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Borealis Searches for the Northern Lights Cruise

  • Departure DateThu 5th Jan 2023
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Borealis
  • 15 Night Cruise From Liverpool
  • Cruise Only From £2,199 pp

Itinerary

  • Liverpool
  • Molde, Norway
  • Alta
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Narvik
  • Bodo
  • Trondheim
  • Liverpool

What's Included

  • Ask about FREE up to £100 On Board Spend
  • Ask about FREE Gratuities

Highlights

    • Tromso: Go on a tour in search of the spectacular Northern Lights, gaze in awe as the magnificent colours move across the Arctic sky. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Sail From UK
£2,199
£2,499
£4,199

Sailing from the UK - cruise based on sailing from Liverpool, call to discuss transportation options.
Voyage Code: S2301

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Great customer service

Excellent service from Louise, couldn’t ask for more. She was helpful and listened to what we wanted. Fabulous.

Mrs Macleod / September 2021

A star service

As I’ve said on many occasions Nicola Boyd is fantastic at her job , nothing is ever to much trouble , would very highly recommend and would only ever book a cruise through Nicola

Mr Binder / September 2021

Excellent customer Care

Booking our first time cruise, Alana was a great help with her suggestions but was always focused on our own requests, she gave us many different quotes and changed them to suit us. Very patient and made us feel very appreciated. Later Vickie also helped with separate requests.... We now have two cruises booked. Very professional service. Quick yo respond and always very pleasant on emails and phones.

Mrs Smith / September 2021

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Day 1 - Liverpool

Arrive: Thu 05 January 2023 / Depart: Thu 05 January 2023

Simply unforgettable experiences and some of the world’s most sought-after destinations are within your reach on Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool. Situated on the coast of Northwest England, this port is the ideal starting point for voyages to Scotland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing you closer to the beautifully unspoilt waterways and landscapes of the Norwegian fjords and the Scottish lochs; the astonishing natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland; and remote locations within the Arctic Circle.Show less Fred. Olsen’s tempting range of Liverpool cruise departures also includes cruises to gorgeous Atlantic Ocean islands such as the sun-kissed Canaries, the verdant Azores and fragrant Madeira; explorations of the culture-rich Baltic and stunning Adriatic; journeys to scenic regions of France or Spain; and an intriguing ‘You Choose your Cruise’ voyage. In a first for Fred. Olsen, there’s even a chance to embark on an epic ‘Around the World’ cruise from Liverpool to inspirational, far-flung destinations in 2022 too. With such an extensive and diverse selection of sailings to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Liverpool for you.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Molde, Norway

Arrive: Sun 08 January 2023 / Depart: Sun 08 January 2023

Medieval in origin and briefly Norway’s wartime capital, Molde adds a delightful outdoor museum and celebrated jazz festival to the pleasures of its flowering gardens and friendly welcome. Its sheltered position amidst a cluster of islands and peninsulas gives this charming ‘town of roses’ its surprising mild climate.

Day 5 - Crossing the Arctic Circle

Day 6 - Alta

Arrive: Tue 10 January 2023 / Depart: Tue 10 January 2023

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Alta

Arrive: Thu 12 January 2023 / Depart: Thu 12 January 2023

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Day 8 - Tromso, Norway

Arrive: Thu 12 January 2023

The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore. A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic. The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds. Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Day 9 - Tromso, Norway

Depart: Fri 13 January 2023

The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore. A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic. The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds. Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - Narvik

Arrive: Sun 15 January 2023 / Depart: Sun 15 January 2023

Narvik is an incredible Arctic experience where you can enjoy the incredibly wild and dramatic flora and fauna. In the winter you might have the oppurtunity to experience the northern lights, and in the summer enjoy the wildlife as the snow melts away.

