In Search of the Aurora Borealis

16th Nov 2021 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2126
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Northern lights in Alta, Norway Northern lights in Alta, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
£150pp On Board Spend

On Board Spend: Offer valid for new bookings made between 14.11.20 – 27.11.20, inclusive. On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. Offer is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise and Tips Covered offer as detailed below). Offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability. E&OE.

Visiting remote destinations in the Norwegian Arctic at this time of year presents an unmissable opportunity to revel in the early winter wonders of Europe’s northernmost region. Awaiting you are dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and even chances to go in search of the natural phenomena that inspired the name of your ship, the astonishing Aurora Borealis.

Northern Norway is one of the greatest places on earth to see the Northern Lights, and spending almost a week within the Arctic Circle, often away from unpolluted skies, gives you the best chance to experience them.[ReadMoreMob] With luck on your side, you may be fortunate enough to witness Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour – a sight to remember forever. There’s more to your time in Arctic Norway than seeking out the Aurora; visits to some of the region’s most immersive destinations will provide highlights aplenty too.[ReadMoreDesk]

There’s an overnight stay in Tromso, affording ample time to uncover the attractions of a city known as the Gateway to the Arctic’. You’ll find everything from Neoclassic architecture to the Mack Brewery and the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral, while a cable car ride up mighty Mount Storsteinen is highly recommended. At Alta, you’ve a chance to delve into authentic Sami culture and see the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft at the fascinating Alta Museum too; and, during a call at Narvik, you can trail mountainous landscapes on a thrilling husky sledding tour, or see native wildlife such as bears, lynx and wolves at the Polar Park. Elsewhere in Norway, south of the Arctic Circle, your journey also takes you to Ålesund, where you could take in the town’s collection of art-nouveau towers and turrets, steeples and spires, or climb Mount Aksla for unspoilt views of surrounding islands and islets; and to charming Trondheim, a city with Viking heritage found deep in its foundations. 

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.

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’.