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The 2022 No-Fly Touring Scenic Ireland

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 5 nights
  • Departs 14 Apr 2022
  • Sails from Liverpool
  • Ship Borealis
  • Cruise code ‍1831666‍
  • Voyage code ‍S2209‍

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Cruises from Liverpool, England

Liverpool Thu 14 Apr 2022

Cruises from Liverpool, England

Simply unforgettable experiences and some of the world’s most sought-after destinations are within your reach on Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool. Situated on the coast of Northwest England, this port is the ideal starting point for voyages to Scotland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing you closer to the beautifully unspoilt waterways and landscapes of the Norwegian fjords and the Scottish lochs; the astonishing natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland; and remote locations within the Arctic Circle.Show less Fred. Olsen’s tempting range of Liverpool cruise departures also includes cruises to gorgeous Atlantic Ocean islands such as the sun-kissed Canaries, the verdant Azores and fragrant Madeira; explorations of the culture-rich Baltic and stunning Adriatic; journeys to scenic regions of France or Spain; and an intriguing ‘You Choose your Cruise’ voyage. In a first for Fred. Olsen, there’s even a chance to embark on an epic ‘Around the World’ cruise from Liverpool to inspirational, far-flung destinations in 2022 too. With such an extensive and diverse selection of sailings to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Liverpool for you.

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Spike Island Fri 15 Apr 2022

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Cobh (for Cork), Ireland Fri 15 Apr 2022

The charming seaside town of Cobh, situated in Cork harbour, has served as a route in and out of Ireland for centuries. Formerly known as Queenstown before locals reverted back to the old Irish name in 1922, Cobh was the embarkation point for 2.5 million people who emigrated to America from the 'Emerald Isle' between 1848 and 1950, and was famously the Titanic's final port of call on her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912. Today, the town sat in world's second largest natural harbour, is known more for its brightly coloured houses and imposing, Gothic revival-style St. Colman's Cathedral, which overlooks the harbour from a dramatically steep hill. At the centre, a number of attractions point to Cobh's fascinating past. The Cobh Heritage Centre examines the gruelling potato famine period, the town’s museum explores Cobh's maritime heritage and the impact of RMS Lusitania's sinking nearby, and the Titanic Experience, where a virtual version of ship's infamous voyage can be experienced.

Galway, Ireland

Galway, Ireland Sat 16 Apr 2022

Galway, Ireland

Rich in medieval heritage, yet oozing with contemporary style, Galway – Ireland’s fifth largest city – is one of the Emerald Isle’s most engaging destinations. The city’s vibrant centre is hub of culture, visitors and locals – many of which continue to speak age-old Irish dialects – alike flock here to be part of various festivals and events that take place throughout the year; visit the interesting museums and galleries, such as Galway City Museum; and sample the famous ‘craic’ at traditional Irish pubs. Intertwined with the delights of modern Galway are remnants of medieval walls and centuries-old structures such as the Spanish Arch and St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – the oldest medieval church still in use in Ireland – offering an insight into the city’s fascinating past. Situated on the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is also a gateway to Western Ireland’s spectacular coastal scenes. Within easy reach of the city is the picturesque seaside suburb of Salthill, well-worth visiting to stroll the long promenade and admire views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and sample locally-caught seafood, such as the area’s famous oysters, at your pick of the fantastic restaurants. Further afield, it’s possible to uncover the treasures of County Galway on day trips; the beautiful Connemara National Park and charming villages such as Spiddal and Roundstone are among the highlights.

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Cliffs of Moher Sat 16 Apr 2022

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Dun Aonghasa, Aran Islands Sat 16 Apr 2022

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Clare Island, Clew Bay Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Croaghaun, Achill Island Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Inishkea islands Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Cruising Wild Atlantic Way, Mayo Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Downpatrick Head, Mayo Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Cruising by Malin Head & Sliabh Liag Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Cruising by Arranmore Sun 17 Apr 2022

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Tory Island, Ireland

Tory Island, N.Ireland Sun 17 Apr 2022

Tory Island, Ireland

A scenic cruise by Tory Island is a scenic cruise past Ireland’s most northerly inhabited land, a picturesque gem situated nine miles off Wild Atlantic Way on the northwest coast of County Donegal. As you sail by, you’ll not only be enamoured by the beauty of Tory Island, with its rugged sheer cliffs and vast grasslands, but also get a feel for just how remote the island is, and how detached the inhabitants are from mainland Ireland as they go about their day-to-day lives.

