Fred. Olsen’s Announces Borealis will sail 101-night world cruise in 2024

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis will depart Southampton on January 7, 2024 for a 101-night world cruise, with passengers also able to sail to and from Liverpool January 5, 2024 for a 105-night voyage.

City tours
Attributing the broad itinerary to the ship’s ‘impressive sailing speeds,’ Martin Lister, head of itinerary planning and destination experience, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said, ‘For us, it’s not just the destinations we visit, but the way we help our guests to experience them. Of course, that includes visits to famous sites such as the Sydney Opera House and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. But we delve much deeper too. In Mumbai, guests can spend time with a Dabawalla as they are doing their rounds, or learn to dance the Charleston in the city it originated.’

Nature spotting
He added, ‘For nature lovers, there are some real opportunities to capture wildlife at its very best: from calls into Lahaina in Hawaii, said to be one of the best places in the world to spot humpback whales, to chances to walk the canopies of Costa Rican rainforests or witness the world’s largest lizards on Komodo Island.

‘We have designed this cruise to make the most of some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery too, from the memorable vistas offered in Hawaii, to scenic sailings of New Zealand’s Dusky Sound Fjords.’

Itinerary highlights
Highlights include visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the chance to step ashore in the rarely-visited Alotau in Papau New Guinea. According to the cruise line, there will be ‘plenty of time ashore in each port of call’ with extended overnight stays in Charleston, Aukland, Sydney, Australia and Dubai.

Passengers will have the additional opportunity to see the Taj Mahal in an extended, three-day overland tour from Mumbai.

Full ‘Around the World Voyage’ itinerary
Borealis will sail:
Southampton, England;
Kings Wharf, Bermuda;
Charleston, South Carolina, USA (overnight stay); Port Canaveral, Florida, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Key West, Florida, USA;
Cruising Panama Canal;
Golfito, Costa Rica; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica;
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico;
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii; Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii;
Raiatea, French Polynesia; Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia;
Crossing International Date Line;
Auckland, New Zealand (overnight stay); Picton, New Zealand;
Cruising Marlborough Sounds;
Cruising Dusky Sound;
Cruising Doubtful Sound;
Cruising Milford Sound;
Sydney, Australia (overnight stay); Newcastle, Australia; Cairns, Australia;
Alotau, Papua New Guinea;
Komodo Island, Indonesia;
Celukan Bawang, Bali;
Phuket, Thailand;
Kochi, Kerala, India; Mormugao, Goa, India; Mumbai, India;
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight stay);
Khasab, Oman; Muscat, Oman;
Aqaba, Jordan;
Cruising Suez Canal;
Haifa, Israel;
Limassol, Cyprus;
Rhodes, Greece;
Valletta, Malta;
Cartagena, Spain;
Southampton, England.

Prices start from £11,499 (~$16,000) per person, with up to £600 (~$838) per person to spend on board towards: a la carte dining in one of Borealis’ specialty restaurants – the Goan-inspired Vasco or Asian fusion Colours & Tastes, drinks in any of Borealis’ bars or lounges, spa treatments, shopping or excursions.

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