Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Outbound domestic flight included
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE BORÉAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Cruise Package
- 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
UshuaiaEmabarkation 07/03/2018 from 19H00 to 20H00 . Departure 07/03/2018 at 21H00 .
Capital of Argentinaﾒs Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the countryﾒs southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuegoﾒs natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot ﾠsea lions and Magellanic penguins.
8 March 2018 - Navigation Cape Horn and the Beagle ChannelArrival 08/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 08/03/2018 at 00H00 .
Itﾒs at the meeting point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that you enter Chilean Patagonia where you head for the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and its famous Cape Horn. From the top of its impressive 425-metre-high cliff, South Americaﾒs southernmost tip has, for many centuries, seen merchant ships from the world over passing by. Because of its legendary storms and rough seas, getting around the Cape has gone down in history as a challenge for all seafarers. Prepare yourself for a memorable experience, whatever the weather conditions!
9 March 2018 - Sailing along Strait of MagellanArrival 09/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 09/03/2018 at 00H00 .
This mythical strait situated in the south of Chile and separating South America from Tierra del Fuego, awakens our imagination, stirring up a longing for adventure. For the first time, follow in the footsteps of the famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, known for having organised the first circumnavigation of the globe in the 16th century. Aboard your ship, cruise along the 600 km separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific and, before arriving in Ushuaia, discover the sea route which was long nicknamed “Strait of All Saints” because Magellan’s ships first entered it on All Saints’ Day. A fascinating adventure.
10 March 2018 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 10/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 10/03/2018 at 00H00 .
11 March 2018 - Puerto NatalesArrival 11/03/2018 at 06H00 . Departure 11/03/2018 at 20H00 .
Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, capital of the Última Esperanza province, the village of Puerto Natales will win you over with its brightly coloured houses nestling in the shade of the Andes. A walk along the coastal Pedro-Montt avenue, gives splendid views of the Almirante Montt gulf, a stretch of crystalline water that links Puerto Natales to the Pacific. The Museo Historico documents urban and rural life and the indigenous history of the environment. Puerto Natales is also the closest town to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, a 181,000-hectare reserve protected by UNESCO.
12 March 2018 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 12/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 12/03/2018 at 00H00 .
13 March 2018 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 13/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 13/03/2018 at 00H00 .
14 March 2018 - TortelArrival 14/03/2018 at 08H00 . Departure 14/03/2018 at 13H30 .
A picturesque, colourful fishing village, Tortel boasts a splendid location in the heart of southern Patagonia, halfway between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn. From the little streets made up of small walkways, you’ll love the grand panorama of rounded mountains, dense forest, the clear waters of the Pacific. If you walk out onto one the many wooden pontoons, you can admire the views as you stand suspended a few metres above the water. The village is scattered with sculptures made by local artists, an excellent introduction to this friendly community
15 March 2018 - At seaArrival 15/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 15/03/2018 at 00H00 .
16 March 2018 - Puerto MonttArrival 16/03/2018 at 07H30 . Departure 16/03/2018 at 19H00 .
A picturesque stopover in southern Chile, the colourful city of Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District.ﾠ Here, youﾒll discover reminders of its colonial past at the Plaza de Armas and neoclassical cathedral. The Manuel Montt lookout offers stunning views of the bayﾒs sapphire beauty. Close to the town, the peaceful banks of Lake Llanquihue are conducive for a relaxing walk and the quaint, traditional villages of Puerto Varas and Frutillar are well worth a visit.
17 March 2018 - Castro ChiloeArrival 17/03/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 17/03/2018 at 12H00 .
At the heart of the Lake District, your ship will slip through the calm waters of an archipelago of 40 islands. Chiloe is a lush green island, home to 16 wooden churches that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Remarkable for their architecture, they are inspired by naval construction techniques. You can also admire the Palafitos, brightlycoloured wooden houses in stilts which seem to float on the water at high tide. Indeed, before reaching Castro, it is likely that you will have witnessed a truly authentic aquatic ballet, where seals and porpoises swim noseto- nose with our ship.
18 March 2018 - At seaArrival 18/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 18/03/2018 at 00H00 .
19 March 2018 - ValparaisoArrival 19/03/2018 at 14H00 . Departure 19/03/2018 at 00H00 .
ValparaisoDisembarkation 20/03/2018 at 00H00 .
Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.
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.
Chile: Entry/Exit requirements for Australian and Mexican citizens entering/exiting Chile must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX that will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice): Australia: US$117 - Mexico: US$23
Argentina: ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: Australian, and Canadian citizens entering/exiting Argentina must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX. Fee may be paid online in US dollars by credit card. Consult www.migraciones.gov.ar. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice) Australia: U$D 100*- (multiple entry valid for one year). Canada: U$D 75* (one entry) or U$D 150 (multiple entry valid for 5 years from first entry).
Argentina: should you require a visa to travel to Argentina, we recommend you apply for a double-entry visa as a technical stop in Chile might be scheduled.
