Le Boreal - 264 Guests

The Northeast Passage From Tromso

With PONANT, sail from Norway to Alaska via the Northeast Passage, the legendary maritime route that is covered by ice for much of the year. Aboard Le Boréal, you will navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders.

Murmansk, one of the world’s northernmost cities, will be the first port of call on this 25-day expedition cruise. You will then reach Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, magnificent natural sanctuaries that are part of the Russian Arctic National Park.

A little further east, the immense polar desert of the Northern Land Archipelago, as well as the exceptional biodiversity of the New Siberian Islands, will offer you pure moments of wonder.

You will finally reach Chukotka, one of the most isolated region in the world. Covered with immense brightly coloured tundra, the region is home to various villages: an opportunity for you to share a few moments of the inhabitants’ life.

Before arriving in your disembarkation port of Nome, you will discover Wrangel Island’s biodiversity: it is unique in the world, like a real record of the earth’s last ice age.


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    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Cross the Northeast Passage, the famous maritime corridor along Siberia’s northern coast.
    • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
    • Explore the Northern Territories, a polar desert discovered at the beginning of the 20th century.
    • Hiking opportunities.
    • Landscapes: taiga, tundra plains, conifer forests, sea ice, glaciers, icebergs, mountainous landscapes, fjords, vast plains dotted with lakes.
    • Fauna: polar bears, walruses, seals, marine birds, arctic foxes, lemmings, reindeers.

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd DateSuperior StateroomDeluxe StateroomStateroom D4Stateroom D5Stateroom D6Deluxe SuiteSuite D5Suite D6Owner's Suite
    Aug 27, 2022Sep 20, 202223,38025,16027,70028,98030,50041,67055,64058,44077,850
    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
    Superior Stateroom
    (Mid-range)
    Stateroom D6
    (High-end)
    Owner's Suite
    Aug 27, 2022Sep 20, 202223,38030,50077,850


    ITINERARY

    Ports of Call & Excursions

    AUGUST 27, 2022 TROMSO
    AUGUST 28, 2022 AT SEA
    AUGUST 29, 2022 MURMANSK
    AUGUST 30, 2022 AT SEA
    AUGUST 31, 2022  SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 FRANZ JOSEF LAND
    SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 NOVAYA ZEMLYA
    SEPTEMBER 5, 2022  SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 NORTHERN LAND ARCHIPELAGO
    SEPTEMBER 7, 2022  SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 8, 2022  SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 NEW SIBERIAN ISLANDS
    SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 CHUKOTKA
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2022  SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 WRANGEL ISLAND RESERVE
    SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2022  SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 CHUKOTKA
    SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 CHUKOTKA
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 AT SEA
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 NOME, ALASKA


    DAY BY DAY

    AUGUST 27, 2022 TROMSO

    Embarkation 8/27/2022 from 16h00 to 17h00
    Departure 8/27/2022 at 18h00

    In the north of the Arctic circle you’ll discover Tromsø, a secluded town located in the county of Troms. Norwegians call it the “Paris of the north”. You’ll soon see why when you discover its extensive neoclassical architectural heritage. A stunning example is the Arctic cathedral, a major monument whose stylistic purity echoes the outline of the mountains surrounding the town.

    AUGUST 28, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 8/28/2022
    Departure 8/28/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    AUGUST 29, 2022 MURMANSK

    Arrival 8/29/2022
    Departure 8/29/2022

    Along the coastline of Kola Bay, in the Barents Sea, discover Murmansk, the world’s largest city located above the Arctic Circle. Time seems to stand still in these parts, which are subjected to extreme cold and plunged into darkness for several weeks. Between its former warehouses, the vestiges of the port’s significant commercial and military activity during the past century, and its Stalinist architecture, the city presents an austere silhouette at first sight: this characteristic is in total contrast with the majestic beauty of the surrounding landscapes made up of the hills overlooking the Murmansk fjord.

    AUGUST 30, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 8/30/2022
    Departure 8/30/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    AUGUST 31, 2022  SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 FRANZ JOSEF LAND

    Arrival 8/31/2022
    Departure 9/2/2022

    Lost in the heart of the Russian Arctic, Franz Josef Land rises up, imposing and majestic, out of the icy waters of the Barents Sea. The volcanic archipelago was named in honour of the Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and offers up sumptuous landscapes sculpted by glacial erosion. Particularly difficult to reach because of the ice floe and still completely unknown until 150 years ago, this group of islands remains relatively unexplored today. Home to extremely rich wild life, it was declared a natural sanctuary and is today part of the Russian Arctic National Park.

    SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/3/2022
    Departure 9/3/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 NOVAYA ZEMLYA

    Arrival 9/4/2022
    Departure 9/4/2022

    North of Siberia, discover Novaya Zemlya, whose name means “new land” in Russian. Bordered by the Barents and Kara Seas, this mountainous archipelago, an extension of the Urals, is home to very rich polar fauna despite its particularly harsh climatic conditions. Moreover, the far north of the region is part of the Russian Arctic National Park, a veritable Arctic sanctuary with many polar bears and walruses. In these parts, you’ll also be able to admire majestic glaciers, including the impressive Severny Island ice cap, which covers almost 40% of this spit of land.

