Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic & Amalfi Coast

22nd May 2023 25 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2309
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,999 per person
Beautiful view of the Amalfi coast, Italy Beautiful view of the Amalfi coast, Italy
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,999 per person
FREE door to door transfer or FREE £250 per person On Board Spend

*Free door to door transfer: This door-to-door transfer offer is up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles and must be pre-booked, for those guests who have on cruise S2309 & T23106 only, valid for new bookings made from 18/02/22. Any additional mileage must be paid to the transport provider (CMAC) at the time of booking. Guests may be required to share the transport for all or part of the journey, when an appropriate vehicle will be provided. Once the complimentary transport has been confirmed by the provider, charges will apply if fail to take this arrangement without cancelling with the transport provider. The Door-to-Door transfer service is a one transfer (each way) per booking for all guests, and is based on the lead guest address. No deviations en-route are permitted. This offer is not combinable with free on board spend offer or any other offer, unless stated otherwise.

*On Board Spend: Free on board spend is £250 per person, valid for new bookings made from 18/02/22 on cruise S2309 & T2316. 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. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with free door to door transfer offer on S2309 & T2316 or any other offer. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability. E&OE.

As you sail this expertly-designed itinerary, you’ll not only experience a journey along some of Europe’s most scenic coastlines, but also journey through centuries of fascinating history and culture at beautiful destinations in Italy and the Adriatic. Delve into the importance of the Renaissance period at its birthplace, Florence. Tour to this enchanting city from Livorno and discover how its culture, art and architecture were influenced by iconic figures such as da Vinci and Michelangelo; and explore the history of the Medici family. Elsewhere in Italy, revel in the beauty and charms of the Amalfi Coast, during scenic cruising and time ashore in Amalfi Town, with its whitewash villas, vivacious piazzas and famous limoncello liqueur, and Sorrento, boasting postcard-perfect views of legendary Mount Vesuvius and Naples. Learn of Venetian history at the very heart of it too; you’ve ample time in Venice to visit its famous palaces and basilica, and see its many other landmarks via a gondola ride on the city’s canals.[ReadMore]

Along the Dalmatian Coast, in Croatia and Montenegro, you’ll get a feel for how far the Venetians spread their influence too; visits to Dubrovnik, Split and Kotor afford chances to explore these historic cities to the full and see the architectural stamps left by their neighbours from across the Adriatic. Visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik and Split’s enchanting old towns, and stroll through tales of centuries past amongst their ancient walls, terracotta-topped buildings, churches and monasteries. Amongst scenes of magnificent Montenegrin landscapes, Kotor’s Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, are a particular highlight to discover too, while you’ll enjoy an unforgettable sunrise sail to Kotor via the fjord-like Bay of Kotor too. There’s also a call at Zadar, the perfect base from which to journey to the beautiful Krka National Park, with its waterfalls and walking trails, though you may opt to stay within the city and take in sites such as Land Gate – another of Croatia’s famous historical highlights.

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.

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.