Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to return Down Under for first time since 2020

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to return Down Under for first time since 2020
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be returning to Australia for the first time since 2020.

    As part of the 2024 World Cruise, guests on board Borealis will visit an array of destinations including Hawaii, French Polynesia, Australia, Bali and Oman.

    The 101-night voyage includes the opportunity to spend three days on Florida’s coast, encounter wildlife in the rainforests of Costa Rica, revel in local cultures and volcanic vistas in Hawaii and find bliss in the paradise islands of French Polynesia.

    From there, guests will experience diverse landscapes, famous vineyards and scenic waterways in New Zealand, while landmarks as Uluru await in Australia.

    Highlights on the Asian leg of the adventure include Alotau in Papua New Guinea, Bali and Komodo Island – the natural habitat of the world’s largest lizard.

    Martin Lister, head of itinerary planning and destination experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said his team was thrilled to be returning to Australia for the first time in more than three years.

    “On this epic cruise circumnavigating the world, our guests will have a multitude of opportunities to see varying species of marine and wildlife,” he said.

    “The waters around Hawaii are said to be some of the best for whale watching and we have timed this cruise to coincide with humpback whales making their annual migratory trip from the summer feeding grounds of Alaska.

    “Together with our trusted partners, we have planned some incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences to enable guests to truly immerse themselves in the destination they are visiting. These include seeing Uluru at sunrise in Australia, discovering more about village life in Papua New Guinea on a shore tour to see local women demonstrate the age-old technique of clay pot making and spending time with a Dabbawala in Mumbai delivering tiffin lunch boxes.”

    Borealis’ 101-night ‘World Cruise’, departs from Southampton on 7th January 2024. Prices start from £9,999 (AU$19,132) per person.

    Alternatively, guests can enjoy a fly-cruise sector of the grand voyage.

    These include:

    • Borealis’ 53-night ‘Liverpool to Sydney’, departs from Liverpool on 5th January 2024. Prices start from £8,399 (AU$16,070) per person.
    • Borealis’ 18-night ‘The Americas with the Panama Canal’ cruise, departs from Southampton on 7th January 2024. Prices start from £2,399 (AU$4590) per person.
    • Borealis’ 51-night ‘Florida, Hawaii and Oceania’ cruise, departs from Southampton on 7th January 2024. Prices start from £6,499 (AU$12,435) per person.
    • Borealis’ 61-night ‘Hawaii, Oceania and The Far East’ cruise, departs from Puerto Caldera on 25th January 2024.Prices start from £7,999 (AU$15,305) per person.
    • Borealis’ 50-night ‘Australia, Far East and the Mediterranean’ cruise, departs from Sydney on 27th February 2024.Prices start from £6,999 (AU$13,392) per person.
    • Borealis’ 28-night ‘Exploring Australia and the Far East’ cruise, departs from Sydney on 27th February 2024. Prices start from £5,199 (AU$9947) per person.
    • Borealis’ 22-night ‘Emirates to the Med via the Suez Canal’ cruise, departs from Dubai on 26th March 2024. Prices start from £3,299 (AU$6312) per person.

    (Featured Image: Borealis at sea – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

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