Scenic Isles of Scotland

10th Jun 2022 8 nights Sails from Belfast Borealis S2215BFS
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Skara Brae, Orkney Skara Brae, Orkney Isles, Scotland
FROM ONLY £1,299 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.

This escape to Scotland is proof you don’t have to travel far, or for very long, to experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt peace of remote islands and waterways.[ReadMoreMob] You’re in for five days of Scottish discovery, with scenic cruising on board Borealis an undoubted highlight. You’ll sail by the intriguing Dutchman’s Cap volcanic rock formations; watch as Atlantic waves crash against the basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave; and view the wild landscapes and historic sites of the Small Isles, Mull of Kintyre and the Sound of Mull.

When you get to take your discovery ashore, there are chances to seek-out the sights and highlights of the Orkneys, the Isles of Skye and Bute, and the Highlands too. You can go in search of seabirds amongst rugged landscapes on tour from Kirkwall, which is also your gateway to the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae, while from Invergordon, Loch Ness and Highland landscapes and landmarks – such as Cawdor Castle – await you. On Bute, discover Rothesay’s unique ruins, including Rothesay Castle and, on the Isle of Skye, explore colourful Portree and its craggy coastline. What’s more, there’s also a visit to Northern Ireland, with time in Belfast to take in the attractions of the capital city.

Your Itinerary

  • Scenic cruise by impressive Fingal’s Cave
  • Calls into remote Islands, such as Orkney
  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
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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.