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Fred Olsen reveals Liverpool sailings for Borealis

Itineraries have gone on sale today

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has officially put cruises for its new ship Borealis on sale today, with its inaugural programme including cruises departing from Liverpool.

This release follows the launch of Bolette – another new ship for the cruise line – which went on sale last week.  

Borealis’ first cruise will be a six-night ‘Scottish Lochs & Isles’ sailing, departing from Liverpool on April 23, 2021. This will be followed by a five-night ‘Irish Capitals & Scottish Scenery’ cruise, before the ship sails to the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland and more.  

The ship will sail almost exclusively from Liverpool across the 2021 and 2022 programme, taking on existing itineraries for Black Watch, which was retired from the fleet in August.  

Guests who book onto any of Borealis’ sailings for 2021 or 2022 by September 30, 2020 will enjoy free gratuities and money to spend on board – up to £100 per person. 

Clare Ward, director of product and customer service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “It is so exciting to have both of our new ships on sale, and to be able to showcase some of the incredible itineraries that we have on offer. 

“In addition to taking on Black Watch’s sailings, Borealis will also take guests on a number of new cruises, offering opportunities to witness the natural beauty of closer-to-home islands around the UK, seek out the Northern Lights, from where Borealis takes her namesake, and recharge on a short Spanish City Break in the run up to Christmas next year. 

“Importantly, the new ships will still offer that Fred. Olsen experience our guests have come to know and love, with familiar venues and faces on board, but with a range of exciting new facilities, too.  

“We can’t wait to return to Liverpool, which has been such a popular regional port for us for a number of years now. We know Borealis will have an extremely warm welcome when she arrives there next spring.”  

Liverpool City Council Head of City Assets, Angie Redhead said: “We are delighted that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has chosen Liverpool as the home port for its new ship, Borealis. It is a wonderful show of commitment to our city and reinforces the already strong partnership we have with them.” 

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