fred Olsen Cruise Lines has given a first glimpse of its new summer 2023 program with the early release of two cruises venturing into “hot and cold climates” next year.
According to a press release, the Borealis will sail to the Adriatic Sea in May 2023, with destinations including Florence, Venice, Split, Kotor and the Amalfi Coast.
The flagship Bolette will set sail for the Arctic in June 2023 on a 23-day sailing tour exploring fjords, glaciers, mountains and some remote locations in Norway and Iceland.
Guests have a choice of £250 per person on board or complimentary door-to-door transfers of up to 200 miles for those arriving at the port from mainland UK.
“Perfect for those looking to stimulate their inner explorer, these cruises have been handcrafted to allow our guests to truly immerse themselves in the culture and history of the destinations they visit,” said Fred’s Director of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience. Olsen Cruise Lines, Martin Lister.
Lister assured that the Borealis will be “the perfect host for our Adriatic sailing” offering views of the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the Bay of Kotor “that can only be seen from the water”.
“(On land) there will be opportunities to discover the stunning architecture and the history and influence that have helped shape it… Meanwhile, in the Arctic, guests can gain a glimpse of the local way of life, whales, puffins and bird life in their observe natural habitat while enjoying the pristine landscape and midnight sun phenomenon,” noted Lister.
“There are some real adventures here, and we can’t wait to share them with our guests.”
Further details of the two new cruises are as follows:
The 25 Nights of the Borealis Renaissance Italy, Adriatic Sea & Amalfi Coast The cruise departs Liverpool on 22 May 2023. Prices start from £3,999 per person.
Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cartagena, Spain – Livorno, Tuscany, Italy – Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy – Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy – Capri Cruise – Amalfi, Italy – Amalfi Coast Cruise – Strait of Messina Cruise – Venice , Italy – Zadar, Croatia – Split, Croatia – Cruise Bay of Kotor – Kotor, Montenegro – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Valletta, Malta – Malaga, Spain – Liverpool, England
The 23 Nights of Bolette Exploring the Arctic & White Seas The cruise departs Newcastle on 1 June 2023. Prices start from £3,799 per person.
Itinerary: Newcastle, England – Ålesund, Norway – Torghatten (Hutberg) Cruise – Seven Sisters Mountain Range Cruise – Arctic Circle Crossing – Tromso, Norway – Honningsvåg, Norway – Murmansk, Russia – Solovki, Solovestki Islands, Russia – Cruise through Bear Island (Bjørnøya) – Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard – Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard – Cruising on the Nordenskiöldbreen glacier – Cruising on the Tempelfjord and the Tuna glacier – Cruising on the island of Jan Mayen – Reykjavík, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising on Hornstrandir – Cruise on Drangaskörð – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruise Eyjafjörður – Cruise from Hrísey and Grimsey – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland – Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Newcastle, England
fred Olsen said these two departures are ahead of the start of the full 2023 summer schedule, which is due to be released in mid-March 2022.