Le Boreal for Kids

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Why Choose Le Boreal?

  • Pro: Multiple dining venues, lots of balcony cabins and regular wildlife sightings
  • Con: Limited evening entertainment
  • Bottom Line: : An upscale cruise experience in adventurous surroundings
Le Boreal

Le Boreal for Families

Le Boreal is not especially aimed at families but does carry children and makes them welcome. There's no structured kids entertainment or activities; French families tend to do everything together, including eating dinner, and all the children on my cruise seemed sophisticated and well-behaved. Kids menus are available on request, but there was plenty on the buffet or menu in any case that would appeal to kids -- pasta and omelets, for example, and ice cream every day. The waiters were generally very sweet with the children. A small children's playroom was unsupervised but had a good stock of games and toys, and we often noticed small children playing quietly in there. In the Karikal Lounge, a giant screen with Wii kept the teens amused. In-cabin baby-sitting is sometimes available on request, especially on family theme cruises, but you'll need to make arrangements with the Hotel or Cruise Director on a case-by-case basis.


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dtiger1
Member Since 2017
1 review
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Sailed March 2017
We recently completed our 3rd & 4th cruise with Ponant. Our prior experience was 5 years ago and it was excellent. Again, the service and friendliness of the general staff (servers, bartenders, cabin stewards, cooks, entertainers, ... Read more
1985Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I chose this cruise because of the small number of passengers, French cuisine, wines and other drinks included, good comments from friends who have sailed on Ponant. Our expectations were met. Also liked the access to the ... Read more
cowprintrabbit
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
599 forum posts
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We took the August 2 – August 16, 2016 Abercrombie and Kent tour of the Arctic. This is our second time on the ship as we also sailed in December 2012 with the Abercrombie and Kent tour of Antarctica. Many of the ship crew (and ... Read more
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