Fred Olsen's ship Borealis celebrates 2 years of cruising

   July 8, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

In summer 2020, the UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines acquired Borealis, along with the sistership Bolette, in order to strengthen and evolve in preparation for the resumption of cruising.

The 1400-passenger Borealis brought several new venues and facilities to the Fred Olsen fleet. These included a grand two-tier theatre, a main restaurant, an all-weather pool with a retractable roof, a large spa and thermal suite, and The Auditorium, a new venue offering live culinary demonstrations and more.

On July 5th, 2021, Borealis embarked on its maiden voyage from Liverpool UK, offering guests a scenic cruise around Scotland. Since then, Borealis has sailed to fascinating destinations worldwide, including the recent Around the World in 80 Days cruise, inspired by the fictional character Phileas Fogg. During this voyage, guests enjoyed scenic cruising through the renowned Suez Canal, witnessed the cherry blossoms in Japan, savored Hong Kong's street food, and experienced the beauty of Hawaii.

Over the past two years, Borealis has introduced various new spaces, such as the Olsen Art Studio, a dedicated area for arts and crafts. In 2023, the ship also added new lounges for guests to enjoy, including the Botanical Room and the Earth Room.

Peter Deer, the Managing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines expressed pride in the entire fleet and celebrated the two-year milestone of Borealis' sailings. He emphasized that Borealis has provided guests with incredible opportunities to explore the world, from shorter voyages to world cruises. Deer further highlighted the joy of experiencing the journey from the water and expressed enthusiasm for many more years of sailing and welcoming new guests on board.