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We're delighted to announce the launch of another unforgettable meeting of the Fred. Olsen fleet, which will see Bolette and Borealis join Balmoral and Braemar in the same port, on the same day, for the first time ever. 

On Thursday 9th November 2023, the ships will descend upon Portugal's gorgeous 'garden island' of Madeira and dock together for the 'Fleet in Funchal' event, an historic day of celebration, fun and festivity for guests, Captains and crew alike, as well as Funchal's friendly locals. This spectacular occasion promises to be a stand-out event in the 2023 cruising calendar, with those in attendance enjoying a host of ceremonies, performances, competitions and more, culminating with a memorable four-abrest departure from Funchal. 

To be there to experience it all, and discover destinations such as the Azores, Morocco, cities in Spain and Portugal, or the Canaries, join us on one of the expertly-crafted sailings below. Book now and enjoy £200pp FREE On Board Spend, or £400pp when booking a Suite as well as benefiting from our Suite Dreams package.

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T2328 - Spain & Portugal - Fleet in Funchal - Logo

Visiting a string of captivating historic cities, you get to experience a delve into the history of ‘Hispania’ and the influences that battling rules and powers had on Spain’s past. What’s more, you’ll also get to be part of the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from all four Fred. Olsen ships for an unforgettable day of celebration, on which Borealis, Bolette, Braemar and Balmoral will dock alongside each other in Madeira’s capital

Cruise from £2,099 per person PLUS
£200 per person on board spending money

Itinerary
T2328
Date Port Arr. Dept.
Sun 29 Oct Southampton, England   Late PM
Mon 30 Oct Cruising    
Tue 31 Oct La Coruña, Galicia, Spain Early AM Late PM
Tue 31 Oct Cruise by Tower of Hercules Lightho Late PM Late PM
Wed 1 Nov Cruising    
Thu 2 Nov Cádiz, Spain Early AM Late PM
Fri 3 Nov Cruising    
Sat 4 Nov Tarragona, Spain Early AM Late PM
Sun 5 Nov Valencia, Spain Early AM Late PM
Mon 6 Nov Cartagena, Spain Early AM Late PM
Tue 7 Nov Malaga, Andalusia, Spain Early AM Late PM
Wed 8 Nov Cruising    
Thu 9 Nov Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Fri 10 Nov Cruising    
Sat 11 Nov Cruising    
Sun 12 Nov Cruising    
Mon 13 Nov Southampton, England Early AM  
What's Included
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Pricing
About Your Ship
While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.
 
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.
M2327 - Cultural Morocco - Logo

This itinerary has been crafted to offer a delve into the rich culture, history and traditions of Morocco, and showcase how they have not only shaped Moroccan cities, but influenced cities in Spain and across the Med too. Meanwhile, away from Moorish gems, an undoubted highlight is a chance to be part of the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from all four Fred. Olsen ships for an unforgettable day of celebration, on which Braemar, Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral will dock alongside each other at Madeira’s capital. 

Cruise from £2,099 per person PLUS
£200 per person on board spending money

Itinerary
M2327              
Date Port Arr. Dept.
Mon 30 Oct Dover, England   Late PM
Tue 31 Oct Cruising    
Wed 1 Nov Cruising    
Thu 2 Nov Cruising    
Fri 3 Nov Gibraltar Late AM Late PM
Sat 4 Nov Cádiz, Spain Early AM Late PM
Sun 5 Nov Tangier, Morocco Early AM Late PM
Mon 6 Nov Casablanca, Morocco Early AM Late PM
Tue 7 Nov Agadir, Morocco Late AM Late Night
Wed 8 Nov Cruising    
Thu 9 Nov Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Fri 10 Nov Cruising    
Sat 11 Nov Leixões, Matosinhos, Portugal Early PM Late Night
Sun 12 Nov Cruising    
Mon 13 Nov Cruising    
Tue 14 Nov Dover, England Early AM  
What's Included
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Pricing
About Your Ship
Braemar at sea, Med             Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.
L2324 - Canary Islands - Logo

Visiting four islands in the Canaries presents opportunities to discover some of the greatest sights and experiences that this sun-kissed archipelago has to offer. What’s more, you’ll also get to be part of the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from all four Fred. Olsen ships for an unforgettable day of celebration, on which Balmoral, Borealis, Bolette and Braemar will dock alongside each other in Madeira’s capital.

Cruise from £2099 per person PLUS
£200 per person on board spending money

Itinerary
L2324              
Mon 30 Oct Southampton   Late PM
Tue 31 Oct Cruising    
Wed 1 Nov Cruising    
Thu 2 Nov Cruising    
Fri 3 Nov Cadiz,Spain Early AM  
Fri 3 Nov Cádiz, Spain   Late PM
Sat 4 Nov Cruising    
Sun 5 Nov Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain Early PM Late Night
Mon 6 Nov Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Island Early AM Late Night
Tue 7 Nov San Sebastian, La Gomera, Spain Early AM Late PM
Wed 8 Nov Santa Cruz, La Palma, Spain Early AM Early PM
Thu 9 Nov Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Fri 10 Nov Cruising    
Sat 11 Nov Lisbon, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Sun 12 Nov Cruising    
Mon 13 Nov Cruising    
Tue 14 Nov Southampton, England Early AM  
What's Included
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Pricing
About Your Ship
Balmoral at sea, Canaries
Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you. Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.
S2323 - Azores Fleet in Funchal- Logo

Volcanic wonderlands of bubbling hot springs, steaming fumaroles and sub-tropical forests; the wonders of the remote Azores await your exploration. What’s more, you’ll also get to be part of the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from all four Fred. Olsen ships for an unforgettable day of celebration, on which Borealis, Bolette, Braemar and Balmoral will dock alongside each other in Madeira’s capital.

Cruise from £1,999 per person PLUS
£200 per person on board spending money

Itinerary
S2323              
Date Port Arr. Dept.
Wed 1 Nov Liverpool, England   Late PM
Thu 2 Nov Cruising    
Fri 3 Nov Cruising    
Sat 4 Nov Cruising    
Sun 5 Nov Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Azores Early AM Late PM
Mon 6 Nov Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores Early AM  
Tue 7 Nov Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores   Late PM
Wed 8 Nov Cruising    
Thu 9 Nov Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Fri 10 Nov Cruising    
Sat 11 Nov Lisbon, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Sun 12 Nov Leixões, Matosinhos, Portugal Early AM Late PM
Mon 13 Nov Cruising    
Tue 14 Nov Cruising    
Wed 15 Nov Liverpool, England Early AM  
What's Included
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Pricing
About Your Ship
Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

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