Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights

2nd May 2024 5 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2408
FREEDOM FARE FROM £749 per person
Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands.
FREEDOM FARE FROM £749 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Offering discoveries of two captivating cities, and timed to coincide with a seasonal event that’s synonymous with the Netherlands, this short bank holiday break packs in plenty of traditional Dutch experiences. Visiting Amsterdam will be a particular highlight; enjoy time to experience the seasonal delights of the Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of tulips burst into life with vibrant colour and fragrance in the spring, and to visit Dutch capital’s famous morning flower markets to feel their buzz of excitement and energy. Alternatively, you could opt for a boat tour of the iconic canals, and take your pick of the famous museums and galleries also.[ReadMore]

Before your memorable visit to Amsterdam, a navigation of the peaceful Nieuwe Maas on smaller ship Borealis will provide a relaxing start to your time in the Netherlands as you head for the country’s second city. Once in Rotterdam, explore at your leisure, or perhaps on tour, to see and compare the diverse architecture on display, from the futuristic Erasmusbrug Bridge to the unusual Markthal and the Cube Houses. You’ll find interesting museums and galleries aplenty too, providing an insight into Rotterdam’s extensive, maritime industry-influenced heritage.

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.