Cruise: Discovering Normandy and the Channel Islands

**Limited availability** 23-28 August 2024. 5 nights. From £799 per person. Full board. Departing from Southampton on Fred. Olsen's Borealis. Make the most of your Bank Holiday weekend and sail with us on this Oddfellows-hosted group cruise to the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Isles and Normandy, France.

A stylish adventure

On this five-night mini cruise, we’ll be visiting destinations chosen for their scenic landscapes, island life and local produce. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore this part of the world in the company of fellow Oddfellows and their guests.

Looking back at the harbour of Honfleur with its boats and row of terraced houses
Explore the charming harbour of Honfleur

An itinerary rich with nature, history and artistic connections

Fri 23 Aug

  • Departure from Southampton.

Sat 24 Aug

  • A day of sailing and on-board relaxation and entertainment. 

Sunday 25 Aug

  • St. Mary’s. Visit the largest of the five inhabited islands that make up the Isles of Scilly archipelago.

Mon 26 Aug

  • St. Peter Port. Explore the picturesque main port town of the Channel Islands.
  • Cruise by Brecqhou. Marvel at this tiny island as you sail to the east of Guernsey.
  • Cruise by Sark. Considered the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, take in the stunning views of Sark, found nestled between Guernsey and Jersey.
  • Cruise by Alderney. View this island’s diverse landscapes, a haven for various species of flora and fauna, historical sites and aquamarine waters.

Tues 27 Aug

  • Honfleur. Discover this picturesque harbour and town in Normandy, and its artistic connections.

Weds 28 Aug

  • Return to Southampton.

The cruise also includes a free onboard drinks party, so you can get to know your fellow cruisers.*

Find out more about this cruise's itinerary and what's included in your price on the Fred. Olsen website.

Meet Wendy, your Oddfellows host

Headshot of Oddfellows member Wendy Atkins

Wendy Atkins, a member from Ipswich Oddfellows, will be your host. She has travelled the world by cruise ship and welcomes all members and their guests to join her on this next adventure.

Wendy is also happy to answer any questions you may have about the trip, and will be ready to welcome you when you step on board.

You can get in touch with Wendy on 07722 191437, or email

About your ship, the Borealis

Sister ship of Bolette, the Borealis joined Fred. Olsen in 2020 and features a series of lounges, bars, elegant restaurants and wide-open deck spaces, as well as 702 cabins and suites.

Learn more about the Borealis on the Fred. Olsen website.

How do I find out more or book?

There is now limited availability for this cruise.

To find out more about the cruise and the different types of cabin available, contact Wendy Atkins on 07722 191437, or email

A deposit of 15% per person will be needed to confirm your place on this trip.

Funding towards group transport to and from the port may also be available.**

Free £25 on-board spend per person.***

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Book with confidence

This cruise is operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. We recommend that you look at their terms and conditions before booking.

Group fares are per person, based on standard occupancy of the lead-in cabin of named category, subject to availability. Prices are capacity controlled and subject to change. Offers may be amended or withdrawn at any time without prior notice, are subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively. All bookings made on the group fares must be booked under group account code AG1264. All bookings are subject to Fred. Olsen’s standard terms and conditions, available on our website and on request. Some ports may be at anchor, intermediate days are at sea. FOCL reserves the right to amend itineraries for operational reasons. *The hosted group drinks party is offered free of charge subject to minimum numbers and includes house wines, sherry, soft drinks and cold canapés. Prices are not combinable with the Oddfellows affinity discount. **The funding towards transport to/from the port is provided by FOCL, subject to minimum numbers. Group transport from Ipswich to/from port will be arranged by Ipswich Oddfellows. The free on board spend credit, is per person and is automatically added to the guests on board account. This free on board spend is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. E&OE.