Classic Antarctica – Le Boreal, Feb 2025.

Classic Antarctica – Le Boreal, Feb 2025.

Trip Summary

Dates: Feb 2, 2025 – Feb 13, 2025
Duration: 11 Days
Ship: Le Boreal
Adventure Options: Kayaking
Starting at $15,000.00View Prices

About the Antarctica Classic (10 days) Itinerary

Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists Witness the abundant wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more! * Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should […]

Itinerary Map

Pricing Information

$15,000 - Superior Stateroom
$15,960 - Deluxe Stateroom
$26,330 - Prestige Suite Deck 6

About the Antarctica Classic (10 days) Itinerary

  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more!
* Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should consult our team for detailed itineraries on specific voyages.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Embarkation


Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by Expedition Team and ships’ officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.


Days 2-3: Drake Passage


Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. The team will begin presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held.


Days 4-7: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands


Arrival to the White Continent, the land of extremes! The most common first reaction to the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas. Guided hikes with the Expedition Team will have you trekking up a glacier, visiting a research station, or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie penguins are found here, along with Fur, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard Seals. Curious whales, such as Minkes and Humpbacks, are often attracted to Zodiacs as well, giving you a chance to get within reaching distance of these majestic animals. Each day and each landing will present a new collection of creatures to entertain you and keep your camera shutter busy.

The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. A visit may be possible to an active scientific base such as Ukraine’s Vernadsky as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.


Days 8-9: Drake Passage

The lecture series and wildlife spotting will continue on the return trip to Ushuaia and while the team will reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.


Day 10: Disembarkation

Morning disembarkation allows you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.


Welcome Aboard the Le Boreal


Le Boréal, like its Sisterships L’AustralLe Soléal and Le Lyrial, epitomises the unique feel and atmosphere of the ships of the PONANT fleet. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy and serene well-being, the ship has been designed to offer passengers both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquillity and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. Its exterior and interior lines testify to the ingeniousness and refinement with which the Sisterships have been designed.

Technical Specs

Guest capacity: 264

Staff & Crew: 145

Length 466 ft
Beam 59 ft
Draft 15.3 ft
Cruising speed 14 knots
Ice class 1C
Flag French

Zodiacs 11

Cabins & Amenities

The Common Areas: Le Boréal has many spaces designed and fitted out with the need to provide privacy for all passengers in mind. Cosy and refined in feel and atmosphere, these lively spaces provide moments of relaxation and conviviality to suit every taste.

Main Lounge:

  • Tea rooms, bar, programme of live musical entertainment, dance floor
  • Access to the exterior terrace

Theatre:

  • Conference room, concert hall/multi-purpose auditorium
  • Audiovisual equipment

Wellness area:

  • Spa in partnership with SOTHYS™: massage and treatment cubicles, beauty salon cubicle, balneotherapy cubicle
  • KÉRASTASE / L’Oréal Paris hair salon
  • Free access hammam (open during the day)
  • Fitness studio (open during the day)

Exterior bar:

  • Lounge area with seating for 50
  • Overlooking the pool deck

Panoramic lounge:

  • Library, internet space, bar, live entertainment on certain evenings
  • Direct access to the panoramic terrace

Restaurants:

La Licorne:

  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners, French and international cuisine, elegance and refinement
  • Wine cellar

La Bousole:

  • Interior capacity: 150
  • Exterior capacity: 60

 

Notes

Book now for early bird discounts on the 2024-25 season

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