Festive Spanish City Break

14th Dec 2022 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2232
Festive cruise
FREEDOM FARE FROM £999 per person
Islas Cies, Vigo, Spain. Islas Cies, Vigo, Spain.
FREEDOM FARE FROM £999 per person
£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp 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.

An escape to warmer climes for chances to soak up the festive delights of Spanish cities makes for a wonderfully rewarding pre-Christmas break.[ReadMoreMob] At each city, you’ll get to explore streets and squares adorned with lights and decorations, explore festive markets, and feel the buzz of excitement as the locals get ready for the big day. Vigo will be a particular highlight; around ten million twinkling LEDs make up one of the world’s largest Christmas light displays here, and you’ll get to see the city in its illuminated splendour.

There’s time to seek-out historical, architectural and cultural highlights too. At the Galician gems of Vigo and La Coruña, Borealis docks within a mile of the city centres, making for easier discoveries of their centuries-old churches, cathedrals and monuments such as La Coruña’s UNESCO-listed Torre de Hercules. Getxo is an excellent starting point from which you can take in the highlights of nearby Bilbao, including the Guggenheim Bilbao, a modern architectural masterpiece. Gijon meanwhile is your gateway to medieval Oviedo, where you can sample authentic Asturian ciders and cheese. 

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.