The MS Borealis is now a Fred Olsen ship, and the Olsen’s used to have a ship called Borealis in their fleet many years ago, in 1948, long before they became a cruise line. It is the sister ship to the MS BOLETTE and whilst they are the same, the routes will no doubt differ. Given the name of this ship, you might imagine it sailing very far north; pastNarvick to Alta or beyond in order to try and see the northern lights. A ship covered in snow is a very different adventure.
This ship first came into service in 1997 and was built by Fincantieri in Italy. Whilst she has a capacity of around 1,400 Fred Olsen have quoted around 1,300 guests. The crew before was 600 and they estimate 617. The ship was christened by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Fred Olsen ship names always start with B, and the name Borealis was a ship in their 1948 fleet. The transformation from Carnival owned and Holland and America operated, to a Fred Olsen ship, started in August 2020 during the COVID shut down. It has been done by Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands.
It will no doubt have a different look and feel.
Essentials – cruise travel labels and our cruise crime novels – oh, and the seasickness bands.
The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. The crime novels are a whole new experience. You may not have been to the ports in the novels, you certainly won’t have been to the parts of the ship they use. All the cruise crime novels will make you feel like you are in the adventure and on the cruise of the ship.
Enjoy your cruise