Borealis

Thanks to her ability to cruise at higher speeds than other ships, Borealis – sister ship of our flagship Bolette – is perfectly suited for sailing our longer voyages across the globe. Cruising faster means she can include more stops, scenic discoveries and highlights into each itinerary. 

Stylish, spacious and comfortable, with a choice of elegant public areas, restaurants and just 702 cabins, she is ideal for Fred. Olsen's style of cruising.[ReadMoreMob] On board Borealis you’ll find you’re never overcrowded. There is always ample room in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and fantastic entertainment at the bars, lounges and theatres, and while away the hours by the all-season pool. [ReadMore]

Borealis fits perfectly into our small ship fleet and, like all our vessels, has her own elegant design touches, with attention paid to the finer details every step of the way.

 
Borealis Overview

Tonnage (GT) 61, 849 | Length 237.94m | Width 34.45m | Height 51.2m |  Passengers 1,360 (standard occupancy) |  Cabins 702 | Crew 662

Main Dining

Aurora Restaurant on Borealis

Aurora and Borealis Restaurants

Borealis’ elegant and spacious two-tiered main restaurants are the focal points of dining on board.
At these venues, delicious five-course, á la carte menus of dishes expertly created, prepared and cooked by our team of chefs are served every evening, whilst dedicated, attentive waiters take care of you. Menus include everything from steaks and seafood to freshly-made soups, pasta and salads. Plus, there are beautiful homemade breads, made overnight in our on board bakery, to enjoy too. 
We highly recommend you try our Treats of the Region dishes, designed in line with the destinations you are visiting on your cruise.

Aurora and Borealis Restaurants

Aurora Restaurant on Borealis

Borealis’ elegant and spacious two-tiered main restaurants are the focal points of dining on board.
At these venues, delicious five-course, á la carte menus of dishes expertly created, prepared and cooked by our team of chefs are served every evening, whilst dedicated, attentive waiters take care of you. Menus include everything from steaks and seafood to freshly-made soups, pasta and salads. Plus, there are beautiful homemade breads, made overnight in our on board bakery, to enjoy too. 
We highly recommend you try our Treats of the Region dishes, designed in line with the destinations you are visiting on your cruise.

 

The View

The View buffet restaurant has a welcoming feel and beautiful views of the ocean provided by its large windows, and is the perfect venue for relaxed, buffet-style dining with no formal dress codes or set tables.
The View is open throughout the day, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners, laid out as a generous buffet and served to you by our crew. With Treats of the Region dishes also available, which are local to the destinations you are visiting, there’s plenty of opportunities to sample something new.

The View on Borealis

The View

The View on Borealis

The View buffet restaurant has a welcoming feel and beautiful views of the ocean provided by its large windows, and is the perfect venue for relaxed, buffet-style dining with no formal dress codes or set tables.
The View is open throughout the day, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners, laid out as a generous buffet and served to you by our crew. With Treats of the Region dishes also available, which are local to the destinations you are visiting, there’s plenty of opportunities to sample something new.

 
Poolside, Borealis

The Poolside

The Poolside Café, situated close to the swimming pool and jacuzzis, provides you with an al fresco dining experience to enjoy during your days on board.
You’ll find there are plenty of delicious, tempting dishes on offer; perhaps enjoy a leisurely late breakfast or a light lunchtime bite such as a perfectly cooked burger, fish and chips or a Caesar Salad.

The Poolside

Poolside, Borealis

The Poolside Café, situated close to the swimming pool and jacuzzis, provides you with an al fresco dining experience to enjoy during your days on board.
You’ll find there are plenty of delicious, tempting dishes on offer; perhaps enjoy a leisurely late breakfast or a light lunchtime bite such as a perfectly cooked burger, fish and chips or a Caesar Salad.

Speciality Dining *

Colours & Tastes

Colours & Tastes restaurant offers modern Asian Fusion dishes which are a real talking point on board Borealis.
Book a table and experience a real flavour of Asia in our colourful yet intimate restaurant, where the food offers a stimulating set of new taste experiences. Our talented chefs offer dishes from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Fillipino cuisines, including spiced grilled meats, seafood, dim sum and sushi; and our knowledgeable waiting team are on hand to assist with anything you may need.

