Rugged & Rural Canada
Rural Canada is renowned for its wild, rugged beauty, and on this cruise you’ll get to experience all the natural wonder of the region, plus learn of its unique history and cultures too.[ReadMoreMob] After a sail across the Atlantic, you’re in for an unforgettable discovery of five different destinations over five days. Visiting St John’s makes for the perfect introduction to Canada; perhaps ramble amongst some of Newfoundland’s most picturesque coastal scenes and see Cape Spear lighthouse. Then it’s on to Nova Scotia and the city of Sydney, from where you could head into the highlands of Cape Breton and walk the famous Cabot Trail; or stroll the shores of the Bras D'Or Lake.
Halifax harbours centuries of fascinating history for you to delve into; particular historic highlights worth discovering are the 19th century Citadel National Historic Site, with its links to the British, and the Maritime Museum. Get a feel for the local culture, arts and culinary delights too, and even learn of Halifax’s connections to Titanic. For your last day in Nova Scotia, your smaller ship takes you to Louisburg, for a chance to find out about the history of battles between the French and English that influenced the city you see today, before finally its back to Newfoundland. Corner Brook is your gateway to the Bay of Islands – tour here to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, see dramatic panoramic vistas and the Old Man in the Mountain rock carving – and to the vibrant, lush-landscapes of Gros Morne National Park.
Cruise durations and departure dates are based on cruise only. Fly-cruise durations and dates may change depending on flight timings, which will be confirmed closer to departure.
Liverpool is one of Britain's most iconic and interesting cities, and famously home to the Cavern Club and The Beatles.Liverpool - a former European Capital of Culture - is globally-renowned for its music, arts, culture and diverse architecture, and attracts visitors from around the globe. A bu...Read more
The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich, colourful history. St. John’s has oodles of old world charm, interesting architecture, historic landmarks, beautiful countryside and a cultural scene as fresh as the Atlantic. St. John’s first permanent settlers were the British...Read more
Home to Gaelic-speaking descendants of Scottish settlers, the industrial town of Sydney is the ocean gateway to Cape Breton Island. With easy access to the highlands, the Bras D'Or Lakes and the Fortress Louisbourg National Park, Sydney is the perfect place to start your Nova Scotia adventure. A gu...Read more
The Eastern Canadian port of Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia with a rich maritime history. A vital part of Canada's infrastructure, Halifax is a major economic centre with many government and public sector companies based here, including the Department of National Defence. Praised f...Read more
An exhibition of rural Canada at its most authentic, historic and scenic, Louisburg - situated on the rugged eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - never fails to charm and captivate its visitors, and even those who are lucky enough to live in the amongst the tranquili...Read more
The city of Corner Brook is an historic Canadian city located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Corner Brook is lauded for its fishing, railway and paper industries. It is also steeped in history, and boasts the Captain James Cook Monument, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites. The downto...Read more
From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Belfast is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Northern Ireland's capital offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Onl...Read more
Pricing & cabins
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.
Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
The Fred. Olsen Difference
Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.
Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.
About Your Ship
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.