Springtime Tulips & Floriade Expo

6th May 2022 7 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2211
FROM ONLY £999 per person
Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam, Netherlands Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FROM ONLY £999 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.

Focused on a horticultural theme, this banl holiday weekend break provides opportunities to feast on the sights and scents of some of Europe’s finest floral exhibitions.[ReadMoreMob] The highlight is a visit to Amsterdam, timed for you to experience the seasonal delights of the Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of tulips burst into life with vibrant colour and fragrance in the spring, and the Floriade Horticulture Expo, a fascinating decennial celebration of ecology and botany. You’ll have a chance to stop by the early morning flower markets too, as well as other highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring and Anne Frank House.

In France, from Honfleur you could take a tour to home of Claude Monet, and explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, a collage of colourful flora, lush green trees, lily ponds and ivy-crawled buildings that inspired some of the legendary artist’s most famous works. Alternatively, opt to explore Honfleur’s centuries-old streets, sample the charm of daily life here and delve into the maritime history. There’s also a visit to Belgium; Zeebrugge is your gateway to Brussels, where there are plenty of colourful gardens to discover amongst the city’s many sights and attractions too.

Your Itinerary

  • Visit the decennial Floriade Expo
  • Experience the Keukenhof Gardens in bloom
  • Explore Monet’s Gardens from Honfleur
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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.