Colours & Tastes

Colours & Tastes

Colours & Tastes restaurant offers modern Asian Fusion dishes which are a real talking point on board Borealis.
Book a table and experience a real flavour of Asia in our colourful yet intimate restaurant, where the food offers a stimulating set of new taste experiences. Our talented chefs offer dishes from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Fillipino cuisines, including spiced grilled meats, seafood, dim sum and sushi; and our knowledgeable waiting team are on hand to assist with anything you may need.

 
Vasco, Bolette

Vasco

Vasco (named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama - the first European to reach India by sea) offers a fresh and modern take on Indian food.
The menu has been inspired by our chefs from Goa and focuses on their unique culinary traditions, a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India.
In Vasco you can enjoy delicious sea food, spiced curries and grilled meats, all freshly cooked to authentic recipes by our Goan chefs, and served to you by our warm and attentive waiting staff.

 

Vasco

Vasco, Bolette

Vasco (named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama - the first European to reach India by sea) offers a fresh and modern take on Indian food.
The menu has been inspired by our chefs from Goa and focuses on their unique culinary traditions, a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India.
In Vasco you can enjoy delicious sea food, spiced curries and grilled meats, all freshly cooked to authentic recipes by our Goan chefs, and served to you by our warm and attentive waiting staff.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, in the View Restaurant.
On sea days guests can book our Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea experience. Enjoy beautiful views from The Observatory, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.
Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Rare Tea Company is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, in the View Restaurant.
On sea days guests can book our Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea experience. Enjoy beautiful views from The Observatory, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.
Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Rare Tea Company is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream.

*Booking ahead is highly recommended for all our Speciality Dining options, and reservations can be made using the pre-book button in your 'My Cruises' account from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10 per person supplement for Colours & Tastes and Vasco. Speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person. Our Traditional Afternoon Tea Service is charged at £11.99 per person. 

Room Service

Room Service

All Suites and cabins have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.
Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, shorter length lunch and dinner menus are also available. 

Room Service

Room Service

All Suites and cabins have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.
Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, shorter length lunch and dinner menus are also available. 

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Depending on the length of your cruise holiday there will be one or more formal evenings whilst you are on board. This is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening. These restaurants are The View Restaurant (Bolette and Borealis) and Palms Café (Braemar and Balmoral)

The exact number of formal nights will be highlighted on your cruise ticket. Below is a guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on cruises of various durations.

3 nights or less 

Smart casual throughout

3 - 4 nights

Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

5 - 6 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night

7- 12 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 2x formal nights

13- 20 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 3x formal nights

22 nights +

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

The number of formal nights you can expect on a cruise depends on the duration of your cruise.

The exact number, including any theme nights, will be advised on your cruise ticket. The table below provides a rough guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on your cruise.

 

3 nights or less

Smart casual throughout

3 - 4 nights

Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

5 - 6 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night

7- 12 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 2x formal nights

13- 20 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 3x formal nights

22 nights +

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

Please refer to your booking within My Cruises for full information on the number of formal and specific theme nights on your cruise. Our theme nights are entirely optional, but the majority of our guests choose to participate.

On board all of our ships, we do our best to accommodate most dietary requests. So, vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, low salt, dairy-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and gluten-free food are all catered for.

We also kindly request that you make us aware of any special dietary requests at the time of booking or by calling our Guest Services Team on 0800 0355 145. We’ll do our best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. Guests with food allergies or intolerances will also have the opportunity to speak to the Maitre ’d or Executive Chef once on board to discuss any requirements. 

We can also provide a vegan option for our Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which is available on all sea days. Prices can be found on the link below.

Please note that we may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports. 

Our on board restaurants provide a wide range of delicious and freshly cooked meals, so we offer a selection of dining options throughout the day to suit you.

Breakfast:

Normally served between 7.30 and 10.30am in the main restaurants and casual dining venues.

Lunch:

Normally served between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants and casual dining venues.

Afternoon Tea:

Each day, complimentary afternoon tea is served between 3.45 and 4.45pm in the buffet service restaurant, with sandwiches, savouries, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee.*

*Please note this is not the Tradtional Premium Afternoon Tea service, which is available on selected days in the Observatory for just £11.99 per person.

Dinner:

Please request either the first or second seating (6.15pm or 8.30pm) when you make your booking. You can also request your preferred table, but we can’t always guarantee this.

Your restaurant seating card will be in your room when you board, which confirms your table number and dining time. This will be your allocated table for the duration of your cruise.

Please note that evening dining times may vary on our One Night Cruises. 

Casual Dining:

A buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be served in the Palms Café (Braemar and Balmoral) The View and The Poolside (Bolette and Borealis). 

