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  • le-boreal-stateroom.jpg - Relax in style in your stateroom aboard Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-stateroom.jpg - After a day exploring the Caribbean, Scandinavia or Antartica, relax in style in your stateroom on Ponant's luxury expedition ship Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-stateroom1.jpg - Relax in your plush, modern stateroom on Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-stateroom2.jpg - Enjoy the comfort of your stateroom after a day of show excursions on Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-prestige.jpg - Your Prestige Suite on Le Boreal offers a spacious retreat at sea.
  • Ponant-Le-Boreal-stateroom.jpg - Relax in style in a suite on Le Boreal, a luxury expedition yacht from Ponant.
  • Le-Boreal-aft.jpg - An aerial view of the aft of Ponant's expedition ship Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-aft.jpg - Le Boreal sails with a maximum of 264 passengers and 139 crew members to ports in Scandinavia, Greenland and Canada.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-sea.jpg - Sail off into the sunset on Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
  • Ponant-Norway-Le-Boreal.jpg - Cruise to Norway and explore fjords by Zodiac on Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • philip_plisson_le_boreal.jpg - Ponant's Le Boreal journeys to the far corners of the world.
  • Ponant-Boreal.jpg - Board Le Boreal, a Ponant luxury ship, for yacht-style cruises to Scandinavia, Russia or Antarctica.
  • le-boreal-Aitcho-Islands.jpg - Le Boreal sails past the Aitcho Islands in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
  • Ponant-whale.jpg - A humpback whale breaches the surface, seen on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-deck-chair.jpg - Enjoy deck time on Le Boreal, a Ponant Yacht Cruise.
  • Ponant-Bellot-polar2.jpg - Ponant can take you to the inlets and bays of Canada to see polar bears in their native habitat.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-deck.jpg - Take in panoramic views of charming European port cities from the deck of Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-alfresco.jpg - Enjoy al fresco dining with stellar service on board Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-deck.jpg - Take in panoramic views of charming European port cities from the deck of Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
  • Ponant-Leboreal-alfresco.jpg - Enjoy al fresco dining with stellar service on board Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
  • Ponant-dining-alfresco.jpg - Enjoy exquisite foods and well paired wines when dining al fresco on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-al-fresco-dining.jpg - Enjoy refreshing sea and land views during al fresco dining on your Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-dining.jpg -  Dine on French fusion cuisine, such as carpaccio of yellow fin tuna or pan-fried filet steak and finish your meal with panna cotta with red berry fruits on your Ponant sailing.
  • Le-Boreal-pool.jpg - The pool aboard the luxury expedition ship Le Boreal.
  • le-boreal-reception-area.jpg - The classy reception area on Ponant's luxury ship Le Boreal.
  • le-boreal-library.jpg - The chic library aboard Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • le-boreal-in-antarctica.jpg - The Ponant luxury expedition ship Le Boreal in Antarctica.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-centerpiece.jpg - The centerpiece of the lobby on Ponant's Le Boreal.  Book passage to Denmark, Norway, Greenland or Canada on a luxury expedition cruise.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-lounge.jpg - Head to the lounge on Le Boreal to relax after your visits to exotic ports of call.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-cards.jpg - Join a card game on sea days and meet fellow passengers in the library of the Ponant ship Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-spa.jpg - Book a massage during your cruise on Le Boreal, a Ponant Yacht Cruise.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-Theater.jpg - The Theater on Le Boreal features informational sessions as well as music.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-deck-champagne.jpg - Sip fine Champagne on deck with fellow shipmates as you leave port on deck on your Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-reception.jpg - The classy Reception area on Le Boreal, a Ponant ship.
  • Ponant-LeBoreal-room.jpg - Le Boreal offers several contemporary spots on board for social activities.
  • Ponant-cruise-life.jpg - Enjoy a good book + cool drink + sunshine on deck on your Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-butler-on-deck.jpg - Have a butler pamper yourself on a Ponant cruise with canapes on deck.
  • Ponant-Le-Boreal-woman.jpg - Book a voyage on Ponant's Le Boreal and sail in style.
  • Ponant-Le-Boreal.jpg - The stylish center artpiece on Ponant's luxury expedition ship Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-champagne.jpg - Sunset and a perfectly chilled glass of champagne make for a perfect vacation escape on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-fitness.jpg - Stay fit while exploring new vistas on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-Boreal-relax.jpg - Take in the exotic passing landscapes on Le Boreal, a Ponant luxury ship.
  • Ponant-Yacht-Cruise-poolside.jpg - Relax poolside as your Ponant ship slips into small bays and secluded coves.
  • Ponant-Boreal-lounge.jpg - The lounge of Ponant's Le Boreal offers a comfortable relaxation zone after an afternoon of exploring on shore.
  • Ponant-tropical-fish.png - Snorkel and scuba dive to see tropical fish up close as part of your Ponant cruise experience.
  • Ponant-whale-fin.png - See nature in a whole new way on a Ponant luxury expedition cruise when you set sail on Le Boreal from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Bellot-polar.jpg - Cruise the Bellot Strait of Canada for closeup views of polar bears.
  • Ponant-in-Greenland.jpg - L'Austral and Le Boreal are among the luxury expedition ships from Ponant that visit Greenland.
  • Denmark-Copenhagen-stroll-canal - Relax as you stroll along the many canals of Copenhagen.
  • Tromso2-Norway - Fjords seen from the south beach of Tromso, Norway.
  • Lush-Moorea-Mountains - The lush mountains of Mo'orea.
  • BoraBora-Beach - Bora Bora is surrounded by a barrier reef, protecting miles and miles of beautiful beaches.
  • Ponant-Bellot-polar3.jpg - Watch the locals take a dip on a Ponant cruise through Northern Canada.
  • Ponant-Argentina-snows-pano.jpg - A panoramic shot of Ponant's Le Lyrial during a sailing from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Alaska-Katmai-brown-bears.jpg - Visit Katmai National Park in Alaska on Ponant's Le Boreal.
  • Ponant-Antarctica-Bongrain-Pt.jpg - See the wonders of Antarctica on Ponant's Le Lyrial. Here's Bongrain Point on Pourquoi Pas Island.
  • Ponant-Antarctica-penguins.jpg - Cruise Ponant to Antarctica and get up close and personal with some king penguins.
  • Ponant-Antarctica-whale.jpg - See whales close up on your Ponant cruise to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Antarctica.jpg - Sail on a Ponant luxury expedition ship from Ushuaia, Argentina, to  Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-cliffs-snow.jpg - Sail from Argentina to Antarctice on Ponant's luxury expedition ship Le Lyrial.
  • Ponant-Argentina-King-Penguin.jpg - View king penguins on your Ponant cruise from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-King-Penguins2.jpg - Get up close and personal with king penguins on your Ponant cruise to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-orca.jpg - Watch orcas from the deck of a Ponant luxury expedition cruise from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-penguin-beach.jpg - Come see majestic Magellanic penguins on a Ponant cruise from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-penguin-sea.jpg - Frolic along with the penguins on a Ponant cruise from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-penguin-young.jpg - A penguin checking on her chicks, seen on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-Argentina-seal-chill.jpg - Chill out, like this seal, during a Ponant cruise to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-Argentina-whale-tail.jpg - Watch whales from the deck of a Ponant luxury expedition cruise from Argentina to Antarctica.
  • Ponant-London-Tower-Bridge.jpg - Passengers on a Ponant voyage get a close-up view of London's famed Tower Bridge.
  • Ponant-Manhattan6.jpg - A Ponant ship passes by Freedom Tower and Lower Manhattan.
  • Ponant-New-York-Manhattan.jpg - Sail from New York City on a Ponant cruise to Boston, Newport, R.I., and Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Ponant-New-York-Manhattan2.jpg - See the magnificent skyline of Manhattan at night on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-New-York-Manhattan3.jpg - See the magnificent skyline of Manhattan at night on a Ponant cruise.
  • Ponant-Northwest-Passage-Bellot-Strait-Le-Boreal.jpg - Travel the Northwest Passage on Ponant's Le Boreal.

