World Cruise

7th Jan 2024 101 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2402
FROM ONLY £15,299 per person
Around the World Voyage Around the World Voyage
FROM ONLY £15,299 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £600pp*

*On board spend: Free spend amount varies per cabin category, from £200 per person based on an interior cabin, up to £600 per person based on booking a Suite, valid for new bookings made from 28/07/21 on S2402, S240107 or S240207. E&OE.

Join Borealis for the thrill of an around the world voyage, taking in iconic landmarks, from a mix of modern marvels to remarkable ancient sites; authentic cultural experiences; man-made wonders and breathtaking examples of Mother Nature at work, all on one unforgettable circumnavigation of the globe.

After starting your voyage in style with a journey across the Atlantic, captivating calls in the Americas await. Visit beautiful Bermuda and spend three days on Florida’s coast, where sun-kissed beaches and the Kennedy Space Station are among many attractions; cruise the Panama Canal; encounter the wildlife of Costa Rican nature reserves and rainforest from Puerto Limón and Golfito; and be charmed by Acapulco.[ReadMore] That’s all before sailing to the ‘Land Down Under’ via postcard-perfect Pacific islands. Revel in local cultures and dramatic volcanic scenery, and even look out for whales, in Hawaii; and find bliss among the paradise beaches and landscapes of Raiatea, Bora Bora and Tahiti. Experience both sides of New Zealand, from the city life of Auckland to the ruralness of Picton – and famous vineyards nearby – and beautiful waterways; and discover iconic sights in Australia, from the famous landmarks of Sydney to the natural wonders of the outback and the Great Barrier Reef on tour from Cairns. 

An exploration of Asia showcases the contrasts of this diverse region. A full-day in Singapore, with its soaring skyscrapers, bright lights, commerce and culture, is sandwiched between stops at the islands of rarely-visited Alotau in Papua New Guinea, beach-laden Bali and Phuket, and even Komodo Island – the natural habitat of the world’s largest lizard. The contrasts continue with time at three vibrant Indian cities. From Kochi, you can take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal, while there’s a chance to explore Goa’s historic and Latin quarters too. Visiting Mumbai affords an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s renowned hustle, bustle and spirituality. Meanwhile you’ll also capture the modern magnificence of Dubai and Abu Dhabi; have a chance to see the mosques and palaces of Muscat; tour to the ancient ‘lost’ city of Petra from Aqaba, Jordan; and navigate Egypt’s Suez Canal before Borealis takes you through the Mediterranean. Visit the historic Israeli city of Haifa, gateway to the Holy Land; visit Cyprus and Rhodes, with its many ancient marvels; experience a scenic sailing into the spectacular Grand Harbour of Valletta, where many medieval sites await you ashore; and delight in the Roman charms of Cartagena, all before finally returning home with memories that’ll last a lifetime.   

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.