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Borealis sets off on maiden voyage as Fred. Olsen resumes cruises

Fred Olsen Borealis cruise ships sails into the sunset

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has resumed sailing, with new ship Borealis setting off on her Maiden Voyage from Liverpool yesterday, running at 50 per cent capacity. 

The 1,360-guest ship brings a number of new venues and facilities to the fleet, including a grand, two-tier theatre and main restaurant, an all-weather pool with retractable roof, a large spa and thermal suite and new venue The Auditorium, offering culinary demonstrations.

Borealis has six restaurants and eleven bars and pubs.

The Specialty dining restaurants include the Vasco, named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, who was the first European to reach India by sea, and Colours & Tastes, which offers modern Asian Fusion dishes. Other haunts include The Crow’s Nest and the Piano Bar, and Morning Light Pub.

The 1,360-guest ship brings a number of new venues to the fleet, including a grand two-tier theatre

  • Waiters prepare glasses in Fred Olsen Borealis Colours & Tastes restaurant

Captain Rommel Pineda, who will be at the helm for Borealis’ Maiden Voyage, said: “Being Captain on a new ship is a great honour in its own right, but today represents so much more than that. My team on board have put their all into adding our own ‘Fred. Olsen touches’ and to see the pride on their faces as they prepare to welcome our first guests on board is testament to just how much we have all missed being at sea. Today we set sail on a new era, with many cruising adventures ahead.”

To mark the launch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering savings of up to £300 on selected 2021 sailings and up to £200 per person to spend on board, plus up to £200 per person to spend on board on a selection of 2022 ex-UK cruises.

Borealis will sail exclusively from Liverpool for 2021, and will debut with scenic-only sailings around the UK, before introducing ports of call later into July and August.

Borealis was purchased by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in the summer of 2020, along with sister ship Bolette, as the line looked to strengthen its return to cruising.

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