Florida, Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East

6th Jan 2022 78 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S220305
Picton seen from the top of Tirohanga Track, New Zealand Picton seen from the top of Tirohanga Track, New Zealand

Experience an unforgettable start to 2022 on an epic voyage, sailing to some of the most awe-inspiring regions and destinations on earth – from idyllic islands to iconic cities and bustling metropolises – to discover world-famous landmarks and cultural delights, spectacular landscapes, breathtaking beaches and much more. [ReadMoreMob]

After setting sail from Southampton, revel in an unrivalled sense of escapism as you sail serenely across the Atlantic Ocean, en route to an incredible discovery of the Americas. You’ll stop first in the Caribbean, to be immersed in the charms and laidback life of beautiful Bermuda and the beach-laden Bahamas, before continuing on to the USA to spend two days amongst the sun-kissed sands, streets and boulevards of Florida. In South and Central America, you’ll get to explore the engrossing Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias; awaken your senses in lush Costa Rican rainforests and nature reserves; and enjoy a visit to the Mexican beach-lovers paradise of Manzanillo. A navigation of the astonishing Panama Canal will be an unforgettable experience too. All that’s before a magical transpacific voyage to the ‘Land Down Under’. Glorious Hawaii beckons; stops at Oahu, Maui and Hilo are your chance to take in iconic sights such as Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, the Pearl Harbour Memorial and breathtaking volcanic wonders. When your ship breaks the waters of the South Pacific, a trio of idyllic destinations await; Raiatea, Tahiti and Bora Bora boast spectacular volcanic landscapes and jungle-rich interiors to explore, and the beaches that are as unspoilt and postcard-perfect as your dreams have made you believe. [ReadMoreDesk]

Experience both sides of New Zealand, feeling the energy of bustling Auckland and absorbing the tranquillity of picturesque Picton and breathtaking waterways, before it’s on to a memorable few days in Australia. You’ll be afforded time to take in Sydney’s world-famous attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and revered Royal Botanic Garden; and visit Cairns, your gateway to the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef. Continuing on to Asia, you’re set to be immersed in the fascinating contrasts of the continent. Connect with the tribal cultures of Alotau in Papua New Guinea; delight in the beauty of Bali and Phuket; and seek out the world’s largest lizards at Komodo Island. In between your Asian island adventures, there’s also an overnight stay in Singapore, a striking modern metropolis of soaring skyscrapers, bright lights, busy commercial districts and striking temples. Finally, you’re in for an incredible Indian exploration. At Kochi, see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue, or perhaps opt for an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal; and savour Goa, with its charming Latin Quarter and golden beaches. Magnificent Mumbai provides a taste of old and modern India. Take chances visit the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station, Dhobi Ghat – the world’s largest open-air laundry district – and more. You’re sure to spot busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city as you explore.

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.

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.