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
Enjoy FREE door to door transfers

*FREE door to door transfer: This door-to-door transfer offer is up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles, for new bookings made from 06/09/22 to 31/10/22, on cruises S2303, S230405, S2305, S2309, S2321, S2324, T2302, T2316, T2326, M2314, L2301 & L2316. 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 service is one transfer (each way) per booking for all guests, from the lead guest address. Outbound and inbound mileage cannot be combined should you only require transfer one-way. No deviations en-route are permitted. This offer is not combinable with free on board spend offer or any other offer, including Saver fares, unless stated otherwise. 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.

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.