Around the World in 80 Days

23rd Feb 2023 79 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2305
FREEDOM FARE FROM £11,499 per person
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FREEDOM FARE FROM £11,499 per person
FREE On Board Spend UP TO £500pp

*On Board Spend: Free spend amount varies per cabin category, from £150 per person based on an interior cabin, up to £500 per person based on booking a Suite, valid for new bookings made from 02/03/21 on cruises S2305 or S230405. E&OE.

150 years after the publication of the famous book 'Around the World in 80 Days', join us as we set out to repeat the feat; a challenge our journey planners have taken to with gusto! [ReadMoreMob]Across 80 days, as Borealis guides you on an epic circumnavigation of the globe via Africa, Asia and the Americas, encounter many of the places that Phileas Fogg and his companion Passepartout travelled through and experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Unlike Fogg, who famously rushed from one location to the next, you’ve ample time for discovery in each and every destination on this itinerary. In Egypt, visits to Port Said and Safaga – coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun – allow for tours to Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza, and for a chance to 'rediscover' Tutankhamun yourself, while there’s also a memorable transit of the Suez Canal.[ReadMore] During three days in India, explore historic Goa and Kochi, and feel the buzz of Mumbai, perhaps while sampling the busy daily life of local Dabbawalas. You could even opt for a journey to the famed Taj Mahal. You’ll get to engage with the wonders of modern Asia, amongst the impressive cityscapes, architectural highlights and cultural delights of Singapore and Hong Kong too, with the golden sands and verdant Vietnamese landscapes of Nha Trang providing a more traditional, laid-back experience in between.

As the Asian leg of your voyage concludes, you’ll get to explore and feel the energy of bustling Shanghai and Tokyo, the Japanese capital. For a captivating contrast, the visit to Japan is timed to see the beautiful cherry blossom in full bloom, while you could also experience a traditional tea ceremony with a tea master, be entertained by Geishas and delve into Samurai heritage. A journey across the Pacific Ocean includes three stops in Hawaii, to witness the active Kilauea volcano, learn of the island state’s unique cultural traditions, and indulge in a taste of paradise, before the Californian cities of San Diego and San Francisco, with its iconic sites such as Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, await. You’ll then have chances to watch cliff-top divers in Acapulco, encounter amazing wildlife in Costa Rica, sample the rich history and authentic flavours of Colombia, and sail the Panama Canal before finally heading home. Your Atlantic Ocean crossing is sure to be one to remember, with Borealis calling at Tortola, famed for its pirate history and Caribbean rum; St Kitts, with its world-renowned scenic railway; and the scenic Azores en route.  

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

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.