Island & Inland Wonders of France & Spain

19th Jul 2021 10 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2116
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Free Tips PLUS £50 On Board Spend

Freedom Fare PLUS: applicable to new bookings made from 07/09/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive, on cruises departing between March 2021 and February 2022 on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Bolette. Charters, exclusive sailings and Tour Operator holidays are excluded. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies based on duration, based on £50 pp for cruises up to 13 nights in duration or £100 pp for cruises of 14 nights or more. On Board Spend is nontransferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

With each destination specially selected for its links to famous food and drink, as well as their many cultural highlights, you’ll enjoy a taste of France and Spain at their most authentic. There’s ample time in Bordeaux, a city renowned for its delicious Medocs, Merlots and Saint Emilions, to visit Cité du Vin and immerse yourself in rich wine heritage; enjoy a glass or two at your pick of the stylish bars; or even tour to a small family-run vineyard nearby. In the heart of the ‘Pearl of Aquitane’, so many other highlights – such as the spectacular Cathédrale Saint-André and historic Calihau Gate – await your discovery too.[ReadMoreMob]

In Spain’s verdant northernmost regions, there are plenty of opportunities for full-flavoured experiences also. You could sample tempting tapas and Basque pintxos – a staple of the traditional local diet – in Getxo, or tour to visit the legendary vineyards of the Rioja wine region; and taste, compare, and learn about the history of various Asturian ciders in Avilés, on tour from Gijon. Returning to France, Borealis takes you to the glorious coast of Brittany to visit Saint Malo, gateway to the famed oyster farming commune of Cancale, and Belle Ile, Brittany’s ‘beautiful isle’ of wild coastline, pretty towns and stunning beaches.

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’.