Explore Western Europe Cities & Rivers

5th Dec 2022 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2231
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR £125pp On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability. 


*On Board Spend £125 per person: On Board Spend amount applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Complimentary or chargeable upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value, where applicable. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability. E&OE.


A perfect pre-Christmas break, this is a journey crafted to provide a rewarding discovery of three fine European cities.[ReadMoreMob] Visiting the Netherlands, you’ll sail into Amsterdam via the North Sea Canal; docking close to the centre of the Dutch capital means attractions such as Anne Frank House are just a short distance from your ship. You’ve also ample time to explore the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, by foot, bike or on a boat tour of the city’s iconic canals too.

In Germany, sail the River Elbe to Hamburg, where traditional Christmas markets will be in full swing. You’ll get to see the twinkling lights and decorations, smell and taste the spicy flavours of mulled wine and gingerbread, and simply soak up the excitable atmosphere. Enjoy time to see the impressive landmarks here, and take a scenic boat tour of the canals and Alster Lake too. Finally, it’s the French city of Honfleur, from where you can tour to a distillery to learn about and taste some of Normandy’s finest ciders and calvados. Within the city itself, perhaps stop by a café or bar to enjoy local wines and camembert after wandering the historic streets and Vieux Bassin.

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.