Departing from Port of Southampton
White Star Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3GG
This cruise combines Scandinavian cities with scenic sailing. Borealis navigates world-class archipelagos in Turku and Stockholm, passes Olsen family home, and explores historic towns like Tallinn and Visby. Discover Copenhagen’s canals and palaces, while Helsinki offers island adventures and Suomenlinna fortress.
In addition, you’ll be joined aboard by an experienced astronomer from Go Stargazing for guided night sky tours under light pollution-free skies as part of Fred. Olsen’s Sky at Sea signature experience.
- Explore the night skies on deck with an astronomer from Go Stargazing.
- Learn how our ancestors interpreted the sky with a laser-guided tour of the constellations.
- With the Sun approaching solar maximum and peak activity, viewing the Northern Lights is statistically more likely and displays more intense. It’s the best time to see Aurora in years!
- Witness the spectacular view of a full Moon rising in the East at sunset and observe the phase of the Moon change throughout the cruise. The Moon’s craters and mountain ranges look stunning through binoculars!
- This cruise takes place around the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower, meaning an increased chance of seeing shooting stars.
The map plots the course of this cruise. As you travel away from light pollution, a breathtaking canvas of stars unfolds above. The sky becomes a sanctuary of twinkling constellations, captivating stargazers with its celestial wonders. Guided by a Go Stargazing astronomer, you'll learn to navigate the skies and immerse yourself in their beauty.
For full details on how to attend this cruise, including how to book, please see the cruise's official website.Visit cruise website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this cruise. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.