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Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Fred. Olsen unveils Phileas Fogg-inspired world cruise

Travellers looking for their next adventure can follow in the footsteps of explorer Phileas Fogg in a new 'Around the World in 80 Days' sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2023.

The cruise, departing in February 2023 from both Southampton and Liverpool, is timed to take advantage of a number of unique experiences, including  a visit into Safaga coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen and calls into Japan specially-timed to capture the cherry blossoms in bloom.

The 80-day adventure will take place in the 150th anniversary year of the novel and will call into many of the ports visited by Fogg, including Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and San Francisco.

Guests will enjoy up to £500 per person to spend on board, with Oceans members able to book from 2 March ahead of general release on Friday 5 March.

Martin Lister, Head of Destination Experience and Itinerary Planning, said: "This is a truly exceptional cruise. Not only will guests have the chance to follow the route of fictional explorer Phileas Fogg, but there will also be many opportunities for guests to create tales of their own adventures.

"We're calling into Japan in time to see the seasonal cherry blossoms in bloom, with chances to learn more about its connection with rice growing, and to take part in a local tea ceremony."

"In India, guests can immerse in the Hindu culture and traditions, or become a Dabbawala for a day in the bustling city of Mumbai."

A visit to Hawaii will offer the chance to witness the still active Kilauea volcano.

"Plus, there will also be chances to enjoy explorations of many towns, cities and islands in-between, as well as transits of both the Panama and Suez Canals."

Details of the 'Around the World in 80 Days' cruise are as follows:

Borealis' 80-day S2305 'Around the World in 80 Days' cruise, departs from Southampton on 23 February 2023. Prices start from £9,999 per person.

Ports of call include Southampton, UK, Lisbon, Portugal, Brindisi, Italy, Port Said, Egypt, Mumbai, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan ,Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii , Acapulco, Mexico, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Tortola, British Virgin Islands  and Sao Miguel, Azores.

Departure is also available from Liverpool on 21 February 2023, returning to Southampton, with prices starting from £10,299 per person.

Further information at the Travel Agent Centre at


Source: Fred Olsen PR

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