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In Search of the Northern Lights

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The Northern lights over Tromso, Norway The Northern lights over Tromso, Norway
10 Oct 2025
Southampton
10 nights
Borealis

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Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on this cruise designed by our Journey Planners to give you a chance to witness the Northern Lights – an ethereal dance of vibrant colours lighting up the night sky – in a shorter duration than usual. Opportunities to behold this natural phenomenon unfold while Borealis cruises the Arctic waters and during your calls into the captivating towns of Narvik and Bodø. Immerse yourself in the Arctic way of life by engaging with the local Sámi people, seeing their traditional lavvu dwellings, and discovering the fascinating world of reindeer herding. You can also delve into the scientific wonders behind the Aurora Borealis, gaining insights into the captivating interplay of solar particles and Earth's atmosphere.

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Northern Lights

Witness the Northern Lights

As Borealis crosses the Arctic Circle to a selection of destinations in Northern Norway, you are ideally placed to join us for uninterrupted views of Mother Nature's awe-inspiring spectacle of the Northern Lights. In Narvik, you will be surrounded by majestic fjords, perfect for your first glimpse of the auroral display; while in Bodø, head into the Arctic wilderness with a local expert guide who will seek out the perfect location away from any light pollution, and hear local myths and tales as you wait for the swirling ribbons of green to dance across the skies above.

Sami woman feeding reindeer, Norway

Experience the Arctic Way of Life

You are perfectly placed on this cruise to immerse yourself in Arctic experiences and discover how daily life is shaped. The indigenous Sámi people's culture is deeply ingrained in the natural world, so you will have the chance to spend time with them, witness reindeer herding and help feed the animals or step inside a lavvu tent to hear stories of their traditions and nomadic life in the harsh landscapes of Northern Norway. There may also be the opportunity to participate in an ancient Sámi Shaman ceremony in the lavvu and enjoy a traditional drumming ceremony. 

Ship funnels and the Northern lights, Norway

Unravelling the Science of the Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis occurs when charged particles from the sun are blown towards the earth by solar winds, and as these particles collide with the earth's atmosphere, it creates the ribbons of coloured light known as the Northern Lights. The distinctive colours are determined by the type of gas emitted and the height of the collision, so you'll be able to see that oxygen produces green and red lights, while nitrogen creates shades of blue and purple. The destinations on this cruise are perfect for witnessing the Aurora Borealis, due to clear skies, minimal light pollution and atmospheric conditions, offering fabulous displays against the backdrop of the Arctic sky.

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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. 

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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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Norwegian Way of Life & Culture

Kjersti Farrier

Kjersti, who was born in Norway, will be joining us to share some insight into Norwegian culture and way of life.

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 13:00 22/07/2024, 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 13:00 22/07/2024, 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 £3,299 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 £3,299 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,399 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,299 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 £4,299 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 £5,599 pp
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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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