Fred. Olsen has introduced two brand new itineraries, providing guests with an opportunity to discover lively, enthralling cities and idyllic islands.

The inaugural Grand Voyage is an exhilarating 99-night round-the-world journey, named ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities‘. Scheduled to depart in January 2026, Bolette will embark guests on a specially designed itinerary teeming with experiences to savour the diverse cultures our globe embodies, alongside an encounter with a wide range of wildlife throughout the journey.

The cruise presents the chance to uncover some of the world’s most incredible islands, among them Bora Bora, the Cook Islands, Bali, and Komodo Island, as well as awe-inspiring cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Auckland in New Zealand, and Sydney and Cairns, with a visit to the Great Barrier Reef – considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

A highlight for history buffs awaits in Egypt, where they can immerse themselves in ancient history at Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, the resting place of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The second Grand Voyage will transport guests on Borealis for a 76-night ‘Exploration of South America and Antarctica,’ departing 28 January 2026. The voyage is designed to exhibit both the remote landscapes and the vibrant mosaic of Latin American culture.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Borealis will travel on an Exploration of South America and Antarctica, journeying to the iconic cities of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Peru’s Callao, the Falkland Islands and the rugged, icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. Other highlights include the breathtaking Chilean Fjords, the world-renowned Panama Canal and the chance to encounter diverse aquatic wildlife. What’s more, our Journey Planners have curated this itinerary to coincide with the spectacle of the Rio Carnival.

“Meanwhile Bolette will take guests sailing from both Liverpool and Southampton on an epic adventure to discover the world’s most beautiful islands and captivating cities. The ship will visit the paradise islands of French Polynesia and Bora Bora, an abundance of awe-inspiring Indonesian and Far Eastern isles, and the bustling metropolises of Sydney, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.”

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