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From Panama to the United States, PONANT is inviting you to discover no fewer than 7 countries during a single cruise. Join us aboard Le Boréal for an all-new and exciting 12-day itinerary. On the first leg of your trip, you will sail up the east coast of Central America from Colon, at the Atlantic entrance to the mythical Panama Canal. From your port of call in Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala, don’t miss your chance to visit the Mayan site of Tikal. There, you will be able to admire superb temples, palaces and pyramids nestling amid lush vegetation. Discover Belize, a small paradise covered in tropical rainforest. Its coast gives onto the Caribbean Sea and is home to a very large barrier reef, as well as the spectacular Blue Hole, one of the world’s top scuba diving spots. Le Boréal will then sail northward to call at Progreso, the departure point of an unforgettable excursion to Chichen Itza or Uxmal, two sites with must-see vestiges of Pre-Columbian civilisation. In Key West, stroll through the lively streets of this island which Ernest Hemingway used to visit, and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of this wonderful place, which boasts idyllic beaches. Your unforgettable trip will draw to an end in Miami, Florida.
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.
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Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship Length: 142 meters Passenger Capacity: 264 (in twin cabins, 200 in Antarctica) Built: 2011 A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, she is the fruit of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Le Boreal remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood, subtly revisited. On board, soothing neutral 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”. Cuisine Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark. Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberte Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner. Life On Board Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Boreal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Carita™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available forfamilies either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting ser vice.Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please. Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous Carita™ brand, the Beauty Centre on Le Boreal welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy).
• Visiting 7 countries on a single cruise from Panama to the United States. • Before your cruise, the possibility of visiting the mythical Panama Canal. • From Santo Tomas de Castilla, an extension is possible to visit the famous Tikal pyramids, incredible vestiges of the ancient Mayan civilisation, and La Antigua Guatemala, a beautiful baroque town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. • An overnight stay in Progreso, with an exceptional visit to the many Mayan sites, including Chichen Itza and Uxmal, and with the visit of Merida. • From Half Moon Cay, the possibility of heading out to the mythical Blue Hole. • Discovering Key West, the southernmost island in the United States, and the closest to Cuba. • Possibility of swimming and snorkeling.