Le Boreal

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Cruise line
Compagnie du Ponant

Current cruise:
10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
08 Dec, 2017 - 19 Dec, 2017

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Le Boreal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Le Boreal

Year built 2010  /  Age : 7
Flag state Wallis and Futuna
Builder Fincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Building cost USD 150 million
Owner BridgePoint Capital Group
Operator Compagnie du Ponant Cruises
Speed 16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA) 142 m / 466 ft
Beam (width) 18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage 10944 gt
Passengers 224 - 264
Crew 139
Passengers-to-space ratio 54
Decks 7
Cabins 132
Decks with cabins 6

Review of Le Boreal

Launched in 2010, Le Boreal is the 1st in a series of four identical Compagnie du Ponant cruise ships, together with L'AustralLe Soleal and Le Lyrial. All these vessels feature ice-strengthened hulls, sleek-design superstructures, Zodiacs for ship-to-shore landing and coastal cruising itinerary routes (featuring overnight stays, long port days and late evening departures).

History - construction & ownership

Compagnie du Ponant (CDP is a French cruise ship operator. Ponant company was founded by Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, Philippe Videau, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy in April 1988 and launched the first French cruise ship. CDP currently operates five ships, all of which under the French flag. Compagnie du Ponant is dedicated to soft adventure cruising. Half of its fleet is based in Antarctica from December to March. It offers offbeat itineraries around the whole world, especially in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia.

The 10,944-ton, 264-passenger cruise ship Le Boreal was launched in May 2010 and impresses with elegance, personality, eco-friendly technologies and high standards. The sailing vessel was planned for the French market and looks more like a big private yacht rather than a cruise ship. Le Boreal was pronounced "Best New ship of the Year " in 2010. The reward was received from the European Cruiser Association. This impressive mega-yacht was designed with 132 cabins and was constructed in the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. On board guests could enjoy luxury of the French style created by Jean-Philippe Nuel.

On November 18, 2015 an engine fire on Ponant luxury cruise yacht Le Boreal caused hundreds of travelers to be evacuated while the vessel was sailing on an Antarctica cruise. The 264-passenger cruise ship issued a distress call just after 2 a.m. while close to Cape Dolphin, north of the Falkland Islands. 90 of the ship's 347 passengers and crew were air lifted to safety from life rafts, while the rest were transferred to another ship. The Falkland Island Government Emergency Services responded to the fire, in collaboration with local vessel agents and British Forces South Atlantic Islands Emergency Services. HMS Clyde changed course in order to help the evacuation. No one was injured in the incident. The ship had just started a 15-night round trip Antarctica sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina, on November 15. The cruise was supposed to visit South Georgia before landing on the continent's peninsula and visiting Deception Island. The remainder of the cruise has been canceled. 

After the engine room fire in November 2015, Le Boreal was back in service on May 24, 2016. Ponant's 264-passenger yacht had been undergoing repairs at Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, following a blaze that broke out while the vessel was sailing off the Falklands. Ponant originally hoped its ship would resume sailings from Lisbon on May 9. However, a company statement noted that Le Boreal would sail from Glasgow later in the month. Ponant has carried out other work on the ship in addition to repairing the fire damage, and given it up some updates.

Cruise itinerary program

Le Boreal itinerary program is based on cruises in Northern Europe, including Iceland and the Baltic Sea region. The ship also sails in Alaska and Greenland.

Cabins

Most Le Boreal staterooms are 200-sq.foot Prestige cabins (92). There are a total of 132 staterooms in 9 categories. The largest aboard Le Boreal is the Owner’s Suite (485 ft2). All staterooms have been decorated by French designers, offer individually controlled air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD player, twin beds, minibar and electronic safe.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Le Boreal cruise ship is small enough and provides a truly intimate experience. This special yacht is ideally suited to visit ports of call that bigger ships cannot reach. On board, Le Boreal offers two restaurants – the casual Le Grill and the Gastronomic restaurant (the main dining room serving international and French cuisine). 

Follows the complete list of Le Boreal restaurants and food bars.

  • Gastronomic Restaurant (“Le Coromandel”, 268-seat, ship’s MDR; serves International upscale cuisine; offers open-seating dining, with buffet-style breakfast and lunch, waiter served dinner)
  • Grill Restaurant (“Le Rodrigues”, offers open-seating buffet breakfast and lunch, served dinner; has an outdoor seating area).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Le Boreal is the first all-balcony vessel sailing in Antarctica. She also boasts al fresco dining, entertainment Le Club lounge, a casino, a theatre for film screenings and lectures, a library and internet lounge. Le Boreal has a spa, fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool, full-service salon. The ship is equipped with Zodiacs and outfitted with advanced stabilizing system for minimizing the effects of rough seas and keeping guests comfortable in remote areas. This ship creates an unique atmosphere of well-being and intimacy.

