Le Boreal

Location: Antarctica | Antarctica

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Le Boreal is perhaps the most luxurious of Antarctic cruises, with a sleek design that lends it a super-yacht style rather than a traditional expedition ship. Thanks to sophisticated facilities sprawled over six decks (accessed via three elevators), spacious accommodation and an unbeatable guide-to-guest ratio, Le Boreal is an unbeatable cruise ship for your once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic expedition.
Perfect forVenturing to the ends of the Earth in style and absolute comfort.
In the knowLe Boreal meets very high standards of safety and environmental practices, so you can rest assured you are well taken care of. It uses the cleanest marine fuel and takes advantage of its state-of-the-art positioning system to avoid dropping anchor in fragile marine reserves. It is equipped with a stabilising system to minimize the effects of rough sea conditions, ensuring maximum comfort on-board.

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Hotel Overview


Le Boreal departs from Ushuaia and takes a circular route through Drake’s Passage, past the South Shetland Islands and Deception Island.

Rooms on Le Boreal

The suites and staterooms are tastefully decorated with soothing neutral tones and splashes of red, and are unusually spacious (up to 398 square feet). Virtually all of the rooms feature private balconies which is an utterly unique luxury on such an expedition as this. All are fitted with ensuite bathrooms (some of which have bathtubs), telephones, flat screen televisions and DVD players, iPod docking systems and minibars.

Food and facilities

Indulge in the all-inclusive cuisine on-board Le Boreal, whether that’s a three course gourmet dinner at The Restaurant or casual dining at the Compass Grill, with all table wine at lunch and dinner included. You will also be treated to continental and buffet breakfasts, delicious afternoon tea and a late evening snack daily. Light meals and vegetarian options are always available and special diets can be accommodated in advance. If you prefer to dine in private, room service is available 24 hours a day. The cruise ship boasts fantastic facilities including an outdoor heated pool, a lecture theatre, library, fitness centre and spa – complete with steam rooms and salon. Enjoy nightly entertainment in Le Club lounge, drink in stunning views in the Panoramic Lounge, and watch cultural performances and film screenings in the theatre.


Head out to remote shores on one of the cruise’s fuel-efficient Zodiacs, passing towering glaciers and pods of roaming whales. Back on board, let the expert guides educate you on the wildlife, history and geography of Antarctica by attending one of the fascinating lectures.

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