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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis follows in footsteps of Phileas Fogg as she sets sail on ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ adventure from Southampton

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis follows in footsteps of Phileas Fogg as she sets sail on ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ adventure from Southampton

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis has set sail on her ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ voyage from Southampton, an adventure following as closely as possible in the footsteps of fictional character Phileas Fogg.

Following her departure from Southampton, Borealis will arrive in Lisbon on 26thFebruary, before making calls in to Brindisi and Port Said in Egypt where guests can visit the Tomb of Tutankhamun on the 100th anniversary of its opening before heading on to circumnavigate the globe.

During the 79-night exploration, guests will cruise the world-famous Suez Canal, be able to explore the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak in the Egyptian port of Safaga, visit the secret bazaars, hidden temples and the lesser known Elephanta Caves in bustling Mumbai or, in Singapore, witness the indigenous wildlife and the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Botanic Gardens.

From Singapore, there we be calls in to Japan in time to witness the cherry blossoms in bloom, delve in to the Samurai heritage at Fukuoka and Osaka Castle; experience the temples, street food and architecture of Hong Kong or enjoy a taste of paradise in Hawaii with its authentic farmers’ markets and traditional Hawaiian dance shows.

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

“The departure of a world cruise is always incredibly exciting, but this one is especially so as our guests will be reliving the journey of the famous fictional explorer Phileas Fogg.

“This global adventure has been hand-crafted by us to allow our guests to experience some truly remarkable worldwide events, including the 100thanniversary commemorations at the Tomb of Tutankhamun or witnessing Japan’s beautiful cherry blossom in bloom.

“This really is set to be an exploration of a lifetime, and I’m so excited to be able to share it with our guests on-board.”

The ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ itinerary is as follows:

Borealis’ 79-night S2305 ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 23rd February 2023.

  • See Japan’s spectacular cherry blossoms
  • Visit three Hawaiian Islands
  • Sail both the Suez and Panama Canal

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Lisbon, Portugal – Cruising Strait of Messina – Brindisi, Italy – Port Said, Egypt – Cruising Suez Canal – Safaga, Egypt – Mumbai, India – Mormugão, Goa, India – Kochi, India – Singapore, Singapore (overnight stay) – Nha Trang, Vietnam – Hong Kong, China – Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan – Osaka, Japan – Nagoya, Aichi, Japan – Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan – Crossing International Date Line – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – Hilo, Hawaii – San Francisco, USA – San Diego, USA – Acapulco, Mexico – Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica – Cruising Panama Canal – Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – Santa Marta, Colombia – Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Basseterre, St Kitts – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores – Southampton, UK
For more details:
Visit Borealis' S2305 'Around the World in 80 Days' cruise.

Borealis will set sail on a second world cruise from Southampton in early 2024, details of which are as follows:

Borealis’ 103-night S2402 World Cruise, departing from Southampton on 5th January 2024. Prices start from £13,999 per person, with up to £600 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Kings Wharf, Bermuda – Charleston, South Carolina, USA (overnight stay) – Port Canaveral, Florida, USA – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA – Key West, Florida, USA – Cruising Panama Canal – Golfito, Costa Rica – Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica – Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – Hilo, Hawaii – Raiatea, French Polynesia – Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia – Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Crossing International Date Line – Auckland, New Zealand (overnight stay) – Picton, New Zealand – Cruising Marlborough Sounds – Cruising Dusky Sound – Cruising Doubtful Sound – Cruising Milford Sound – Sydney, Australia (overnight stay) – Newcastle, Australia – Cairns, Australia – Alotau, Papua New Guinea – Komodo Island, Indonesia – Celukan Bawang, Bali – Singapore – Phuket, Thailand – Kochi, Kerala, India – Mormugao, Goa, India – Mumbai, India – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight stay) – Khasab, Oman – Muscat, Oman – Aqaba, Jordan – Cruising Suez Canal – Haifa, Israel – Limassol, Cyprus – Rhodes, Greece – Valletta, Malta – Cartagena, Spain – Southampton, England

For more details: Visit Borealis' S2402 'World Cruise' cruise

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ around-the-world cruises and Grand Voyages, visit Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.


Georgina May

Georgina May

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Lauren Gardner

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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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