Cruises to Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland Mon 18 Apr 2022

Cruises to Belfast

Famous Irish hospitality awaits on a cruise to Belfast, the riverside capital of Northern Ireland. Let’s see what the ‘craic’ is all about..

Cruises from Liverpool, England

Liverpool Tue 19 Apr 2022

Cruises from Liverpool, England

Simply unforgettable experiences and some of the world’s most sought-after destinations are within your reach on Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool. Situated on the coast of Northwest England, this port is the ideal starting point for voyages to Scotland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing you closer to the beautifully unspoilt waterways and landscapes of the Norwegian fjords and the Scottish lochs; the astonishing natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland; and remote locations within the Arctic Circle.Show less Fred. Olsen’s tempting range of Liverpool cruise departures also includes cruises to gorgeous Atlantic Ocean islands such as the sun-kissed Canaries, the verdant Azores and fragrant Madeira; explorations of the culture-rich Baltic and stunning Adriatic; journeys to scenic regions of France or Spain; and an intriguing ‘You Choose your Cruise’ voyage. In a first for Fred. Olsen, there’s even a chance to embark on an epic ‘Around the World’ cruise from Liverpool to inspirational, far-flung destinations in 2022 too. With such an extensive and diverse selection of sailings to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Liverpool for you.

What's included *

  • Full-board cruising aboard the newest ships in the Fred. Olsen Fleet
  • Exclusive FREE Gratuities for Ocean View Staterooms & above - Only with ROL Cruise
  • 5% Discount for Ocean Club Members
  • A truly British cruise experience with all English-speaking crew
  • All meals throughout your cruise from five course a la carte dining to casual buffets and late night snacks
  • On board leisure facilities including spacious gyms, heated swimming pools and Jacuzzis
  • FREE tea and coffee on board (at selected venues)
  • Every night a different show – from comedians, to musicians, to the ship’s own show company
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • All current port supplements and taxes
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • More space throughout the ship to make yourself feel at home and enjoy the Fred. Olsen Service
  • Original artwork and premium décor
  • An all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof – perfect for pool days wherever you are in the world
  • An even wider choice of restaurants, lounges and bars
  • A classic two-tiered theatre
  • More balcony cabins and suites – a favourite with Fred. Olsen guests
  • Culinary demonstration and wine tasting venues
  • Additional spa facilities including a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and more treatment room
  • Enjoy FREE On Board Spend of up to £200

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Interior Cabin

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The Interior cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2, and are approximately 183 - 293 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

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Single Interior

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Our Single Interior cabins can be found on Deck 1 and 2, and are approximately 183 square feet in size. Each room features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and shower.

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Single Superior Ocean View

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Our Single Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 3 and 7 and are approximately 183 square feet in size. Each room features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and shower.

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Superior Interior Cabin

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The Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 3 and 6, and are approximately 183 -293 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

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Superior Ocean View Cabin

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Our Superior Ocean View cabins are found on Deck 6 and 3, all featuring a large ocean view window. These cabins are approximately 214 square feet in size. The bedroom consists of two single beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom has both a bath and shower

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Terrace Cabin

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Our Terrace Cabins can be found on Deck 3, midship and are approximately 218 square feet. The bedroom features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has both a bath and shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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Single Ocean View

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Our Single Ocean View cabins can be found on decks 1, 2, & 3 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. Each cabin features a picture window with two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. Most bathrooms have a bath and shower.

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Superior Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

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These Superior Ocean View adapted cabins can be found on Deck 3 and 6 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. The accessible cabin consists of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, with the bathroom featuring a roll-in shower only.

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Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

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These Ocean View cabins can be found on Deck 1 and are approximately 140 to 214 square feet and feature a porthole window. The accessible cabin consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed, with single side approach to the bed. The bathroom features a roll-in shower only.

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Ocean View Cabin with Porthole

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These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 140-214 square feet and feature a porthole window. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom in most of these cabins feature bathtub with a shower over the bath.

