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Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of lceland Cruise

  • Departure DateThu 11th Jul 2024
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Borealis
  • 11 Night Cruise From Dover
  • Cruise Only From £899 pp

Itinerary

  • Dover, UK
  • Akureyri
  • Isafjordur
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Heimaey
  • Lerwick, Scotland
  • Dover, UK

What's Included

  • Summer Sale - Ask About Extra Savings
  • Unique Fjord Sailing
  • Ask about adding on drinks for only £20pppd
  • Features Fred. Olsen Signature Experiences - Scenic Discoveries, Itinerary Insights & Destination Inspired Menus

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Sail From UK
Was£1,069
£899
Was£1,369
£1,199
Was£2,249
£2,099

Sailing from the UK - cruise based on sailing from Dover, call to discuss transportation options.
Voyage Code: S2415

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Day 1 - Dover, UK

Arrive: Thu 11 July 2024 / Depart: Thu 11 July 2024

When you cruise from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines you are in for an unforgettable experience from the moment you set sail. After embarking your smaller, friendlier cruise ship, you can settle in on board, relax and watch the iconic white cliffs drift out of view as you sail away from England’s beautiful southeast coast on a memorable voyage featuring some of the world’s greatest destinations. Fred. Olsen’s diverse selection of cruises from Dover include chances to sail breathtaking Norwegian or Greenlandic fjords; journey along picturesque, size-restricted waterways to stunning cities such as Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Hamburg and Stockholm; and go in search of cultural and scenic highlights in the Baltic, or on Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. Whatever itinerary you choose, you’ll enjoy a holiday packed with incredible experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime. See below to find your perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Dover.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Cruising Pentland Firth

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Akureyri

Arrive: Mon 15 July 2024 / Depart: Mon 15 July 2024

Located in Northern Iceland, Akureyri is a beautiful town best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and its diverse wildlife. On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore. The perfect destination for nature lovers, the waters surrounding the town are teaming with rare, native species such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises to go in search of. Within reach on tours are incredible natural wonders too, such as the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn. In the town centre, there are many museums, galleries and exhibitions to discover and enjoy, offering an insight into the diverse culture of Akureyri and Iceland as a whole. ‘Arts Alley’ – the main street that runs directly through the town – is Akureyri’s cultural hub. Here you will find the very best galleries, exhibitions and restaurants that the town has to offer.

Day 6 - Isafjordur

Arrive: Tue 16 July 2024 / Depart: Tue 16 July 2024

From Isafjordur you can experience the wildlife and history of Vigur Island, or enjoy a boat trip which takes you to the stunning beaches of Hornstandir. Alternatively stay in Isafjordur and discover what its like to live at latitude 66° north.

Day 7 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive: Wed 17 July 2024 / Depart: Wed 17 July 2024

Reykjavik – Iceland’s stunning coastal capital and cultural centre – is the world’s most northerly capital. The city combines colourful buildings, impulsive, creative people, extraordinary design, and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders. The cosmopolitan city with big heart is home to the Althing – the world’s oldest parliament, and the National and Saga Museums, which trace Iceland’s Viking history. The impressive Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower and the rotating Perlan glass dome offer panoramic views off island. Reykjavik’s galleries and exhibitions, including the outstanding Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, feature radical Icelandic design, and there are many public art installations. The capital has benefited from a surge in high-quality restaurant openings, offering a broad mix of creative cuisine. Daytime cafés switch to restaurants and bars at night – tapas, concept-dining and burger joints all sit comfortably together. And then there’s the wonderful nightlife. Located in southwest Iceland – characterised by vast peninsulas, coves, straits and islands – Reykjavik is in easy reach of several must-see geological attractions. The iconic Golden Circle Trail includes the Blue Lagoon Spa, the Thingvellir National Park, the renowned Gullfoss Waterfall, and the incredible Geysir hot springs. Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach – Reykjavik’s little bit of paradise – is also unmissable. The popular sandy beach and geothermal lagoon, where cold sea and hot geothermal waters meet to produce higher temperatures, offers hot-tubs, steam baths and various water sports to try.

Day 8 - Heimaey

Arrive: Thu 18 July 2024 / Depart: Thu 18 July 2024

Heimmaey Island - the 'Galapagos of the North' are a group of fifteen young islands including Surtsey which popped up in 1963. Visit the Eldfell volcano on the island of Heimey, which last erupted in 1973, the pretty Heimaklettur mountain, the Klettshellir cave [by boat], and the Puffins at Storhofdi. The harbour on Heimmaey was almost cut off by the lava flow, but dramatically tamed by Iceland's fireman. It later held Keiko the Killer Whale star of 'Free Willy'. Visit the Natural History museum and Folk Museum if you have time.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Lerwick, Scotland

Arrive: Sat 20 July 2024 / Depart: Sat 20 July 2024

Sturdy little Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland Islands, northernmost outpost of the British Isles (located almost halfway between Scotland and Norway, to which they once belonged) - and setting of ancient archaeological sites, intriguing Viking echoes and, in more contemporary vein, the renowned Shetland knitwear!

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Dover, UK

Arrive: Mon 22 July 2024 / Depart: Mon 22 July 2024

When you cruise from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines you are in for an unforgettable experience from the moment you set sail. After embarking your smaller, friendlier cruise ship, you can settle in on board, relax and watch the iconic white cliffs drift out of view as you sail away from England’s beautiful southeast coast on a memorable voyage featuring some of the world’s greatest destinations. Fred. Olsen’s diverse selection of cruises from Dover include chances to sail breathtaking Norwegian or Greenlandic fjords; journey along picturesque, size-restricted waterways to stunning cities such as Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Hamburg and Stockholm; and go in search of cultural and scenic highlights in the Baltic, or on Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. Whatever itinerary you choose, you’ll enjoy a holiday packed with incredible experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime. See below to find your perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Dover.

