Touring Scenic Ireland in 5 Nights

24th Aug 2022 5 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2222
FROM ONLY £799 per person
The Giants causeway, Belfast, Ireland The Giants causeway, Belfast, Ireland
FROM ONLY £799 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.

Exploring the ‘Emerald Isle’, taking in scenic and city highlights along the way, makes for a memorable discovery of Ireland’s beauty, history and culture, and a wonderfully rewarding bank holiday break. Sailing away from the main coastal routes, smaller ship Borealis takes you to uncover scenes found off the beaten track; see quintessentially Irish vistas of rolling valleys and craggy mountains within Lough Swilly, and the rugged, Atlantic Ocean-carved landscapes of Clare Island, the Inishkea Islands and Tory Island – the most remote, inhabited land in Ireland.[ReadMore]

During your time ashore, enjoy time to seek out the highlights of three fascinating cities. Cobh is famed for its brightly coloured harbour and impressive cathedral, and for its links to the infamous, ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic, while a visit to Belfast is a chance to explore the connection between Titanic and Northern Ireland’s capital – a city entrenched in centuries of maritime history – too. On tour you could visit UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway from Belfast, and study this wonder's remarkable basalt columns up-close, and from Cobh head to Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Meanwhile charming Galway will provide a day of delights to enjoy, from delicious seafood to medieval history and dramatic west coast scenery.

Your Itinerary

  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway from Belfast 
  • Scenic cruise the beautiful Lough Swilly 
  • Explore the medieval city of Galway 
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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.