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Borealis in Bodø, Norway against a pink and pale blue sky

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils brand new programme of sailing from Liverpool for summer 2023

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new programme of cruising from Liverpool for summer 2023, offering a host of scenic sailings, cultural discoveries and calls that coincide with special events ashore.

The new sailings feature the chance to cruise the scenic Prins Christiansund and explore the lesser-known port of Narsarsuaq in Greenland; witness the Midnight Sun in sailings to Arctic Norway and Spitsbergen; and sail the Amalfi Coast at sunrise and sunset.

Guests will be able to take advantage of up to £250 per person to spend on board, or up to £500 per person when booking a suite. In addition, on selected July and August 2023 cruises, there is the option to add a third guest from £199 when sharing with two others, plus a number of no single supplement offers for solo travellers too.

The new programme offers 12 brand new sailings departing from Liverpool between June and October 2023.

Members of Fred. Olsen’s Oceans loyalty scheme can take advantage of an exclusive early booking period from today, ahead of the new itineraries going on general sale on Friday (18th March) at 9am.

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

“Our new summer programme really showcases what makes us special, and we have hand-crafted each cruise to really celebrate our smaller ships and the opportunities they allow us to offer our guests.

“So much has been curated around the best time to visit, whether that’s to witness a destination at its seasonal best, or to coincide with a special event ashore. In October, for example, Borealis will venture to Canada in time for guests to witness the spectacular autumnal foliage.

“We enjoyed a successful first season of sailing from Liverpool in 2021, and it will be great to have Borealis based from the city again next summer.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen’s new Summer 2023 programme from Liverpool include:

Borealis’ 25-night S2309 ‘Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic and Amalfi Coast’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 22nd May 2023. Prices start from £3,999 per person, with £250 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cartagena, Spain – Livorno, Italy – Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy – Sorrento, Italy – Cruising Amalfi Coast and Capri, Italy – Amalfi, Italy – Cruising Strait of Messina, Italy – Venice, Italy – Zadar, Croatia – Split, Croatia – Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro – Kotor, Montenegro – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Valletta, Malta – Malaga, Spain – Liverpool, England

For more details: Visit S2309 ‘Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic and Amalfi Coast’

Borealis’ 15-night S2312 ‘Exploring Northern Norway – the Land of the Midnight Sun’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 4th July 2023. Prices start from £2,499 per person, with £200 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Kristiansund, Norway – Cruising by Torghatten (Hat Mountain), Norway – Cruising by Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Crossing Arctic Circle, Norway – Tromsø, Norway – Alta, Norway – Honningsvåg, Norway – Cruising by North Cape and The Horn, Norway – Cruising by Devils Jaw, Norway – Bodø, Norway – Olden, Norway – Cruising by Hornelen at sunset – Cruising Nordfjord and Innvikfjord – Kirkwall, Orkney – Liverpool, England

For more details: Visit S2312 ‘Exploring Northern Norway – the Land of the Midnight Sun’

Borealis’ 14-night S2315 ‘Exploring Rugged and Remote Greenland and Iceland’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 4th August 2023. Prices start from £2,599 per person, with £200 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland – Reykjavík, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising Prins Christiansund, Greenland – Qaqortoq, Greenland – Narsarsuaq, Greenland – Nanortalik, Greenland – Liverpool, England

For more details: Visit S2315 ‘Exploring Rugged and Remote Greenland and Iceland’   

The summer programme comes ahead of the launch of Fred. Olsen’s full 2023/24 brochure, which is set to be released by the small-ship operator in late April 2022.

For more information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ two new cruises, visit fredolsencruises.com/just-released. Book online, call our Reservations team on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

borealis cruise ship on the liverpool waterfront at liverpool cruise terminal

Borealis completes inaugural sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines as she prepares for rest of ‘Welcome Back’ programme from Liverpool

‘Amazing’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘wonderful’ were just some of the words used to describe Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ship Borealis as she returned into Liverpool today at the end of her Maiden Voyage.

Borealis set sail on her first cruise with Fred. Olsen on Monday, to a backdrop of fireworks put together by Liverpool Cruise Terminal. During the three-day cruise, Borealis offered scenic sailing of northerly British Isles, including Fingal’s Cave, Dutchman’s Cap and the Sound of Mull.
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines achieves ‘zero to landfill’ for refurbishment of new ship Borealis with support from the Binn Group

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to announce that it has achieved its aim of sending ‘zero to landfill’ in the refurbishment of Borealis.

Fred. Olsen purchased the now 1,360-guest ship Borealis last September, and has conducted a large refurbishment, including upgrades to public areas and guest cabins and the replacement of a number of bathrooms. Continue reading…