Discover Spanish Traditions

16th Sep 2022 12 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2225
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
Aerial view of Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain Aerial view of Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

With Borealis taking you to a collection of cities packed with famous sights and cultural delights, this cruise is a chance to experience Spain at its most quintessential.[ReadMoreMob] When it comes to Spanish highlights, it doesn’t get much more iconic than Barcelona; you’re sure to be captivated by Catalonia’s capital, as you stroll Las Ramblas and see the architectural works of Gaudi, such as Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and Casa Batllo. You also get to feel the history of Valencia amongst its old quarter, and taste Paella in its city of origin, while Cartagena’s ancient walls and fortifications are always a delight to explore.

In two of the sunlit region’s finest cities, experience Andalusia at its authentic best; see a mix of Moorish and Mudéjar treasures in Motril, or tour to the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and discover the ancient treasures of Cádiz, where the city centre is just a short distance from Borealis’ berth. Sights such as Torre Tavira and the 18th century cathedral, as well as cafés and restaurants serving traditional tapas, are within easy reach. You could learn about Andalusia's passion for flamenco dancing too, or even tour to Jerez, the home of sherry. Finally, enjoy a few relaxing hours rambling around La Coruna, famed for its maritime heritage and historic monuments such as Torre de Hercules.

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.