150 years after the publication of the famous book 'Around the World in 80 Days', join Fred Olsen as they set out to repeat the feat; a challenge their journey planners have taken to with gusto! Across 80 days, as Borealis guides you on an epic circumnavigation of the globe via Africa, Asia and the Americas, encounter many of the places that Phileas Fogg and his companion Passepartout travelled through and experience an adventure of a lifetime.
Unlike Fogg, who famously rushed from one location to the next, you’ve ample time for discovery in each and every destination on this itinerary. In Egypt, visits to Port Said and Safaga – coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen – allow for tours to Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza, while there’s also a memorable transit of the Suez Canal.
During three days in India, explore historic Goa and Kochi, and feel the buzz of Mumbai, perhaps while sampling the busy daily life of local Dabbawalas. You could even opt for a journey to the famed Taj Mahal. You’ll get to engage with the wonders of modern Asia, amongst the impressive cityscapes, architectural highlights and cultural delights of Singapore and Hong Kong too, with the golden sands and verdant Vietnamese landscapes of Nha Trang providing a more traditional, laid-back experience in between.
As the Asian leg of your voyage concludes, you’ll get to explore and feel the energy of bustling Shanghai and Tokyo, the Japanese capital. For a captivating contrast, the visit to Japan is timed to see the beautiful cherry blossom in full bloom, while you could also experience a traditional tea ceremony with a fifth-generation tea master, meet Geishas and delve into Samurai heritage. A journey across the Pacific Ocean includes three stops in Hawaii, to witness the active Kilauea volcano, learn of the island state’s unique cultural traditions, and indulge in a taste of paradise, before the Californian cities of San Diego and San Francisco, with its iconic sites such as Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, await. You’ll then have chances to watch cliff-top divers in Acapulco, encounter amazing wildlife in Costa Rican rainforests, sample the rich history and authentic flavours of Colombia, and sail the Panama Canal before finally heading home. Your Atlantic Ocean crossing is sure to be one to remember, with Borealis calling at Tortola, famed for its pirate history and Caribbean rum; St Kitts, with its world-renowned scenic railway; and the scenic Azores en route.
New bookings only. Onboard spend varies by cabin type. Interior: £150pp, Oceanview £250pp, Superior Oceanview & Terrace £350pp, Suites £500pp. Not combinable with other offers other than transfer offer. *Guests who join our World Cruise in Liverpool on 21 February 2023, returning to Southampton on 13 May 2023 can take advantage of a door-to-door transfer - up to 250 miles one way from Southampton. Further conditions apply, please ask for details.