Sister ship of flagship Bolette, and perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Borealis, Fred. Olsen

Welcome to Borealis

Borealis joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020 and features a wonderful series of lounges, bars, elegant restaurants and wide-open deck spaces, as well as 702 beautiful cabins and suites; perfectly suited to the Fred. Olsen style of cruising. The second ship in Fred. Olsen’s history to be named Borealis takes its name from the cruise line’s Norway heritage, a place where the Aurora Borealis dances overhead – much to the delight of many a cruiser on the decks below. With less than 1,500 guests and more public space than other ships in the Fred Olsen fleet, Borealis will be a relaxing home-from-home anywhere in the world. Celebrate the romance of cruising all over again on a ship with personality and plenty of new-to-the-fleet features.

Cabins & Accomodations

Borealis provides a wide array of cabins and suites to suit different preferences and budgets. Whether you are looking for a specific layout or price range, the diverse selection of cabin types ensures that finding your ideal home-away-from-home is a simple and enjoyable process.

Borealis Interior Room Cabin Stateroom

Interior Rooms

Approx. 182 sq. ft.

Interior cabins on Borealis are designed to offer guests the utmost comfort and convenience. Equipped with all the essential amenities, these cabins are strategically situated near the ship's stairs and lifts, ensuring effortless access to other decks and their public areas.

Grades: G, M, N, H, I

Borealis Ocean View Outside Cabin Stateroom

Ocean View

Approx. 140 - 214 sq. ft.

Borealis' Ocean View cabins are thoughtfully appointed with a bedroom that includes two single beds that can easily be converted into a queen-size bed, and a bathroom complete with a shower (unless otherwise specified). In addition, these cabins provide guests with breathtaking ocean views through classic porthole windows or large picture windows.

Grades: C, CA, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, H, HH, G, CQ

Borealis Terrace Cabin Stateroom

Terrace Cabin

Approx. 218.5 sq. ft.

The Terrace Cabins on Borealis provide guests with the spaciousness, natural light, and airy feeling of an Ocean View Cabin, along with the added advantage of direct access to the Promenade Deck and exclusive sun loungers. This special feature allows guests to bask in the sunshine, admire the scenery, and relish the sea breeze in comfort.

Grade: TC

Borealis Balcony Suite Cabin Stateroom

Balcony Suite

Approx. 280 - 290 sq. ft.

Borealis' Balcony Suites offer a perfect blend of essential amenities and comfortable accommodations for guests to enjoy their stay. These suites provide generous living spaces, both indoors and outdoors on a private balcony, allowing for ultimate relaxation and breathtaking views. Guests are also treated to the complimentary Suite Dreams package, enhancing their stay with extra luxuries and perks.


Borealis Premier Suite Cabin Stateroom

Premier Suite

Approx. 568 - 644 sq. ft.

Borealis' Premier Suites offer a spacious and stylish retreat with a king-size bed, separate sitting and dressing areas, and large floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can enjoy their own private balcony furnished with a table, chairs, and sun loungers. With access to a mini bar and fridge, guests can easily refresh themselves. As an added bonus, guests also receive a complimentary Suite Dreams package to enhance their stay even further.

Grade: PS

Borealis Olsen Suite Cabin Stateroom

Olsen Suite

Approx. 1,181 sq. ft.

The Olsen Suite on Borealis is the most expansive of all the suites and cabins, featuring an elegant and spacious layout. It includes a bedroom with a king-size bed, separate sitting, dining, and dressing areas, as well as a luxurious bathroom with an oversize bath and separate shower. Furthermore, the suite includes a private balcony with a large table, chairs, and sun loungers, providing a perfect spot to relax. Access to a pantry, mini bar, and fridge add to the convenience, while the complimentary Suite Dreams package enhances the overall experience for guests.

Grade: OW

What's on board Borealis?

Fred. Olsen's Borealis offers a comfortable and well-rounded cruise experience with a range of dining venues, bars, entertainment options, a spa, a fitness centre, and a swimming pool. Guests can engage in diverse activities and enrichment programs. The ship's welcoming atmosphere, combined with its mid-sized capacity, ensures a relaxed and enjoyable cruise for travellers seeking a more intimate experience.

Dining, Bars & Lounges

Main Dining Restaurants
Colours and Tastes
The Poolside Café
The Earth Room
The Oriental Tea Room

Main Dining Restaurants

Borealis' elegantly adorned and spacious main restaurants, arranged across two tiers, take centre stage in the dining experience aboard the ship. Delight in delectable five-course, à la carte menus featuring expertly crafted dishes, meticulously prepared and cooked by their team of skilled chefs. These exquisite meals are served by their attentive and dedicated waitstaff. The menus boast an array of offerings, including perfectly cooked steaks, seafood, freshly made soups, pasta, and salads. Additionally, you can savour the delightful homemade breads, freshly baked overnight in the onboard bakery. For a truly special culinary experience, we highly recommend indulging in the "Treats of the Region" dishes. These dishes are thoughtfully designed to align with the destinations you'll be exploring during your cruise, allowing you to immerse yourself in the flavours of the region.


The Observatory
Neptune Lounge
Morning Light Pub and Lounge

The Observatory

The serene atmosphere of The Observatory creates an ideal setting to enjoy their Signature Experiences. Engage in Scenic Discoveries, where the onboard team provides commentary to enrich your cruise journey. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the captivating Ship and the Sea experience, honing your skills in reading navigational maps and charts alongside their officers. Positioned directly above the Bridge and adorned with panoramic windows, The Observatory offers a Captain's-eye view, granting glimpses of expansive oceans or coastlines we're traversing. Later, join their live bands for an evening of song and dance, complemented by an assortment of Champagne, sparkling cocktails, or mocktails, adding an extra layer of luxury to your cruise adventure.

Wellness & Pools

Atlantis Spa
Fitness Centre

Atlantis Spa

The Atlantis Spa aboard Borealis offers an idyllic setting for guests seeking relaxation and enjoyment. Expansive picture windows provide breathtaking views of the ocean and scenic cruising points, adding to the tranquil ambiance. Indulge yourself in the ultimate relaxation experience for your mind, body, and soul within the tranquil surroundings, as their dedicated Spa team pampers you. With an array of opulent treatments available, such as massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation therapies, and hairdressing, you're guaranteed to leave feeling fully reenergised and rejuvenated.

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