Fred Olsen Borealis cabins and suites

Fred Olsen Borealis staterooms review, floor plans, photos


Fred Olsen Borealis cabins and suites review at CruiseMapper provides detailed information on cruise accommodations, including floor plans, photos, room types and categories, cabin sizes, furniture details and included by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines en-suite amenities and services.

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Owners Suite

Layout (floor plan)

Fred Olsen Borealis Owners Suite  floor plan
Max passengers:4
Staterooms number:2
Cabin size:940 ft2 / 87 m2
Balcony size:190 ft2 / 18 m2
Location (on decks):forward on deck 7-Bridge
Type (categories):(OW) Owners Suite / MS Rotterdam (PS) Pinnacle Suite / Penthouse Suite

Owners Suite is sized 1275 ft2, located near the lift/stairs and features floor-ceiling windows (opening to a step-out balcony), 1x King-size double bed, sofabed, en-suite bathroom (full-size whirlpool bath, WC-toilet, separate shower), guest toilet (powder room), separate living room, dining room, dressing room, pantry, mini-bar, refrigerator.

Premier Suite

Layout (floor plan)

Fred Olsen Borealis Premier Suite  floor plan
Max passengers:4
Staterooms number:50
Cabin size:SB (390 ft2 / 36 m2), SA (460 ft2 / 43 m2)
Balcony size:190 ft2 / 18 m2
Location (on decks):7-Bridge
Type (categories):(PS) Premier Suite / MS Rotterdam (SA, SB) Neptune Suite / Grand Suite

Premier Suites are sized 575 ft2 and have a large sitting area and bedroom (1x King-size double bed, en-suite bathroom (full whirlpool bath-shower, WC-toilet), floor-ceiling windows (opening to a step-out balcony), separate dressing room (walk-in closet), sofabed, mini-bar, refrigerator.

Balcony Suite

Layout (floor plan)

Fred Olsen Borealis Balcony Suite  floor plan
Max passengers:3
Staterooms number:120
Cabin size:230-270 ft2 / 22-25 m2
Balcony size:65 ft2 / 6 m2
Location (on decks):6
Type (categories):(BS) Balcony Suite, (BJ) Balcony Junior Suite, (JB) Single Balcony Suite / MS Rotterdam (A, B, BB, BC) Vista Suite / Mini-Suite

All Suites have step-out balconies and are on Deck 6.

Category BS are sized 285 ft2, with bedroom (2x single beds convertible to Queen-size double bed), bathroom (whirlpool bath with shower / unless indicated "shower-only"), sitting area, floor-ceiling windows (opening to a balcony), mini-bar, refrigerator.

Categories BJ (Balcony Junior Suite) and JB (Single Balcony Suite) are sized 245-285 ft2 and offer amenities and furniture similar to BS.

Terrace Cabin

Max passengers:2
Staterooms number:7
Cabin size:220 ft2 / 20 m2
Balcony size:none
Location (on decks):3
Type (categories):(TC) Terrace Cabin / MS Rotterdam (CA) Lanai Stateroom

Terrace Cabins (called "Lanai Cabins" on MS Rotterdam) are all located midship on Deck 3, each sized 220 ft2, with bedroom (2x single beds convertible to Queen-size double bed), en-suite bathroom (WC-shower) and sliding glass doors opening to Deck 3's walk-around Promenade deck area.

Oceanview Cabin

Layout (floor plan)

Fred Olsen Borealis Oceanview Cabin  floor plan
Max passengers:4
Staterooms number:385
Cabin size:215 ft2 / 20 m2
Balcony size:none
Location (on decks):1, 2, 3, 7-Bridge
Type (categories):(C, CA, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, H-HH-Obstructed, G-Porthole, CQ-Spa) Oceanview / Outside cabins

Fred Olsen Bolette ship's Oceanview (Outside/Picture Window) cabins are in categories TC (Terrace Cabin), B-C (Superior Ocean View), CO (Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted), D-E (Ocean View), K (Single Ocean View), F (Porthole Cabin).

Categories B and C (Superior) and CO (Superior with obstructed view) are on Deck 3, sized 215 ft2, with bedroom (2x single beds convertible to Queen-size double bed), en-suite bathroom (bath plus shower / unless indicated "shower only"). Category CO cabins are with fully obstructed views.

Categories D and (Ocean View) are on Decks 1 and 2, same-sized (215 ft2) and with the same amenities/furniture as the above categories. Category K (Single) cabins are on decks 1-2-3-7, same-sized (215 ft2) and with the same amenities. Some single cabin bathrooms are with bath+shower, some are shower-only.

Category F (Porthole Window) are same-sized and located on decks 1-2. Their bathrooms are shower-only.

Note: On MS Rotterdam, Oceanview staterooms were sized between 140-320 ft2 (13-30 m2).

Interior Cabin

Layout (floor plan)

Fred Olsen Borealis Interior Cabin  floor plan
Max passengers:4
Staterooms number:135
Cabin size:185 ft2 / 17 m2
Balcony size:none
Location (on decks):1, 2, 3, 6, 7-Bridge
Type (categories):G (Superior), M-N (Single Superior), H-I (Interior) / MS Rotterdam (I, J, K, L, M, MM, N) Interior / Inside cabins

All Inside Cabins are sized 185 ft2 and divided into categories G (Superior), M-N (Single Superior) and H-I (Interior Room). All interior staterooms are with 2x single beds (convertible to Queen-size double bed) and en-suite bathroom (WC, shower).

