Scenic Polynesia, Hawaii & New Zealand

23rd Jan 2022 32 nights Sails from Puerto Caldera Borealis S2204
View of water bungalows in Bora Bora, French Polynesia View of water bungalows in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Sailing from Costa Rica to Australia, Borealis will show you the destinations of your dreams amongst archipelagos and faraway idylls in the Pacific Ocean. On your journey, you’ll island hop in Hawaii and French Polynesia to immerse yourself in the wonders of pristine white-sand beaches, sparking lagoons, coral reefs, exotic flora and fauna, and more – a simply unforgettable experience.[ReadMoreMob]

You begin your epic voyage in the Americas, embarking your ship in Costa Rica before sailing onward to experience a taste of authentic Mexican life in the bustling port city of Manzanillo – a maiden Fred. Olsen call. It’s a beach lovers paradise, with golden, sun-bathed sand stretches aplenty to choose from, while the heart of the city is a delight to explore, with its colonial architecture, busy plazas and local food and drink on offer. Then, as you start your journey across the Pacific, glorious Hawaii beckons; three of this magical US state’s islands await your discovery. You could visit the iconic wonder of Diamond Head and beautiful Hanauma Bay on Oahu, and the emotive Pearl Harbour Memorial in Honolulu; explore the historical and cultural heritage of Lahaina on gorgeous Maui; and from Hilo, discover the magnificent volcanic sites of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

When your ship breaks the waters of the South Pacific, the astonishing islands of French Polynesia will appear on your horizon. Paradise awaits you at a trio of idyllic destinations; Raiatea, Tahiti and Bora Bora boast spectacular volcanic landscapes and jungle-rich interiors to explore, and the beaches that frame each island are as unspoilt and postcard-perfect as your dreams have made you believe. Finally, when you reach the ‘land down under’, you’ll experience both sides of New Zealand, feeling the energy of bustling Auckland and absorbing the tranquillity of picturesque Picton and breathtaking waterways, before your once-in-a-lifetime holiday concludes in Sydney. You’ll be afforded time to take in Sydney’s world-famous attractions, including the instantly recognisable Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the revered Royal Botanic Garden; and even tour to Bondi Beach, to capture one of Australia’s most photographed scenes.

Your Itinerary

  • Bring dreams of the Pacific’s archipelagos
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Hawaii
  • Experience stunning waterways in New Zealand
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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 


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.