UK Scenic Isles with Cowes Week

29th Jul 2021 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2117
Durdle Door at the beach on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, UK Durdle Door at the beach on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, UK

Experience beauty and diversity of Britain as Borealis takes you on a journey to discover scenic highlights and iconic sights at both ends of the country. In the north, you’re in for a memorable day of cruising amongst Scottish islands and waterways, relaxing on board your smaller ship as beautiful coastal scenes and natural wonders come into view. You’ll see the remarkable basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave and the unique island of Dutchman’s Cap, and witness the beauty of the Small Isles and the rugged, wild countryside that flanks the Sound of Mull, where Duart Castle stands proudly too.

Along England’s south coast, you'll not only get to see the scenery of the Isles of Scilly and England's south coast from on board your smaller ship, but also get to take you exploration ashore – on organised tours – at St Mary’s, the maritime city of Portsmouth and Portland, situated at the most southerly point of Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast. Across the Solent from Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight awaits you too; during a specially-timed stop at Cowes, feel part of fun and festivity of Cowes Week – the world's oldest and largest sailing regatta – from the comfort of Borealis as smaller boats sail around the harbour, within easy viewing distance from your ship’s location.  

Your Itinerary

  • Experience the beauty of rugged Scottish isles & waterways
  • Explore ashore at the Isles of Scilly, Portsmouth & Portland
  • Feel part of the Cowes Week regatta from on board Borealis
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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.