In Search of the Northern Lights

13th Nov 2022 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2228A
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 per person
Northern lights over Borealis funnels Northern lights over Borealis funnels
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 per person
£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

After crossing the Arctic Circle, Borealis guides you on an unforgettable adventure amongst the rugged wilderness of the Arctic region as you go in search of the northern lights. The Arctic landscapes surrounding Tromsø are considered some one of the best places on earth to see Aurora Borealis; on a tour away from light-polluted skies, you – with luck on your side – may be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. During the day in Tromsø, perhaps see the city’s many famous sites such as the Arctic Cathedral, or ride the cable car up Mount Storsteinen, too.

During a visit to Alta, you’ve a chance to meet, spend time with, and sample the fascinating lifestyle of, the Sami people, while the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft can be seen at the Alta Museum. You’ll also stop at Bodo, on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, where you’ll discover mountainous landscapes best explored via a traditional husky-led sled. In the beautiful Vesterålen archipelago, miles of rugged coastline, unspoilt countryside and the ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland – almost entirely painted in various blue hues thanks to artist Bjorn Elvenes – await your discovery and exploration. Experience scenic cruising by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too; and enjoy time in Alesund to see its art nouveau delights.

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 


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'.


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.


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.