Le Boreal: Exotic expeditions on a luxury yacht

Have you sailed on Le Boreal? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

A mega-yacht with 132 cabins, Le Boreal from France-based cruise line Ponant offers voyages that blend luxury and intimacy with well-being and discovery. 

Superior materials and an elegant, tasteful décor combine to give off a subtle nautical mood. On board, crew members offer solicitous attention, giving guests the sense that they're sailing on their own private yacht.

Language spoken on board, you ask? English and French. The crew is bilingual, with many  service staff from Asia.

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Philip Plisson / Courtesy of Ponant Book passage on Le Boreal for a sailing with an international flavor.

Who will like sailing on Le Boreal

Le Boreal is best suited to those who want a relaxed yet chic, upscale environment that is more akin to a yacht than a traditional cruise ship. Foodies and those who enjoy smart, attentive service will like Le Boreal. The ship's wide-ranging itineraries make this a good choice for adventure-minded seafarers.

Cruise Critic adds: "Clientele varies dramatically according to the season, with younger families traveling during European school holidays and older couples attracted to the longer cruises to more remote locations."

Where Le Boreal sails

Le Boreal calls on ports in smaller towns and cities. Choose a cruise from Nome, Alaska, to Vancouver, BC, with stops in the beautiful Katmai National Park and Preserve and some of the Aleutian Islands. Or, view the Northern Lights on a cruise from Bergen to Longyearbyen, Norway. Argentina, the Panama Canal, Lisbon, Portugal, Greenland, Scandinavia, Alaska and Tahiti are among the highlights for 2017. Le Boreal offers some epic itineraries. 

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Enjoy al fresco dining with stellar service on board Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.
Francois Lefebvre / Courtesy of Ponant Enjoy al fresco dining with stellar service on board Le Boreal, a Ponant yacht.

An all-inclusive experience

Here is what is included in your fare: all drinks, table wine for lunch and dinner, bottled mineral water, port charges, and Zodiac excursions when the ship operates special expedition-style cruises.

Here is what is not included: gratuities, Wi-Fi and spa treatments.

Accommodations

Of the 132 staterooms, there are three Prestige Suites, while 40 of the 94 deluxe cabins can be combined into 20 larger suites, each with two bathrooms and separate living area and bedroom. All cabinetry is of elegant dark wood.

Each deluxe and standard cabin has a large ocean-view window, two beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a vanity desk. Rooms include a TV set, DVD player, refrigerator, and personal safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, and French bathroom products. Bathrooms sport marble appointments.

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Fast facts

264 Passengers [?]
140 Crew
6 Decks
2010 Maiden voyage
10,600 Tonnage [?]
466 Length in feet
59 Width in feet (max beam)
17 speed (mph) [?]

Overheard

“Le Boreal is best suited to young-minded couples and singles who want sophisticated facilities in a relaxed but chic yacht-like environment quite different than most cruise ships, with very good food and decent service.”

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