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15 Feb 2025

Portsmouth

12 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have designed this cruise to offer you the opportunity to learn about the rich maritime history of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula and to experience local traditions and food and drink in their place of origin. You can learn about the Conquest of Ceuta, led by Henry the Navigator. Borealis will also sail past the Belém Tower in Lisbon, a monument that marked the start and end of many voyages during the Age of Discovery. You’ll also visit Casablanca, affording the chance to discover the ancient Moroccan storytelling art form of Halqa; Malaga – olive oil capital of the world; Lisbon, where you can bake authentic pastéis de nata with a local pastry chef; and Cádiz, the home of tapas and flamenco.

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

 The Imperial City of Rabat

The Imperial City of Rabat

Enjoy a tour of Rabat, taking sights such as the Royal Palace and the Mohamed V Mausoleum before travelling to the Kasbah des Oudayas to wander through the colourful Andalucian Gardens.

££££

Casablanca

Enchanting Marrakech

Enchanting Marrakech

Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, with stops at the Bahia Palace and Ben Youssef Madrasa before enjoying a local dinner and exploring Jemaa-al-Fnaa Square, where you can see acrobats, snake charmers and water sellers. 

££££

Casablanca

 Flamenco Experience

Flamenco Experience

Learn about the history of flamenco and visit an authentic tablao-tavern to learn how to master this passionate dance from a local expert. 

££££

Cádiz

 Portuguese Tiles.

Portuguese Tiles

Discover the world of Azulejo, the Portuguese tiles that decorate every church, monastery, palace, park seat, and subway station in the city, with a private tour of the Santana Factory.

££££

Lisbon

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £3,599 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £6,199 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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