Follows the complete list of Le Boreal lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Marina (water sports platform; offers mostly swimming; it is used only when Le Boreal is anchored and the sea is calm)
  • Le Boreal Atrium (2-deck high open-floor area; features a chandelier with Swarovski crystals)
  • Main Lounge (“Karikal Lounge”, with large-size LED screen and floor-ceiling windows; offers early breakfast, specialty teas and coffees, Afternoon Tea complemented with gourmet cookies and fine chocolates; evening entertainment features live performances by resident singer and pianist and an art auction, once per Le Boreal cruise; the outdoor aft terrace is the only one smoking area on board)
  • Boutique Shop (esigner clothing, luxury jewelry, Ponant logo merchandise, special occasion gifts)
  • Theatre (main show lounge for music and dance shows)
  • Wellness Centre (Spa, Balneo Room, Hammam, Massage Room, Beauty Corner, Hair Salon, Shower Room, Relaxation Room, a spacious terrace)
  • The Fitness (gym room with panoramic windows) 
  • Leisure Area (has a small kids playroom, Photo Gallery and Internet stations)
  • Image & Photo Desk
  • Swimming pool’s sunbathing area (with luxury loungers)
  • Panoramic Lounge & Bar (with an Internet corner, grand piano, Library, “Panoramic Terrace” - served by the Panoramic Bar, it is the ship’s late-night “disco”)
  • Sun Deck (open-air sunbathing area, served by the“Le Comptoir”bar, with luxury loungers, padded chairs, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf)
  • Zodiacs (inflatable boats).

Le Boreal wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 132 (all of which Outside, 124 Balcony, 4 Suites)
  • Dining Rooms: Gastronomic Restaurant (268-seat).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Grill Restaurant (al fresco, buffet lunch, themed dinner).
  • Lounges & Bars: Panoramic Lounge, Main Lounge.
  • Beauty Corner Sothys: Balneo, Hammam, Massage, Hairdresser, Leisure area, Fitness, Pool, Internet station, Panoramic terrace, Image & photo desk (partnership with Philippe Plisson), Theater, Shop, Excursion desk, Reception desk, Medical center, Library.
  • Le Boreal cruise ship is the first in a three yachts' series commissioned by Compagnie du Ponant. Her identical sisters are L’Austral (2011), Le Soleal (2013) and Le Lyrial (2015).
  • Compagnie du Ponant is originally French-owned, aimed exclusively at the French cruising market. The whole ambience on board Le Boreal is French and chic. Black-and-white photo art of Philip Plisson lines the corridors, glittering Swarovski crystals light up the atrium. The passengers are well-heeled and experienced.
  • Le Boreal ship differs from other luxury cruise vessels with adventurous itineraries. The three sisters are with ice-strengthened hulls, and can sail to the Arctic and Antarctica, each of carrying a fleet of Zodiacs for sightseeing. The Ponant line emphasizes on coastal cruising, with long port days and late departures.
  • Fun fact is, that the Le Boreal yacht was used in the 3rd episode of the "Mighty Ships" TV series (season 5) and was shown taking tourists to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.
  • Le Boreal was the first France-flagged marine vessel (together with the fleetmate Le Soleal) with a Northwest Passage Cruise itinerary. The unique itinerary started on August 26, 2013, when the ship left Kangerlussuaq Greenland to arrive in Anadyr Russia (Siberia) on September 16. Among the ports of call along the route were Beechey Island and King William Island (Gjoa Haven). During these voyages, Ponant cruise passengers enjoyed seeing hundreds of beluga whales and narwhales, and around 60 polar bears. Charles Hedrich (French sportsman and adventurer) was also there as special guest - being the world's first man to solo cross the Northwest Passage (in September 2009) in a rowing boat.

