Departed 23 Feb 2023
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.Explore the Itinerary
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
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.
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.
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
This cruise has now set sail
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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Take a look at our FAQ's
What do I pack for a cruise?
The handy checklist below has been created to assist in making sure you remember all the important things to pack for your cruise.
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.