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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.

About 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 690, she is ideal for Fred. Olsen’s style of cruising. 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.Show less

Borealis fits perfectly into our small ship fleet and, like all our vessels, has her own elegant design touches. Even the pattern and weave of the British-made carpets were hand-chosen by Fred. Olsen Jnr, with attention to the finer details every step of the way.

Accommodation

You’ll find a range of cabins and suites on board Borealis, so you can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit you and find your perfect home-from-home. We've thought of everything to ensure your time on board with us is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible.

SUITES

Offered with our compliments on all our Suites, our Suite Dreams package includes benefits, extras and little luxuries that make your time on board even more special. 

Olsen Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Bath
  • Vanity Area
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Suite Benefits

Premier Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Bath
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)

Balcony Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Suite Benefits

Balcony Junior Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)

Single Balcony Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Lounge Area
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Suite Benefits

Terrace Cabin

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

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Lounge Area
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Queen or Twin Configuration

Superior Ocean View

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

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)

Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Hair Dryer

Ocean View

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Single Ocean View

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Ocean View (Porthole)

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Superior Interior

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Single Superior Interior

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Single Interior

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 

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Interior Room

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Premier Adapted Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)

Balcony Junior Adapted Suite

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

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

With our compliments on selected Suite grades.

✔ A welcome bottle of sparkling wine

✔ Fruit basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)

✔ Flowers or plant in your Suite

✔ Bathrobe and slippers

✔ Luxury towels

✔ Free pressing service for formal wear

✔ Binoculars in your Suite

✔ World atlas and country guide for your reference

✔ Afternoon canapé service

✔ Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news

✔ Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

✔ Laundry service discount vouchers

✔ Carafe of water, replenished daily

*Facilities (including cabin layout) vary by Suite type; please check when making your booking. Suite Dreams benefits are available on all cruises of three nights and above duration. Suite Dreams benefits apply to guests staying in all Suite grades.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)

Terrace Adapted Cabin

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Hair Dryer

Superior Ocean View (Adapted Cabin)

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Ocean View (Adapted Cabin)

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

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Paid Mini Bar

Entertainment

On a cruise holiday, we know that your on board experience is just as important to you as the time you spend ashore. That's why we are dedicated to ensuring our entertainment programme is packed with activities and memorable performances that help to create inspirational days and unforgettable nights.

Bars & Lounges

With fewer people on board our smaller, more intimate fleet, it's easy to find live entertainment to enjoy, a bar stool to perch on as you chat with new-found friends or a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink and a good book. 

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Night time entertainment is a high point of any Fred. Olsen cruise. When the lights go down, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous acts with your favourite tipple or cocktail.

Following the show, you can stroll under the stars on deck, or dance the night away to tunes performed by your ship's resident band. And with our fabulous Dance Hosts, no-one goes too long without a dance partner.

DINING AND DRINKS

Dining on board a Fred. Olsen ship is a real pleasure. Enjoy a cocktail in one of our stylish bars, with new found friends; before heading to dinner for a delicious five-course meal crafted by our talented on board chefs, who pay attention to every detail, and served by your knowledgeable and friendly waiter. With wine pairing suggestions made by our sommelier, your taste buds will be tantalised as you sail serenely to your next exciting destination.

The Auditorium

Providing alternative entertainment to the shows, lectures and talks enjoyed in the main Neptune Lounge, the spacious, stylish and comfortable Auditorium offers a unique and memorable experience.

The venue has been specially-designed to host a range of exciting, educational and interactive events and occasions, from cooking demonstrations and guest appearances, to presentations and cinema evenings.

The Bolette Card Room

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Bolette Card Room provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply 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 players 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 want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials.

Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

The Flower Shop

Add a touch of floral colour and fragrance to your cabin, or perhaps treat someone special, with a delightful bouquet from the Flower Shop, available on Borealis.

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

Photo Gallery

Throughout your time on board, our expert photographers will be on hand to capture some of the most magical and memorable experiences enjoyed during your cruise holiday.

At the Photo Gallery, our friendly team will be ready to help you view your photos and purchase your favourites - whether you choose to take home individual shots or a photo package. 

Neptune Lounge & Balcony

When the lights go down at the Neptune Lounge and you settle in for the evening at Borealis' elegant, two-tiered entertainment venue, you're in for an entertainment extravaganza of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire comedy and much more.

There is plenty of comfortable seating in this spacious venue, with unspoilt views of the grand stage to be enjoyed from every vantage point - including the upper-tier Neptune Balcony - with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand.

The lounge is also used for daytime lectures and events, as well as Captain's Welcome and Farewell parties.