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Le Boreal Itineraries 2017

The below listed Le Boreal cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Buenos Aires cruise port

08 December 2017 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $8583
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08 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
08 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
10 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
11 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
12 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
12 Dec     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
12 Dec     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
13 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
14 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
15 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
15 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
16 Dec     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
17 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
19 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

18 December 2017 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $12170
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18 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
18 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
20 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
21 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
22 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
22 Dec     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
22 Dec     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
23 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
24 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
25 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
25 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
26 Dec     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
27 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
28 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
29 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

28 December 2017 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $37564
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28 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
28 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
30 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
31 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
06 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
08 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Le Boreal Itineraries 2018

The below listed Le Boreal cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Buenos Aires cruise port

16 January 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $14426
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16 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
16 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
18 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
19 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
26 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
27 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
27 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

26 January 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $16486
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26 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
26 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
28 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
30 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
30 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
30 Jan     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
31 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
01 Feb     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
02 Feb     Deception Island, Antarctica   
02 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
03 Feb     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
06 Feb     Ushuaia, Argentina   
06 Feb      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

25 February 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $12886
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25 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
25 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
27 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
28 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
02 Mar     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
03 Mar     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
04 Mar     Deception Island, Antarctica   
04 Mar     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
05 Mar     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
06 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Mar     Ushuaia, Argentina   
08 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

07 March 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso
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Prices starting
from $8895
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07 Mar      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
07 Mar      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Mar     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
10 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
11 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
12 Mar     Puerto Natales, Chile   
13 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
14 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
15 Mar     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
16 Mar     At Sea   
17 Mar     Puerto Montt, Chile   
18 Mar     Chiloe Island, Castro, Chile   
19 Mar     At Sea   
20 Mar     Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
21 Mar      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

07 March 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso
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Prices starting
from $8895
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07 Mar      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
07 Mar      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Mar     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
09 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
10 Mar     Strait of Magellan, Chile   
11 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
12 Mar 06:00 - 20:00     Puerto Natales, Chile   
13 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
14 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
15 Mar 08:00 - 13:00     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
16 Mar     At Sea   
17 Mar 07:00 - 19:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
18 Mar 07:00 - 12:00     Chiloe Island, Castro, Chile   
19 Mar     At Sea   
20 Mar 14:00 - 20 Mar     Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile (Overnight)   
21 Mar      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   

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Valparaiso cruise port

20 March 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Guayaquil
Prices starting
from $5322
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20 Mar      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
22 Mar     Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile   
23 Mar     At Sea   
24 Mar 13:00 - 20:00     Iquique, Chile   
25 Mar 07:00 - 19:00     Arica, Chile   
26 Mar 06:00 - 20:00     Matarani, Peru   
27 Mar     At Sea   
28 Mar 06:00 - 19:00     Pisco, Peru   
29 Mar 06:00 - 29 Mar     Callao, Lima, Peru (Overnight)   
30 Mar - 12:00     Callao, Lima, Peru   
31 Mar     Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru   
01 Apr     At Sea   
02 Apr      Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador   

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Guayaquil cruise port

01 April 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Panama City
Prices starting
from $7605
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01 Apr      Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador   
03 Apr - 04 Apr     At Sea   
05 Apr 06:00 - 14:00     Quepos, Costa Rica   
06 Apr     At Sea   
07 Apr 06:00 - 19:00     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
08 Apr     At Sea   
09 Apr 06:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
10 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Herradura, Los Suenos, Costa Rica   
11 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Golfito, Costa Rica   
12 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Coiba Island, Panama   
13 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
14 Apr      Arriving in Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   

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Colon cruise port

14 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Colon to Fort-de-France
Prices starting
from $3548
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14 Apr      Departing from Colon, Panama   
16 Apr 08:00 - 13:00     San Blas Islands, Panama   
17 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Cartagena, Colombia   
18 Apr     At Sea   
19 Apr 07:00 - 12:00     Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles   
20 Apr 08:00 - 12:00     Blanquilla Island, Venezuela   
21 Apr     Marigot Bay, St Lucia Island   
21 Apr     Soufriere, St Lucia Island   
21 Apr     Fort-de-France, Martinique   
22 Apr      Arriving in Fort-de-France, Martinique   

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Fort-de-France cruise port

21 April 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Lisbon
Prices starting
from $2217
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21 Apr      Departing from Fort-de-France, Martinique   
23 Apr - 01 May     At Sea   
02 May      Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal   

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London Tilbury cruise port

09 May 2018 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Greenock
Prices starting
from $664
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09 May      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
11 May     At Sea   
12 May      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Honfleur cruise port

