Panama & Pre-Columbian treasures
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE BORÉAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Important information
- A la carte Options
Staterooms & Suites
There are no cabins available for booking. Please contact our cruise advisors.
Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.
Port of call & excursions
ColónEmabarkation 16/10/2016 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 16/10/2016 at 23H00 .
Colón is the second largest city in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. Colón is today an important port, and the free trade zone created in 1953 contributed greatly to the development of the city. Colón was founded in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts through the isthmus of Panama; the city rapidly overshadowed the older Caribbean ports of Panama when the canal opened.
17 October 2016 - At seaArrival 17/10/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 17/10/2016 at 00H00 .
18 October 2016 - Fuerte AmadorArrival 18/10/2016 at 06H00 . Departure 18/10/2016 at 12H00 .
18 October 2016 - Mogo MogoArrival 18/10/2016 at 15H30 . Departure 18/10/2016 at 18H30 .
With its 220 or more islands and islets, the Las Perlas archipelago is named for the pearl oysters in the Gulf of Panama that were harvested for jewellery or used as currency during the colonial era. Today the pearls have disappeared from these azure waters but you can still explore the sea beds and observe the graceful ballet of shoals of multi-coloured fish. On the secluded and unspoilt island of Mogo Mogo, vast stretches of white sand caressed by a crystalline sea make for excellent diving in this extraordinary marine sanctuary.
19 October 2016 - At seaArrival 19/10/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 19/10/2016 at 00H00 .
20 October 2016 - At seaArrival 20/10/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 20/10/2016 at 00H00 .
21 October 2016 - GuayaquilArrival 21/10/2016 at 05H00 . Departure 21/10/2016 at 20H00 .
Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific”, Guayaquil is the most inhabited city in Ecuador. Founded by the conquistadors in 1535, it borders the coasts of the province of Guayas. You can stroll without any cares in the world, in the upper part of the city, next to the Las Peñas district. This Bohemian district with its colourful houses offers an impressive view of the city, if you’re courageous enough to climb the steps which separate the chapel rooms from Cerro Santa Ana lighthouse. The city is also blessed with many parks and gardens, perfect for taking a breather.
22 October 2016 - At seaArrival 22/10/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 22/10/2016 at 00H00 .
23 October 2016 - SalaverryArrival 23/10/2016 at 06H00 . Departure 23/10/2016 at 14H00 .
When your ship calls at Salaverry, this is the occasion to discover Trujillo, an elegant colonial town with brightly coloured façades, decorated with ornate wooden balconies. With its yesteryear charm, this city is also a cultural symbol of Peru, as it is home to the vestiges of the Chimú and Mochica civilizations. Chan Chan, the former capital of the Chimù kingdom is the largest adobe citadel in pre-Colombian America, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Admire the Moche pyramids, the Huaca del Sol and the Huaca de la Luna, decorated with colourful mythological frescoes.
24 October 2016 - CallaoArrival 24/10/2016 at 10H30 . Departure 24/10/2016 at 00H00 .
CallaoDisembarkation 25/10/2016 at 00H00 .
As the country's primary fishing and trading port, Callao is the maritime gateway to Peru. From the town centre, journey on to the capital, Lima, and wander around the Plaza Mayor (formerly Plaza de Armas), crowned with its gorgeous bronze fountain. Embellished with neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace or the Cathedral of Lima, the esplanade is a symbol of the city's founding by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Two streets away is the Monastery of San Francisco, one of the city's best-preserved colonial structures. Further south, don't miss the superb cloisters and patios of the Casona San Marcos.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Panama: a tourist visa is required for Australian citizens. The visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport: cost US$5 (subject to change)
Panama Canal program: The schedules depend on several factors and despite our best efforts, crossing the Panama Canal during the day is not guaranteed.
Ecuador program: A medical certificate is recommended for people with breathing or heart problems. In Ecuador, the city of Quito is at an altitude of around 2 850 meters.
For passengers who booked a Machu Picchu program: A medical certificate is compulsory. The city of Cuzco’s altitude is around 3 350 meters.
A la carte Options
Pre Panama & Miraflores Lock + Post Machu Picchu + Flights
Post Cruise Machu Picchu, Inca Sacred Land
Per person, based on double occupancy