Scenic Islands of the Azores

17th Oct 2022 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2227
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

The emerald-green Azores are remote and hard-to-reach, but on this special exploration of this Atlantic archipelago you’ll get to experience the wonders of three of its most inspiring islands, and in no time at all thanks to Borealis' higher cruising speeds.[ReadMoreMob] On Terceira Island, Praia da Vitoria is your gateway to the beautiful south coast, where the UNESCO-listed historic city of Angra do Heroísmo is yours to explore, and unspoilt Atlantic Ocean vistas await at the top of the Monte Brasil volcano. At Faial Island, a wonderland of verdant forests, lakes, volcanic landscapes and peaks, such as Capelinhos Volcano, are best discovered on a scenic drive or 4x4 adventure, though you could opt to go in search of sperm whales on a whale watching tour – an unforgettable experience.

On São Miguel, Ponta Delgada is your gateway to the scenes of the Sete Cidades Volcano, with its 13-kilometre-wide crater and colourful lakes, which are amongst the most spectacular of the Azores’ must-see sights. The Furnas Valley hot springs and Terra Nosta Park’s haven of gardens, geo-thermal pools and forests make for memorable discoveries too. Aside from your Azorean adventures, there is an opportunity to delight in the historic sights and highlights of two Irish cities; you'll get to enjoy a few hours of exploration in Belfast, while a visit to Cobh provides a taste of Ireland’s rugged beauty and renowned charms too.

Itinerary Change Notification: Please be advised that the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary. The call into La Coruna, Spain has been replaced with Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Your Itinerary

  • Go in search of whales from Horta
  • Visit dramatic volcanic crater lakes in Ponta Delgada
  • Explore the pretty town of Cobh
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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.

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.