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Exceptional 11-Day Expedition Cruise

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Emblematic Antarctic on Ponant Le Boréal


Cruise ID 24140
Book By 18Dec18
Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Multiple Departures 29Dec18, 17Jan19, 22Feb19
Duration 10 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 08Jan19 to 04Mar19
Region Polar Regions, South America
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship Le Boreal
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Ushuaia, Crossing The Drake Passage, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay, Pléneau Island, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island, Sailing On The Weddell Sea

PONANT proposes an exceptional expedition cruise into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice floes. Set sail on an unforgettable 11-day journeyaboard Le Boréal and fall for the charms of the dreamlike landscapes, inhabited by rich and uncommon wildlife.  

In Neko Harbour, a magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see seals, whales, leopard seals and gentoo penguins.  

On Pleneau Island, you’ll be amused by the original gait of the gentoo penguins going about their daily lives with a backdrop of magnificent icebergs. Don’t miss out on the visit to nearby Port Charcot. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the famous French explorer who led many polar expeditions at the beginning of the 20th century, gave this name to the island as a tribute to his father.

Your ship will then head north before arriving on the volcanic Deception Island, which was long an emblematic whaling site. Its sheltered bay also served as a refuge for sailors during heavy storms. 

Before you return to UshuaiaLe Boréal will clear a path through the impressive tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your Antarctic crossing.

Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Highlights
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Hiking opportunity: Neko Harbour, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island.
  • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floe, imposing icebergs, tall snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, Minke and humpback whales, Weddell seals, sea leopards and sea birds.
  • Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • Exclusive 4-night programme before the cruise Patagonia, a land of contrast
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Superior Stateroom
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Owner's Suite
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Prestige Deck 6 Suite
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Prestige Deck 4
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Deluxe Stateroom
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Prestige Deck 5 Suite
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Prestige Deck 5
$17,380
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Prestige Deck 6
$18,170
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Deluxe Suite
$24,770
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Day Destination Arrival Date/Time Departure Date/Time
1 Ushuaia 22/02/2019 18:00
2 Crossing The Drake Passage 23/02/2019 00:00 23/02/2019 00:00
3 Crossing The Drake Passage 24/02/2019 00:00 24/02/2019 00:00
4 Neko Harbor 25/02/2019 00:00 25/02/2019 00:00
4 Paradise Bay 25/02/2019 00:00 25/02/2019 00:00
5 Pléneau Island 26/02/2019 00:00 26/02/2019 00:00
5 Port Charcot, Booth Island 26/02/2019 00:00 26/02/2019 00:00
6 Port Lockroy, Goudier Island 27/02/2019 00:00 27/02/2019 00:00
7 Deception Island, South Shetland Islands 28/02/2019 00:00 28/02/2019 00:00
8 Sailing On The Weddell Sea 01/03/2019 00:00 01/03/2019 00:00
9 Crossing The Drake Passage 02/03/2019 00:00 02/03/2019 00:00
10 Crossing The Drake Passage 03/03/2019 00:00 03/03/2019 00:00
11 Ushuaia 04/03/2019 07:00




Deluxe Suite – 3 on the Le France Deck (290 sq.ft + 54 sq.ft private balcony)

 

AMENTIES

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • Sofa
  • Armchair & Pedestal table

 



The Owner’s suite is situated on Le France Deck. (484 sq.ft + 97 sq.ft private balcony)

It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtakting panoramic sea view.

 

AMENTIES

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • Another Flat screen satellite TV
  • Large bathtub
  • Sofa
  • Table with 4 chairs
  • Armchair & Pedestal table


92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. (200 sq.ft + 43 sq.ft private balcony)

 

AMENTIES

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi


8 superior staterooms of 226 sq.ft. located on Le Champollion Deck
AMENTIES

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi

 


Le Boreal

Le Boreal

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, she is the fruit of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Le Boréal remains faithful to our philosophy – to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood, subtly revisited. On board, soothing neutral tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”…

Dining

  • The Gastronomic Restaurant (French & International Cuisine)
  • Grill Restaurant (Al Fresco dining, Buffet Lunch & Themed Dinners

Entertainment

  • Theatre
  • Main Lounge
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Open-air Bar (Pool Deck)

Onboard Activities

  • Games area
  • Library
  • Carita Spa
  • Fitness and Beauty Centre

CLICK HERE to view video of Le Boreal

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 10 944 UMS
Star Rating 5 Star
Size/Style of Ship Small/Yachting
Entered Service 2010
Registry French
Former Name None
Length 142 metres
Beam 18 metres
Draft 4.7 metres
Propulsion/Propellers Electric (2 x 2300kw)
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 16
Passenger Capacity (twin) 264
Crew 139
Nationality of Officers French
Nationality of Crew French
Total Cabins 132
Total Inside cabins 0
Total Outside cabins 132
Cabin/Suites with Balcony 124
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins  
Passenger Decks 6
Cabin Electricity 110/220v
Elevators 2
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) Euro
 

Le Boreal

Open-air bar – Sun deck

Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom

 

Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom

 

Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom

 

Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom

 

 Resturant Gastronomique


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.



 

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