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Dining

Dining in the elegant restaurants and dining venues is a high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise. There are deliciously-tempting dishes – expertly crafted by the chefs – on offer throughout the day, presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen’s famous on board service. 

AURORA & BOREALIS RESTAURANTS

At the heart of the dining experience on board Borealis are Aurora & Borealis, the ship’s elegant and spacious two-tiered main restaurants.

At these venues, delicious five-course, á la carte menus of dishes expertly created, prepared and cooked by a team of chefs are served every evening, whilst dedicated, attentive waiters take care of you. Menus are updated daily and include everything from steaks and seafood to freshly-made soups, pasta and salads. Plus, there are beautiful homemade breads, made overnight in the on board bakery, to enjoy too. 

You could opt for flexible dining during your time on Borealis, which allows you the freedom to dine at these venues at any time in the evening, or choose to dine at the same time allocated to you for each evening on your cruise.

INDIAN OCEAN ROOM

For a more intimate dining experience, guests can book a table at Borealis’ Indian Ocean Room and enjoy the same five-course á la carte menu of delicious dishes served in the ship’s main, two-tiered restaurants, but in a smaller, Indian Ocean-themed venue. 

This welcoming and cosy, yet spacious and comfortable venue is a wonderful place in which to indulge with sumptuous dinners, as well as tasty breakfasts and lunches, whilst enjoying ocean views through the large picture windows and the company of loved ones, friends or perhaps a few fellow guests. 

THE VIEW

With no formal dress code or set tables, a light, open and welcoming feel and beautiful views of the ocean provided by its large windows, Borealis’ The View restaurant is the perfect venue for relaxed, buffet-style dining. 

The View is open throughout the day, so whether you’re preparing for, or returning from, a busy day ashore, or enjoying a day at sea, you can come and go as it suits you and eat whatever takes your fancy. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners are laid out as the most generous buffet and served to you by the crew. And, when you are feeling peckish in the late evenings, you’ll find The View is open for a delicious late night buffet and bedtime snacks too.

THE POOLSIDE CAFÉ

The Poolside Café, situated close to the swimming pool and Jacuzzis on Lido Deck 8, provides you with a relaxed, al fresco dining experience to enjoy during your days on board.

You’ll find there are plenty of delicious, tempting dishes on offer; perhaps tuck into a perfectly cooked burger or fish and chips, or something light such as a Caesar salad or a ploughman’s plate.

COLOURS & TASTES

Colours & Tastes restaurant offers modern Asian Fusion dishes which are a real talking point on board Borealis

Book a table and experience a real flavour of Asia in the colourful yet intimate restaurant, where the mood is cheerful, and the food offers a stimulating set of new taste experiences.

The talented chefs offer classic dishes and unique delicacies from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Fillipino cuisines, including spiced grilled meats, seafood, dim sum and sushi.

Delicious food, prepared with the finest ingredients, and the knowledgeable waiting team, all help to create wonderful memories that will leave you surprised, delighted and coming back again!


Booking ahead is highly recommended at the speciality dining venues and this can be done using the pre-book button in your ‘My Cruises‘ account from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10 per person supplement for this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person. *Prices are subject to change without notice.

VASCO

Vasco (named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama who was the first European to reach India by sea) offers a fresh and modern take on Indian food.

The menu has been inspired by chefs from Goa and focuses on the unique culinary traditions of that area – a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India.

Here you can enjoy delicious sea-food, spiced curries and grilled meats, all cooked fresh and to authentic recipes by the Goan chefs.

The bright colours and feel of the restaurant have also been inspired by the warmth and richness of the Goan tradition.


Booking ahead is highly recommended at the speciality dining venues and this can be done using the pre-book button in your ‘My Cruises‘ account from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10 per person supplement for this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person. *Prices subject to change without notice.

AFTERNOON TEA

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Rare Tea Company is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream – all for only £11.99 per person*. *Prices subject to change without notice.
*Chargeable to your on board account. Afternoon tea is bookable 8 weeks in advance via your My Cruises account or alternatively whilst on board.

ROOM SERVICE

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

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