NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPRESS – Fly Cruise 2025 – 28 Jan 2025 – Cruise Traveller


Cruise Line
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Package Departs
28 Jan 2025
Package Duration
19 Nights
Embark Ship
Portsmouth, England
Disembark Ship
Portsmouth, England
I - Interior Room E - Ocean View BS - Balcony Suite PS - Premier Suite
AU $11,545
per person
AU $12,610
per person
AU $17,490
per person
AU $20,470
per person

Package Summary: 17 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 28 January 2025 – with flights from Australia to the UK
Cruise Starts: 1 February 2025 – from Portsmouth
Cruise Ends: 15 February 2025 – from Portsmouth
Package Ends: 15 February 2025 – with flight back to Australia

Great value offer: – All prices in Australian Dollars
Twin Category I Interior – was $12,305 – your special price: $11,545*pp
Twin Category E Oceanview – was $13,370 – your special price: $12,610*pp
Twin Category BS Balcony – was $18,250 – your special prices: $17,490*pp
Twin Category PS Premier Suite – was $21,230 – your special prices: $20,470*pp
Single Category N Interior – was $17,240 – your special price: $16,480*

This cruise has been designed to give you the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights, visiting destinations that are well-placed for discovering wintery landscapes and indigenous culture in the remote Arctic wilderness.

NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPRESS Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to London inc. tax
– One way transfer from London airport to hotel
– 3 night hotel stay in central London with breakfast
– BONUS free full day London sightseeing tour with London Eye ticket
– One way transfer from London hotel to Portsmouth port
– 14 night voyage aboard Borealis by Fred.Olsen round trip from Portsmouth, England
– BONUS shipboard credit of GBP280 per person!^^
– Onboard accommodation in 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 a 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 whilst onboard
– A full programme during your cruise of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
– Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym whilst cruising
– Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
– Formal welcome and/or Captain`s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
– Port taxes
– Onboard cruise drinks package^ valued at GBP 350 per person including:
At Bars: A selection of soft drinks by the glass: Post mix Pepsi, lemonade, tonic water, juices and mineral/spring water | A choice of three red, three white and two rose wines by the glass | Selected Cava by the glass | Selected branded beers and ciders in bottles & cans | Selected house spirits: white rum, gin, vodka, whisky, brandy and Irish Cream | Cocktail of the Day.
At Restaurant/Buffet Areas: Selection of soft drinks, mineral/spring water & juices by the glass | A choice of three red, three white and two rose wines by the glass plus a 50% discount on premium and branded drinks and wines (excluding champagne or sparkling wine), cocktails and bottled water (in cabins and public areas)
– One way transfer from Portsmouth port to London airport

Special Conditions

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Offer ends 23Jun24 or until sold out/withdrawn and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices in AUD are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare (unless stated as single), inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Please note that prices and cabin availability shown are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. All offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations until paid in full and are based on cash or direct deposit payment. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. ^The following are not covered within the drinks package: Champagne and sparkling wine, premium drinks and branded drinks (but are available at 50% discount with the free drinks package), cocktails (available at 50% discount once upgrade purchased), mini bars and cabin service, other than those listed in the cabin service menu, drinks taken ashore, speciality teas and coffees, premium traditional afternoon tea service & wine fayres, wines that are not listed in the drinks package and on board shops. **The Enjoyment Promise excludes Party Nights and cruises for 4 or less nights. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead. Should you wish to invoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations onboard your ship within 48 hours of the Vessel`s departure from the original port of embarkation at the latest. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to your ship`s UK starting point. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Cruise fare does not include shore excursions or gratuities. ^^Free On Board Spend Terms & Conditions: On Board Spend is up to two guests per cabin, at GBP 280 per person. On Board Spending credit is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused On Board Spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value where applicable. On Board Spending credit may only be used against purchases made on board and charged to the guest cabin account and cannot be used against any purchases prior to the cruise (i.e.pre booked shore tours, pre booked on board Signature Experiences, pre booked Spa treatments, etc.)

