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Borealis departs on 101-night around the world adventure

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Borealis departs on 101-night around the world adventure

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis has set sail on her world cruise from Southampton.

Following her departure from Southampton on 7th January, Borealis will arrive in Bermuda on 14th January, before making calls along Florida’s coast where the Kennedy Space Station is among the many attractions.

During the 101-night exploration, guests will encounter wildlife in the rainforests of Costa Rica, revel in local cultures and volcanic vistas in Hawaii and find bliss in the paradise islands of French Polynesia.

Diverse landscapes, famous vineyards and scenic waterways can be experienced in New Zealand, while iconic landmarks and natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef await in Australia.

Highlights of the Asian leg of the cruise include rarely-visited Alotau in Papua New Guinea, laid-back Bali and Komodo Island – the natural habitat of the world’s largest lizard.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“The departure of a world cruise is always an exciting time, and this one is even more special as it marks our return to Australia for the first time since 2020.

“This global adventure has been hand-crafted by our team to allow our guests to witness some truly remarkable events. These include taking guests to Hawaii at the time of year when humpback whales make their annual migratory trip from the summer feeding grounds of Alaska.

“We can’t wait to take our guests on an exploration of a lifetime.”

The World Cruise itinerary is as follows:

Borealis’ 101-night S2402 ‘World Cruise’, departing from Southampton on 7th January 2023.

•Experience an Around the World cruise on Borealis
•Discover a mix of cultural and natural wonders
•Explore Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai and New Zealand

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda – Charleston, USA (overnight port) – Port Canaveral, USA – Fort Lauderdale, USA – Key West, USA – Cruising the Panama Canal, Panama – Golfito, Costa Rica – Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica – Puerto Vallerta, Mexico – Honolulu, USA – Hilo, USA – Kahului, USA – Raiatea, French Polynesia – Papeete, French Polynesia – Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Crossing International Date Line – Auckland, New Zealand (overnight port) – Picton, New Zealand – Cruising Dusky Sound, New Zealand – Cruising Doubtful Sound, New Zealand – Cruising Milford Sound, New Zealand – Sydney, Australia (overnight port) – Newcastle, Australia – Cairns, Australia – Alotau, Papua New Guinea – Komodo, Indonesia – Lembar, Indonesia – Singapore, Singapore – Phuket, Thailand – Kochi, India – Mormugao, Goa – Mumbai, India – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight port) – Khasab, Oman – Muscat, Oman – Aqaba, Jordan – Cruising the Suez Canal, Egypt (overnight port) – Limassol, Cyprus – Rhodes, Greece – Heraklion, Greece – Valletta, Malta – Cartagena, Spain – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit S2402 ‘World Cruise’

Bolette will sail on a world cruise from Southampton in early 2025, details of which are as follows:

Bolette’s 106-night T2502 ‘A Voyage of Exploration Around the World’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 6th January 2025. Prices start from £12,499 per person.

•Explore the untouched landscapes of Robinson Crusoe Island
•See the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
•Go in search of the Big Five in Africa

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Lisbon, Portugal – Cruise by Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Praia, Cape Verde – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Ilhabela, Brazil – Montevideo, Uruguay – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Cruise Magellan Strait, Chile – Punta Arenas, Chile – Cruise by Cape Deseado, Chile – Cruising Chilean Fjords, Chile (overnight port) – Valparaiso, Chile – Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile – Cruise by Alejandro Selkirk Island, Chile – Hanga Roa, Chile – Cruising by Pitcairn Island, French Polynesia – Papeete, French Polynesia – Bora-Bora, French Polynesia – Rarotonga, Cook Islands – Crossing International Date Line – Nuku’ Alofa, Tonga – Sydney, Australia – Melbourne, Australia – Hobart, Australia – Albany, Australia – Fremantle, Australia – Port Louis, Mauritius – Reunion, Reunion – Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), South Africa – Cape Town, South Africa (overnight port) – Lüderitz, Namibia – Walvis Bay, Namibia – Jamestown, St Helena – Dakar, Senegal – Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain – Funchal, Portugal – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit Bolette’s T2502 ‘A Voyage of Exploration Around the World’ cruise

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

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