We enjoyed four days in Honolulu prior to the arrival of Le Boreal. The ship was actually a day late as she had been stuck in ice attempting a Northwest Passage transit in August. After disembarking her passengers in Greenland she sailed full speed for Hawaii via the Panama Canal, encountering Hurricane Rosa on the way across the Pacific. We felt it too on our flight from Sydney to Honolulu!
Anyway, Ponant very generously covered our additional night's accommodation in Honolulu, arranged transfer to the ship and offered generous compensation for the late arrival and subsequent cancellation of two port calls on our voyage to Valparaiso.
Boarding of the ship was very well organised, especially for a full complement of passengers and we were soon settling into our cabin and preparing to enjoy the sail out from Honolulu. Although rather small, the cabin is beautifully fitted out with plenty of storage and good amenities.
Recognising that Le Boreal is a small ship the cabin was compact, which was not unexpected. It is beautifully fitted out however, with plenty of storage and good amenities. It would be nice to have a second chair rather than the small table or stool which we never used.
Plenty of storage space in a large wardrobe and drawer chest with two large drawers.
Nice bathrobes and slippers supplied and even umbrellas for those rainy days, of which we had a few.
The cabin and bathroom were spotlessly clean and our steward was excellent.
Luckily we were able to place our three suitcases under the bed, although I believe the steward may have been able to store them for us.