Around the World in 80 Days


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Departed 23 Feb 2023


79 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

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. Our itinerary planners have timed this epic journey so that we reach Japan just as the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, while our visit to Egypt coincides with the 100th anniversary of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Feel the buzz of Mumbai, perhaps while sampling the busy daily life of local Dabbawalas. There is also a chance to visit the iconic Taj Mahal. Impressive cityscapes await in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. In Japan, you can also experience a traditional tea ceremony, be entertained by Geishas and delve into Samurai heritage.

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If you are unable to join us for the full 80 days, you can choose one of our two available shorter cruises on the same voyage. 
Southampton to Singapore (26 nights) and Singapore to Southampton (53 nights).

Osaka castle with Cherry Blossom, Japan

Discover Japan in Cherry Blossom season


Your voyage has been timed perfectly to coincide with the seasonal Cherry Blossom in bloom. The Cherry Blossom tree, known as 'Sakura', is one of Japan's most iconic symbols, and is often regarded as the unofficial national flower.

Hawaii Volcanoes national park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


Experience some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located 45 miles southwest of Hilo, the park is home to two volcanoes including Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction makes it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Hawaii and a sacred place. The extraordinary natural diversity of the park was recognized in 1980 when it was named a World Biosphere Site by UNESCO and in 1987 when the park was honored as a World Heritage Site.

Balmoral Deck

The Kings' Coronation


Join us on board Borealis as we celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. You'll be able to watch the ceremony on board, and take part in special activities we have arranged for this special occasion. We'll have a street fayre and deck party, with a commemorative cake and cocktail created for the event; British Night with our Show Team, and a delicious British Night Menu. We'll also have a knowledgeable Guest Speaker on board, who will talok about this significant Royal event.


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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


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

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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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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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