Welcome Back Cruises
Welcome Back Cruises

Our return to the water has arrived! For this momentous occasion, we have hand-crafted a special suite of itineraries to make sure that your return to the water is welcoming, safe, gentle and relaxing. 

You'll have the choice of three regional departure ports, and all the cruises are short and sweet, between 3 and 7 nights — the perfect way to dip your toe back in the water.

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We can’t wait to welcome you back on board, so here are just a few reminders of what makes our Welcome Back cruises so special.
Smaller Ships
Balmoral
Our smaller ships are less crowded and have an intimate and friendly atmosphere, plus we can get you closer to the places larger ships can't access.
Scenic Cruising
Scenic Cruising

All our tineraries are designed to explore the waters, inlets and wonderful sights that are right on our doorstep, taking in beautiful scenery, nature & wildlife.

 

ORCA On Board
ORCA on board for scenic cruising

For own scenic cruises, experts from the wonderful wildlife charity ORCA will be on board giving talks about the local wildlife & magnificent marine creatures you may see.

Local Departure Ports
Balmoral departing from Dover
Saiing from three local UK ports: Dover for the South, Liverpool for the North, and Edinburgh for our guests in Scotland.
On Board Experience
On board experience
Experience Fred. Olsen’s warm, civilised atmosphere, where our friendly crew know our guests by their name, and even their favourite drink.
Maiden Voyages
Borealis
We are especially pleased to announce that our Welcome Back cruises will include our two beautiful new ships, Bolette and Borealis, making their maiden voyages.

OUR WELCOME BACK SAILINGS

These short, scenic cruises will tour around our beautiful British Isles. These will also be our new ships, Borealis and Bolette’s maiden voyages, as well as Balmoral’s return to the sea.

Borealis
Borealis' Maiden Voyage • S212
Liverpool
05 Jul 2021
3 nights
Duart Castle, UK

This cruise provides the opportunity to see unique scenery on remote islands, such as Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap. You’ll spend hours soaking up the peace and tranquillity of Scotland’s Lochs, spotting landmarks, such as Duart Castle.

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    £549pp
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    Bolette
    Bolette's Maiden Voyage • T215
    Dover
    16 Aug 2021
    3 nights
    St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    Relax and refresh on this short scenic sailing around the UK’s southern archipelago. A cruise along the coast of the Channel Islands is topped off with a scenic sailing of the remote Isles of Scilly.

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    £479pp
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    Balmoral
    Welcoming back Balmoral • L212
    Rosyth (Edinburgh)
    28 Jul 2021
    3 nights
    Duncasby Sea Stacks

    This short cruise shows you the best of scenic Scotland with diversions through scenic Lochs and by picturesque Sea Stacks & historic castles. There will be a chance to spot Sea Birds, such as Puffins, and maybe even spot an Orca. *Sailing from Rosyth

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    £399pp
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    NON-STOP SCENIC CRUISES

    Below you will find a selection of 4-5 night holidays that offer scenic sailings around the beautiful British Isles, up to the rugged Faroe Islands and through Norway's majestic fjordland. These non-stop journeys have been specially planned to show you the very best scenery, landmarks and natural wonders.

    Borealis
    Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife • S213
    Liverpool
    08 Jul 2021
    4 nights
    Aerial view of the dramatic coastline at the cliffs by Staffin with the famous Kilt Rock waterfall , Scotland

    Sail the scenic coastline and waterways of the British Isles and witness dramatic coastal scenery and landmarks shaped over time by nature. You’ll see the impressive Duart Castle, Fingal’s Cave and the plunging Mealt Waterfall & Kilt Rock.

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    £599pp
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    Balmoral
    Scenic Norwegian Fjords • L213
    Rosyth (Edinburgh)
    31 Jul 2021
    5 nights
     Furebergfossen waterfall, Norway

    Experience the very best of Norway’s scenic fjordland as your smaller ship diverts through size-restricted waterways and right to Norway’s most innermost fjord port, Skjolden. You’ll see tumbling waterfalls and steep-sided cliffs. *Sailing from Rosyth

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    £749pp
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    Borealis
    Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands • S215
    Liverpool
    17 Jul 2021
    5 nights

    This short sailing showcases some of the very best rugged and scenic coastline in both the Orkney & Faroe Islands. Dramatic landscapes such as Vestmanna Cliffs and Cape Enniberg await. You’ll even have a chance to spot Sea Birds and Orca.

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    £699pp
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    Bolette
    Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife • T216
    Dover
    19 Aug 2021
    5 nights
    Old man of Hoy, Orkney

    Scenic sail some of the most rugged & beautiful coastline of the British Isles. See the impressive Sea Stacks at Duncansby & Old Man of Hoy, and go in search of an array of Sea Birds including Puffins & Guillemots. You may even spot an Orca!

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    £699pp
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    TOURING THE BRITISH ISLES

    Choose from a selection of shorter sailings created specifically to show you the best of the British Isles. From the remote and rugged Scottish Isles and the maritime history of Belfast, to the scenic south-west of England.

    Borealis
    Touring Scenic Scotland • S214
    Liverpool
    12 Jul 2021
    5 nights
    Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland

    This five-night tour of Scotland mixes the beauty of the mainland with the rugged landscapes of Orkney. Invergordon is your gateway to Loch Ness, as well as an array of historic Castles. From Kirkwall, visit the Neolithic village of Skara Brae.

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    £699pp
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    Borealis
    Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands • S216
    Liverpool
    22 Jul 2021
    7 nights
    Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick

    This seven-night sailing offers the chance to visit two remote Scottish islands – Shetland & Orkney. Highlights include RSPB Sumburgh Head & ancient settlements of Jarlshof & Clickimin Broch. From Belfast tour to visit the Giant's Causeway.

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    £1,099pp
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    Bolette
    Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands • T217
    Dover
    24 Aug 2021
    5 nights
    St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    Visit the rugged and remote islands of Shetland and Orkney as Bolette takes you on a five-night exploration of the Scottish Isles. Spot birdlife at RSPB Sumburgh Head & explore Viking heritage at historic Norse sites around the Shetlands.

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    £799pp
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    Borealis
    Touring Scenic British Isles • S2130
    Liverpool
    23 Aug 2021
    5 nights
    Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK

    Combining opportunities to discover the cultural highlights of Belfast and the beauty of England’s scenic south-west via Falmouth, this five-night escape offers everything you could want from a short, well-deserved break.

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    £799pp
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    *We are delighted to include Welcome Back Cruises from Rosyth this summer. We have planned them at a time when we are hopeful that any cruising restrictions in Scotland will have been lifted. As with all our Welcome Back Cruises, the dates and details are dependent on Government advice at the time of sailing.