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 perfect spot for scenic cruising when the weather is not being kind.

This stylish venue is also where we host our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones to be enjoyed with top quality teas and unforgettable scenic views.

Afternoon tea can be pre booked 8 weeks before departure, via your My Cruises account.

The Bookmark Café and Lounge

The Bookmark Café is the perfect spot to relax and and enjoy your choice of speciality coffee or tea. Perhaps an Earl Grey or delicious latte in the morning, or a luxury hot chocolate with all the trimmings after a busy day ashore; accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of handmade chocolates and freshly baked cakes and treats.

To make your coffee or tea selection for your cruise even easier, pre-book your Bookmark Bestseller card, and it will be added to your cabin account when you arrive on board, all ready for use immediately. With 7 hot drinks for you to enjoy, and a bag of milk or mixed truffles too, why not treat someone special and arrange a Bookmark Bestseller card for their cruise?

You can pre book your Bookmark Bestseller card 8 weeks before departure, via your My Cruises account.

Morning Light Pub & Lounge

Named after a four masted ship which the Olsen family bought back in 1892, this space has been designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while you enjoy your cruise. You will find live music and an extensive range of drinks and cocktails.

Ocean Bar

The inviting, spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is situated close to the Neptune Balcony on Lounge Deck 5, and so is the perfect place in which to enjoy a drink or two before taking in the evening show.

It is a great post-show venue too; the Ocean Bar really comes to life in late evening when the resident band or DJ provides the music, and invites you to the floor to dance into night.

Piano Bar

During a cruise, and especially during time at sea, there are not many better ways to relax and enjoy your time on board than to simply sit back and listen to the restful sounds of music played by a talented pianist.

At the Piano Bar, you can do exactly that. Perhaps take a seat before dinner and settle into your evening with a cocktail, or visit this stylish, spacious venue after the evening show to wind down.

The Oriental Tea Room

Elegant and opulent, with its exotic décor and stylish furnishings, and offering a menu of finest quality teas and herbal infusions, The Oriental Tea Room provides guests with an authentic Far Eastern experience.

Enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. Or for something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.

Headline Acts

Alongside our resident show companies, guest performers and headline acts such as vocalists, comedians and magicians are also on hand to showcase their talents and entertain with very special performances in our Neptune Lounges.

Guests could take a seat and enjoy the sounds of classical piano over a glass of their favourite drink; dance the night away to music provided by a DJ or live singer; and much more, all in the comfort of our stylish and spacious bars and lounges.

Resident Show Company

Every evening our smaller ships come alive with the bright lights, colourful sights and wonderful sounds of live entertainment provided by the incredible singers, dancers and actors of our multi-talented resident show companies.

At the main entertainment venue on board their Fred. Olsen ship, guests can take a seat, settle in and simply enjoy extravaganzas of song, dance, music, cabaret and theatre in the company of loved ones, friends and fellow guests.

Dining

Aurora & Borealis Restaurants

At the heart of the dining experience on board Borealis are Aurora & Borealis, the ship's elegant and spacious two-tiered main restaurants.

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 are updated daily and 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.

You could opt for flexible dining during your time on Borealis, which allows you the freedom to dine at these venues at any time in the evening, or choose to dine at the same time allocated to you for each evening on your cruise.

Indian Ocean Room

For a more intimate dining experience, guests can book a table at Borealis' Indian Ocean Room and enjoy the same five-course á la carte menu of delicious dishes served in the ship's main, two-tiered restaurants, but in a smaller, Indian Ocean-themed venue.

This welcoming and cosy, yet spacious and comfortable venue is a wonderful place in which to indulge with sumptuous dinners, as well as tasty breakfasts and lunches, whilst enjoying ocean views through the large picture windows and the company of loved ones, friends or perhaps a few fellow guests. 

The View

With no formal dress code or set tables, a light, open and welcoming feel and beautiful views of the ocean provided by its large windows, Borealis' The View restaurant is the perfect venue for relaxed, buffet-style dining.

The View is open throughout the day, so whether you're preparing for, or returning from, a busy day ashore, or enjoying a day at sea, you can come and go as it suits you and eat whatever takes your fancy. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners are laid out as the most generous buffet and served to you by our crew. And, when you are feeling peckish in the late evenings, you’ll find The View is open for a delicious late night buffet and bedtime snacks too.

The Poolside Café

The Poolside Café, situated close to the swimming pool and Jacuzzis on Lido Deck 8, provides you with a relaxed, al fresco dining experience to enjoy during your days on board.

