A 38-day cruise to the Caribbean is among Fred Olsen’s itineraries for the two latest additions to its fleet in early 2022

Fred Olsen has revealed ambitious plans for its newest ships in early 2022, including a 38-day round trip to the Caribbean.

The cruise on Borealis, leaving Southampton on January 6, will head to the Azores, Antigua, St Kitts, Tortola, Colombia, Costa Rica, Belize, Cozumel and Bermuda before heading back. That 34-day journey can be extended by two days each end by boarding and disembarking in Liverpool.

Transatlantic treasures: The route of the ‘Cultural Caribbean and the Americas’ cruise (Map: Fred Olsen)

Fares start at £3,999pp from Southampton and £4,399pp from Liverpool.

It’s the longest of 16 new sailings on board Borealis and Bolette, the two ships which Fred Olsen bought from Holland America Line.

Other cruises include a 19-night ‘Ancient Adriatic with Venice’ voyage on Bolette leaving Southampton on February 13 (from £2,199pp) and a 14-night ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ trip on the same ship leaving Southampton on January 30 (from £1,799pp).

Shorter – and closer to home – is a ‘Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights’ cruise on Borealis leaving Liverpool on April 14 (from £649pp), but there’s also a two-night ‘no port’ short break as well as voyages to destinations including the Canary Islands and Iceland.

For details of all the new itineraries, which are now on general sale, please click here.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘Now, more than ever, people are dreaming of their holidays and yearning to get their travels booked in for 2022, and we have been working closely with our destination partners and the UK government when it comes to our future itineraries.

‘Our journey planners have worked exceptionally hard in curating these new sailings, placing as much focus on the joy of the journey as the destinations themselves. 

Newcomer: Bolette (Artist’s impression: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines)

‘Whether you want to explore the streets within the historic city walls of Dubrovnik, seek out the Northern Lights in Norway or gain an insight into many ancient civilisations on a longer voyage to the Caribbean and the Americas, there is sure to be a cruise to suit you.

‘These sailings will also be a great opportunity for us to showcase our new ships, which is why we are pleased to offer an all-inclusive drinks package or onboard spending credit to help our guests make the most of the many newly refurbished bars, lounges and facilities on board.

‘We can’t wait to welcome guests, both new and returning, on board for these new sailings in 2022.’

See also:

Fred Olsen buys two Holland America ships

Fred Olsen announces round-Britain voyages

Fred Olsen Jr plans series of small ships

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