River Cities and German Christmas Markets S2231

Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany

05 Dec 2022


9 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

With calls into three cities timed to coincide with the German Christmas Markets, this is the perfect getaway before the arrival of the big day. Charming wooden huts adorned with twinkling lights and selling food, confectionery and handicrafts make for a cosy setting in Hamburg. Perhaps enjoy a mug of steaming Glühwein as you browse for unique gifts. An overnight stay means you can experience the markets by day and night, too. En route to Hamburg, Borealis will cruise the River Elbe, presenting you with views of the city’s shipyards and drydocks. Elsewhere an overnight stay in Amsterdam affords time for an evening canal tour.

Handcrafted Sailing

Cruise Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

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.

Borealis at sea


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.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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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.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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What's Included


Everything listed below is included within the price of your cruise holiday.

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Shore Tours
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