Fred Olsen Borealis: Full Cruise Ship Tour

This is the MS Borealis from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. I recently took a two-week trip on the Borealis from Liverpool to Northern Norway on a winter northern lights hunt and as you’ll see on my other video about the trip (, we succeeded!

I know many of you planning a Fred Olsen cruise are keen to find out more about the MS Borealis, to see if it’s a good fit for you. That’s the focus of this video.

Together with its sister ship the Bolette, the Borealis is relatively new to the Fred Olsen fleet but it’s not a new vessel. Far from it, in fact. Fred Olsen recently bought the ships from Holland America Line. Under its former name the Rotterdam, the Borealis had sailed for Holland America Line for 22 years. It took its maiden voyage at the end of 1997.

So how would it be sailing in 2023 on a ship built in the 90s? Come on board and I’ll show you around.

Full ship tour including photos:

Watch a review of the Northern Lights Cruise:

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