Canada in the Fall

28th Sep 2022 18 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2226BEL
National Park "Mont-Tremblant" in the Laurentian Plateau in Quebec, Canada.
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

As the colours of the gorgeous Canadian landscape turn to famous fall hues of brown, yellow and red, Borealis takes you on an incredible journey timed to offer you a chance to immerse yourself fully in the autumnal splendour of one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

In less than three weeks, you’ll sail between a collection of destinations picked for their natural beauty, with forest, trails and natural parks within reach for opportunities to go ‘leaf peeping’ and experience Canada at its breathtaking best.[ReadMoreMob] The centrepiece of this one-of-a-kind itinerary is three memorable days of discovery in Quebec province. The city of Gaspé is your gateway to the forested valleys and cliffs of Forillon National Park, while the rugged scenery of Manicouagan Uapishka Biosphere Reserve surrounds Baie-Comeau, and begs for exploration. There’s also a day in classical Quebec City, where the icons of the UNESCO-listed Old City, such as the grand Château Frontenac and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec await. For another display of spectacular fall foliage, take a tour to the Laurentian Mountains – one of the best places to observe Canada’s natural beauty.[ReadMoreDesk]

Elsewhere in Canada, there are two visits to the state of Newfoundland, brimming with old world charm and the beauty of picturesque countryside and coastlines. At St John’s, the views on offer from Signal Hill are not to be missed, especially at this time of the year, and Cape Spear – Canada’s easternmost point – is a short journey away. Meanwhile, a visit to Corner Brook is a chance to follow in Captain Cook’s footsteps and explore the city’s stunning shores; or opt to tour to the vibrant, UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park. In Nova Scotia, Sydney is perfectly placed for explorations of the Cape Breton Highlands and, if all that’s not enough, you’ll take a journey along the Saguenay River and appreciate fjord-like landscapes from your ship, plus visit Port Saguenay for tours to the beautiful Saguenay Fjord National Park. Before returning to Liverpool you will have the chance to visit Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, for one last day of exploration and learn about the city’s deep maritime connection.

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.

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 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

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'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

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.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

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.