For those guests requiring a more casual dinner option, The View and Palms Cafés will be open from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Dining at the Poolside (Bolette and Borealis) is available throughout the day between 10.00am and 7.00pm.

On some nights, we have themed dining evenings in the buffet restaurants. These evenings are often very popular so we recommend you book in advance to secure a table.

Speciality Dining: 

For an even more indulgent and memorable dining experience, each ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet offers speciality dining in an exclusive venue. Vasco and Colours & Tastes (on Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral) take inspiration from traditional Indian cuisine and modern Asian Fusion dining.

Our speciality dining venues are open from 6pm on the days advertised in The Daily Times. 

You can pre-book speciality dining via My Cruises from 13 weeks and up to 24 hours before departure, for £10pp. If you'd like to book once on board, speciality dining will be charged to your on board account at £15pp. 

Each of our ships feature a selection of stylish dining venues, all serving a range of indulgent, expertly-prepared dishes. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll always find delicious treats which will tempt your taste buds. And, as all food is included on your cruise, you can indulge as much or as little as you like.

Start the day with eggs made to order; a hearty full English, or a lighter breakfast from the buffet if you prefer. Lunchtime offers a select á la carte menu alongside a tempting buffet for you to indulge in up to three courses.

Experience evening dining just how it should be in the spacious restaurants on board, serving up a sumptuous five-course á la carte menu each evening. You can request a table size at the time you make your booking, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Alternatively you can opt to dine in our self-service restaurant on each vessel, for a more relaxed experience.

As each evening winds down, our buffet restaurants open for late-night snacks if you’re still feeling peckish. Of course, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

While the main restaurants are always popular, during your cruise you may be tempted to try something different for an evening or two. When you’re in the mood for something extra special, each ship in our fleet features speciality dining (a small supplement applies). Our Colours & Tastes or Vasco menus offer delicious Asian fusion or Indian cuisines. 

Don't forget to download our app, so that once on board you can see all the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

Unlike some other cruise lines, we don't charge a small fortune at the bar. We want you to relax and enjoy your holiday, and we know that many of you prefer to have a drink in your hand while making the most of your time away.

You shouldn't have to worry about the cost of enjoying yourself, which is why we always ensure that our drinks are reasonably priced. For example, a glass of house white costs just £6 and a pint of lager is £5, while a gin & tonic is around £5 (depending on the brand of gin)*.

If coffee is your tipple, take a seat in the Bookmark Cafe and enjoy a delicious cup of your favourite hot drink, or stop by and grab one to take away, using your reusable cup.

Fred. Olsen Drinks Prices

Price From

Glass of wine (175ml)

£6

Pint of lager

£5

Cocktails

£7

Glass of champagne

£14

Spirits (25ml)

£4

Soft drinks

£2.50

Cappuccino

£3

Americano

£3

Couple having drinks in the Observatory

ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS UPGRADE

For many guests, the time spent sailing the world’s waterways on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller-sized cruise ships is the time to indulge and make the most of a well-earned escape away from it all. With this is mind, the All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade will ensure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable. Whether it’s a pint of your favourite beer by the pool on a hot afternoon at sea, a delicious cocktail after a day exploring ashore, or a G&T before dinner, it’s all included in the price.

ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS UPGRADE

Couple having drinks in the Observatory

For many guests, the time spent sailing the world’s waterways on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller-sized cruise ships is the time to indulge and make the most of a well-earned escape away from it all. With this is mind, the All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade will ensure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable. Whether it’s a pint of your favourite beer by the pool on a hot afternoon at sea, a delicious cocktail after a day exploring ashore, or a G&T before dinner, it’s all included in the price.

Observatory on Borealis

The Observatory

The tranquil atmosphere and elegance of The Observatory makes it the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails and evening drinks, accompanied by our resident Pianist.
With panoramic windows, this is also the ideal spot to enjoy some of our Signature Experiences - Scenic Discoveries, where commentary supplied by our on board experts will enhance your cruise journey as we sail towards each destination; or our fantastic Ship and the Sea experience – learning to read navigational maps and charts with our officers.

The Observatory

Observatory on Borealis

The tranquil atmosphere and elegance of The Observatory makes it the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails and evening drinks, accompanied by our resident Pianist.
With panoramic windows, this is also the ideal spot to enjoy some of our Signature Experiences - Scenic Discoveries, where commentary supplied by our on board experts will enhance your cruise journey as we sail towards each destination; or our fantastic Ship and the Sea experience – learning to read navigational maps and charts with our officers.

