Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines gives first look at two brand-new 2026 Grand Voyages offering worldwide exploration

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched two brand-new itineraries offering guests the chance to set sail on an adventure exploring vibrant, captivating cities and paradise islands.

The first of the Grand Voyages is an epic 95-night around the world adventure, ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities’.

Departing in January 2026, Bolette will take guests on a journey with a hand-crafted itinerary packed with opportunities to glimpse the diverse array of cultures that the world has to offer and encounter the richness of wildlife along the way.

The cruise includes the chance to explore some of the world’s most enchanting islands including Bora Bora, the Cook Islands, Bali and Komodo Island as well as stunning cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney and Cairns to visit the Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

 

Singapore

 

An undoubted highlight for history lovers will be in Egypt to delve into ancient history at Luxor and the Valley of the Kings; home to Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The second Grand Voyage will see Borealis transport guests on a 76-night ‘Exploration of South America and Antarctica’, planned to showcase remote landscapes and the vibrant tapestry of Latin American culture.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“These Grand Voyages have been specially crafted for our smaller ships to take our guests to some of the most exciting and intriguing destinations around the world.

 

Antarctic Peninsula

 

Borealis will travel on an Exploration of South America and Antarctica, journeying to the iconic cities of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Peru’s Callao, the Falkland Islands and the rugged, icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. Other highlights include the breathtaking Chilean Fjords, the world-renowned Panama Canal and the chance to encounter diverse aquatic wildlife. What’s more, our Journey Planners have curated this itinerary to coincide with the spectacle of the Rio Carnival.

 

Carnival

 

“Meanwhile Bolette will take guests sailing from both Liverpool and Southampton on an epic adventure to discover the world’s most beautiful islands and captivating cities. The ship will visit the paradise islands of French Polynesia and Bora Bora, an abundance of awe-inspiring Indonesian and Far Eastern isles, and the busting metropolises of Sydney, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.”

Guests can also enjoy their choice of up to £600 on board spend or free door-to-door transfers for those travelling to the port from mainland UK for up to 250 miles.

These two sailings come ahead of the launch of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ full 2025/26 schedule next month.

Details of the two new cruises, which are available to book for Oceans Members from 7th February and on general sale from 9th February, are as follows:

Bolette’s 95-night T2602 ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities’ cruise departing from Southampton on 7th January 2026. Prices start from £10,999 per person. 

  • Explore some of the world’s most idyllic islands
  • Discover iconic cities such as Sydney and Kuala Lumpur
  • Experience native wildlife, flora and fauna

Itinerary: – Southampton, UK – Ponta Delgada, Portugal – St John’s, Antigua – Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Oranjestad, Aruba – Colon, Panama – Cruising the Panama Canal, Panama – Huatulco, Mexico – Manzanillo, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (overnight port) – Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia – Fakarava, French Polynesia – Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Aitutaki, Cook Islands – Crossing International Date Line – Auckland, New Zealand – Tauranga, New Zealand – Sydney, Australia (overnight port) – Brisbane, Australia – Cairns, Australia – Komodo, Indonesia – Benoa, Indonesia – Lembar, Indonesia – Singapore, Singapore (overnight port) – Port Klang, Malaysia – Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia – Phuket, Thailand – Sabang, Indonesia – Male, Maldives – Salalah, Oman – Safaga, Egypt – Cruising Suez Canal (overnight) – Valletta, Malta – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – La Coruna, Spain – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit T2602 ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities’

Bolette’s 99-night T260107 ‘Discovering the World’s Idyllic Islands and Iconic Cities’ cruise departing from Liverpool on 5th January 2026. Prices start from £11,399 per person. 

  • Discover an abundance of paradise islands
  • Explore some of the world’s most awe-inspiring cities
  • Encounter diverse cultures, rich wildlife and marine life

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Southampton, UK – Ponta Delgada, Portugal – St John’s, Antigua – Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Oranjestad, Aruba – Colon, Panama – Cruising the Panama Canal, Panama – Huatulco, Mexico – Manzanillo, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (overnight port) – Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia – Fakarava, French Polynesia – Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Aitutaki, Cook Islands – Crossing International Date Line – Auckland, New Zealand – Tauranga, New Zealand – Sydney, Australia (overnight port) – Brisbane, Australia – Cairns, Australia – Komodo, Indonesia – Benoa, Indonesia – Lembar, Indonesia – Singapore, Singapore (overnight port) – Port Klang, Malaysia – Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia – Phuket, Thailand – Sabang, Indonesia – Male, Maldives – Salalah, Oman – Safaga, Egypt – Cruising Suez Canal (overnight) – Valletta, Malta – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – La Coruna, Spain – Southampton, UK – Liverpool, UK

For more details: Visit T260107 ‘A Voyage of Exploration Around the World’

Borealis’ 76-night T2603 ‘Exploration of South America and the Antarctic’ cruise departing from Southampton on 28th January 2026. Prices start from £8,999 per person.

  • Witness the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica
  • Experience the electric atmosphere of the Rio Carnival
  • Visit remarkable sites such as Machu Pichu

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – La Coruna, Spain – Las Palmas, Spain – Praia, Cape Verde – Salvador, Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (overnight port) – Ilhabela, Brazil – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Montevideo, Uruguay – Port Stanley, Falkland Islands – Cruising by Antarctic Peninsula (overnight) – Punta Arenas, Chile – Cruising Chilean Fjords, Chile (overnight) – Valparaiso, Chile – Coquimbo, Chile – Iquique, Chile – Arica, Chile – Paracas, Peru – Callao, Peru (overnight port) – Guayaquil, Ecuador – Cruising Panama Canal, Panama – Puerto Limon, Costa Rica – Colon, Panama – Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (overnight port) – Willemstad, Curacao – Bequia, St Vincent and Grenadines – St John’s, Antigua – Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles – Ponta Delgada, Portugal  – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit T2603 ‘Exploration of South America and the Antarctic’

 

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Grand Voyages, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com/new-cruises Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.