    SEPTEMBER 5, 2022  SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/5/2022
    Departure 9/6/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 NORTHERN LAND ARCHIPELAGO

    Arrival 9/6/2022
    Departure 9/6/2022

    Identified and mapped only at the beginning of the 20th century, Severnaya Zemlya (Northern Land) is the last archipelago to be discovered in the world, at this time. Located near the northern coast of Russia, but protected by a thick ice floe, the site is particularly difficult to reach and relatively unexplored. An immense polar desert made up of many glaciers and huge rocky expanses, this group of islands offers exceptional landscapes and possesses the largest glacial expanse in the country. As you approach the coastline, admire the silent ballet of the icebergs.

    SEPTEMBER 7, 2022  SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/7/2022
    Departure 9/8/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 8, 2022  SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 NEW SIBERIAN ISLANDS

    Arrival 9/8/2022
    Departure 9/9/2022

    SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/10/2022
    Departure 9/10/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 CHUKOTKA

    Arrival 9/11/2022
    Departure 9/11/2022

    Located between the glacial Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, on the eastern point of Russia, Chukotka is one of the world’s most isolated regions. Made up of vast plains of tundra, which take on magnificent colours in summer, the region is the kingdom of the Chukchi, a nomad people that has now settled. Present on these lands for millennia, they are one of Eastern Siberia’s oldest communities and still live from hunting and fishing today.

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2022  SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 WRANGEL ISLAND RESERVE

    Arrival 9/12/2022
    Departure 9/14/2022

    Imagine a natural island that is mostly mountainous and, for the rest of its landscapes, alternates between vast tundra plains and areas of great lakes, lagoons and cliffs. Welcome to Wrangel, the most important hotspot of Arctic biodiversity. Situated between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea, the island was named after the Russian explorer Ferdinand von Wrangel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island is a rare, precious and very ancient ecosystem with unique vegetation, as well as an exceptional fauna: it is home to the majestic polar bear and the vast majority of the Russian Arctic’s walrus population. The island also holds traces of the last mammoths and is home to several endemic species.

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/15/2022
    Departure 9/15/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 16, 2022  SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 CHUKOTKA

    Arrival 9/16/2022
    Departure 9/17/2022

    Located between the glacial Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, on the eastern point of Russia, Chukotka is one of the world’s most isolated regions. Made up of vast plains of tundra, which take on magnificent colours in summer, the region is the kingdom of the Chukchi, a nomad people that has now settled. Present on these lands for millennia, they are one of Eastern Siberia’s oldest communities and still live from hunting and fishing today.

    SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/18/2022
    Departure 9/18/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 CHUKOTKA

    Arrival 9/19/2022
    Departure 9/19/2022

    Located between the glacial Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, on the eastern point of Russia, Chukotka is one of the world’s most isolated regions. Made up of vast plains of tundra, which take on magnificent colours in summer, the region is the kingdom of the Chukchi, a nomad people that has now settled. Present on these lands for millennia, they are one of Eastern Siberia’s oldest communities and still live from hunting and fishing today.

    SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 AT SEA

    Arrival 9/19/2022
    Departure 9/19/2022

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 NOME, ALASKA

    Arrival 9/20/2022 early morning
    Disembarkation 9/20/2022 at 07h00

    Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing... People here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.



    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

    For your serenity, PONANT selects flights and organises transfers between the port and the airport. This package is included in your cruise fare.

    Embarkation Day - Paris/Tromso
    • Flight Paris/Tromso selected by PONANT.
    • Approximate flight duration: 4 h.
    • We highly recommend you arrive in Paris the day before this flight.
    • We suggest you to be at the check-in counter 2 hours before departure.
    • Meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative.
    • Transfer to the pier for embarkation.
    Cruise aboard your cruise ship 
    • Disembarkation Day - Nome/Seattle
    • Disembarkation.
    • Meet and greet at the port by our local English-speaking representative.
    • Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of flight Nome/Seattle selected by PONANT.
    • Flight Nome/Seattle selected by PONANT.
    • Approximate flight duration: 5 h 00.
    • We highly recommend you stay one night in Seattle after this flight.
    This programme includes:
    • Flights Paris/Tromso and Nome/Seattle selected by PONANT in economy class.
    • Transfers mentioned in the programme.
    • English-speaking assistance.
    • This programme does not include:
    • Personal expenses.
    • Any other service not mentioned in the programme.
    Please note:
    • Flights included in the programme are as of today, operated in economy class, on a European airline.
    • Due to limited local transportation resources, waiting might be generated.
    • For passengers in transit in Paris, we recommend staying one night in Paris before this flight.
    • For passengers in transit in Seattle, we recommend staying one night in Seattle after this flight.
    • Programme and flight schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

     
    
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