Trip Information

Duration
14 Days
Departs
July 2021
Ship
Le Boreal
From
£9599 Per person
Offer
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This Expedition Includes

  • Full board and open bar onboard
  • Selected complimentary excursions ashore and by Zodiac
  • Free waterproof boot rental
  • Complimentary parka to keep

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore the stunning fjords in southern Greenland
  • Discover viking ruins as the itinerary retraces the steps of Norwegian explorer Erik the Red
  • Spot amazing wildlife – seals, whales and even the occasional polar bear
  • Enjoy visits to Inuit communities and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Disko Bay

Itinerary Summary

You will join L’Austral in Kangerlussuaq and sail for Ilulissat where your expedition ship will be at anchor and you will head ashore is small local boats. Cruise along the coast and through Disko Bay before returning to L’Austral

On day four, you will cruise the Beagle Channel before arriving in Karrat Fjord on day five. Day six brings Kullorsuaq – in north western Greenland – and day seven, Savissivik, which has less than 100 inhabitants.

Thule is next on your itinerary and is home to a United States Air Force base and on day nine you will arrive in Pond Inlet, located in northern Canada. Snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers combine to offer a truly wonderful natural environment for you to explore.

Your scenic cruising continues with the Sam Ford Fjord, Clyde River, Isabella Bay and Sisimut before arriving back in Kangerlussuaq.

Zodiac landings will be made throughout the cruise where possible and weather permitting.

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Trip Schedule

  • Day 01 Kangerlussuaq
  • Day 02-03 Ilulissat - Disko Bay
  • Day 04 Glaciers and Beagle Channel
  • Day 05 Karrat
  • Day 06 Kullorsuaq
  • Day 07 Savissivik
  • Day 08 Thule
  • Day 09 Pond Inlet (Nunavut Canada)
  • Day 10 Sam Ford
  • Day 11 Clyde River
  • Day 12 Isabela Bay
  • Day 13 Sisimiut Holsteinsborg
  • Day 14 Kangerlussuaq

About Your Ship

Le Boreal is a 264 capacity ship offering a variety of voyages in several of the world’s most remote regions.  She is primarily owned by the French cruise line, Ponant Cruises. Le Boreal is more of a luxury yacht than a ‘typical’ expedition ship, she is comfortable, elegant and a great choice for couples, solo travellers and experienced explorers who want to upgrade their onboard experience without compromising on the opportunities that an expedition cruise allows.

Owing to Ponant Cruises’ dedication to the highest standards of environmentally-friendly performance, she has been awarded the international Green Label.

Le Boreal is equipped with a fleet of 12 Zodiac boats which can be deployed at a moment’s notice and allow easy access to protected bays and remote inlets, weather permitting. Every trip ashore is accompanied by Le Boreal’s team of Naturalist Guides who will lead small groups on hikes, nature walks and excursions to places of historical and natural significance.

The ship’s theatre, French Line, doubles as a lecture room during the day and hosts a packed programme of guest lectures which serve to really enhance your expedition experience. The theatre is also the venue for pre-excursion briefings as well as recaps once you have returned to the ship.

The accommodation on Le Boreal is comprised of three main categories; Standard Staterooms, Deluxe Staterooms and Prestige Suites. All categories offer outside views, king-size or twin beds, climate control, TV/DVD players and ensuite bathrooms. The largest of the accommodation grades, the Prestige Suites, are immaculately furnished and boast a private veranda and a separate sitting area.

Le Boreal offers two main dining venues. The first of these, The Gastronomic Restaurant, is the ship’s primary restaurant and serves buffet-style fare during breakfast and lunch. Evening meals are à la carte and consist of regionally and internationally influenced gourmet cuisine with vegetarian options available should they be required. The restaurant is an open-seating venue which means you can dine when – and with whom – you wish.

The second dining venue is The Grill, which represents a great alternative if you are looking for a more informal option. Specialising in both hot and cold buffet options, the venue has indoor and outdoor seating with fresh fish and meat available from the grill.

While Le Boreal is not awash with entertainment options, guests can enjoy evening performances in the theatre or head to the bar for pre or post-dinner drinks. There is also an onboard spa where you can enjoy treatments and massages for an additional charge.

Other facilities on Le Boreal include a fitness centre, a library, two pools and full-service salon.

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