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Joining the fleet in 2020, Borealis offers scenic voyages on an intimate ship.

Fred Olsen Borealis Cruises

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Cruises on board Fred Olsen Borealis

Previously sailing under the Holland America line as ‘Rotterdam’ – this stylish ship has been sailing the seas since 1997. Cruises on board Fred Olsen’s Borealis cruise ship are mostly family-friendly – however, areas and activities for children are limited. Fred Olsen does offer the ‘Little Skippers Club’ for passengers aged 5 to 11 – however this is only available on selected sailings. Overall, cruises aboard Borealis are more suited to single travellers and couples – with cruises offering a laid back mix of talks, activities and entertainment for relaxing holidays.

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FACTS & FIGURES - Fred Olsen Borealis

  • Ship length
    238 m
  • Passengers

Decks and Cabins - Fred Olsen Borealis


Inside Cabin

max. 217 m²

Outside Cabin

max. 419 m²

Balcony Cabin

max. 423 m²


max. 4110 m²

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Deck 10
deck plan

Travel Tips for Fred Olsen Borealis


Serving 5 course, a la carte menus with dishes spanning the globe, Aurora and Borealis are the central dining destinations aboard the Borealis cruise ship. The smaller restaurant Vasco focuses on dishes from Goa – using aromatic spices to bring the warm, rich dishes of western India to your table. Vibrant but intimate, the Colours & Tastes venue is home to chefs creating Asian fusion recipes to tempt your tastebuds. To enjoy the menus served in the main restaurant – in a smaller, quieter venue, book a table in the Indian Ocean Room.


The Neptune Lounge is the central hub for comedy, cabaret and music aboard the Fred Olsen Borealis cruise ship. Talks, events and parties keep the venue lively throughout the day, before the main acts take to the stage in the evening. For those that want to relax, the all-weather pool – with retractable roof, is the perfect place for a dip. For cards and a coffee – head to the Bolette Card Room. Or, to pick up a new skill – or catch a movie, the Auditorium has an ever-changing roster of talks, movies and cooking demonstrations.


Tailoring your Borealis cruise to you has never been easier, thanks to the sheer variety of cabin sizes and types available on board. Independent travel is made all the easier with a choice of interior, balcony or ocean view rooms for single travellers. While couples can add suites and adapted cabins to their options. Within each category – Ocean View, Suite, Interior or Balcony, upgrades allow you to choose the cabin – and facilities that are right for you. All guests booking a suite receive a complimentary Suite Dreams package which includes added luxuries such as flowers, fruit baskets, daily newspapers, canapés and more. Spacious and stylish, Borealis has just 702 cabins – meaning wherever you are on deck never feels overcrowded. Life on board is relaxed, laid back and weather-proof – thanks to the year-round, any destination all weather swimming pool.


There are two WiFi packages available on board Borealis. The Social Media Package costs £10 per day and limits access to just Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms. The General Browsing Package at £12 per day does give you access to emails and other websites, however movies and TV streaming via sites such as Netflix or YouTube is not available.


The Fred Olsen Borealis cruise ship sails from Belfast and her home port of Liverpool on itineraries that take in some of the world’s most scenic locations. Week long cruises in the Norwegian Fjords, sailing around Greenland and Iceland and transatlantic cruises that catch the Canadian Fall colour at its best. passengers can also hop on an 80 day cruise around the world – made possible, in part, thanks to Borealis’ higher cruising speeds. Winter sun, Christmas markets and scenic Scottish voyages are all available on this small, but sleek ship.

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FAQs about Fred Olsen’s Borealis

  • Where is the Borealis cruise ship right now?

Finding out where the Borealis cruise ship is right now is easy. Sites such as Cruise Mapper pinpoint her exact location at any given time. Sailing from her UK home port of Liverpool, Fred Olsen’s Borealis cruise ship has itineraries that cover the Azores, Northern Europe, Canada and the Mediterranean.