Day 12 - Bodo

Arrive: Mon 16 January 2023 / Depart: Mon 16 January 2023

Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Northern Norway, Bodo offers a truly remarkable experience. You can admire the midnight sun from Mount Ronvikfjellet or take a stroll along the chalk-white beach. Revisit Bodo’s historic past by visiting one of the town’s museums or take a trip to the aviation museum where and learn about famous planes such as the spitfire. Bodo cathedral boasts a 12-metre high stain glass window as well as 10 tapestries Nordland. Bodø has the densest population of sea eagles in the world and these majestic birds of prey can be seen all year round.

Day 13 - Trondheim

Arrive: Tue 17 January 2023 / Depart: Tue 17 January 2023

Norway's monarchs are still crowned in the 12th century Nidaros Cathedral, Scandinavia's largest medieval building. Trondheim retains a wealth of historic landmarks and buildings, mostly on an island between river and fjord, and has a fascinating open-air folk-culture museum.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - Liverpool

Arrive: Fri 20 January 2023 / Depart: Fri 20 January 2023

Simply unforgettable experiences and some of the world’s most sought-after destinations are within your reach on Fred. Olsen cruises from Liverpool. Situated on the coast of Northwest England, this port is the ideal starting point for voyages to Scotland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing you closer to the beautifully unspoilt waterways and landscapes of the Norwegian fjords and the Scottish lochs; the astonishing natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland; and remote locations within the Arctic Circle.Show less Fred. Olsen’s tempting range of Liverpool cruise departures also includes cruises to gorgeous Atlantic Ocean islands such as the sun-kissed Canaries, the verdant Azores and fragrant Madeira; explorations of the culture-rich Baltic and stunning Adriatic; journeys to scenic regions of France or Spain; and an intriguing ‘You Choose your Cruise’ voyage. In a first for Fred. Olsen, there’s even a chance to embark on an epic ‘Around the World’ cruise from Liverpool to inspirational, far-flung destinations in 2022 too. With such an extensive and diverse selection of sailings to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Liverpool for you.

Borealis From Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Bearing a name that previously bestowed an Olsen-owned vessel in the 1940s, and inspires thoughts of the Aurora Borealis, elegant Borealis proudly connects with, and represents, our founding family’s history and Norwegian heritage. Stylish, spacious and comfortable, with capacity for fewer than 1,400 guests, she’s in keeping with our commitment to offering a more traditional style of cruising. But while Borealis’ capacity is smaller than many cruise vessels, she’s still one of the largest ships, Show lessby size, in our fleet. On board Borealis you’ll find you’re never overcrowded. There is always ample room in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and fantastic entertainment at the bars, lounges and theatres, and while away the hours by the all-season pool. And of course, with our friendly staff providing our typical level of personal, attentive service, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.

Ship Cabins

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Our Superior Ocean View cabins are found on Deck 6 and 3, all featuring a large ocean view window. These cabins are approximately 214 square feet in size. The bedroom consists of two single beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom has both a bath and shower

Balcony Junior Suite

Our Balcony Junior Suites are located on Deck 7 and 6 and are approximately 244 to 283 square feet in size. The bedroom feature two single beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed, while the bathroom features a bath & shower (unless indicated as shower only). There is a sitting area with floor to ceiling windows that lead to a private balcony. A mini-bar and refrigerator are also included in our Balcony Junior Suites.
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    Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

    Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
    Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

    Great customer service

    Excellent service from Louise, couldn’t ask for more. She was helpful and listened to what we wanted. Fabulous.

    Mrs Macleod / September 2021

    A star service

    As I’ve said on many occasions Nicola Boyd is fantastic at her job , nothing is ever to much trouble , would very highly recommend and would only ever book a cruise through Nicola

    Mr Binder / September 2021

    Excellent customer Care

    Booking our first time cruise, Alana was a great help with her suggestions but was always focused on our own requests, she gave us many different quotes and changed them to suit us. Very patient and made us feel very appreciated. Later Vickie also helped with separate requests.... We now have two cruises booked. Very professional service. Quick yo respond and always very pleasant on emails and phones.

    Mrs Smith / September 2021

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