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Italy's Scenic Riviera with Charming Cinque Terre

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Colourful buildings on the coast of Vernazza, Cinque terre, Italy Colourful buildings on the coast of Vernazza, Cinque terre, Italy

05 May 2026

Southampton

17 nights

Borealis

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Hand-crafted highlights

Witness the undeniable charm and vibrant hues of picturesque towns such as Portofino and Cinque Terre, teetering on the edges of dramatic cliffs. Experience ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life) firsthand, engaging in coastal hikes, leisurely boat rides, and the tradition of ‘passeggiata’ – an evening stroll embraced in Savona. You can also taste authentic cuisine, from pesto in its place of origin to tempting lemon-infused delights like limoncino in Monterosso, where the citrus fruit is celebrated with an annual festival. Enjoying aperitivo – pre-dinner drinks with small snacks – is a great way to connect with the locals, too. You can discover maritime influence at sites like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Renaissance Florence.

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Highlights

Italian city of Portifino with beautiful blue coastline and colorful buildings

Discover Dramatic Cliffs & Teetering Coastal Towns

This special sailing has been designed to offer you the opportunity to explore teetering coastal towns found on the Italian Riveira. In Sanremo, wander through sun-kissed streets adorned with colourful blooms as the scent of citrus fills the air, while our call into Portofino provides the chance to explore the charming waterfront, framed by pastel-coloured house, crystal clear waters, lush green hillsides and rugged cliffs. UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of the Italian Riviera’s timeless allure, Cinque Terre, also awaits exploration. Consisting of five colourful villages, the area is known for its picturesque scenery, with narrow cobblestone streets, quaint piazzas and pastel-hued houses cascading down terraced hillsides towards the azure waters of the Ligurian Sea.

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Fresh Italian Pesto

Experience La Dolce Vita

‘La Dolce Vita’ is an Italian term which translates to ‘the good life’. It embodies a cultural attitude and lifestyle associated with Italy that values relaxation, enjoyment and savouring the moment, such as indulging in pleasures which bring joy and satisfaction and are integral to the concept of La Dolce Vita. This could include enjoying good food with loved ones, exploring nature, pursuing artistic interests and engaging in meaningful conversations. This Borealis cruise has been meticulously crafted to allow you the opportunity to experience this concept for yourself. Wander through local markets in La Spezia, sample authentic Ligurian cuisine in Genoa, explore the picturesque coastal trails that connect the five villages of Cinque Terre, and try local Italian wines such as Vermentino or Sciacchetrà.

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Italian Lemons

Monterosso Lemon Festival

We have perfectly timed our call into La Spezia to coincide with the Monterosso Lemon Festival. This annual event is held in the coastal village of Monterosso al Mare and celebrates the region’s prized lemons. Grown in terraced orchards that cling to steep hillsides overlooking the Ligurian Sea, the lemons are known for their size, fragrance and intense flavour. Lively parades and processions wind their way through the narrow streets, while market stalls offer the chance to sample a variety of locally produced lemon dishes and delicacies, such as limoncello, gelato and lemon-infused pastries.  

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,399 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,399 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £6,599 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £8,399 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £8,399 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £11,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend OR Door-to-Door transfer up to 150 miles   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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