THE BOOKMARK CAFÉ AND LOUNGE

The Bookmark Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your choice of speciality coffee or tea. Perhaps an Earl Grey or warming latte in the morning, or a delicious hot chocolate, topped with cream and chocolate after a busy day ashore; accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of handmade chocolates and freshly baked cakes and treats. Close to the library, there's an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction books for you to select and enjoy with your morning coffee.

Bookmark Cafe on Borealis

THE BOOKMARK CAFÉ AND LOUNGE

Bookmark Cafe on Borealis

The Bookmark Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your choice of speciality coffee or tea. Perhaps an Earl Grey or warming latte in the morning, or a delicious hot chocolate, topped with cream and chocolate after a busy day ashore; accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of handmade chocolates and freshly baked cakes and treats. Close to the library, there's an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction books for you to select and enjoy with your morning coffee.

Morning light pub on Borealis

MORNING LIGHT PUB & LOUNGE

The Morning Light Pub & Lounge has a welcoming atmosphere and features plenty of comfortable seating and décor, designed to resemble a British pub. There's also the opportunity to try your hand at the popular indoor shuffleboard, with two tables available.

Open from lunchtime to late evening, this venue is a lovely space to enjoy a drink in the company of old or new found friends and fellow guests. Join our friendly bar staff for a pre-dinner cocktail, or perhaps after dinner, while listening to our resident bands and musicians, as they showcase their talents here; or to get your thinking caps on and take part in the nightly quiz.

MORNING LIGHT PUB & LOUNGE

Morning light pub on Borealis

The Morning Light Pub & Lounge has a welcoming atmosphere and features plenty of comfortable seating and décor, designed to resemble a British pub. There's also the opportunity to try your hand at the popular indoor shuffleboard, with two tables available.

Open from lunchtime to late evening, this venue is a lovely space to enjoy a drink in the company of old or new found friends and fellow guests. Join our friendly bar staff for a pre-dinner cocktail, or perhaps after dinner, while listening to our resident bands and musicians, as they showcase their talents here; or to get your thinking caps on and take part in the nightly quiz.

Ocean Bar

The invitingly spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is situated close to the Neptune Balcony, and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two before taking in the evening show; or perhaps to enjoy an afternoon with a good book and your favourite tipple.

During late evening, the Ocean Bar really comes to life when the resident band or DJ provides the music, ensuring your entertainment doesn’t stop and you can continue to enjoy time spent with family or new found friends. 

Ocean's Bar on Borealis

Ocean Bar

Ocean's Bar on Borealis

The invitingly spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is situated close to the Neptune Balcony, and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two before taking in the evening show; or perhaps to enjoy an afternoon with a good book and your favourite tipple.

During late evening, the Ocean Bar really comes to life when the resident band or DJ provides the music, ensuring your entertainment doesn’t stop and you can continue to enjoy time spent with family or new found friends. 

The Oriental Tea Room, Borealis

THE ORIENTAL TEA ROOM

The Oriental Tea Room has been designed using exotic décor and stylish furnishings, offering a menu of the finest quality teas and herbal infusions for guests in relaxing and peaceful surroundings.
Enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. There’s also the opportunity to participate in a tea-tasting experience, where you’ll learn more about their origins.
Join us to discover our range of tea-inspired cocktails, including a Royal Tea or Mint Julep, and selection of deliciously cold Japanese, Sinagaporean and Thai beers. We also offer two non-alcoholic cocktails, based on Sri Lankan and Chinese teas.

THE ORIENTAL TEA ROOM

The Oriental Tea Room, Borealis

The Oriental Tea Room has been designed using exotic décor and stylish furnishings, offering a menu of the finest quality teas and herbal infusions for guests in relaxing and peaceful surroundings.
Enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. There’s also the opportunity to participate in a tea-tasting experience, where you’ll learn more about their origins.
Join us to discover our range of tea-inspired cocktails, including a Royal Tea or Mint Julep, and selection of deliciously cold Japanese, Sinagaporean and Thai beers. We also offer two non-alcoholic cocktails, based on Sri Lankan and Chinese teas.

The Lido Bar

Whether you're spending the day relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying a few dips in the pool, or enjoying a good book on one of the sun loungers, the Lido Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink if you're in need of something to help you cool off.