02 June 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Honfleur to Bergen
Prices starting
from $3756
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02 Jun      Departing from Honfleur, France   
04 Jun 12:00 - 18:00     Ostend, Belgium   
05 Jun 12:00 - 23:00     Amsterdam, Holland   
06 Jun     At Sea   
07 Jun     Stavanger, Norway   
07 Jun     Lysefjorden, Norway   
08 Jun     At Sea   
08 Jun 15:00 - 08 Jun     Bergen, Norway (Overnight)   
09 Jun      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   

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Oslo cruise port

15 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen
Prices starting
from $5830
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15 Jun      Departing from Oslo, Norway   
17 Jun 12:00 - 19:00     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
18 Jun 07:00 - 14:00     Arendal, Norway   
19 Jun 07:00 - 13:00     Stavanger, Norway   
19 Jun     Lysefjorden, Norway   
20 Jun 14:00 - 19:00     Alesund, Norway   
21 Jun     Hellesylt, Norway   
21 Jun     Geiranger, Norway   
22 Jun 07:00 - 14:00     Olden, Norway   
23 Jun      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   

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Bergen cruise port

22 June 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Bergen to Longyearbyen
Prices starting
from $26256
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22 Jun      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
24 Jun 12:00 - 18:00     Olden, Norway   
25 Jun     Hellesylt, Norway   
25 Jun     Geiranger, Norway   
26 Jun     At Sea (Arctic Circle)   
27 Jun     Lofoten Islands, Norway   
27 Jun     Flakstadoya Island, Norway   
28 Jun     Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway   
28 Jun     Trollfjord, Norway   
29 Jun 07:00 - 13:00     Tromso, Norway   
30 Jun     Bjorkoya Island, Norway   
01 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
02 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
03 Jul      Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   

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Spitsbergen Island cruise port

02 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Best of Spitsbergen
Prices starting
from $8492
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02 Jul      Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
04 Jul     Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
04 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
05 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
05 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
06 Jul     At Sea   
07 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
07 Jul     Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
08 Jul     Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
08 Jul     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Kongsfjord)   
09 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
09 Jul     Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
09 Jul     Nordenskjold Islands, Kara Sea, Arctic Russia   
10 Jul      Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   

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Spitsbergen Island cruise port

16 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Discovery of the king of the Arctic
Prices starting
from $15926
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16 Jul      Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
18 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
19 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
20 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
20 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
21 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
22 Jul     Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
22 Jul     Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway (Kongsfjord)   
23 Jul     At Sea   
24 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
25 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Bockfjord)   
25 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Monaco Glacier)   
26 Jul     At Sea   
27 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
28 Jul     Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway   
28 Jul     Nordenskjold Islands, Kara Sea, Arctic Russia   
29 Jul      Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   

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Reykjavik cruise port

10 August 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Prices starting
from $9248
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10 Aug      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
12 Aug     Reykjavik, Iceland   
13 Aug     At Sea   
14 Aug     Prince Christian Sound, Greenland   
15 Aug     Narsaq, Greenland   
16 Aug     Nuuk, Greenland   
17 Aug     At Sea   
18 Aug     Eqi Glacier, Greenland   
18 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
19 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
20 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
21 Aug      Arriving in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   

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Nome cruise port

10 September 2018 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Nome to Seward
Prices starting
from $14844
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10 Sep      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
12 Sep      International Date Line crossing   
13 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
14 Sep     Big Diomede Island, Russia   
14 Sep     Chukotka Peninsula, Russia   
15 Sep     Kolyuchin Island, Russia   
15 Sep     Wrangel Island, Arctic Russia   
16 Sep     Wrangel Island, Arctic Russia   
17 Sep     Wrangel Island, Arctic Russia   
18 Sep     Wrangel Island, Arctic Russia   
19 Sep     Chukotka Peninsula, Russia   
20 Sep     Yttygran Island, Chukotka, Russia   
20 Sep     Chukotka Peninsula, Russia   
20 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
20 Sep      International Date Line crossing   
20 Sep     St Lawrence Island, Alaska   
21 Sep     At Sea   
22 Sep     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
23 Sep     Dutch Harbor, Unalaska   
24 Sep     At Sea   
25 Sep     Geographic Harbor, Alaska   
26 Sep     Kenai, Alaska   
27 Sep      Arriving in Seward, Alaska   

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Honolulu cruise port

04 October 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Honolulu to Papeete
Prices starting
from $5636
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04 Oct      Departing from Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii   
06 Oct 09:00 - 14:00     Hilo, Hawaii Island   
07 Oct - 09 Oct     At Sea   
10 Oct     Equator crossing   
11 Oct     At Sea   
12 Oct     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
13 Oct     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
14 Oct     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
14 Oct     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
15 Oct     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
16 Oct     At Sea   
17 Oct 09:00 - 13:00     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
18 Oct     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
18 Oct 21:00 - 18 Oct     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
19 Oct      Arriving in Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   

