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Le Boreal Facts & Figures
Owner/Operator:Compagnie du Ponant
Year built:2013
Builder:Fincantieri, Ancona, Italy
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Gross Tonnage:10,944
Length:142.0 m (466.0 ft)
Beam:18.0 m (59.0 ft)
Passengers (normal):224
Passengers (maximum):264
Crew:139
Service speed:16.0 kn
Sister Ships:L'Austral, Le Lyrial, Le Soleal
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Le Boreal Interior Photos
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Owned by French Compagnie du Ponant, Le Boreal looks and feels like a yacht. Measuring only 142 m (466 ft) by 18 m (59 ft) and carrying a maximum of 264 passengers, she is small by today's standards. Because of her size, Le Boreal will sail to places where other cruise ships can't call and every winter she calls Antarctica home. She was built in Italy by Fincantieri and is the epitome of French chic on the high seas. Completely devoid of glitz, her interiors are as understated as her exterior with an intriguing color palette of taupe, grey, black, white and red.
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Main Lounge Main Lounge Main Lounge Main Lounge terrace
Main Lounge Main Lounge Main Lounge Main Lounge Terrace
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Marina Gastronomic Restaurant Gastronomic Restaurant Gastronomic Restaurant
Marina Gastronomic Restaurant Gastronomic Restaurant Gastronomic Restaurant
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We start our tour of Le Boreal in her superb Main Lounge. The low ceiling and white leather swivel chairs give it a living room feeling. Don't expect full-blown Broadway revues here, but discrete piano music and perhaps a presentation or two. An inviting bar is positioned at the entrance to the room, while the aft outdoor terrace with its overstuffed sofas and chairs will be hugely popular in warm weather. One deck lower is the so-called "Marina" or landing platform. This is used whenever the ship anchors offshore (like in Antarctica). Doors lead to the ship's main dining room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in a single open sitting and you may come and go whenever you like. Please note there are no tables for two, but requests for an intimate dinner will most probably be honored. As befits a French ship, table wine (white or red), mineral water and all sorts of coffee are included during lunch and dinner.
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Reception Lobby Reception Lobby Stateroom corridor Superior Stateroom
Reception Lobby Reception Lobby Stateroom corridor Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom balcony Sleep well
Superior Stateroom Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom balcony Sleep well
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The attractive Reception Lobby is home to a small reception desk and an equally small tour desk. This is where most passengers will board the ship and where smartly uniformed staff will welcome you to Le Boreal. The front of the ship is given over to stateroom accommodation. There are only a few categories; from elegant outside staterooms to a lavish Owner's Suite. All sport the exact same look and are very, very elegant and comfortable. The balconies are of a very decent size and all sport fake teak flooring, two chairs and a table. The bathrooms feature large shower stalls and separate toilets. Storage space is good for a ship of this size.
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Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Theatre Carita Spa Terrace
Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Theatre Carita Spa terrace
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View from the bridge Panorama Lounge Library Panorama Lounge
View from the bridge Panorama Lounge Library Panorama Lounge
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On Le Lafayette Deck there's a somewhat obscure Photo Gallery that doubles as a bar, tour leader office and children's area (!). The bar here also serves the large Theatre which is located all the way aft on the same deck. Done in reds and greys, this room holds the whole passenger complement and is used on expedition cruises as a lecture room. One deck higher you will find the Carita Spa, run by the famous Parisian company of the same name. Despite the limited space, this spa has all the facilities you would expect on a larger ship. All the way forward is the bridge, usually open for passengers and providing a commanding view forward. More great views can be found upstairs in the stunning Panorama Lounge and library. Once again, this looks like a trendy living room and makes you want to curl up with a book and a glass of wine. Bravo!
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Grill Restaurant Grill Restaurant Terrace Pool Deck Pool Deck
Grill Restaurant Grill Restaurant Pool Deck Pool Deck
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Grill Restaurant Open Air Bar Open Air Bar Sun Deck
Grill Restaurant Open Air Bar Open Air Bar Sun Deck
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Aft on Le France Deck is the ship's Grill Restaurant. This is where you enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast or lunch. In the evening, staff serves up a "healthy" dinner menu that features lighter fare than that of the main dining room. It's a very attractive space and again wine is included at lunch and dinner. There is a large alfresco area which overlooks the Pool Deck, perfect for balmy evenings. The ship's pool is of a decent size and surrounded by ultra-comfortable lounge chairs. One deck higher is probably the most popular area of Le Boreal. The Open Air Bar is like a trendy French sidewalk terrace, albeit at sea. Add to that the sun deck forward and you have the complete picture. This is what Le Boreal has to offer its 264 guests!
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The saying goes that "less is more" and on Le Boreal that saying is especially true. Forget all about casino's, Broadway revues, pool parties and water parks. This ship caters to a clientele that appreciate the French "Joie de Vivre". It might be simple to some, but it's really all about great food, good service and truly elegant surroundings where you will feel at home. And for once you don't need to worry if you don't speak French; this is a bilingual ship and all staff speak English. C'est magnifique!
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