Situated close to the pool and Jacuzzis, this bar is open throughout the day and is a bright, open space with comfortable furniture, perfect for enjoying a cold beer perhaps, a soft drink or even a fruity, exotic cocktail which our waiting staff will be happy to arrange for you. This is also the perfect venue for our cocktail-making sessions, as the retractable roof over the bar and pool area ensure you're kept warm at all times. 

The Lido Bar, Borealis

The Lido Bar

The Lido Bar, Borealis

Whether you're spending the day relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying a few dips in the pool, or enjoying a good book on one of the sun loungers, the Lido Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink if you're in need of something to help you cool off.

Situated close to the pool and Jacuzzis, this bar is open throughout the day and is a bright, open space with comfortable furniture, perfect for enjoying a cold beer perhaps, a soft drink or even a fruity, exotic cocktail which our waiting staff will be happy to arrange for you. This is also the perfect venue for our cocktail-making sessions, as the retractable roof over the bar and pool area ensure you're kept warm at all times. 

Piano Bar, Borealis

Piano bar

The stylish Piano Bar is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy your time on board, particularly when Borealis is at sea - simply sit back and listen to the restful sounds of music played by our talented resident pianist.

Perhaps take a seat here before dinner and settle into your evening with a cocktail, or visit this spacious venue after your evening show to wind down with a nightcap and interesting conversation with your fellow guests.

Piano bar

Piano Bar, Borealis

The stylish Piano Bar is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy your time on board, particularly when Borealis is at sea - simply sit back and listen to the restful sounds of music played by our talented resident pianist.

Perhaps take a seat here before dinner and settle into your evening with a cocktail, or visit this spacious venue after your evening show to wind down with a nightcap and interesting conversation with your fellow guests.

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Couple enjoying a game of deck quoits

Life on board

Life on board our smaller-sized ship, Borealis, is about offering oiur guests a varied choice of events and activities, such as our fantastic Signature Experiences - designed to make your Fred. Olsen cruise even more special. 
Learn more about marine and bird life or the flora and fauna in your chosen destinations, marvel at the seascapes and fjords that Borealis sails along, join us for delicious Treats of the Region, or enjoy our Sky at Sea stargazing events. Hone your artistic skills at the Olsen Studio, or join a gathering with other guests at our Ship and the Sea events. Details of all these events can be found in your Daily Times.

Life on board

Couple enjoying a game of deck quoits

Life on board our smaller-sized ship, Borealis, is about offering oiur guests a varied choice of events and activities, such as our fantastic Signature Experiences - designed to make your Fred. Olsen cruise even more special. 
Learn more about marine and bird life or the flora and fauna in your chosen destinations, marvel at the seascapes and fjords that Borealis sails along, join us for delicious Treats of the Region, or enjoy our Sky at Sea stargazing events. Hone your artistic skills at the Olsen Studio, or join a gathering with other guests at our Ship and the Sea events. Details of all these events can be found in your Daily Times.

Neptune Lounge, Borealis

Neptune Lounge and Balcony

Take a seat in Borealis's elegant, two-tiered Neptune Lounge, and join our superb Show Team as they put on a show to remember. Also on the bill are comedians, singers and magicians, who’ll delight and entertain you, and of course our Captain’s Welcome and Farewell parties.
During the day, the Neptune Lounge is used for our Signature Experiences, where our knowledgeable Culture and Nature Guides deliver fascinating talks and activities, designed to deepen your understanding of the destinations you’ll be visiting.
The Neptune Lounge is also the perfect place to either learn to dance, or to partner with someone who knows the steps to your favourite dance, with our friendly Dance Hosts.

Neptune Lounge and Balcony

Neptune Lounge, Borealis

Take a seat in Borealis's elegant, two-tiered Neptune Lounge, and join our superb Show Team as they put on a show to remember. Also on the bill are comedians, singers and magicians, who’ll delight and entertain you, and of course our Captain’s Welcome and Farewell parties.
During the day, the Neptune Lounge is used for our Signature Experiences, where our knowledgeable Culture and Nature Guides deliver fascinating talks and activities, designed to deepen your understanding of the destinations you’ll be visiting.
The Neptune Lounge is also the perfect place to either learn to dance, or to partner with someone who knows the steps to your favourite dance, with our friendly Dance Hosts.

