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Maritime Traditions of Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar

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04 Apr 2025

Newcastle

13 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have designed this cruise with a focus on the cultural traditions and history of Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal. Gibraltar guards the entrance to the Mediterranean; its eponymous rock is riddled with tunnels carved during the Great Siege in the 18th century, which make for fascinating exploration. In Cádiz, the birthplace of tapas, you can join a flamenco lesson with a local bailaora (flamenco dancer) while Lisbon is ideal for uncovering Portugal’s maritime history or learning how to make pastéis de nata with a local pastry chef. You can view historic sites from Borealis such as the Belém Tower and the Tower of Hercules, said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence.

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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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

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.

 Fortress Gibraltar

Fortress Gibraltar

Step foot inside the largest tunnelling ever carried out in Gibraltar. Explore the intricate network of tunnels inside the Rock and learn how they housed the hospital, power station and more.

££££

Gibraltar

Picasso's Malaga

Picasso's Málaga

Explore the areas of Málaga which have links to Picasso on this tour. Enjoy visits to Plaza de la Merced, the Church of Santiago Apóstol and the Picasso Museum to learn more about the famous artist and his life in the city. 

££££

Málaga

 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

Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery

Learn about the Golden Age of Discovery with visits to the Belém Quarter, Navigator’s Memorial, Belém Tower, the Maritime Museum and the Royal Monastery of Jerónimos, which houses the tomb of the great navigator, Vasco da Gama.

££££

Lisbon

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 22:00 21/02/2024, 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 22:00 21/02/2024, 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 £3,899 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 £3,899 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,999 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,999 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 £4,999 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 £6,399 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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

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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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