le boreal arctic alaska cruise

Fire and Ice in the Arctic

  • Overview
    Embark aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska. Over 17 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer. This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of the Arctic: the polar bear. Le Boréal will then make its way up the Alaska Peninsula, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, each island is a volcano crowned with ice. The Aleutian Islands form a barrier between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, so the marine wildlife here is particularly abundant. As you sail off Kodiak Island and along the Katmai Peninsula, feast your eyes on the grizzly families and delight in photographing them. At the end of your cruise, you will disembark in the small city of Seward for your return flight to Seattle.
    Duration: 17 days
    Passengers: 260 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Nome, Alaska
    Disembarkation Point: Seward, Alaska
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Nome, Alaska

      Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing ヨ people here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.

    • Day 2 - Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Embark the Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.

      Over 17 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer.

      This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of the Arctic: the polar bear.

      Le Boréal will then make its way up the Alaska Peninsula, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, each island is a volcano crowned with ice. The Aleutian Islands form a barrier between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, so the marine wildlife here is particularly abundant.

      As you sail off Kodiak Island and along the Katmai Peninsula, feast your eyes on the grizzly families and delight in photographing them.

      At the end of your cruise, you will disembark in the small city of Seward for your return flight to Seattle.

      Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

      Visits to Wrangel Island are subject to permission being granted by the Russian authorities. This port of calls can only be confirmed once this authorisation has been received, six months before the cruise departure date.

    • Day 3/16 - Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Embark the Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.

      Over 17 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer.

      This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of the Arctic: the polar bear.

      Le Boréal will then make its way up the Alaska Peninsula, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, each island is a volcano crowned with ice. The Aleutian Islands form a barrier between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, so the marine wildlife here is particularly abundant.

      As you sail off Kodiak Island and along the Katmai Peninsula, feast your eyes on the grizzly families and delight in photographing them.

      At the end of your cruise, you will disembark in the small city of Seward for your return flight to Seattle.

      Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

      Visits to Wrangel Island are subject to permission being granted by the Russian authorities. This port of calls can only be confirmed once this authorisation has been received, six months before the cruise departure date.

    • Day 17 - Seaward (anchorage); Disembarkation

      Seward is located on the Kenai peninsula, south of Anchorage. This bustling port, built for the fishing and shipbuilding industries, will show you just how vibrant it is, with its shops and galleries.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Home of the mighty Polar Bear

    Wrangel Island is an island in the Arctic Ocean, between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea. Wrangel Island lies astride the 180° meridian. Wrangel Island may have been the last place on earth where mammoths survived. Wrangel Island truly is the ultimate Arctic wildlife cruise destination.

  • Inclusions

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Expedition Gear

    Expedition boots and a specially designed high quality polar expedition jacket are provided on board.

    Charter Flights

    Return economy class charter flights are provided Seattle-Nome / Anchorage-Seattle with this expedition

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Massage services
    - Gratuities
    - Internet and Wifi expenses
    - Bar expenses
    - Laundry expenses
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Passport and Visa expenses
    - Airfares unless stated in the itinerary
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  • Vessel

    LE BOREAL

    Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. 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. Interior Design 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”.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Terrace
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Hairdresser
    • Leisure area
    • Theatre
    • Games area
    • Medical centre
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 139
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 16
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10944
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability
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Superior Stateroom

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, with 24hr room service
AUD 16,890pp
AUD 16,890pp

Deluxe Stateroom

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 18,080pp
AUD 18,080pp

Prestige Deck 4

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 19,990pp
AUD 19,990pp

Prestige Deck 5

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 20,880pp
AUD 20,880pp

Prestige Deck 6

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 21,810pp
AUD 21,810pp

Deluxe Suite

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Deluxe Suite with balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 29,670pp
AUD 29,670pp

Prestige Suite Deck 5

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 39,580pp
AUD 39,580pp

Prestige Suite Deck 6

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 41,470pp
AUD 41,470pp

Owner's Suite

10 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Opulant suite with panoramic ocean views
AUD 47,350pp
AUD 47,350pp