Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands

22nd Jul 2021 7 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S216
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
£100pp On Board Spend included

*On Board Spend £100 per person: Offer based on new bookings made from 17/03/21 on new cruises departing in July and August 2021. On Board Spend applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Offer excludes charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

This week-long summer break is the perfect escape from it all, a journey that not only offers an opportunity to discover scenic sights and city highlights closer to home, but enjoy the Fred. Olsen cruise experience to the full too. From the moment you embark in Liverpool, you’ll find your time away relaxing, rewarding and restful; you’ve ample opportunities to make the most of your ship’s facilities, enjoy the delicious food and fantastic entertainment, and simply make the most of your holiday while our friendly staff take care of everything for you.

On your journey, beautiful Scottish isles await you; you’ll see the landscapes of the Shetlands and Orkneys from Borealis and get to experience exploration ashore too. Lerwick is your gateway to the coastal scenes of Northmavine and RSPB Sumburgh head – where seabirds and other native fauna thrive in their natural habitat – as well as the ancient settlements of Jarlshof and Clickimin Broch. Centuries-old sites are yours to discover on tour from Kirkwall too; seek-out treasures including the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae and ceremonial stone circles of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. What’s more, there’s also visit to Northern Ireland; enjoy ample time in Belfast to take in the capital’s highlights, including Titanic Belfast, the historic steamship SS Nomadic; and the Renaissance-style City Hall. 

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.