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 02 May 2024 to 23 Jun 2024 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

28 Jan 2025 Fly Australia to London
29 Jan 2025 Arrive London, Transfer to hotel for 3 night stay
30 Jan 2025 Full day tour of London
31 Jan 2025 London at leisure
01 Feb 2025 Transfer to Portsmouth port, embark Borealis ship

Cruise Itinerary

01 Feb 2025
Portsmouth, England
02 Feb 2025 At sea    
03 Feb 2025 At sea    
04 Feb 2025
Alesund, Norway
05 Feb 2025
Torghatten, Norway
05 Feb 2025
Arctic Circle
06 Feb 2025
Tromso, Norway
07 Feb 2025
Tromso, Norway
08 Feb 2025
Alta, Norway
09 Feb 2025
Alta, Norway
10 Feb 2025
Sortland, Norway
11 Feb 2025 At sea    
12 Feb 2025
Bergen, Norway
13 Feb 2025 At sea    
14 Feb 2025 At sea    
15 Feb 2025
Portsmouth, England

Post-cruise Itinerary

15 Feb 2025 Transfer to airport, Fly to Australia
16 Feb 2025 Arrive Australia (some flights may arrive later)

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
I - Interior Room
E - Ocean View
BS - Balcony Suite
PS - Premier Suite

On this two-week cruise to Northern Norway, you may be fortunate enough to see the ethereal lights of the Aurora Borealis illuminate the night sky while cruising in the Arctic Ocean and ashore during extended stays in Tromsø and Alta. After visiting Ålesund and sailing past Torghatten, the mountain with a hole through its centre, you can experience the entertaining maritime tradition of crossing the Arctic Circle. Enjoy an overnight stay in the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø, before heading to Alta, ideal for husky sledding tours and spending time with local Sámi people to learn about their way of life. Elsewhere, you will have the chance to explore the rugged Vesterålen archipelago and the hanseatic city of Bergen. Wrap up warm and join astronomers from Go Stargazing, who will enjoy taking you through the many different planets in the night sky, and showing you constellations on a laser-guided session from the decks of Borealis.

Bearing a name that previously bestowed an Olsen-owned vessel in the 1940s, and inspires thoughts of the Aurora Borealis, elegant Borealis proudly connects with, and represents, our founding family’s history and Norwegian heritage. Stylish, spacious and comfortable, with capacity for fewer than 1,400 guests, she’s in keeping with our commitment to offering a more traditional style of cruising.

But while Borealis’ capacity is smaller than many cruise vessels, she’s still one of the largest ships, by size, in our fleet. On board Borealis you’ll find you’re never overcrowded. There is always ample room in which to indulge yourself in the stylish dining venues, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and fantastic entertainment at the bars, lounges and theatres, and while away the hours by the all-season pool. And of course, with our friendly staff providing our typical level of personal, attentive service, there’s an intimate feel to the on board experience too.

Borealis features eleven stylish, spacious and comfortable bars and lounges, providing plenty of choice and variety.

While each Fred. Olsen ship has its own distinctive personality, across the fleet you’ll find a consistent approach to bar and lounge themes which help to create the familiar, home-from-home feel that our guests know and love to enjoy time and time again. Every public area has plenty of space in which to relax and make the most of your time on board – this is the case for both Borealis and her sister ship, Bolette.

There’s an undoubted sense of occasion to dining in Borealis’ main restaurant, a grand two-tiered venue featuring classical, elegant décor and a variety of seating options and table sizes, perfect for both intimate and large group dining. Guests can choose to dine in one of the smaller supplementary dining venues too, or perhaps at the more relaxed buffet restaurant.

You’ll find that there’s plenty to keep you entertained during the day on board Borealis, whether you prefer to while away the hours relaxing or engaging your body and mind. The ship’s facilities include two swimming pools, two jacuzzis and an impressive spa with a Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, two saunas and nine treatment rooms, while there are tennis and basketball courts and a Culinary Theatre – which hosts fantastic cookery classes and demonstrations – too.

When the lights go down and you settle into your evening, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy, all enjoyed in the space and comfort of our stylish lounges and theatres. And, of course, throughout the ship you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple accompanied by the gentle sounds of live acoustic music.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 780 ft
  • Tonnage: 61,849
  • Maiden Voyage: 2021
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 1360
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International

Ship Amenities

  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe

Ship Facilities

  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 11 Bars and Lounges
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Main Restaurant
  • Culinary Theatre
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzis
  • Sports Courts
  • Speciality Restaurants

As a family-run cruise line, Fred. Olsen really take your experience personally. While the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships, brimming with more and more people, they have always believed that smaller is better. They treat passengers as guests, they dock at smaller ports in more interesting places and they avoid overcrowding both aboard and ashore. At capacity, their smaller ships will only ever sail with between 900 and 1,400 guests.

They have a small team of specialist itinerary planners. They take great pride in handcrafting each journey, to ensure they show you hidden gems as well as highlights on each of their sailings. It is a passion that has won them the Cruise Critic award for Best Itineraries for five consecutive years.

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can cruise from seven regional UK ports to hundreds of destinations worldwide in the classic style and comfort aboard their smaller-sized ships.

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