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Emblematic Antarctica on Ponant Le Boréal


Cruise ID 24140
Book By 13Dec19
Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Multiple Departures Multiple departures 08Jan20-20Feb21
Duration 10 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 18Jan20 to 02Mar21
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 journey aboard 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
  • Overnight in Buenos Aires + flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia + visit + flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, Weddell seals and numerous sea birds.
  • Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • New: for your comfort, your cruise package includes an overnight in Buenos Aires the day before embarkation and the flights to/from Ushuaia (for details, see the “cruise package” tab).
  • 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
Wait List
Deluxe Stateroom
$13,920
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Prestige Deck 4
$15,320
Book
Prestige Deck 5
$15,970
Book
Prestige Deck 6
$16,650
Book
Deluxe Suite
$22,400
Book
Prestige Deck 5 Suite
$24,190
Book
Prestige Deck 6 Suite
$25,280
Book
Owner's Suite
$40,130
Book

Highlights

  • A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard.
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Sailing on the Weddell Sea and amid the free-floating pack ice, dicovering one of the most famous places of polar exploration.
  • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, Weddell seals and numerous sea birds.
  • Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • New: for your comfort, your cruise package includes an overnight in Buenos Aires the day before embarkation and the flights to/from Ushuaia

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



Day 1: Ushuaia
Depart 6:00 PM

Day 2: Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 3: Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 4: Antarctic Peninsula

Day 5: Antarctic Peninsula

Day 6: Antarctic Peninsula

Day 7: Antarctic Peninsula

Day 8: Antarctic Peninsula

Day 9: Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 10: Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11: Ushuaia
 Arrive 7:00 AM





Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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



Area: 27 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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



Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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



Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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



Area: 45 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Situated on Deck 6
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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
  • Butler service
  • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport – Hotel – Port
  • 1 free hour of Spa treatments



Area: 21 m²
Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • 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

Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and well-being which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

 

Interior Design

Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey 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”.

 

Restaurants

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberté Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

 

Accommodation

Elegance and flexibility of the suites and staterooms, decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.

  • Flexible capacity: from 112 to 132 suites & staterooms.
  • Maximum configuration: 4 suites & 128 staterooms.
  • Maximum number of suites configuration: 24 suites & 88 staterooms.
  • Magnificent ocean views: 124 staterooms and suites with balcony

 

Deck plan

Length  466 ft
Beam  59 ft
Draft  15.3 ft
Cruising speed  14 knots
Ice class  1 C
Classification  Bureau Veritas
Flag  French
Guest decks  6
Guest capacity (double occupancy)  up to 264 PAX
Normal crew size  140
Fleet of expedition Zodiac®  (Mark V HD)
Gross tonnage  10 944 UMS
Electric motors  2 x 2300 KW
Installed power  6 400 KW
Construction  Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy


Le Boreal


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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