It's  the last chance to see one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights – the majestic 'Aurora Borealis', or 'Northern Lights' – at their most spectacular until the next decade and a Fred. Olsen cruise aboard Balmoral, departing from Southampton could be your best bet. The intensity of the Northern Lights is based on an 11-year solar cycle, and NASA scientists have predicted that the current period of solar activity will start to decline in 2016, although this year still presents great potential for some very large solar flares.   

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:  

“With our strong Norwegian heritage and years of experience sailing these Northern waters, Fred. Olsen is able to take guests much closer to the destination, on board our smaller-sized ships.

"We also dedicate more time than other cruise line to exploring scenic intercoastal routes, which larger ships simply cannot access, offering our guests the best opportunity possible to see the fantastic Northern Lights.”