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

Interior Cabin

Situated on decks 2 and 1 H Grade Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 183 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with shower 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available

Interior Cabin

Situated on decks 3, 2 and 1 I Grade Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 183 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with shower 4 berth & 3 berth cabins available

Interior Cabin

Interior Cabin

Single Interior

Situated on decks 2 and 1 N Grade Single Interior cabins on Borealis have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 183 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with shower

Single Superior Ocean View

Situated on deck 7 M Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Bolette have all the amenities and comforts guests need, and are positioned close to the ship's stairs and lifts, providing easy access to the other decks and their public areas. Deck: Bridge Deck 7 Size: 183 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with shower

Superior Interior Cabin

The Superior Interior cabins can be found on Decks 3 and 6, and are approximately 183 -293 square feet in size. The room consists of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a shower only.

Ocean View Cabin

These Ocean View cabins can be found on Decks 1 and 2 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. These cabins feature large picture windows. The bedrooms consist of two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed while the bathrooms feature both a bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only).

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin with Porthole

Situated forward and aft on Coral Deck 2 and Marina Deck 1, Borealis' F Grade Ocean View cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views. Deck(s): Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 140-160 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with bath and shower over bath (unless indicated as shower only) Porthole windows

Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

Situated forward and aft on Marina Deck 1, Borealis' FD Grade Ocean View Adapted cabins feature porthole windows that not only bathe the interior in natural light, but also provides guests with fantastic ocean views. Deck: Marina Deck 1 Size: 214 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with roll-in shower Porthole windows

Single Ocean View

Situated on deck 3, 2 and 1, Borealis' K Grade Single Ocean View cabins provide guests with the comfort of soothing natural light, as well as wonderful ocean views, thanks to their large picture windows. Deck(s): Promenade Deck 3, Coral Deck 2 & Marina Deck 1 Size: 214 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Large picture window

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

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Our Superior Ocean View cabins can be found on Deck 2, midship, and are approximately 214 square feet in size. Each cabin features a large ocean view with a window, while the bedrooms consist of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom features both a bath and shower.

Superior Ocean View Fully Restricted

While Borealis' CO Grade Superior Ocean View cabins have a fully obstructed view, they are situated higher on the ship, on Promenade Deck 3, and feature a large picture window that lets natural light in to help create a airy, spacious feel. Deck: Promenade Deck 3 Size: 214 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Bathroom with shower Large picture window

Superior Ocean View Wheelchair Adapted

These Superior Ocean View adapted cabins can be found on Deck 3 and 6 and are approximately 214 square feet in size. The accessible cabin consists of two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, with the bathroom featuring a roll-in shower only.

Terrace Adapted Cabin

Borealis' Terrace Adapted Cabins offer guests the space, natural light and airiness of a Ocean View Cabin, but with the additional benefit of direct access to the Promenade Deck and designated sun loungers – perfect for enjoying the sunshine, scenery and sea breeze. Deck: Promenade Deck 3 Size: 218.5 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted into a queen-size bed) Sitting area Bathroom with roll-in shower Sliding glass doors with access to Promenade Two designated sun loungers

Terrace Cabin

Our Terrace Cabins can be found on Deck 3, midship and are approximately 218 square feet. The bedroom features two single beds which can be converted into a queen-size bed. The bathroom has both a bath and shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

Terrace Cabin

Terrace Cabin

Balcony Junior Suite

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside. Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6 Size: 244 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed) Sitting area Bathroom with bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside. Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6 Size: 244 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed) Sitting area Bathroom with bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Suite

The Balcony Suites on Borealis feature all the amenities and comforts guests need during their stay, and provide ample space in which to relax, both indoors and outside on a private balcony. Deck(s): Bridge Deck 7 & Highland Deck 6 Size: 283 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed) Separate sitting area Bathroom with bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Large floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Olsen Suite

Situated on Deck 7, this suite is approximately 1,181 square feet in size and is located near the lift and stairs. Features include floor to ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony. The suite has one king-size bed and a sofa with the bathroom boasting an oversize bath and separate shower. A living room, dining room, dressing room, private balcony, pantry, mini-bar, fridge and guest toilet can also be found in the Olsen Suite.

Premier Suite

At approximately 568 to 644 square feet in size, Borealis' Premier Suites are spacious and stylish, and feature all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, restful stay, as well as a few extra touches that help make for a even more special experience. Deck: Bridge Deck 7 Size: 658-644 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with king-size bed Separate sitting and dressing areas Bathroom with bath and shower Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers Large floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted

The Premier Adapted Suites are located on Deck 7 and are approximately 568-644 square feet in size. Floor to ceiling windows leads onto a private balcony. Each accessible suite features a king-size bed, with single side approach to the bed, bathtub & roll-in shower. Each suite also features a large sitting area, dressing room, sofa, mini-bar and fridge.

Single Balcony Suite

Borealis' Single Balcony Suites are a welcoming, comfortable space. Guests will find ample room to relax, and all the amenities they need during their stay, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside. Deck: Highland Deck 6 Size: 244 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with two single beds (can be converted to one queen-sized bed) Sitting area Bathroom with bath and shower (unless indicated as shower only) Private balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package
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