Classic Christmas Markets

14th Dec 2023 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2325
Festive cruise
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 per person
Christmas markets in Hamburg Christmas markets in Hamburg
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 per person
Enjoy FREE All Inclusive Drinks

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*FREE Drinks package:
is applicable to new bookings only, made between 06/09/22 and 31/10/22 inclusive, for departures of 6 to 16 nights, departing from the UK in 2023, as highlighted on website.  Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, see website. Offer excludes saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

With the festive season in full swing, this is the perfect getaway before the ‘big day’ arrives, offering chances to explore cities and markets that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. German cities are renowned for their festivities and you’ll get to experience why in Hamburg. Traditional Christmas markets and charming wooden huts adorned with twinkling lights and selling food, confectionery and handicrafts create a warmth amidst the winter chill; explore and enjoy a mug of steaming Glühwein as you browse for unique gifts. Make the most of your time to see sights such as St Nikolai Church and the Chilehaus, and enjoy a winter stroll along the banks of the River Elbe too, perhaps.[ReadMore]

The Christmas-time charms of captivating cities in the Netherlands and Belgium await you too. Borealis will call at Zeebrugge, your gateway to UNESCO-listed Bruges; here you can explore decorated streets and canals in search of architectural gems such as Church of our Lady and the 13th century Belfry, indulge at authentic Belgian chocolate shops, and soak-up the cosy atmosphere of the city’s Christmas market. You’ll also get to see the twinkling lights and iconic sights of Amsterdam, get a feel for the Dutch capital’s festivities and take a boat tour of the famous canals – particularly magical at this time of year.

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.