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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines plans July UK restart

Fingal's Cave, Scotland features in the itineraries
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Bolette and Borealis will sail from Dover and Liverpool, respectively, in a series of scenic-only summer cruises along the British Isles.

New ship Borealis will be the first of the fleet to sail, in a three-night maiden voyage from Liverpool on July 5, with Bolette departing on a three-night voyage from Dover on August 16. The 11-cruise programme includes the Shetland and Orkney islands, and the Isles of Scilly.

‘This is an incredibly important milestone for our business, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests on board our new-look fleet…’ said Peter Deer, managing director, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. ‘With this selection of shorter sailings...before we all begin to venture further afield again.’

Deer added, ‘So often overlooked, our British Isles are home to some of the most wonderful wildlife, and so much spectacular scenery that is best enjoyed from the water.’


Borealis’ four-night ‘Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife’ no port cruise, will sail from Liverpool on July 8, traversing Neist Point Lighthouse, Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfall, Loch Broom, The Small Isles, Loch Hourn, Dutchman’s Cap, (Bac Mòr) & Fingals Cave, Sound of Mull and Duart Castle, before returning to Liverpool. £75 per person will be available to spend on board. 

Borealis’ five-night ‘Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands’ no port cruise, will journey from Liverpool on July 17, sailing The Needle, Orkney, Scotland, Old Man of Hoy, Hoy, Orkneys, Marwick Head, Orkneys, Fair Isle, Sumburgh Head, Shetlands, Cape Enniberg, Kalsoyarfjørður, Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini, Vestmanna cliffs, Streymoy, Gásadalur, Mykines, Gáshólmur, Tindhólmur & Drangarnir, Hestur & Koltur, returning to Liverpool. Up to £100 per person will be available to passengers to Spend on board the ship. 

On August 24, Bolette will embark on a five-night Orkneys & Shetlands cruise, departing from Dover and sailing Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands and Dover; up to £100 per passenger will be offered for onboard spending.