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Le Boreal Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
56 Reviews

Superb overall experience on a modern and tastefully furnished ship

Le Boreal Cruise Review by FieldstonEagle

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom

I am writing this following a April 2019 transatlantic crossing from Miami to Lisbon ( an itinerary to be repeated in 2020 ). This is a wonderful all inclusive experience as PONANT includes fine wines (including French champagne), alcoholic beverages, tips and even WiFi with no additional charge to the cost of the cruise. Cabins feature toiletries from Hermes and offer all the comforts one would expect from a 5 star cruise line. Dress, however, is country club casual. While PONANT has deep French roots, the entire onboard staff is fluent in English and everything, including announcements, menus and shore excursions, are offered in both English and French. The cuisine, as one would expect, is gourmet and there is complimentary 24 hour room service for those who so desire. On my cruise entertainment included several singers and dancers, a guitar player and professionally trained classical pianist. There is also a lecturer, giving separate presentations in the theater in English and French. Shore excursions sold onboard are varied. The Captain and officers are quite visible and friendly with guests. And the service staff goes beyond expectations, quickly learning guests names and preferences. It should be noted that PONANT offers a number of itineraries with no single supplement, which can easily be found on their website.

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Cabin Review

Prestige Stateroom
Cabin PS 408

Well designed and tastefully furnished, with a nice balcony and excellent bathroom, including an all too rare glass enclosed walk in shower.

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