Fred Olsen Cruise Lines new ship Borealis sailing to Norway

Fred Olsen returns to Norway as new ship Borealis departs

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is making a return to its homeland of Norway as new ship Borealis sets sail in search of the Northern Lights.

The departure represents the line’s first cruise to Norway since the line resumed sailing in the summer, and marks the start of a programme of cruising to the region, with 22 sailings across all four seasons in 2022.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of itinerary planning and destination experience Martin Lister said: “At Fred Olsen, we are proud to sail our own course, and our homeland of Norway is somewhere this really shines through.

“This is especially true in the fjords, where we frequently travel away from the well-sailed route. Here we can offer truly special experiences for our guests, such as sailing Maurangerfjord to show our guests the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall.

“The smaller size of our ships opens up so many possibilities for us. We can sail the size-restricted Lysefjord so guests can look up at the famous Pulpit Rock, or cruise Åkrafjord to the tall and tumbling Langfoss Waterfall, often regarded as the best waterfall in Norway, offering views of spectacular scenery direct from the ship.

“This first cruise back to Norway will be extra special, as not only will we be visiting Alta, renowned for being one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights, but it will also see Borealis going in search of the phenomena from which she takes her name. We can’t wait to share this experience with our guests.”

In other recent Fred Olsen news, its new flagship Bolette departed on its inaugural sailing from Southampton.

Between now and August 2022, Bolette will offer 26 sailings from Southampton, including opportunities to witness the Northern Lights in Norway and the Geminid meteor shower in the Canary Islands.

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