04 Aug 2023
Your cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
Join one of TV’s best-loved presenters, Michaela Strachan on board this cruise, for a programme of insightful talks.
Our team has planned this cruise to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations, showcasing the wild and rugged environments of Greenland and Iceland. Narsarsuaq is your gateway to the Qooroq Ice Fjord, where you can weave among white and glassy blue icebergs on a boat tour; while in the remote town of Nanortalik, you can gain an insight into local life at the open-air museum. As Borealis sails the strait of Prins Christiansund, you will be greeted with jagged mountains and glaciers. You can encounter the geology and geothermal activity of Iceland by capturing spurting geysers and thundering waterfalls.
One of TV’s best-loved presenters, Michaela Strachan, will be sharing her passion for animal welfare and extensive experience of wildlife conservation with guests onboard this cruise to Greenland and Iceland. Michaela has been a regular face on television screens for more than three decades, and will talk about British wildlife, wildlife programme making and what makes British wildlife programmes so popular.
From spectacles to predation, rarities to nesting, seasonal highlights to humour - Michaela is extremely passionate about animal welfare, and has extensive experience of wildlife conservation around the world. Her natural effervescence and engaging humour endear her to all audiences, be it as a presenter, or public speaker.
Michaela will also be joined by our Entertainment Manager on stage to answer questions in our Audience With programme including a Q&A session with guests.
Wild and Rugged Environments
This cruise showcases the wild and rugged environments of Greenland and Iceland, with Narsarsuaq as your gateway to the Qooroq Ice Fjord, where you will have the chance to weave among white and glassy blue icebergs on a boat tour. Borealis will sail the strait of Prins Christiansund, greeting you with jagged mountains and glaciers. You can also encounter the geology and geothermal activity of Iceland by visiting spurting geysers and thundering waterfalls on some of our tours.
While in the remote town of Nanortalik, you'll have the opportunity to gain an insight into local life at the open-air museum, beautifully situated in the old colonial port area, and consisting of many buildings, an Inuit summer camp, and an Umiaq and kayak exhibition. Take the chance to discover the Inuit way of life in Greenland when visiting Qaqortoq on the Greenlandic Food and Beer Tour. During this tour, enjoy a tasting menu of local specialities, such as reindeer, musk ox, and dried fish, combined with a selection of local beers produced in the nearby microbrewery located in Narsaq.
Heimaey is the largest island located off the coast of Iceland and is home to an abundance of wildlife. On a boat tour, journey past the surrounding cliffs where lively bird colonies reside during the summer months, such as puffins, gannets, and guillemots; as well as many species of whales including orcas, minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. If you wish to spot puffins, we'd recommend you take part in the Puffin Paradise tour in Reykjavík, where you will head to the picturesque islands of Akurey and Lundey on an adapted boat to get as close to viewing puffins as possible. A team from Ocean Wildlife Encounters will be on board throughout your cruise to help you spot wildlife from Borealis' decks during scenic cruising.
Life On Board
Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world.
Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.
Our Signature Experiences
To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships
Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years
There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea
We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board
Cabins, Prices & Offers
Cabin Options On Your Cruise
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED
As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.
Dining & Lounges
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
Treats & Pastimes
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
Relaxation & Fitness
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
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I'm travelling alone, how will I get to meet people?
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How do I get off the ship if we're at anchor?
Disembarking when your ship's at anchor is a very different experience to when it's docked portside. Getting ashore in this instance often involves the use of the ship's tender, which is accessed via the steps of a secure gangway.