You’ll find there are plenty of delicious, tempting dishes on offer; perhaps tuck into a perfectly cooked burger or fish and chips, or something a light such as a Caesar salad or a ploughman’s plate.

Colours and 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 mood is cheerful, and the food offers a stimulating set of new taste experiences.

Our talented chefs offer classic dishes and unique delicacies from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Fillipino cuisines, including spiced grilled meats, seafood, dim sum and sushi.

Delicious food, prepared with the finest ingredients, and our knowledgeable waiting team, all help to create wonderful memories that will leave you surprised, delighted and coming back again!

Booking ahead is highly recommended at our speciality dining venues and this can be done 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 this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person.

Vasco

Vasco (named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama who was 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 the unique culinary traditions of that area - a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India.

Here you can enjoy delicious sea-food, spiced curries and grilled meats, all cooked fresh and to authentic recipes by our Goan chefs.

The bright colours and feel of the restaurant have also been inspired by the warmth and richness of the Goan tradition.

Booking ahead is highly recommended at our speciality dining venues and this can be done 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 this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person.

Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, 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 – all for only £11.99 per person*.

*Chargeable to your on board account.

Afternoon tea is bookable 8 weeks in advance via your My Cruises account or alternatively whilst on board.

Room Service

All rooms and Suites 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 while you’re in your home-from-home at sea 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, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

Enrichment

On a cruise holiday, we know that your on board experience is just as important to you as the time you spend ashore. That's why we are dedicated to ensuring our entertainment programme is packed with activities and memorable performances that help to create inspirational days and unforgettable nights.

The Olsen Art Studio

The Olsen Art Studio on board Borealis is a peaceful, light and airy space filled with arts and crafts materials for guests to use on a variety of projects - and really bringing to life the Olsen family's appreciation of art.

It's a place for those guests who love to paint or draw at home and would like to refine their skills whilst at sea. And it's a place for those guests who perhaps used to enjoy art many years ago, and have been looking for the opportunity to take it up again.

The studio will host classes and activities guided by different instructors, and also providing an open space for guests to visit and work on their personal arts and craft projects.

Guest Speakers

We're often joined on board our ships by port experts and guest speakers to talk our guests through a range of subjects and topics, such as history, geography, aviation, wine tasting and foods of the world.

On all cruises our informative Port Talks will be available for our guests to enjoy in preparation for arrival into each port. Our knowledgable lecturers share information to help guests make the most of their time ashore, while on some sailings, there are lectures that delve deeper into specific destinations on the itinerary too.

Cookery Demonstrations

On board Bolette and Borealis, our expert chefs and teams from the Galley host cooking demonstrations to showcase their culinary craft and provide a taste of the skill and passion that goes into every meal served at our dining venues.

Guests can take a seat at the spacious Auditorium to watch, listen and learn how to make some of their favourite Fred. Olsen dishes, as the chefs take them through each step of their creation, from preparation to plate.

Dance Classes

For many of our guests, the time spent on the dance-floor is one of the highlights of their days on board our smaller ships. So its no wonder that our Dance Classes – hosted by our wonderful Entertainment teams – always prove popular.Show less

Our instructors teach a variety of dancing styles, from line dancing to ballroom and sequence dancing, helping guests to learn and perfect their steps and moves before they head for their ship's lounges in the evening to dance the night away. 

Tasting Events

Hosted by our Sommeliers, Tasting Sessions* on board our smaller ships offer a fascinating insight into the production processes, scents and flavours of some of the world's finest tipples.Show less

The Tasting Sessions on your cruise could include opportunities to sample everything from delicious wines and Champagne to whiskey and a range of spirits, while occasionally our experts will also teach you the art of pairing food and drink to create combinations that perfectly blend the nuances of their flavour.

*To join our Tasting Sessions, there is an additional charge and this can vary on the type tastings on offer, full details can be found in your Daily Times once on board. 

Travels to Come

Unlike other cruise companies who sail the same routes year after year, we are constantly researching and hand-crafting new itineraries. On every cruise we run a programme designed to inspire travel, where you can find out about the development of our new itineraries. Don't worry, these are not sales talks or "exit through the gift shop" ruses - just an opportunity for travel enthusiasts to daydream about what is yet to come.

Fred. Olsen Book Club

With ample time and space to relax, many of our Guests make the most of the opportunity to get stuck in to a good book during your cruise holiday. This is why to enhance reading enrichment further, we have introduced the Fred. Olsen Book Club on selected sailings, a chance to talk all things ‘bookish’ with like-minded people. Hosted by the Entertainment Managers and their Team, the Book Club provides a welcoming, social space in which you can openly and informally discuss thoughts and views on bestselling lighter reads, crime-thrillers and traditional or contemporary classics.

