Departed 22 Dec 2022
The cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
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Enjoy a relaxing Christmas on board with everything taken care of. Your journey includes a call to Madeira on New Year's Eve, which coincides with the annual Funchal firework display. On the island of La Gomera, you can enjoy a guided tour of Fred. Olsen's hotel - Jardin Tecina - before relaxing with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, calls to Gran Canaria and Tenerife allow time to explore the Maspalomas sand dunes and impressive Mount Teide respectively.
Go in search of Whales in Tenerife
The coastline of Tenerife is rich in beauty and marine life, and you’ll have the chance to embark on a tour in search of Whales. Your expert catamaran crew will take you to the places with the best chances of spotting Whales before anchoring in a nature reserve for a spot of swimming and snorkelling.
Explore the ‘Garden Isle of Madeira’
Take a tour with a local botanical enthusiast and find out just why Madeira is famed as the ‘Garden Isle’. Explore Palheiro Gardens, famous not only for the variety of plants that can be found here but for the beauty of its location in the lush green hills of Funchal. At the family-owned Quinta Jardins do Lago, your guide will conduct an orchid workshop, demonstrating how to pot an orchid or mount it on a branch and offering tips on how to keep these elegant plants at home.
Learn how to create a Portuguese Pasteis de Nata
Learn the secrets of how to bake the iconic Pasteis de Nata under the guidance of a local chef in this tasty workshop. In this hands-on baking class, you will learn everything there is to know about making the crisp puff pastry and the creamy custard filling, all from scratch, before enjoying your creations with a coffee.
Life On Board
Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis’ high speeds are perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling exploration in more ports in a shorter duration.
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
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.
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.
Enhance Cruise with some of our optional extras
Need Some Help?
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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.