Le Boreal - 264 Guests

Emblematic Antarctica

Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a Zodiac outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers. The Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure. Led by experienced, State-Certified kayak guides, you will skim the water’s surface amid the ice. Full professional equipment is provided, including tamdem kayak, carbon paddle, full-body drysuit, lifejacket, AIS beacon. For more information about your kayak tour, please go to the section "PONANT activities" and to book your kayak tour, contact your cruise advisor.
  • 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 etc.
  • 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.
  • For your comfort, your cruise package includes an overnight in Buenos Aires the day before embarkation and the flights to/from Ushuaia

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateStarting Rates
Nov 17, 2021Nov 28, 202110,240
Jan 09, 2022Jan 20, 202213,580
Dec 16, 2022Dec 27, 202210,240
Jan 16, 2023Jan 26, 202310,260
Jan 26, 2023Feb 05, 202310,260
Feb 05, 2023Feb 15, 202310,260
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Overnight in Buenos Aires + roundtrip flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires + visit + transfers

For your serenity, PONANT has organised the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.

The day before embarkation – Buenos Aires
  • Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.
  • Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.  
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Embarkation Day – Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
  • An early morning breakfast will be served before leaving to the airport for your flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia.
  • Transfer to the airport.
  • Flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class. Approximate flight duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Meet and greet at the airport (English-speaking assistance).
Cruise on board your ship

Disembarkation Day – Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
  • Disembarkation.
  • Meet and greet at the port (English-speaking assistance).
  • Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of the flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires selected by PONANT in economy class.
  • Approximate flight duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateStarting Rates
Nov 17, 2021Nov 28, 202110,240
Jan 09, 2022Jan 20, 202213,580
Dec 16, 2022Dec 27, 202210,240
Jan 16, 2023Jan 26, 202310,260
Jan 26, 2023Feb 05, 202310,260
Feb 05, 2023Feb 15, 202310,260
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Overnight in Buenos Aires + roundtrip flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires + visit + transfers

For your serenity, PONANT has organised the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.

The day before embarkation – Buenos Aires
  • Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.
  • Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.  
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Embarkation Day – Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
  • An early morning breakfast will be served before leaving to the airport for your flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia.
  • Transfer to the airport.
  • Flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class. Approximate flight duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Meet and greet at the airport (English-speaking assistance).
Cruise on board your ship

Disembarkation Day – Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
  • Disembarkation.
  • Meet and greet at the port (English-speaking assistance).
  • Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of the flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires selected by PONANT in economy class.
  • Approximate flight duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes.


ITINERARY

Day 1: USHUAIA
Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…

Days 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.

Days 4-8: Antarctic Peninsula
Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts.

Each day, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.

Days 9-10: Crossing the Drake Passage
If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.

Day 11: Ushuaia
Disembarkation

Le Boreal (Luxury Expedition, 264-guests)

Le Boreal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing 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. Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful decor 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.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 1-night accommodation in a 4* hotel the night before embarkation.
  • Early check-in available from late morning.
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel in Buenos Aires.
  • Return flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires selected by PONANT, in economy class.
  • Services of local guides, in Ushuaia.
  • Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the programme.
Not Included
  • Transfer between airport and hotel in Buenos Aires, the day before embarkation.
  • Tips for the local guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Kayaking (2 hour session): 350 Euros

 

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