Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new itineraries to idyllic islands and iconic cities

Balmoral in Eidfjord, Norway
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    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched two brand-new itineraries offering guests the chance to set sail on an adventure exploring vibrant, captivating cities and paradise islands.

    The first of the Grand Voyages is an epic 95-night around-the-world adventure, ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities’.

    Departing in January 2026, Bolette will take guests on a journey with a hand-crafted itinerary packed with opportunities to glimpse the diverse array of cultures that the world has to offer and encounter the richness of wildlife along the way.

    The cruise includes the chance to explore some of the world’s most enchanting islands including Bora Bora, the Cook Islands, Bali and Komodo Island as well as stunning cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney and Cairns to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

    The second Grand Voyage will see Borealis transport guests on a 76-night ‘Exploration of South America and Antarctica’, planned to showcase remote landscapes and the vibrant tapestry of Latin American culture.

    “These Grand Voyages have been specially crafted for our smaller ships to take our guests to some of the most exciting and intriguing destinations around the world,” head of itinerary planning and destination experience, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Martin Lister, said.

    Borealis will travel on an Exploration of South America and Antarctica, journeying to the iconic cities of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Peru’s Callao, the Falkland Islands and the rugged, icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula.

    “Other highlights include the breathtaking Chilean Fjords, the world-renowned Panama Canal and the chance to encounter diverse aquatic wildlife. What’s more, our Journey Planners have curated this itinerary to coincide with the spectacle of the Rio Carnival.

    “Meanwhile Bolette will take guests sailing from both Liverpool and Southampton on an epic adventure to discover the world’s most beautiful islands and captivating cities.

    “The ship will visit the paradise islands of French Polynesia and Bora Bora, an abundance of awe-inspiring Indonesian and Far Eastern isles, and the busting metropolises of Sydney, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.”

    Guests can also enjoy their choice of up to £600 (AUD $1,162) on board spend or free door-to-door transfers for those travelling to the port from mainland UK for up to 250 miles.

    The announcement of the two new sailings come ahead of the launch of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ full 2025/26 schedule next month.

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