The Olsen Art Studio

Bringing the Olsen family's appreciation of art to life, The Olsen Art Studio on board Borealis is a light and airy space filled with arts and crafts materials for a variety of projects.
For those guests who love to paint or draw at home and would like to refine their skills whilst at sea, or who perhaps used to enjoy art many years ago and wish to take it up again, or have a particular craftring interest, then this is the perfect place to hone your skills.
The studio will host classes and activities guided by different instructors, as well as providing an open space for guests to work on their own particular arts and craft projects.

The Olsen Art Studio, Borealis

The Olsen Art Studio

The Olsen Art Studio, Borealis

Bringing the Olsen family's appreciation of art to life, The Olsen Art Studio on board Borealis is a light and airy space filled with arts and crafts materials for a variety of projects.
For those guests who love to paint or draw at home and would like to refine their skills whilst at sea, or who perhaps used to enjoy art many years ago and wish to take it up again, or have a particular craftring interest, then this is the perfect place to hone your skills.
The studio will host classes and activities guided by different instructors, as well as providing an open space for guests to work on their own particular arts and craft projects.

Chef in the Auditorium on Borealis

The Auditorium

Borealis's Auditorium is where guests can enjoy a host of exciting, educational and interactive events, in addition to the entertainment offered in the main Neptune Lounge.

Designed to host cooking demonstrations and presentations or cinema evenings, this spacious venue has plenty of comfortable seating, which is carefully positioned to offer great views of the stage area, so that guests are able to experience events such as our Treats of the Region - perfect for watching our talented chefs create delicious dishes that you'll also be able to sample.

The Auditorium

Chef in the Auditorium on Borealis

Borealis's Auditorium is where guests can enjoy a host of exciting, educational and interactive events, in addition to the entertainment offered in the main Neptune Lounge.

Designed to host cooking demonstrations and presentations or cinema evenings, this spacious venue has plenty of comfortable seating, which is carefully positioned to offer great views of the stage area, so that guests are able to experience events such as our Treats of the Region - perfect for watching our talented chefs create delicious dishes that you'll also be able to sample.

SWIMMING POOL AND JACUZZI

Borealis' all-weather pool is perfect for taking a dip - no matter where you are in the world, either docked in a beautiful destination or on a day at sea.

The pool is surrounded by open deck space and plenty of loungers, so is the ideal spot for soaking up the sunshine, and the al fresco Poolside Café is close by when you’re after a bite to eat or something to drink. For blissful relaxation, head for the Jacuzzi and let the warm, bubbling water soak any cares away, while you chat with fellow guests.

Poolside, Borealis

SWIMMING POOL AND JACUZZI

Poolside, Borealis

Borealis' all-weather pool is perfect for taking a dip - no matter where you are in the world, either docked in a beautiful destination or on a day at sea.

The pool is surrounded by open deck space and plenty of loungers, so is the ideal spot for soaking up the sunshine, and the al fresco Poolside Café is close by when you’re after a bite to eat or something to drink. For blissful relaxation, head for the Jacuzzi and let the warm, bubbling water soak any cares away, while you chat with fellow guests.

Bolette Card Room, Borealis

Bolette Card Room

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Borealis provides guests with a quiet space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply for a bit of fun, perhaps with a delicious coffee or tea from the nearby Bookmark Café. 
Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find other guests who are up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

Bolette Card Room

Bolette Card Room, Borealis

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Borealis provides guests with a quiet space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply for a bit of fun, perhaps with a delicious coffee or tea from the nearby Bookmark Café. 
Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find other guests who are up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

Boutique Shopping

The shops on board Borealis offer everything you may need during your time on board, for either those basic essentials or for that occasion when you feel like treating yourself or a loved one to a holiday gift.
Visit the Boutique Shop for perfumes, bags or make up at Duty Free prices, or pick from the range of daytime clothing and evening wear; and perhaps bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find sun creams, shampoos and toothpaste, books and tasty snacks too. 

Boutique shops on Borealis

Boutique Shopping

Boutique shops on Borealis

The shops on board Borealis offer everything you may need during your time on board, for either those basic essentials or for that occasion when you feel like treating yourself or a loved one to a holiday gift.
Visit the Boutique Shop for perfumes, bags or make up at Duty Free prices, or pick from the range of daytime clothing and evening wear; and perhaps bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find sun creams, shampoos and toothpaste, books and tasty snacks too. 

Bouquet of flowers

The Flower Shop

Add a special touch of colour and fragrance to your cabin, or perhaps treat someone special, with a beautiful bouquet from the Flower Shop.

