Bank Holiday Escape to Scenic Scotland

26th Aug 2023 5 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2317
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Borealis cruising the Sound of Mull, Scotland Borealis cruising the Sound of Mull, Scotland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Extra guest(s) sail from £199pp

**Extra guest(s) price based on sharing an interior cabin with two full paying guests; on board spend offer excludes extra guest(s); see terms & conditions.

£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.

Enjoy a wonderful Bank Holiday break as you, with Borealis as your guide, experience a snapshot of Scotland’s splendid summertime beauty. Your short, but invigorating discovery of enchanting waterways and remote islands includes hours of memorable scenic cruising, time to relax on board your smaller ship and revel in Scottish scenery. See the 13th century Duart Castle, against the backdrop of the Sound of Mull’s rolling landscapes; take in the wild scenes of Loch Hourn and the Small Isles; marvel at the intriguing Dutchman’s Cap; and hear the echo of Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against Fingal’s Cave’s remarkable basalt columns.[ReadMore]

In between these unforgettable scenic cruising experiences, you visit two charming, remote destinations on consecutive days too, for opportunities to step ashore and uncover many more of Scotland’s greatest and most famous historic sites and scenic delights. Both at Orkney and on the Isle of Skye, a number of centuries-old highlights await; a stop at Kirkwall will allow you time to take in Neolithic treasures, such as the UNESCO-listed village of Skara Brae, while Portree is your gateway to the impressive castles of Dunvegan and Eilean Donan. For an up-close look at Scotland’s rugged natural beauty at its most dramatic, perhaps tour to Trotternish Ridge and see imposing rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr.

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 


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'.


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.


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.