Belfast Cruises

The Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
The Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
The Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland

From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Belfast is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Northern Ireland's capital offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.

Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and displays a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber.[ReadMoreMob] Alongside, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history through art, ceramics, costume, and prehistoric archaeology. To the city’s northern edge is the impressive Belfast Castle, offering wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea. [ReadMoreDesk]

Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and an incredible natural wonder steeped in myths and legends.

Cruises to Belfast

Scenic Scotland with Belfast

Scenic Scotland with Belfast

Departs: Southampton • Fri 05 Mar 2021
7 nights • Bolette • T2103

  • Be part of something very special and experience the excitement of being one of the first guests to sail on our new flagship, Bolette.
  • Celebrate as we begin a new chapter of Fred. Olsen history during a rewarding seven-night discovery of fascinating destinations in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • You’ll marvel at the intriguing wonders of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave; have time to explore ashore in the Shetland and Orkney Islands; and visit the attraction-packed city of Belfast.

From £699pp

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Cities of the UK & Ireland

Cities of the UK & Ireland

Departs: Southampton • Fri 12 Mar 2021
6 nights • Bolette • T2104

  • Embark on a short cruise along the beautiful British and Irish coasts, for a discovery of rewarding destinations and delights that are closer to home.
  • Spend a day in the iconic English city of Liverpool; see world-renowned landmarks, such as the Liver Building, visit fantastic museums, and explore links to local legends, The Beatles.
  • Across the Irish Sea, there’s time in both Northern and Southern Ireland; delve into connections to ill-fated Titanic in Belfast and Cobh, see fantastic architecture, and perhaps tour to Giant’s Causeway.

From £599pp

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Scenic Scotland with Belfast

Scenic Scotland with Belfast

Departs: Dover • Thu 18 Mar 2021
7 nights • Bolette • T2105

  • Experience some of Scotland’s most outstanding scenic highlights, from on board Bolette and during time ashore, on this rewarding week-long break.
  • Relax and revel in the Sound of Mull’s tranquillity and countryside beauty; see the legendary Duart Castle; study the volcanic Dutchman’s Cap; and marvel at Fingal’s Cave’s mighty basalt stacks.
  • Explore ashore amongst the glorious landscapes of Scottish isles; seek-out the Shetland’s coastal scenes and native wildlife, and delve into the Neolithic heritage of the Orkneys.

From £699pp

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Scottish Lochs & Isles

Scottish Lochs & Isles

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 23 Apr 2021
6 nights • Borealis • S2107

  • On this very special six-night sailing, you’ll be amongst the first guests to cruise on Borealis, and get to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in Fred. Olsen history.
  • The cruise offers a rewarding discovery of beautiful, close-to-home destinations too – some of Scotland’s greatest islands and waterways await you.
  • Feel the tranquillity of Loch Broom, Eriboll and Torridon, as you look-out for scenic sights such as Beinn Ghobhlach, and enjoy time ashore to seek-out the treasures of the Shetlands and Orkneys.

From £799pp

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Irish Highlights & Scottish Scenery

Irish Highlights & Scottish Scenery

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 29 Apr 2021
5 nights • Borealis • S2108

  • Iconic tipples, historic treasures and many must-see attractions: the Irish delights of both the Emerald Isle’s enchanting capitals make for a five-night break packed with highlights and memorable sights.
  • Enjoy time in Dublin on tour from Dun Laoghaire, to take in the city’s famous sites such as St Patrick’s Cathedral and the castle; view the Book of Kells at Trinity College; and sample the legendary ‘Irish craic’ of Temple Bar.
  • Visit the fascinating Titanic Belfast exhibit, historic SS Nomadic and much more during time in Belfast; or opt to tour to the spectacular Giant’s Causeway. Meanwhile, there’s unforgettable scenic cruising in Scotland too.

From £699pp

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Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 22 May 2021
7 nights • Borealis • S2110

  • Offering chances to sample famous tipples, explore fascinating history and uncover authentic and iconic highlights aplenty, this seven-night circumnavigation of Ireland serves up a full-flavoured taste of the Emerald Isle.
  • Enjoy a visit to Northern Ireland's capital: learn of Belfast’s links to Titanic, or tour to the spectacular Giant’s Causeway; and in Dun Laoghaire, discover the delights of this beautiful, wonderfully enchanting town.
  • South of the Irish border you’ll also stop at Cobh, Galway and Killybegs for rich history, the stunning scenes of Wild Atlantic Bay and some of Ireland’s best beaches; and take in the scenic south-west coast aboard Borealis.

