Islands of the Mediterranean

4th May 2021 18 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2109
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £2,899 per person
Panoramic view of Porte de Soller, Palma Mallorca, Spain Panoramic view of Porte de Soller, Palma Mallorca, Spain
FROM ONLY £2,899 per person
Free Tips PLUS £100 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.

Sail into the Mediterranean in the spring and succumb to the scenic, historical and cultural charms of sun-bathed Spanish, Italian and French destinations. From sleepy traditional villages and unspoilt beaches to attraction-packed cities and mighty mountain peaks – all this and more awaits you on this enchanting island-hopping adventure.

With Borealis as your guide, five of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular islands await your discovery, including two of Spain’s beautiful Balearic Islands. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Mahon affords an opportunity to uncover many of Menorca’s highlights. You could opt to seek-out Monte Toro on tour, for views of the island’s impressive highest peak; or even explore breathtaking countryside on horseback. The gin distillery is worth a visit too, to try the local tipple; while Menorca’s glorious beaches are perfect for laidback relaxation. On the pretty island of Mallorca, you’ll find Palma is a joy to explore with its captivating architecture and landmarks such as the mesmeric Gothic cathedral. Enjoy time to wander Palma’s labyrinth of historic streets and squares at leisure to see the sights. Alternatively, you could embark on a memorable scenic journey aboard a vintage train to Sóller, before exploring charming Valldemossa. [ReadMoreDesk]

Corsica’s wonderland of breathtaking coastlines and lush, mountain-laden countryside never fails to impress, and you have an opportunity to see the best of this fabulous French island. Ajaccio is your gateway to the dramatic gorges of Prunelli, where magnificent granite cliffs plunge into the Prunelli River creating postcard-perfect scenes. In Italy, you’ll find the sophisticated island of Sardinia has much to recommend it too. From Cagliari, stunning rock formations such as the ‘Devil’s Saddle’, salt pools and inviting beaches are within reach; though you may be tempted to stay in the island’s capital to sample the traditional flavours and culture with local wine and folk dancing. Meanwhile, Malta adds centuries of remarkable history into the mix. You’ll behold the sight of Valletta’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour as you sail into port here; then enjoy time to see historic sights such as St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, or perhaps take a tour to the medieval city of Mdina. In addition to your island discovery, there’s time on the Spanish and Portuguese mainland to revel in the historical and cultural delights of Cádiz, Cartagena and Oporto – on tour from Leixoes – too.

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’.