Treasures of Central America
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE BORÉAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Important information
- A la carte Options
Staterooms & Suites
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
GuayaquilEmabarkation 01/04/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 01/04/2018 at 18H00 .
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.
2 April 2018 - At seaArrival 02/04/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 02/04/2018 at 00H00 .
3 April 2018 - At seaArrival 03/04/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 03/04/2018 at 00H00 .
4 April 2018 - QueposArrival 04/04/2018 at 06H30 . Departure 04/04/2018 at 14H00 .
Quepos makes for a charming stop-off on the Pacific coast, just next-door to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park, an untouched tropical natural reserve lined with white sandy beaches. The town's seafront is an opportunity to stroll through market stalls touting pineapples and bananas in the shade of the manchineel trees. In this coastal town criss-crossed with tree-lined streets in bloom, admire the houses and their incredible sculpted balconies. Enjoy a spot of shopping in the many traditional boutiques: pick up some handmade cotton clothing, ceramics embellished with Costa Rican designs and home décor pieces in hand-painted wood.
5 April 2018 - At seaArrival 05/04/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 05/04/2018 at 00H00 .
6 April 2018 - Puerto QuetzalArrival 06/04/2018 at 06H00 . Departure 06/04/2018 at 19H00 .
Located on the Pacific coast, 100 kilometres south of the capital, the city of Puerto Quetzal is the largest port in the country. Close to the city, the ravishing little old city of Antigua, is a former colonial capital listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. You’ll admire the wealth of its historical monuments.
7 April 2018 - At seaArrival 07/04/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 07/04/2018 at 00H00 .
8 April 2018 - San Juan del SurArrival 08/04/2018 at 06H00 . Departure 08/04/2018 at 18H00 .
Considered Nicaragua's surfing capital, the attractive seaside resort of San Juan del Sur is an idyllic location for chilling in the waves. You're guaranteed to fall in love with this former fishing town on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, now a popular seaside holiday spot. Less than a two-hour drive away is the city of Granada, founded in 1524 at the foot of the Mombacho volcano. Clinging to the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the town is a stunning example of colonial architecture, with its narrow streets and Al-Andalus houses painted in bright colours. Don't miss out on a tour of its La Merced church, wander around the main square and explore the San Francisco convent.
9 April 2018 - HerraduraArrival 09/04/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 09/04/2018 at 19H00 .
Herradura takes its name in Spanish from the horseshoe form of its bay, covered in lush tropical vegetation, its beauty enhanced by the hills that loom over it. This small town is surrounded by national parks that are remarkable for the rich variety of fauna and flora they protect. When your ship calls here, it will be the moment to take a journey in small covered boats along the Tarcoles River, whose banks are home to crocodiles and iguanas. This mangrove also hosts the loyal and flamboyant Scarlet Macaw, with its red, blue and yellow plumage, known for mating with the same partner for life.
10 April 2018 - GolfitoArrival 10/04/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 10/04/2018 at 19H00 .
11 April 2018 - CoibaArrival 11/04/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 11/04/2018 at 13H30 .
Coiba Island once housed a prison with a sinister reputation that has since been abandoned. Today the island is a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers many activities. Experience the emotion of the first explorers by heading deep into the virgin rainforest, untouched by human hand, and carve a path for yourself through the creepers, under the watchful gaze of the multitudes of birds. You may be lucky enough to see the Howler Monkey, only visible here. To conclude this unique adventure, take a dip in the turquoise waters of the unspoiled beaches on the island, among the sea turtles and the tropical fish swimming elegantly through the coral reefs.
12 April 2018 - Fuerte AmadorArrival 12/04/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 12/04/2018 at 19H00 .
Crossing the Panama CanalDisembarkation 13/04/2018 at 00H00 .
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 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.
A la carte Options
After you cruise
Before your cruise
Discovering Guayaquil (2 days/1 night)
Per person, based on double occupancy
From Quito to Cuenca via the Andes Route (5 days/4 nights)
Per person, based on double occupancy
Galápagos Islands – Nature’s Paradise (5 days/4 nights)
Per person, based on double occupancy
During your cruise
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Guayaquil Exploration 1N (Pre) + Colonial Panama and the Miraflores Locks (Post)
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Quito to Cuenca by the Andes Route 4N (Pre) + Colonial Panama and the Miraflores Locks (Post)
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + The Galapagos - Natural Paradise 4N (Pre) + Colonial Panama and the Miraflores Locks (Post)
Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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