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Ocean View Cabin

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These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. These cabins feature large picture windows. The bedrooms consist of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed while the bathrooms feature both a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

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Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

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These cabins can be found on Deck 3 and feature a picture window, but with a fully obstructed view. They are approximately 214 square feet in size. The cabins feature two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed and a bathroom with shower (Unless indicated as shower only).

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Terrace Adapted Cabin

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Our Terrace Adapted Cabins can be found on Deck 3, midship and are approximately 218 square feet. Each accessible cabin consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. with single side approach to the bed. The bathroom has a roll-in shower only. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted

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The Premier Adapted Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 568-644 square feet in size. Floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each accessible suite features a king-size bed, with single side approach to the bed, bathtub & roll-in shower. Each suite also features a large sitting area, dressing room, sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

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Premier Suite

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Our Premier Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 568-644 square feet in size. The bedroom has one king-size bed with a bathroom featuring a bath and shower. A large sitting area with floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each suite also includes a dressing room, sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

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Owner's Suite

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Situated on Deck 7, this suite is approximately 1,273 square feet in size and is located near the lift and stairs. Features include floor to ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony. The suite has one king-size bed and a sofa bed with the bathroom boasting an oversize bath and separate shower. A separate living room, dining room, dressing room, private balcony, pantry, mini-bar, fridge and guest toilet can also be found in the Owner's Suite.

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Single Balcony Suite

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These Suites can be found on Deck 6 and range from 244 to 283 square feet with floor to ceiling windows leading onto a private balcony. Featuring two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only). Additional features include a sitting area, mini-bar, and refrigerator.

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Balcony Suite

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Our Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7 and 6 and are approximately 292-337 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Suites.

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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted

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The Balcony Junior Suite Adapted Suites can be found on Deck 7 & 6 and are approximately 244-283 square feet in size. Floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony area. Each accessible Suite consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a roll-in shower. Suites also include a sitting area, mini-bar and refrigerator.

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Balcony Junior Suite

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Our Balcony Junior Suites are located on Deck 7 and 6 and are approximately 244 to 283 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Junior Suites.

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The Ship - Borealis

  • Occupancy1,360
  • Tonnage31,011 tons
  • Length781 ft (238.05 m)
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Joining the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet in 2021, Borealis will be taking on itineraries from retired ship, Black Watch. She will slot into the fleet perfectly thanks to her size and traditional feel - a feel that Fred. Olsen guests know and love.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Yes, Fred. Olsen does have a Flexible Cancellation Policy and is known as The Plain Sailing Guarantee.

The Plain Sailing Guarantee is for any cruise in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and offers the below:

No-Risk Deposits: If guests change their mind to sail prior to departure, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will either move the deposit to an alternative sailing with no admin fees or refund it in full.

Transfer on your terms: The Plain Sailing Guarantee ensures any guests who test positive for COVID-19 and therefore cannot travel can move their cruise to another with no administration fees. Fred. Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. All guests need to do is call prior to departure to notify their inability to travel.

Transfer your deposit: Guests can transfer their deposit on any cruise to another of their choice, guests must do this prior to their final payment or interim payment is due (only applicable to longer cruises).  

 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Fred. Olsen ship?

Yes, you will need to have had both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last date of your second dose administered at least ten days prior to sailing.


What is included in my cruise fare?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise: comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of on board activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly-cruises).


What isn’t included in my cruise fare?

There isn’t much Fred. Olsen doesn’t include in the price of their cruises! But do bear in mind the following (unless stated otherwise): travel to/from your port or airports, car parking, all drinks on board, Shore Tours and RIB Tours, hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes, personal laundry and dry cleaning, WiFi, passport and visa costs, holiday insurance, discretionary gratuities, evening dining in premium restaurants, premium Traditional Afternoon Tea and games of Blackjack and Roulette.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, there is a dress code on board. Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £19 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What entertainment is available in the evenings?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Last Updated: 15/03/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Some ports may require a tender.  Gratuities are for Ocean view & above and subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding. *Please note Bolette & Borealis are new to the Fred. Olsen fleet, not new ships. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

On board spend is based on 2 people sharing a cabin, tiered depending on grade/voyage booked

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