Main restaurant serves upscale, international cuisine
Le Boreal Overview
By Erica Silverstein, Features Editor
Two identical new-builds are 264-passenger Le Boreal and sister ship L'Austral (which debuted in April 2011). These ships are state-of-the-art cruise yachts, featuring all outside cabins that range in size from 200 to 398 square feet, and 95 percent of staterooms have balconies. Twenty of the largest deluxe suites can be converted into 40 standard cabins, depending on how many people need to be accommodated.
Le Boreal features two restaurants, a main restaurant serving upscale French and international cuisine and a casual, outdoor dining venue. Other public areas include a theater for lectures and performances; a panoramic lounge with Internet access, a library and a cocktail bar; a lounge for dancing, live music performances and afternoon tea service; a sun deck with swimming pool and outdoor bar; a casino; and a spa and fitness center with massage rooms, steam rooms and a Turkish bath.
Le Boreal cruises the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, U.S. and Canada, Caribbean and Amazon River, Antarctica and South America.
We enjoyed a two week Central America cruise on Le Boreal, a 2010-built vessel with 264 pax capacity. We had 186 on board. Crew 144. New vessels offer lots of advantages.
First, the pluses:
Cabins are small but feature a tasteful contemporary ...continue
Just to start I want to say that a trip to Antarctica is a special thing. It is the most magical and wonderful and amazing trip anyone can make. The sheer scale of the scenery is difficult to verbalize and the awe it inspires cannot be transmitted ...continue