With a choice of stunning year-round and also seasonal flowers, create a personalised bouquet, or simply select from the delightfully crafted ready-made arrangements. You will also have the opportunity to select single stems to provide the finishing touch to your Formal Night.

The Flower Shop

Bouquet of flowers

Add a special touch of colour and fragrance to your cabin, or perhaps treat someone special, with a beautiful bouquet from the Flower Shop.

With a choice of stunning year-round and also seasonal flowers, create a personalised bouquet, or simply select from the delightfully crafted ready-made arrangements. You will also have the opportunity to select single stems to provide the finishing touch to your Formal Night.

Suites

Suite Dreams Package

Offered with our compliments in all our Suites, our Suite Dreams package includes a few little extra luxuries to make your time on board Borealis even more special.
Priority check-in** and a bottle of sparkling wine will ensure you're perfectly welcomed when you first join us on board. Daily canapés and a fruit basket are also available, as are comfortable bathrobes and slippers. Binoculars are on hand, along with a world atlas, for you to use - ideal for our Scenic Discoveries, where you'll marvel at the beautiful fjords and waterways Borealis will cruise along.

Olsen Suite (OW)

As the largest of Borealis’ suites and cabins, the elegantly appointed Olsen Suite offers the most space and amenities of all the guest accommodation on board.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 1,181 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Separate sitting, dining and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with oversize bath and separate shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to pantry, mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Premier Suite (PS)

At approximately 568 to 644 square feet in size, Borealis' Premier Suites are spacious and stylish, and feature all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay, as well as a few extra touches that help make for a even more special experience.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 568-644 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Separate sitting and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Suite (BS)

The Balcony Suites on Borealis feature all the amenities and comforts guests need during their stay, and provide ample space in which to relax, both indoors and outside on a private balcony. 

  • Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 283 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 244 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Single Balcony Suite (JB)

Borealis' Single Balcony Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 244 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Terrace Cabin (TC)

Borealis' Terrace Cabins offer guests the space, natural light and airiness of a Ocean View Cabin, but with the additional benefit of direct access to the Promenade Deck and designated sun loungers – perfect for enjoying the sunshine, scenery and sea breeze.

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 218.5 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Sliding glass doors with access to Promenade
  • Two designated sun loungers

Superior Ocean View (B)

B Grade Superior Ocean View cabins on Borealis are situated higher on the ship, on deck 3, and feature a large picture window that allows natural light to bathe the stylish interiors and guests to enjoy scenic views in comfort. 

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

Superior Ocean View (C)

In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, Borealis' C Grade Superior Ocean View cabins feature a picture window that provides guests with plenty of natural light and fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Coral Deck 2
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted (CO)

While Borealis' CO Grade Superior Ocean View cabins have a fully obstructed view, they are situated higher on the ship, on Promenade Deck 3, and feature a large picture window that lets natural light in to help create a airy, spacious feel. 

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Large picture window

Ocean View (D)

Situated midship on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1, Borealis' D Grade Ocean View cabins benefit from plenty of soothing natural light and boast fantastic ocean views, provided by a large picture window. 

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

Ocean View (E)

Situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1, Borealis' E Grade Ocean View cabins benefit from plenty of soothing natural light and boast fantastic ocean views, provided by a large picture window. 

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

Single Ocean View (K)

Situated on deck 3, 2 and 1, Borealis' K Grade Single Ocean View cabins provide guests with the comfort of soothing natural light, as well as wonderful ocean views, thanks to their large picture windows. 

  • Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Large picture window

Ocean View (F)

Situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1, Borealis' F Grade Ocean View cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 140-160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Porthole windows

Superior Interior (G)

Situated on decks 6 and 3, G Grade Superior Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the upper decks and their public areas. 

  • Deck(s): Highland Deck 6 & Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 183 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower

Single Superior Interior (M)

Situated on deck 7 M Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. 

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 183 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower

Single Interior (N)

Situated on decks 2 and 1 N Grade Single Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. 

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 183 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower 

Interior Room (H)

Situated on decks 2 and 1 H Grade Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. 

  • Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 183 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower 
  • 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available

Interior Room (I)

Situated on decks 3, 2 and 1 I Grade Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. 

  • Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 183 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with shower 
  • 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available

Superior Ocean View (BD)

BD Grade Superior Ocean View Adapted cabins on Borealis are situated higher on the ship, on decks 6 and 3, and feature a large picture window that allows natural light to bathe the stylish interiors and guests to enjoy scenic views in comfort. 