With ample time and space to relax, many of our Guests make the most of the opportunity to get stuck in to a good book during a cruise holiday on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships. This is why to enhance reading enrichment further, we have introduced the Fred. Olsen Book Club on selected sailings, a chance to talk all things ‘bookish’ with like-minded people.

Hosted by the Entertainment Managers and their Team, the Book Club provides a welcoming, social space in which you can openly and informally discuss thoughts and views on bestselling lighter reads, crime-thrillers and traditional or contemporary classics. Specific categories and titles to discuss at the Book Club on each cruise are chosen in advance and listed below, allowing you time to purchase and read the books before you set sail. These books will also be available from your ship’s Port Shop, should you wish to wait until you’re on board to join in the fun.

So, if you love a good book while discovering the world with Fred. Olsen, what better way to indulge your passion than joining your friends and fellow guests at the Book Club?

We look forward to welcoming you!

Health & Fitness

Atlantis Spa

Relax and indulge yourself in the Atlantis Spa on board Borealis, and let our expert team 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.

Please see below for our full list of treatments and for advance booking.

The Atlantis Spa can be pre booked 8 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.

Fitness Centre

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

Across our fleet of ships, we also run a variety of complimentary yoga, aerobics and Pilates classes here which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers.

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; or discover your body composition with our analysis programme, or Food Detective™ test, which can give you the blueprint for improving your health (chargeable to your on board account).

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzis

Whether you're needing to cool down after a few hours of sunbathing, or like to keep fit by swimming a few lengths, Borealis' all-weather pool is perfect for taking a dip - no matter where you are in the world, or docked in a destination or sailing across the ocean.

Surrounded by open deck space and plenty of loungers, by the pool is the ideal spot for soaking up the sunshine, and The Poolside Café is always close by so you don't have to move too far to find 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. 

Deckplans

Sun Deck 10

  • Sun Deck

Sports Deck 9

  • The Olsen Art Studio
  • Sports Courts
  • Retractable Roof
  • The Observatory

Lido Deck 8

  • The View Bar
  • The View Buffet Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Stations
  • Vasco Restaurant
  • The Lido Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzis
  • The Poolside Café
  • Atlantis Spa
  • Fitness Centre

Bridge Deck 7

  • Olsen Suite
  • Premier Suite
  • Balcony Suite
  • Single Superior Interior Cabin
  • Balcony Junior Suite
  • Balcony Junior Adapted Suite
  • Premier Adapted Suite
  • The Bridge

Highland Deck 6

  • Balcony Suite
  • Balcony Junior Adapted Suite
  • Superior Interior Cabin
  • Superior Ocean View
  • Single Balcony Suite
  • The Lookout (Observation area)

Lounge Deck 5

  • Aurora Restaurant
  • The Indian Ocean Room Restaurant
  • Speciality Restaurant (Coming soon)
  • The Oriental Tea Room
  • The Bookmark Café & Lounge
  • Jewellery Shop
  • The Bolette Card Room
  • Gaming Tables
  • Piano Bar
  • Morning Light Pub & Lounge
  • Boutiques
  • The Flower Shop
  • Future Cruise Information
  • Ocean Bar
  • Port Shop
  • Neptune Balcony

Main Deck 4

  • Borealis Restaurant
  • Colours & Tastes Restaurant
  • The Auditorium
  • Destination Services
  • Guest Services
  • The Photo Gallery
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Forecastle (Observation Area)

Promenade Deck 3

  • Superior Ocean View 
  • Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted
  • Single Ocean View
  • Terrace Cabin
  • Terrace Adapted Cabin
  • Superior Interior Cabin
  • Interior Room
  • Forecastle Access

Coral Deck 2

  • Superior Ocean View
  • Single Ocean View
  • Interior Room (H, I)
  • Ocean View (D, E, F)
  • Single Interior Cabin
  • Laundry Room

Marina Deck 1

  • Ocean View (D, E, F, FD)
  • Interior Room (I, H)
  • Single Ocean View 
  • Single Interior Cabin
  • Medical Centre

Ship Facts

Launch year1997
Refit year2015
Languageen-GB
Gross tonnage61849
Length238 meters
Width34 meters
CurrencyGBP
Speed22 knots
Capacity1360
Crew count662
Deck count10
Cabin count702
Wheelchair cabin count21
Electrical plugs types:
US 2 Pin 110v
EU 2 Pin 220v
adapters provided:
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