Exploring Italy and Mediterranean

22nd Mar 2022 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2207A
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

As Borealis takes you on a discovery of the Med, you’ll get to visit, explore and delve into the history and culture of some of the region’s most beautiful and iconic cities. Experience unforgettable sightseeing in Italy; there’s a full-day stop at the port of Civitavecchia, from where Rome and its many ancient sites and landmarks – such as the Forum and Palatine Hill – await. You could even go ‘behind the scenes’ at the Colosseum, a modern Wonder of the World, for an in-depth look into why it’s such a symbol of the Roman reign, and see iconic religious sites including the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Visiting Cagliari will be an undoubted highlight too; you’ll dock close to the centre of Sardinia’s capital and be perfectly placed to go in search of lesser known, but important, Roman sites such as ancient Nora and the Temple of Antas. [ReadMore]

Naples meanwhile will be the perfect starting point for touring to, and exploring, famous sites such as Herculaneum, Baia and Pompeii, the city destroyed centuries ago by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Seeing Vesuvius itself will also be a sight to behold during your visit to Italy. In addition to your Italian discoveries, there are chances to see out the centuries-old monuments and landmarks of Spanish and French cities too. There are yet more Roman sites to discover in Cartagena, such as the city’s iconic amphitheatre and ancient walls, while in Ajaccio – Corsica’s colourful capital – you’ll find fine examples of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Saracen-influence architecture, as well as gorgeous sandy beaches. Your smaller ship willalso  take you closer to the attractions of La Coruna, such as the Torre de Hercules lighthouse; and Malaga, renowned for its fortresses, castles and aesthetic treasures crafted by Picasso.

Your Itinerary

  • An unforgettable sightseeing discovery of the Med
  • Ancient sites and landmarks await in Rome
  • Visit famous sites in Naples like Herculaneum
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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.