Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer British Isles and scenic ‘no port’ sailings from Liverpool this summer as line prepares for return to cruising

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new ‘Welcome Back’ programme of cruises to showcase the best of the British Isles this summer, with scenic-only cruises and those with ports of call available on new ship Borealis from Liverpool.

Borealis will be the first of the Fred. Olsen fleet to set sail since the company paused its operations last March, with six cruises to depart from the Liverpool in July and August.

The first will be the three-night scenic only ‘Borealis Maiden Voyage’, leaving Liverpool on 5th July 2021, with scenic sailings of the British Isles and the Faroe Islands to follow. There will also be chances to step ashore and explore in cruises to Scotland, the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands too.

Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are so excited to be unveiling these new summer cruises today. So often overlooked, our British Isles are home to some of the most wonderful wildlife, and so much spectacular scenery that is best enjoyed from the water.

“We have worked closely with Liverpool Cruise Terminal and offered sailings from the city for many, many years and our ships always get such a warm welcome there. It is ideally placed to allow us to offer some sensational sailings of the British Isles, from scenic Scotland to the Shetland and Orkney islands, all rich in wildlife, and even to showcase the dramatic shorelines or the Faroe Islands, in just five nights.

Angie Redhead, Head Of Cruise and City Assets, Liverpool City Council said,

“This is an incredibly important milestone for our business, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests on board our new-look fleet this summer.”

“We are delighted that UK domestic cruises can return this summer, following a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Liverpool Cruise Terminal can’t wait to see cruise ships back in their rightful place, on our world heritage waterfront and the inaugural visit of ‘Borealis’ will be a real highlight of the busy season ahead.

We look forward to working closely with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, to support their return to operations in the UK, starting in Liverpool.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Welcome Back’ sailings from Liverpool include:

Borealis’ four-night S213 ‘Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife’ no port cruise, departing from Liverpool on 8th July 2021. Prices start from £549 per person. Enjoy up to £75 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cruising by Neist Point Lighthouse – Cruising by Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfall – Cruising Loch Broom, Scotland – Cruising by The Small Isles, Scotland – Cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland – Cruising by Dutchman’s Cap (Bac Mòr) & Fingals Cave, Isle of Staffa – Cruising Sound of Mull, Scotland – Cruising by Duart Castle, Scotland – Cruising by Loch Fyne, Scotland – Cruising by Culzean Castle, Scotland – Liverpool, England

Borealis’ five-night S215 ‘Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands’ no port cruise, departing from Liverpool on 17th July 2021. Prices start from £699 per person. Enjoy up to £100 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cruising by The Needle, Old Man of Hoy & Marwick Head, Orkneys – Cruising by Fair Isle – Cruising by Sumburgh Head, Shetlands – Cruising by Cape Enniberg, Faroe Islands – Cruising Kalsoyarfjørður, Faroe Islands – Cruising Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini, Faroe Islands – Cruising by Vestmanna cliffs, Streymoy, Faroe Islands – Cruising by Gásadalur, Faroe Islands – Cruising by Mykines, Faroe Islands – Cruising Gáshólmur, Tindhólmur & Drangarnir Faroe Islands – Cruising by Hestur & Koltur, Faroe Islands – Liverpool, England

Borealis’ seven-night S216 ‘Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 22nd July 2021. Prices starting from £1,099 per person. Enjoy up to £100 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Lerwick, Shetland – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Liverpool, England

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new summer sailings, visit fredolsencruises.com/welcomeback. 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.

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