaint pavement cafés, and the beautiful Augustus Gardens which are built in a series of flower-decked terraces offering spectacular views over the bay.
Sample Flavours of Italy
Throughout this outstanding cruise, discover the unique flavours of the Italian Riviera with visits to Villa Paradiso in Amalfi – an enchanting villa belonging to the historic Pansa family, whose farm is entirely cultivated by the famous lemons of this region; and a Limoncello farm in Sorrento, with opportunities to sample the delicious liqueur they produce locally. From Salerno, enjoy a scenic drive across Italian countryside to Tenuta Vannulo – Italy’s most luxurious mozzarella factory, where the buffaloes are kept in pampered conditions, including having massages and misty showers, so as to yield a superior product from relaxed and healthy cattle.
Discover Roman History
Take the chance to really immerse yourself in this region’s rich Roman history. From Civitavecchia – gateway to the Eternal City – explore Rome’s most famous historical sites, including the Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square and the Colosseum. When in Cartagena, join a tour to the city’s Ancient Roman buildings with a local archaeologist to see the remains of a thermal bath complex, atrium building dating back to the first century B.C, and the temple devoted to Roman Gods, Isis and Serapis. From Salerno, a tour to the ruins of Pompeii is not to be missed, as you learn more about this well-reserved ancient city that was frozen in time after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Dr Julie Ackroyd, Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, will hold insightful talks on the Roman history of the destinations being visited on this cruise.
Life On Board
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.
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.
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.
We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships
Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years
There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea
We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board
Cabins, Prices & Offers
Cabin Options On Your Cruise
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED
As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.
Dining & Lounges
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
Treats & Pastimes
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
Relaxation & Fitness
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
Enhance your cruise
Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.
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What do I pack for a cruise?
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Are there any visa requirements I need to be aware of?
Visa and health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you check with a professionally qualified source and comply with such requirements. UK passport holders will need visas for certain Fred. Olsen cruise holidays and will advised at the time of booking. Your cruise booking information will also detail any requirements applicable to your holiday.
What's the difference between Freedom and Saver fares?
On certain sailings we offer two types of cruise fares; Freedom and Saver Fares.
I'm travelling alone, how will I get to meet people?
Our single guests feel right at home on board our ships; Fred. Olsen have the reputation of sailing the friendliest fleet afloat.
How do I get off the ship if we're at anchor?
Disembarking when your ship's at anchor is a very different experience to when it's docked portside. Getting ashore in this instance often involves the use of the ship's tender, which is accessed via the steps of a secure gangway.