Deck locations by category are as follows: G (2-3-6), M (2-7), N and H (1) and I (1-2-3).

Note: On MS Rotterdam, Inside cabins were sized between 160-180 ft2 (15-17 m2).

Wheelchair-Accessible Handicap Cabins

Max passengers:2
Staterooms number:
Cabin size:BD-FD (215 ft2 / 20 m2), BJD (285 ft2 / 27 m2), PSD (575 ft2 / 54 m2)
Balcony size:none
Location (on decks):1, 3, 6, 7-Bridge
Type (categories):BD (Superior Ocean View), FD (Ocean View), BJD (Balcony Junior Suite), PSD (Premier Suite)

Fred Olsen Borealis ship's wheelchair-accessible (handicap) cabins are in categories BD (Superior OceanView, decks 3-6), FD (OceanView, deck 1), PSD (Premier Suite, deck 7) and BJD (Balcony Junior Suite, deck 6). All bathrooms are en-suite and with roll-in shower only.

BD and FD are sized 215 ft2 (20 m2).

Fred Olsen Borealis cabins review

The list of Rotterdam cabins by type includes a total of 232 Suites, 39 Balcony cabins, 346 Oceanviews (including 78x Lanai rooms), and 125 Inside cabins. The number of all cabin categories is 40. Of all cruise accommodations, 28% have a balcony, wheelchair accessible cabins are 26, connecting rooms number is 208.

Follows the review of Holland America Rotterdam staterooms as amenities, furniture and included (complimentary) services:

  • All ms Rotterdam cabins as amenities have sleeping area (2 twin beds convertible to queen), en-suite bathroom (bathtub, shower, massage shower-heads, luxury bath products, hairdryer), lounge/sitting area (sofa bed, vanity table with magnifying mirror, flat TV, DVD player /DVD library), personal stationery, safe, direct-dial phone, individual air-conditioning.
  • The list of bonus amenities/perks for all cabin grades includes luxury bedding sets and mattresses, cotton robes and towels, complimentary services (upon requests – shoeshine, fresh fruits, ice service).
  • All Suites (including Vista/balcony cabins) feature floor-ceiling sliding doors opening to a private veranda with lounge furniture (1 table, 1 or 2 chairs, sun loungers).
  • You can see all the furniture details on the Holland America Rotterdam cabin floor plans in the table above.
  • Pinnacle and Neptune Suites additionally have twin beds convertible to king, bathrooms with whirlpool bathtubs, dressing room, double sofa bed in the seating area. Guests in these Suite accommodations enjoy as additional perks: concierge service, priority services (check-in, embarkation, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations), in-room dining (Afternoon Tea and canapes), umbrella, binoculars, Welcome Aboard gifts (flowers, fruits, champagne, bottled water), exclusive Suite Lounge access (Neptune Lounge), private breakfast service (Pinnacle Grill), complimentary services (laundry, pressing, dry cleaning).
  • The largest ms Rotterdam rooms are the Penthouse Suites on Navigation Deck 7, which have an over-sized whirlpool bathtub, guest bathroom, dressing room, separate living room (double sofa bed) and dining room (with mini-bar, pantry), refrigerator.
  • Most Ocean-view cabins have Picture Window, except categories G and H, which are with 2 Porthole Windows.
  • The new Oceanview category CA “Lanai” staterooms (location on deck 3) feature sliding doors opening onto the Lower Promenade Deck 3.
  • Rotterdam Spa cabins categories are BQ-Spa Suite, and CQ-Spa Oceanview, all located on Verandah Deck 6. Additional perks for Spa stateroom guests are organic bathrobes, slippers, iPod station, Yoga mats, pedometer, fitness-themed DVD, speciality bottled water, tray with cut-fruits (daily).
  • Wheel-chair accessible cabins (for disabled passengers) are in categories Neptune Suite (SB), Vista Suite/Balcony rooms (AA), Oceanview (CA-Lanai, CQ-Spa, E, FF, G-portholes, H-obstructed, HH-obstructed) and Interior (I, K).

Holland America Rotterdam passengers booking Suite categories enjoy the following "perks" (bonus amenities):

  • Neptune suites - Nespresso coffee machine, BOSE SoundDock (multimedia iPod docking station), complimentary in-cabin breakfast (with complimentary mimosa cocktails), luxury bath products (by Elemis).
  • Signature and Vista suites - binoculars (usable throughout the cruise).

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as separate VIP dining section).

During the Rotterdam ship's drydock refurbishment in 2015, each cruise suite was upgraded with:

  • (new) sofa, chairs, headboard, carpet, wall coverings, privacy curtain, drapery, bed runner, bed skirt, quartz stone top (on the vanity), vanity lighting, dresser, dressing table, nightstands
  • (new) 1 USB outlet (on the bed’s headboard), bedside LED lights (for reading), electrical outlets, lighted closet rod
  • (new) interactive TV system allowing complimentary movies-on-demand, access to the ship's daily scheduled activities program, checking onboard accounts, Internet, ship information (restaurants, bars, deck plans, spa services, etc)
  • All suite bathrooms received a wall of designer glass tiles (backdrop to the new dressing area with a new stone top, modern taps, undermount sink), new mirrors (with integrated LED lighting), stylish floor tiles, nightlight.

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