Andalusia, Portugal & the Algarve

7th Oct 2021 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2123
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Santiago Church and pavement cafe in Cathedral Square, Cadiz Santiago Church and pavement cafe in Cathedral Square, Cadiz
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Free Tips PLUS £50 On Board Spend

Freedom Fare PLUS: applicable to new bookings made from 07/09/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive, on cruises departing between March 2021 and February 2022 on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette. Charters, exclusive sailings and Tour Operator holidays are excluded. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies based on duration, based on £50 pp for cruises up to 13 nights in duration or £100 pp for cruises of 14 nights or more. On Board Spend is nontransferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

Visiting five captivating destinations on board Borealis offers opportunities for an immersive, enriching discovery of quintessentially Spanish and Portuguese culture and traditions. On Spain’s sunlit south coast, the historic and aesthetic of a sparkling Andalusian gem are sure to delight; majestic monuments – such as the Torre Tavira watchtower and the 18th century cathedral – await in ancient Cádiz. For taste of authentic local flavours, there is time to sample delicious tapas in Cádiz or tour to Jerez, a city renowned for its sweet sherry. There’s also a visit to Gibraltar, to experience the unique mix of Spanish and English influenced culture and for a chance to climb to the top of the iconic ‘rock’ for grandstand ocean views.[ReadMoreMob]

Borealis benefits from being just small enough to dock in pretty Portimão, to bring you closer to the beautiful beaches and coastal panoramas of the sunbathed Algarve, for a memorable introduction to Portugal. In Lisbon, the attraction-packed capital, fascinating maritime heritage, architectural highlights and engaging museums created a recipe for a rewarding day of exploration. Speaking of recipes, you could not only taste Lisbon’s Pasteis de Nata too, but also make your own traditional custard tarts with a local pastry chef. Finally, there’s a chance to revel in the icons of Oporto; Portugal’s UNESCO-listed second city is renowned for its historic centre – the Ribeira District – and its world-famous port wines.

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.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.