  • Deck(s): Highland Deck 6 & Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Large picture window

Ocean View (FD)

Situated forward and aft on Marina Deck 1, Borealis' FD Grade Ocean View Adapted cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Marina Deck 1
  • Size: 214 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Porthole windows

Premier Adapted Suite (PSD)

At approximately 568 to 644 square feet in size, Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and feature all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay, as well as a few extra touches that help make for a even more special experience.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 7
  • Size: 658-644 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with king-size bed (single side approach to bed)
  • Separate sitting and dressing areas
  • Bathroom with bath and roll-in shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Junior Adapted Suite (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6
  • Size: 244 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower (unless indicated as including a bathtub)
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Terrace Adapted Cabin (TCD)

Borealis' Terrace Adapted Cabins offer guests the space, natural light and airiness of a Ocean View Cabin, but with the additional benefit of direct access to the Promenade Deck and designated sun loungers – perfect for enjoying the sunshine, scenery and sea breeze.

  • Deck: Promenade Deck 3
  • Size: 218.5 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed)
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Sliding glass doors with access to Promenade
  • Two designated sun loungers
Atlantis Spa

ATLANTIS SPA

Located on Lido deck, our Atlantis Spa offers the perfect setting for our guests relaxation and enjoyment. Large picture windows are perfect for providing stunning scenic or ocean views, so indulge in the ultimate relaxation for the mind, body and soul in our tranquil setting as our Spa team on board Borealis pamper you. With a wide range of luxurious treatments on offer, including massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation treatments and hairdressing; you'll leave feeling energised and revitalised. 

The Atlantis Spa can be pre booked 13 weeks in advance, via your My Cruises account.

ATLANTIS SPA

Atlantis Spa

Iindulge in the ultimate relaxation for the mind, body and soul in our tranquil setting as our Spa team on board Borealis pamper you. With a wide range of luxurious treatments on offer, including massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation treatments and hairdressing; you'll leave feeling energised and revitalised. 

The Atlantis Spa can be pre booked 13 weeks in advance, via your My Cruises account.

Thermal Suite

Book yourself into our Thermal Suite and let time melt away. Our Thermal Suite is a relaxation centre with the ambience of a Turkish bath. Our steam rooms are filled with aromatherapy vapours which are the perfect way to unwind and de-stress, while our heated ceramic relaxation beds are designed to match the curvature of your spine and melt away muscle tension.
Our mineral bath, heated to body temperature, gently embraces you with warmth to alleviate sore joints and soothe away your aches, providing wonderful relief for tired muscles. This is the perfect experience for poor circulation and just right after a long day exploring ashore.

Ceramic beds in Thermal Suite, Borealis

Thermal Suite

Ceramic beds in Thermal Suite, Borealis

Book yourself into our Thermal Suite and let time melt away. Our Thermal Suite is a relaxation centre with the ambience of a Turkish bath. Our steam rooms are filled with aromatherapy vapours which are the perfect way to unwind and de-stress, while our heated ceramic relaxation beds are designed to match the curvature of your spine and melt away muscle tension.
Our mineral bath, heated to body temperature, gently embraces you with warmth to alleviate sore joints and soothe away your aches, providing wonderful relief for tired muscles. This is the perfect experience for poor circulation and just right after a long day exploring ashore.

Fitness Centre, Borealis

Fitness Centre

If you enjoy working out, our fully equipped Fitness Centre has a wide selection of running machines, cross trainers, bikes and weights available.

On board Borealis and across our fleet of ships, we also run a variety of complimentary yoga, pilates or stretching classes in the Fitness Centre, which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers. Join us for a relaxing sunrise pilates or yoga class out on deck, or an invigorating Walk a Mile session. Also available are cicruits, fitball or legs, bums & tums sessions. 
Or, treat yourself to Personal Training sessions with our fully qualified, friendly trainers, where you can receive a one-to-one programme tailored just to you.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre, Borealis

If you enjoy working out, our fully equipped Fitness Centre has a wide selection of running machines, cross trainers, bikes and weights available.

On board Borealis and across our fleet of ships, we also run a variety of complimentary yoga, pilates or stretching classes in the Fitness Centre, which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers. Join us for a relaxing sunrise pilates or yoga class out on deck, or an invigorating Walk a Mile session. Also available are cicruits, fitball or legs, bums & tums sessions. 

Or, treat yourself to Personal Training sessions with our fully qualified, friendly trainers, where you can receive a one-to-one programme tailored just to you.