Bahamas, Florida & the Panama Canal

6th Jan 2022 17 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2203
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Beautiful view of city canals. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Beautiful view of city canals.
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

This exceptional voyage offers an escape from the January cold and gloom, and an unforgettable start to 2022, affording opportunities to experience the magic of ocean cruising; enjoy moments of unbridled tranquillity on beautiful, beach-laden islands and coastal locations; delve into rich history and culture; encounter natural wonders and much more. [ReadMoreMob]

After setting sail from Southampton, six uninterrupted days of Atlantic Ocean cruising allows for ample time to settle in to life on board Borealis, and revel in an unrivalled sense of escapism, as you feel the sea breeze and sunshine on your skin and enjoy all your ship’s facilities. When you finally make landfall, there’s a chance to discover the best of Bermuda, with its fascinating historic monuments and fortifications, pretty beaches and pastel-hued towns, before visiting the Bahamas for pirate history, a taste of laidback Caribbean life and gorgeous white sands that you may recognise from the movies. Continuing on to the USA, there are two days on Florida’s coast to look forward to; sun-kissed beaches, streets, boulevards and promenades famed for their arts, cultural highlights and culinary delights, and even the Kennedy Space Station are among many attractions you could discover.

Heading to South and Central America, you visit Colombia and the engrossing city of Cartagena de Indias, famed for its centuries-old city walls, fortifications and fine colonial Spanish architecture, and navigate the Panama Canal, watching the impressive locks and dams of one of the world’s greatest engineering feats in action. Finally, it is on to Costa Rica, where Golfito and Puerto Caldera – the last stop on this incredible journey – will serve as your gateway to lush nature reserves and rainforests teeming with fauna and flora. The Carara National Park, a haven of dry and wet forests, thick with various species of trees providing a beautiful natural habitat for over 400 types of birds, will be within your reach, as well the wetlands flanking the Tárcoles River, which are known for their population of crocodiles.

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’.

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.