From £1,199pp

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Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Departs: Dover • Sun 11 Jul 2021
13 nights • Bolette • T2118

  • Discover and explore some of the British Isles most beautiful and remote islands, with smaller-sized Bolette as your guide.
  • You’ll get to wonder at the best of British scenery, from the landscapes of the Sound of Mull and intriguing Fingal’s Cave to gorgeous coastline of the Isle of Man.
  • Immerse yourself in rich history of the Orkney’s, Isle of Bute and Isle of Lewis; explore Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital; and visit Guernsey and Isles of Scilly.

From £2,199pp

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Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Aug 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2119

  • Circumnavigating the ‘Emerald Isle’, taking in scenic and city highlights along the way, makes for an immersion into Ireland’s incredible beauty and rich culture.
  • Scenic cruising on small ship Braemar will be unforgettable; you’ll navigate the spectacular Killary Fjord and Lough Swilly, see the mighty Cliffs of Moher and much more.
  • Ashore, Cobh and Belfast display seafaring heritage and links to Titanic; Galway offers seafood and medieval history; and there are iconic highlights aplenty to uncover in Dublin.

From £1,349pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Aug 2021
8 nights • Borealis • S2118

  • Be captivated by the breathtaking beauty and enchanting delights of Norway’s fjordland, from on board Borealis and during time ashore.
  • See Mother Nature’s work at its most spectacular, from the towering mountains and idyllic valleys of Sognefjord, Lustrafjord and Nordfjord, to the magnificent, imposing Hornelen Sea Cliff.
  • Discover incredible sights and attractions from a trio of highlight destinations – there’s Olden and Skjolden, gateways to awe-inspiring glaciers; and Flåm, for ride on the magnificent Flåmsbana Railway.

From £1,299pp

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Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 14 Aug 2021
14 nights • Borealis • S2119

  • Astonishing waterways, spectacular landscapes and enchanting settlements await, as Borealis diverts off the well-beaten tourist routes to bring you the wonders of Greenland’s most remote regions.
  • You’ll experience scenic cruising of awe-inspiring Prins Christiansund, and can tour to the remarkable Qooroq Ice Fjord to stimulate your senses with the sight and sounds of magnificent icebergs.
  • Explore Qaqortoq and Nanortalik’s for a taste of local history, culture and traditions too; and enjoy two days in Iceland, uncovering world-famous natural wonders.

From £2,599pp

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Andalusia, Portugal & the Algarve

Andalusia, Portugal & the Algarve

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Oct 2021
11 nights • Borealis • S2123

  • Immerse yourself in an enriching discovery of Portugal and Spain, visiting five captivating destinations offering a taste of quintessential culture and local traditions.
  • Explore an Andalusian gems on the sunlit Spanish south coast – Cádiz offers ancient history, tapas and sherry; and experience the mix of cultural influences in Gibraltar.
  • Get closer to the Algarve’s beautiful coastal scenes; then seek-out the delights of Lisbon and Oporto – fascinating maritime history, famous food and drink, and much more.

From £1,499pp

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Exploring the Azores and Portugal

Exploring the Azores and Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights • Borealis • S2124

  • Immerse yourself in the remarkable beauty and diversity of the spellbinding Azores, as small ship Borealis guides you on an incredible exploration of the region.
  • Volcanic wonderlands await you on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel; discover towering mountain peaks, vast craters and lakes, verdant emerald green valleys and much more.
  • There’s also a special visit to Portugal’s capital, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Authentic Culture of Morocco

Authentic Culture of Morocco

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 02 Nov 2021
14 nights • Borealis • S2125

  • Experience an inspirational, immersive and authentic taste of Moroccan culture, discovering everything from magnificent mosques to iconic, medinas, souks and kasbahs.
  • A two-day stay in Casablanca affords ample time to uncover the city’s iconic sites, such as the majestic Hassan II Mosque; and even tour to magical Marrakech to explore its famous Medina.
  • At Agadir, chances to sample traditional mint tea and learn about the origins of argan oil are not to be missed, while Tangier will delight with its soaring minarets and animated markets.

From £1,499pp

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In Search of the Aurora Borealis

In Search of the Aurora Borealis

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 16 Nov 2021
16 nights • Borealis • S2126

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway – awaiting you are dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and chances to seek-out the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights; with luck on your side, you might get to witness this colourful natural phenomena illuminate clear night skies.
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso too; immerse yourself in Alta’s Sami heritage; go husky sledding into the wilderness surrounding Narvik; and even encounter native Arctic wildlife.

From £1,999pp

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