Exploring the world’s extreme regions while enjoying 5* comfort and service: that is the unique Expedition Cruise concept brought to you by Ponant, the world’s leading polar cruise specialist.
Ponant Expedition cruises take you off the beaten path, for true adventures that are both authentic and refined. We have designed a large number of itineraries just for you, to give you access to exceptional lands all around the globe. From the Arctic to the Antarctic via Alaska, South America or Oceania, each 5-star Expedition is the promise of a different and unique cruise experience.
A 5* expedition voyage
No matter which destination you choose, you will always find the same exceptional standards of comfort, service and elegance that have forged Ponant’s reputation. Our sisterships have earned Class Comfort 1 certification and can sail in the world’s most extreme regions, whilst offering an intimate and refined 5-star atmosphere and environment. A certain idea of luxury, a way of experiencing cruising... differently.
Discovering the wonders of the world
The hikes, excursions and Zodiac outings organised during your Expedition cruise provide ample opportunity for you to discover the hidden treasures of these regions. With guidance from our experienced naturalists, lecturers and guides, you will be able to approach a rich and unfamiliar wildlife and flora and meet little-known tribes and ethnic groups. On board and on land, our specialists will provide a cultural, historical or geological dimension, and will take great pleasure in answering all of your questions.
Flight Buenos Aires / Ushuaia + visit or time at leisure + transfer
Embarkation day Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
Flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia.
Flight number and time schedule to be advised about 30 days prior to departure.
We suggest you to be at the check in counter 1 ½ hour before flight departure time.
Meet and greet at Ushuaia airport.
Depending on your choice made when booking your cruise:
Departure from the airport and transfer to the pier and embarkation on board your cruise ship.
You will have access to the Grand Salon: your cabin will be ready from 5.00pm.
Lunch on board.
In the afternoon: time at leisure in Ushuaia.
Departure from the airport and transfer to the Arakur Hotel, one of the newest hotels built in Ushuaia. It overlooks the town and its bay.
In the Yamanas’ language, “Ushuaia” means “the bay which looks towards the east”, this native tribe was established here long before the arrival of the “white” people. At the tip of the Beagle Channel, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Ushuaia is a unique place in this world and is proud to be the southernmost city. Rising on an island, it seems to float between two oceans. The snow-capped mountains draw the border with Chile in the background. Here you truly feel at the end of the world…
After lunch at the Arakur Hotel you will have some time at leisure and /or will be invited to join a walk through the Natural Reserve of the Cerro Alarken. Arakur is a unique starting point for discovering a preserved area which covers 100 hectares; this is a sheltered place for flora and fauna species typical to the Tierra del Fuego area (please note that the observation of the fauna is not guaranteed) The unique location of the Arakur close to the Mount Alarken makes it as well the perfect setting to enjoy lovely panoramas over the bay.
The walk is selected in order to suit most guests’ walking ability.
At the moment of booking your cruise, guests willing to visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park will be able to sign up for a group optional excursion. If you decide to do so, please note that immediately upon arrival in Ushuaia airport, you will leave towards the Park where you will have lunch before starting the tour. Please note that the Tierra del Fuego excursion is subject to a minimum of participation : if this number is not reached, our operator will not be able to guaranty the departure – In this case, you will be given the option to join the Arakur programme. The Tierra del Fuego excursion rate is of 80 euros /US$ 100 /AU$113 per person (tour description available upon request)
In the middle of the afternoon you will return to Ushuaia on time for embarkation.
Your program includes:
- Transfer, flight Buenos Aires/ Ushuaia in economy class
- Beverages during lunch (bottled water + 1 soft drink or 1 local beer + 1 coffee)
- The walk through the Cerro Alarken Reserve starting from the Arakur Hotel and leaded by English speaking guide
- English-speaking local guide during the transfers.
Your program does not include
- Gratuities for driver and local guide
- Personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the program
- The optional excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park which has to be booked at the moment you book your cruise
- The local currency is the Argentinian Peso. You will be able to make most of your purchases in USD (in small denominations) or by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centers and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve Pesos from the ATM’s.
- Summer season: temperatures vary between 41F and 65F
- We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Seats are limited. Subject to availability.
The duration of the tour is subject to change. The order of the visits may be reversed.
Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. CDP advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations.
CDP 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.
There are 4 expedition days in the Chilean Fjords during this cruise
Chilean Fjords program: During this cruise, Zodiac® outings and/or landings may be organized to bring you closer to the hidden wonders of these spectacular fjords and glaciers.
A la carte Options
Before your cruise
Tierra del Fuego National Park (half-day)
Per person, based on double occupancy
Iguazu Falls (4 days/4 nights)
Per person, based on double occupancy
Overnight in Buenos Aires (1 day/1 night)
Per person, based on double occupancy
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Iguazu Falls 4N (Pre) + From Valparaiso to Santiago 1N (Post)
Per person, based on double occupancy
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Overnight in Buenos Aires 1N (Pre) + Atacama Desert 3N (Post)
Per person, based on double occupancy
After you cruise
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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