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Papeete cruise port

18 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Treasures of Polynesia
Prices starting
from $4083
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18 Oct      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
20 Oct 12:00 - 19:00     Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
22 Oct 08:00 - 22 Oct     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
23 Oct - 17:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
24 Oct 08:00 - 21:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
25 Oct     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
25 Oct 21:00 - 25 Oct     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
26 Oct      Arriving in Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   

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Papeete cruise port

25 October 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Papeete to Easter Island
Prices starting
from $5230
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25 Oct      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
27 Oct 13:00 - 18:00     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
28 Oct - 29 Oct     At Sea   
30 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Gambier Islands, Mangareva, French Polynesia   
31 Oct 07:00 - 14:00     Gambier Islands, Mangareva, French Polynesia   
01 Nov     At Sea   
02 Nov 06:00 - 14:00     Pitcairn Island, Adamstown   
03 Nov 12:00 - 16:00     Pitcairn Island, Adamstown   
04 Nov - 05 Nov     At Sea   
06 Nov - 07 Nov     Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile (Overnight)   
07 Nov     Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   
08 Nov      Arriving in Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   

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Easter Island cruise port

07 November 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Easter Island to Valparaiso
Prices starting
from $1500
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07 Nov      Departing from Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   
09 Nov - 13 Nov     At Sea   
14 Nov      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

18 November 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $10044
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18 Nov      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
18 Nov      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
20 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
21 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
22 Nov     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
22 Nov     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
22 Nov     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
23 Nov     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
24 Nov     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
25 Nov     Deception Island, Antarctica   
25 Nov     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
26 Nov     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
27 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
28 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Nov     Ushuaia, Argentina   
29 Nov      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Valparaiso cruise port

24 November 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $5492
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24 Nov      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
26 Nov - 27 Nov     At Sea   
28 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
29 Nov     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
30 Nov     PIO X Glacier, Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile   
01 Dec     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
02 Dec     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
02 Dec     Ainsworth Bay, Chile Antarctica   
03 Dec     Garibaldi Fiord, Chile Patagonia   
04 Dec     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
04 Dec     Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, Chile Antarctica   
04 Dec - 05 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina (Overnight)   
05 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

14 December 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Drake Passage
Prices starting
from $18339
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14 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
16 Dec     At Sea   
17 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
18 Dec - 19 Dec     At Sea   
20 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
21 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
22 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
23 Dec - 24 Dec     At Sea   
25 Dec     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
26 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
27 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
27 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
28 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Dec      Arriving in Drake Passage, Antarctica   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

29 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $11048
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29 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
29 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
31 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
06 Jan     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
09 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Le Boreal Itineraries 2019

The below listed Le Boreal cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Buenos Aires cruise port

17 January 2019 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $11805
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17 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
17 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
19 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
26 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
27 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
28 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
28 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Ushuaia cruise port

06 February 2019 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $19695
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06 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
08 Feb     At Sea   
09 Feb     New Island, Falkland Islands   
10 Feb - 11 Feb     At Sea   
12 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
13 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
14 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
15 Feb     At Sea   
16 Feb     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
17 Feb     Astrolabe Island, Antarctica   
18 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
18 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
19 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
20 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
21 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
22 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
23 Feb      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

22 February 2019 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Emblematic Antarctica
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Prices starting
from $10044
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22 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
22 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
24 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Paradise Harbor, Antarctica   
27 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
28 Feb     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Deception Island, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
02 Mar     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
03 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Mar     Ushuaia, Argentina   
05 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

04 March 2019 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso
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Prices starting
from $7083
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04 Mar      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)   
04 Mar      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
06 Mar     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
07 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
08 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
09 Mar     Puerto Natales, Chile   
10 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
11 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
12 Mar     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
13 Mar     At Sea   
14 Mar     Puerto Montt, Chile   
15 Mar     Chiloe Island, Castro, Chile   
16 Mar     At Sea   
17 Mar     Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
18 Mar      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   

