Scenic Irish Isles and Cities of Ireland

27th Jul 2023 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2314
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Scenic view of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, County Clare
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
Extra guest(s) sail from £349pp

**Extra guest(s) price based on sharing an interior cabin with two full paying guests; on board spend offer excludes extra guest(s); see terms & conditions.

£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

As you circumnavigate the ‘Emerald Isle’, and sail to some of Scotland’s most scenic regions, you’ll not only experience the beauty of rugged islands, islets, loughs, lochs and cities, but also learn of fascinating history and a few stories too. From on board Borealis, see the quintessentially Irish vistas of gems such as Lough Swilly, only navigable by smaller ship, Great Blasket Island, Tory Island and Arranmore to name just a few; and in Scotland, cruise Loch Hourn, the Sound of Mull by Duart Castle, and marvel at the rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave, with its fairytale links to Benandonner and Finn McCool.[ReadMore]

Your journey takes you to Cobh, a city famed for its brightly coloured harbour and impressive cathedral, and for its fascinating links to the infamous, ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic. A visit to Belfast is a chance to explore the connection between Titanic and Northern Ireland’s capital – a city entrenched in centuries of maritime history – too. At Cobh, you could join a tour to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, while the remarkable basalt columns of Giant's Causeway – another site with links to Benandonner and Finn McCool – is within reach on tour from Belfast. Meanwhile, charming Galway offers delicious seafood, remarkable medieval history and dramatic west coast scenery for you to experience ashore.

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 


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'.


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.


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.