Hawaii & Oceania with Asia & the Med

23rd Jan 2022 84 nights Sails from Puerto Caldera Borealis S220406
Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India

Meet Borealis in Costa Rica for the adventure of a lifetime that sees you visit some of the most captivating regions and countries on earth, for chances to discover iconic landmarks and idyllic island scenes; marvel at breathtaking natural wonders and fascinating wildlife; experience diverse cultures; and much more, all on one magical cruise holiday. [ReadMoreMob]

After meeting your ship in Puerto Caldera, and visiting the Mexican beach-lovers paradise of Manzanillo, you’ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the ‘Land Down Under’, stopping at a string of spectacular Pacific islands en route. 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. You’ll then 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. [ReadMoreDesk]

The incredible diversity of Asia is then yours to experience to the full. You can compare the striking contrasts between a collection of stunning destinations, such as the tribal community of Alotau on Papua New Guinea, beautiful Bali, Phuket and Komodo Island and Singapore, a magnificent modern megalopolis of soaring skyscrapers, busy commercial quarters and impressive temples. There’s also time in India; From Kochi you could take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; in Goa, explore the historic centres of Old Goa and the Latin Quarter; while an overnight stay in Mumbai affords time to immerse yourself in city’s renowned the hustle and bustle. In the Middle East, there are contrasting sights to discover too, from the awe-inspiring towers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the traditional mosques and souks of Fujairah and Muscat, Oman. Meanwhile, Aqaba is the starting point for discovering the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Then, after an unforgettable navigation of Egypt’s Suez Canal, hallowed sites await you in Israel too: Haifa is your gateway to Jerusalem, a pilgrimage from Jews, Muslims and Christians, and Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus. En route back to the UK, a collection of sun-splashed Mediterranean destinations – Cyprus, Malta, Rhodes and the Spanish city of Cádiz – lwill bring your holiday to the perfect conclusion.

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.