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Valparaiso cruise port

17 March 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Guayaquil
Prices starting
from $4995
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17 Mar      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
19 Mar     Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile   
20 Mar     At Sea   
21 Mar 13:00 - 20:00     Iquique, Chile   
22 Mar 07:00 - 19:00     Arica, Chile   
23 Mar 06:00 - 20:00     Matarani, Peru   
24 Mar     At Sea   
25 Mar 06:00 - 19:00     Pisco, Peru   
26 Mar 06:00 - 26 Mar     Callao, Lima, Peru (Overnight)   
27 Mar - 12:00     Callao, Lima, Peru   
28 Mar     Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru   
29 Mar     At Sea   
30 Mar      Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador   

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Guayaquil cruise port

29 March 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Panama City
Prices starting
from $5856
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29 Mar      Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador   
31 Mar - 01 Apr     At Sea   
02 Apr 06:00 - 14:00     Quepos, Costa Rica   
03 Apr     At Sea   
04 Apr 06:00 - 19:00     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
05 Apr     At Sea   
06 Apr 06:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
07 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Herradura, Los Suenos, Costa Rica   
08 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Golfito, Costa Rica   
09 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Coiba Island, Panama   
10 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
11 Apr      Arriving in Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   

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Colon cruise port

11 April 2019 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Colon to Miami
Prices starting
from $5178
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11 Apr      Departing from Colon, Panama   
13 Apr 13:00 - 19:00     Corn Islands, Islas del Maiz, Nicaragua   
14 Apr     At Sea   
15 Apr 06:00 - 15:00     Trujillo, Honduras   
16 Apr 06:00 - 21:00     Santo Tomas de Castilla, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala   
17 Apr     Punta Gorda, Belize   
17 Apr     Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island   
18 Apr     At Sea   
19 Apr 06:00 - 19 Apr     Progreso, Mexico (Overnight)   
20 Apr - 18:00     Progreso, Mexico   
21 Apr     At Sea   
22 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
23 Apr      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

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Miami cruise port

22 April 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Miami to Lisbon
Prices starting
from $3208
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22 Apr      Departing from Miami, Florida   
24 Apr 12:00 - 19:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
25 Apr - 26 Apr     At Sea   
27 Apr 08:00 - 14:00     St Georges, Grenada   
28 Apr - 02 May     At Sea   
03 May 07:00 - 18:00     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
04 May 07:00 - 19:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
05 May - 06 May     At Sea   
07 May      Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal   

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Reykjavik cruise port

29 July 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Icelandic Loop
Prices starting
from $4695
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29 Jul      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
31 Jul 12:00 - 19:00     Isafjordur, Iceland   
01 Aug 12:00 - 19:00     Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland   
02 Aug 06:00 - 17:00     Akureyri, Iceland   
03 Aug 12:00 - 18:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
04 Aug 16:00 - 21:00     Heimaey Island, Iceland   
05 Aug 08:00 - 05 Aug     Reykjavik, Iceland (Overnight)   
06 Aug      Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland   

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Reykjavik cruise port

05 August 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Prices starting
from $8008
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05 Aug      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
07 Aug     At Sea   
08 Aug     Nansen Fjord, Greenland   
09 Aug     Skjoldungen Island, Greenland   
10 Aug     At Sea   
11 Aug     Narsaq, Greenland   
12 Aug     Nuuk, Greenland   
12 Aug     Prince Christian Sound, Greenland   
13 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
14 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
15 Aug     Evighedsfjorden, Greenland   
16 Aug      Arriving in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   

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Paris cruise port

15 August 2019 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Baffin Bay secrets
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Prices starting
from $13617
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15 Aug      Departing from Paris, France (flight)   
15 Aug      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
17 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
18 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
19 Aug     Eqi Glacier, Greenland   
20 Aug     Upernavik, Greenland (Sailing)   
21 Aug - 22 Aug     At Sea (Melville Bay)   
23 Aug     Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)   
24 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
25 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
26 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
27 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
28 Aug     Sisimiut, Greenland   
29 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
29 Aug      Arriving in Paris, France (flight)   

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Nome cruise port

18 September 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Nome to Seward
Prices starting
from $10486
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18 Sep      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
20 Sep     At Sea   
21 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
21 Sep     King Island, Alaska   
22 Sep     Point Hope, Alaska   
23 Sep     At Sea   
24 Sep     Barrow, Alaska   
25 Sep     At Sea   
26 Sep     Little Diomede Island, Alaska   
27 Sep     At Sea   
28 Sep     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
29 Sep     Dutch Harbor, Unalaska   
30 Sep     Unga Island, Alaska   
01 Oct     At Sea   
02 Oct     Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska   
03 Oct      Arriving in Seward, Alaska   

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