Touring Southern Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar

22nd Oct 2023 10 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2322
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Featuring destinations renowned for their historical connections to navigation and exploration, this cruise has been designed to offer a deep delve into centuries of maritime heritage. At the heart of this journey of discovery is a visit to Cádiz. Here you’re well placed to uncover the influences of Christopher Columbus, who departed on two famous voyages from this city, while it’s also possible to tour to Seville, where Columbus’ remains lie in the cathedral.[ReadMore]

Elsewhere in Spain, learn of the seafaring heritage of La Coruña – home to the Tower of Hercules, believed to be the world’s oldest lighthouse – and enjoy time in Malaga, famed for its Moorish treasures and art from legendary local artist Pablo Picasso. You also visit Portugal for your first stop, Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is a delight to explore, with its maritime monuments and landmarks such as the Monument to the Discoveries, the Jerónimos Monastery and its maritime museum, and Belém Tower. Enjoy time in Gibraltar too; perhaps wander the town and see its mix of Spanish and British influences, and ‘meet’ the monkeys of the famous rock.

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.

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.