Le Boreal

Le Boreal is an expedition ship perfect for explorers looking for laid-back luxury in stylish surroundings and an authentic expedition experience

Intro / Overview

Le Boréal epitomizes a sophisticated fusion of luxury, intimacy, and exploration within a medium-sized expedition cruise ship. It offers an ideal haven for those seeking an authentic polar expedition experience while enjoying high onboard comfort. Le Boréal is part of a quartet of sister ships that includes L’ Austral, L’ Lyrial, and L’ Soleal, with minimal cosmetic distinctions setting them apart.

The ship accommodates 264 guests but deliberately limits the capacity for Antarctica cruises to 200 guests, ensuring a spacious and uncrowded ambience throughout the voyage. Le Boréal boasts an array of staterooms and upscale suites, many featuring private balconies.

Whether indulging in a meal with panoramic vistas at the La Boussole Grill Restaurant or relishing a gourmet dinner at the La Licorne Gastronomic Restaurant, Le Boréal caters to diverse palates and is committed to culinary excellence.

Dedicated to the expeditionary spirit, Le Boréal is an ice-strengthened ship equipped with a top-tier team of polar guides and a fleet of Zodiacs, enabling guests to delve deeper into exploration in destinations such as Greenland, Arctic Canada, Svalbard and Antarctica.

Highlights Le Boreal

1

Medium-sized luxury ship with a relaxed atmosphere

An excellent choice for explorers looking for a 5* luxury expedition cruise with a laid-back atmosphere, excellent dining choices and homely suites on a spacious ship with no more than 200 guests in Antarctica.
2

Outstanding expedition experience

Le Boreal is known for its outstanding expedition experience with a team of expert polar guides and naturalists who take guests exploring by Zodiac daily and offer enriching lectures onboard.
3

Eco-friendly with a commitment to sustainability

With a deep commitment to environmental performance, Le Boreal is a huge advancement in eco cruising with the latest technologies, which include lower emissions and fuel consumption, waste reduction, waste recovery and recycling, an onboard environment officer, and a reduced underwater noise profile to minimize disturbance to wildlife.
4

Unique Itineraries to Explore Greenland and the Canadian Arctic

One of the few ships offering in-depth voyages to the Thule region in the far north of Greenland or Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, Le Boréal is an excellent choice for guests looking to undertake deeper explorations of the remote Arctic.
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Great Option for Solo Travellers

Le Boréal offers a selection of no single supplement cabins on select voyages, making it an excellent choice for solo travelers looking to explore the polar regions in a friendly atmosphere.

Le Boreal Features

Exterior

Le Lyrial

Exterior Bar and Seating Area

Savour the epic polar scenery whilst enjoying your favourite drink in the exterior bar located on deck 6.
Le Boreal Ponant Bar

Pool Deck

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool with large deck spaces on the ship's top.

Interior

Le Boreal Ponant Panoramic Lounge

Panoramic Lounge

Located on deck 6, this large, bright, airy lounge is the perfect place to take in the sweeping views. Also featuring a bar, library and exterior terrace, this is the ultimate place to unwind.

Main Lounge

Located on deck 3, this spacious lounge features comfortable sofas, a tearoom, a bar and live music.
Le Boreal Ponant Spa

Wellness Area & Spa

Tranquil and relaxing spa featuring treatments, massages, L'Oréal Paris hair salon, free access hammam and fitness studio.
Le Boreal Ponant Theatre

The Theatre

A large auditorium with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and guest seating is on deck 4.

Dining Options On Le Boreal

Le Boreal Ponant gastronomic restaurant

La Licorne Gastronomic Restaurant

Located at the rear of deck 2, this extensive restaurant seats all guests in one setting. It offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners, French and international cuisine, and elegance with a wine cellar.

La Boussole Grill Restaurant

Located on deck 6, this restaurant serves hearty breakfasts, buffet lunches and themed diners in a relaxed setting with interior and exterior dining options.

Le Boreal Cabins

Superior Stateroom Deck 3
  • 226 ft
  • Up to 3 guests
  • One king-size bed or two single beds (180 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A window (except for stateroom 300: a round porthole only)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
  • 193 ft²
  • 2 guests
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony
  • A window and panoramic glazed swing door
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
  • 193 ft²
  • 2 guests
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony
  • A panoramic sliding bay window
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
  • 193 ft²
  • 2 guests
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony
  • A panoramic sliding bay window
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
  • 193 ft²
  • 2 guests
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony
  • A panoramic sliding bay window
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
  • 290 ft²
  • 2 guests
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • An armchair and a sofa (167 x 70 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 5 m² balcony
  • A panoramic sliding bay window
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Prestige Suite Deck 5
  • 398 ft²
  • Up to 4 guests
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day
  • A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A lounge with convertible sofa to a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), armchairs, second TV, and sliding courtesy door
  • Two bathrooms with shower
  • A private 8 m² balcony
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Prestige Suite Deck 6
  • 398 ft²
  • Up to 4 guests
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day
  • A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A lounge with convertible sofa to a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), armchairs, a second TV, and a sliding courtesy door
  • Two bathrooms with shower
  • A private 8 m² balcony
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Owner's Suite Deck 6
  • 484 ft²
  • Up to 2 guests
  • Concierge Service
  • Private return transfer
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day
  • A bedroom with one king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm)
  • A living/dining room with a sofa, armchair, second TV, 4-seater table, and sliding courtesy door
  • A bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub
  • A one-hour spa treatments per person (for 2 people) in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer
  • Premium drinks at the bar
  • A private 9 m² balcony
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows
  • 24-hour room service
  • Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)

Le Boreal Deck Plan

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Le Boreal Destinations

Northern Greenland

Le Boreal offers a one off unique opportunity to explore the remote Thule region in the far North of Greenland and the coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic on the same epic voyage.

Scotland

Explore the wild and remote landscapes of the Hebrides Islands on this unique expedition cruise.

Spitsbergen

Le Boreal offers an exciting voyage to explore Svalbard and Psitsbergen, the home of the polar bear.

Antarctica

Enjoy a luxury cruise to explore the Antarctica peninsula from Ushuaia in Argentina on a small ship luxury expedition cruise.

What Makes Boreal Unique?

Le Boreal is one of four sister ships, along with Le lyrial, Le Austral and Le Soleal. Le Boreal was the the first of the four ships to be launched and is a huge advancement in responsible cruising with electric engines and state- of-the-art waste recovery and recycling.

How to Plan Your Cruise on Le Boreal

Choose from Le Boreal’s great selection of luxury expedition cruises to explore Greenland, Spitsbergen, The Canadian Arctic and Antarctica.

Contact our friendly travel experience team to get the best advice on cabins and itineraries and ask any questions you may have.

Please make your reservation with our friendly Travel Experience Team. All bookings made through North Pole Cruises receive 100% financial protection, and we include supplier failure insurance at no charge to you for extra peace of mind.

Before your expedition, we will send you lots of helpful advice about planning your voyage, including the best travel insurance, places to stay before and after your journey, travel requirements and a packing list.

Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Le Boreal Ship Specifications

Length
466 ft
Beam
59 ft
Draft
15.3 ft
Cruising speed
14 knots
Ice class
1C
Flag
French
Guest decks
6
Guest capacity
264 (200 in Antarctica)
Zodiacs
11
Gross tonnage
10 944 UMS
Electric motors
2 x 2300 KW
Construction
Italy

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Le Boreal FAQ

Le Boreal has a fleet of 11 Zodiacs driven by a team of outstanding polar guides.

Le Boreal was launched in 2010 and entered service that year.

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