Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals

17th Apr 2024 15 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2407A
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,099 per person
Evening summer scenery of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden Evening summer scenery of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,099 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Discoveries of captivating cities combined with scenic cruising of some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways makes for a memorable, endlessly rewarding adventure. Borealis will take you through two of the world’s largest and most picturesque archipelagos, weaving between rocky islands and forested islets, in Turku and Stockholm, while you’ve a chance to kayak within the Helsinki Archipelago too. There’s also a sail past the Olsen family home in Hvitsten, on the shore of Oslofjord, for a memorable start to your time in Norway.[ReadMore]

Before sailing the Stockholm Archipelago, you’ve ample time to see the Swedish capital’s architectural highlights, such as the Royal Palace; visit the many museums; and perhaps take a boat trip on the picturesque canals. In Denmark, you can experience another romantic boat ride along Copenhagen’s canals, though you may opt to explore on foot to see the Danish capital’s famous sights, from the famous Little Mermaid and Nyhavn waterfront district to the Royal palaces. During your visit to Finland, you’ve also a chance to explore the islands of Helsinki and see Suomenlinna sea fortress on a boat tour. There is so much history to delve into too; highlights include a visit to the beautiful island of Gotland for a glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic heritage in historic Visby, and a day to explore Tallinn – Estonia’s capital – and its fairytale-esque Old Town.

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 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

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'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

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.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

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.