In Search of the Aurora Borealis

16th Nov 2021 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2126
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Northern lights in Alta, Norway Northern lights in Alta, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

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Multibuy offer, applicable for new bookings made from 16 August to 1 Novermber 2021 on a Freedom fare basis, on cruises departing up to 17 December 2021, in conjunction with a 2022 or 2023 in the same lead name.

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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. 

Your Itinerary

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso
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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.