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In Search of the Northern Lights

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Guests on deck looking out to the Northern lights, Norway

07 Dec 2024

Portsmouth

14 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

On this two-week cruise to Northern Norway, you may be lucky enough to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis illuminate the night sky while cruising in the Arctic Ocean and ashore during extended stays in Tromsø and Alta. After visiting Ålesund and sailing past Torghatten, a mountain with a hole through its centre, you can experience the maritime tradition of crossing the Arctic Circle. Enjoy an overnight stay in the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø, before heading to Alta, ideal for husky sledding tours and spending time with local Sámi people to learn about their way of life. Elsewhere, you will have the chance to explore the rugged Vesterålen archipelago and the historic city of Bergen. Wrap up warm and enjoy time out on the decks of Borealis with our experts from Go Stargazing, who will be on board to assist you with learning more about the many constellations out in the universe. 

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Highlights

Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing

Your Northern Lights cruise aboard Borealis will be further complemented by the accompaniment of a team of expert astronomers from Go Stargazing, who will be on board to offer our guests the unique experience of star gazing sessions. They'll help you identify planets and constellations in the night skies above, where the stars seem to glitter even more brightly due to the wonderful lack of light pollution; and will have fascinating stories to tell of the unique relationship between the sky and the sea.

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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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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Hjørundfjord Cruise

Hjørundfjord Cruise

The Hjørundfjord cuts through some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway, known as the Sunnmøre Alps. From the comfort of a vintage boat, admire views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular.

££££

Ålesund

Self-Mushing Husky Experience

Self-Mushing Husky Experience

Journey deep within the mountains where you will leave in pairs and head out into the winter landscape on a sled ride led by friendly huskies.

££££

Tromsø

Ice Fishing with a Local

Ice Fishing with a Local

Head into the wilderness to a frozen lake where you will enjoy a spot of ice fishing with a local, surrounded by the spectacular Arctic landscape.

££££

Tromsø

Maze Sami Experience

Maze Sámi Experience

Experience the rich culture of the indigenous people of Norway, the Sámi. Travelling to Maze, you will meet a local Sámi family to hear tales of their customs and traditions inside a lavvo.

££££

Alta

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.

Astronomy

Dr Jürgen Schmoll - Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is formed of a group of astronomers, all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible. Throughout your cruise, Dr Jürgen Schmoll will be out on the top deck in the evenings conducting stargazing sessions.

Astronomy

Dr Vicky Fawcett - Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is formed of a group of astronomers, all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible. On your cruise, expect to find them out on the top deck in the evenings conducting stargazing sessions.

ORCA
Ocean Wildlife

Orca

Founded in 2001, ORCA is a group of Ocean Conservationists. Join them out on deck to search the seas for marine life.

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Paul Howard
Photography

Paul Howard

As we explore the Arctic together, join Published Photographer, Paul Howard, out on deck to practice your photography skills and if you’re lucky, capture the Northern Lights.

Life in the Arctic

Trevor Rulton

Trevor left the UK 45 years ago, initially for six months but never looked back, and since 202 has resided in Norway, in the Arctic Circle. Join him as he provides an insight into life as an Ex-pat in Northern Norway the Arctic Circle.

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 £3,799 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 £3,799 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,899 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,899 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 £4,899 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 £7,099 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

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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