Classic Caribbean Islands

15th Nov 2023 29 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2324
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,599 per person
Castries, St Lucia Castries, St Lucia
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,599 per person
Enjoy £250pp Free On Board Spend OR Door-to-Door transfer**

*On board spend offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 20/04/22 onwards on new 2023 cruise, S2324. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, at £250 per person. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. On board spend offer is not combinable with any other offer - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from offer.
**Door-to- door transfer: offer is up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles, on S2324, from 20/04/22 onwards. Any additional mileage over 200 UK mainland miles, must be paid to the transport provider (CMAC) at the time of booking. Guests may be required to share the transport for all or part of the journey, when an appropriate vehicle will be provided. Once the complimentary transport has been confirmed by the provider, charges will apply if fail to take this arrangement without cancelling with the transport provider. The door-to-door service is one transfer (each way) per booking for all guests, from the lead guest address, and must be pre-booked with the transport provider (CMAC). Outbound and inbound mileage cannot be combined should you only require transfer one-way. No deviations en-route are permitted. This offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated otherwise.

Offering the perfect cocktail of winter sun, fascinating history and culture, and quintessential experiences, this island-hopping adventure showcases the Caribbean at its very best. You’ll visit nine islands, where iconic landmarks, exotic flora and fauna, a taste of paradise and much more awaits. Sample the laidback vibes of Antigua – an island famed for its collection of over 365 idyllic beaches – and Barbados, where you can get a feel for the island’s carnival atmosphere and sample Caribbean rum at the renowned Mount Gay Distillery. Authentic flavours are yours to enjoy in Martinique’s Fort de France – home to the famous St James Rum Distillery – too, while at the gorgeous ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada, on a tour to a local cocoa farm, you can gain an authentic insight into the life of Grenada’s farmers, and even try your hand at harvesting cocoa beans. You could also visit bars and restaurants serving traditional Caribbean cocktails and cuisine at lesser-known Bequia, or simply enjoy the island’s mix of inviting beaches, warm waters and friendly seaside settlements.[ReadMore]

Take chances to encounter some of the Caribbean’s natural treasures too; highlights include opportunities to go in search of sea turtles on a memorable catamaran trip during your visit to Barbados, and explore St Lucia to see the Twin Pitons and bubbling Soufrière Volcano in all their soaring, natural splendour. You’ll experience scenic cruising by the UNESCO-listed Pitons too. On St Kitts, some of the Caribbean’s most spectacular landscapes are best explored via the island’s world-famous scenic railway; enjoy a ride to take in the diverse scenery and learn of St. Kitts fascinating sugar cane farming history. You're sure to be left spellbound by the natural splendour of Dominica during your visit; dense rainforest, deep lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and Morne Trois Pitons National Park make its landscapes truly unique. In addition to your Caribbean adventures, your routes to and from paradise are scattered with highlights too, from Madeiran gardens to volcanic Azorean landscapes, as well as relaxing days at sea as you cross the Atlantic – one of the great ocean cruise experiences.  

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.

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.