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Springtime Falls & Norwegian Fjords

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19 Jun 2024

Southampton

8 nights

Borealis

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Reap the benefits of visiting Norway at the end of spring and start of summer, when the waterfalls are still strong, but the temperature is milder. Borealis will take you on scenic diversions along Lysefjord – only possible on smaller ships – and Maurangerfjord, past the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall. You’ll also get to cruise Norway’s two longest fjords – Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Haugesund is your gateway to the tumbling Langfoss Waterfall and the national monument, said to be the burial place of Viking King Harald Fairhair. Elsewhere, Flåm offers the chance to see archetypical fjordland scenery on a boat tour along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord or aboard the world-famous Flåm Railway.

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Highlights

Summer mountain Langfossen waterfall on a sunny day

Dramatic Fjords & Tumbling Waterfalls

Your cruise to Norway has been planned for you to reap the benefits of visiting this beautiful country at the end of Spring when the waterfalls are strong and the temperature is mild. Believed to be one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Langfoss Waterfall tumbles down the hillside as it meets with the aqua coloured Akrafjord below, and is surrounded by steep mountains and lush green hills. Your smaller ship, Borealis, is the perfect size for your Captain to manoeuvre into the beautiful Maurangerfjord to give you the best view of the cascading Fureberg Waterfall. You'll be joined on this cruise by Geologist Tony Waltham, who will provide scenic cruise commentary as you sail along the fjords, past steep mountains and thundering waterfalls.

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Friluftsliv

Embrace Norwegian life and immerse yourself in friluftsliv, the practie of spending time outdoors, whatever the weather. Enjoy a nature hike in Ulvik, where you'll witness beautiful vistas over Osafjord, or go kayaking in Flam and savour views of tumbling waterfalls and fjord-side farms. Meanwhile, meet with the owner of a farm perched on the mountainside, and experience their daily life. You will be joined on this cruise by Norway ex-pat, Daniel Albert, who will speak about the Norwegian way of life, and cultural differences between Norway and his home country of Canada.

 

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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.

Haugesund

Homeland of the Viking King

Embark on a historical journey at Avaldsnes, once the realm of King Harald Hårfagre. Begin at the Nordvegen History Centre for an immersive tale of Avaldsnes' royal origins narrated by Harald himself. Then, visit Olavskirken, constructed in 1250 AD during Norway's zenith, housing the iconic Virgin Mary's Sewing Needle monument.

££££

Haugesund

A Taste of the Akrafjord

Åkrafjorden

Begin your journey with a picturesque drive through majestic mountains and verdant landscapes to Åkrafjorden. Glide along the fjord on a scenic boat cruise to a quaint restaurant for a delectable lunch of local delicacies. Then, marvel at Langfossen, listed by CNN among the world's top ten waterfalls, before concluding your tour at Haraldshaugen, Norway’s National Monument, honoring the Battle of Hafrsfjord.

££££

Haugesund

 Flam Railway

Flåm Railway & Cycling

Enjoy a ride on Flåmsbana, considered one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys, taking you from the crystalline fjord, past sparkling blue rivers and the Kjosfossen Waterfall up to the mountain peaks. Afterwards, you will embark on a thrilling bike ride back down the mountain while admiring views of the Flåmsdalen Valley and cascading waterfalls.

££££

Flåm

 Flam Railway

Flåm Railway Ticket

Enjoy a scenic journey along the famous Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railways. This round trip to Myrdal also includes a brief stop at Kjosfossen Waterfall.

££££

Flåm

 Holo Mountain Farm

Holo Mountain Farm

Enjoy a visit to Holo Mountain Farm to meet the owner Gry, and learn all about the history of the farm, meet her animals and discover why she decided to live here.

££££

Flåm

Syse Fruit Farm

Syse Fruit Farm

Visit Syse Gard, a traditional family-run farm situated beside the Hardangerford. Gain an insight into the daily life and history on the farm, explore the orchard and sample produce such as apple juice, cider, and dried meats.

££££

Ulvik

Hiker with backpack traveling in Norway mountains

Nature Hike

Embark on a scenic hike joined by a qualified survival instructor who will share survival tips and teach you about the surrounding nature. As you traverse the fjordlands, you will also gain an insight into the history and culture of Ulvik and the Hardangerfjord. Afterwards, conclude with a visit to Syse Gård Fruit Farm, to taste the local dried fruit before hiking back to the pier.

££££

Ulvik

Hardangerfjord, Norway

Hardangerfjord & Halne Lake

Embark on a scenic drive into the heart of the Hardangerfjord. Reaching Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Northern Europe. You will stop at Halne Fjellstove, a traditional Norwegian lodge to view Halne Lake. Marvel at the magnificent Vøringfossen on your journey back to the ship.

££££

Ulvik

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.

Daniel Albert
Norwegian Ex-pat

Daniel Albert

Canadian ex-pat Daniel Albert has lived in Norway since 2009. Throughout the cruise he will be speaking about the Norwegian culture and way of life.

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Tony Waltham
Geology

Dr. Tony Waltham

Geologist, Dr. Tony Waltham will be joining you to deliver a series of insightful talks about the geology of Norway.

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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 16:00 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 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,999 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 £2,999 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,099 pp

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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,899 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 £3,899 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 £4,999 pp
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What's Included

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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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