Cultural Caribbean and the Americas

6th Jan 2022 34 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2202A
FROM ONLY £3,999 per person
Squirrel monkey, Costa Rica Squirrel monkey, Costa Rica
FROM ONLY £3,999 per person
On Board Spend

On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise). On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery on board Borealis, sailing around the Caribbean Sea and visiting beautiful islands and captivating cities in the Americas famed for their history, culture and connections to the region’s native wildlife. After a memorable journey across the Atlantic, stopping at the verdant Azores en route, the adventure really begins in the Caribbean; over three days you’ll have chances to discover Antigua’s historic sites and famous beaches, ride the famous scenic railway of St Kitts, and learn of Tortola’s pirate heritage. Then you’re in for a taste of Colombian culture. Be engrossed in ancient history of Cartagena de Indias, with its centuries-old city walls, fortifications and fine colonial Spanish architecture, and follow the route of Colombian coffee production perhaps in Santa Marta. [ReadMore]

A visit to Panama and the city of Colon affords opportunities to tour to the Gatun Lock and Lake area of the remarkable Panama Canal, or journey to Portobelo to follow in the tracks of Colombus and Drake, before continuing onwards for potential encounters with amazing wildlife. In Costa Rica, during an overnight stay in Puerto Limon, you can join a boat tour and venture deep into tropical rainforest via narrow canals to seek-out monkeys, sloths, toucans and much more, while you have a chance to go in search of fauna such as iguanas, crocodiles and manatees on a river tour from Belize City in Belize. Coral reefs and rainforests alive with fauna and flora are within reach on tour on the Mexican island of Cozumel too, though here you might prefer to get a fascinating insight into the history of Mayan civilisations at sites like Chichen Itza and shrines dedicated to Ixchel. Your time in the Americas will then conclude in the Caribbean, stopping in Bermuda to sample paradise amongst beautiful beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and laid-back cities alive with colourful culture.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.