Why we like Le Boreal, Le Soleal & L'Austral

  • ​Custom built for expedition cruising in 2010, these beautifully designed ships are a far cry from the other converted research ships
  • By combining high comfort with adventure​ ​they take the best aspects from both traditional cruising and small ship adventures ​
  • The first ships to introduce real comfort to Arctic cruising, but with a surprisingly affordable price tag​
  • ​Wide choice of some of the most exciting trips north of the Arctic Circle
  • Almost all cabins have their own private balcony,​ a feature traditionally only reserved for the highest cabin categories
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Trips aboard Le Boreal, Le Soleal and L'Austral

Technical Specifications

  • Passenger capacity: 264
  • Ice​ class rating: 1C ice class
  • Built in: 2010
  • Other key features: a 5* experience without the high price tag, 95% of the suites have a private balcony, advanced stabilizing system

Cabin Categories

Le Boreal, Le Soleal and L'Austral - Arctic Ships

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins feature a flat-screen TV, individually-controlled air-conditioning, minibar, iPod Players, Hair dryers and wifi. 

The differences among the two sister ships are only decorative. Le Boreal was launched in 2010, L'Austral in 2011 and Le Soleal in 2013. 

Owner's Suite

  • Located on deck 6
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
  • Spacious cabin 45m2 (484 sq.ft.) with lounge and sitting area
  • Private balcony 12m2 (129 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities including jacuzzi
  • Minibar, flat screen

Prestige Suite Deck 5 and 6

  • Located on Deck 4 and 5 with the exception cabin 615, located on deck 6
  • Double bed, large windows
  • Spacious cabin 36m2 (388 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Private balcony 8m2 (86 sq.ft.)
  • Double private ensuite facilities

Superior Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Spacious cabin 21m2 (226 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Shower, minibar, flat screen

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4, 5 and 6

  • Located on deck 4
  • Double bed, large window
  • Spacious cabin 18m2 (199 sq.ft.) 
  • Private balcony 4m2 (43 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Deluxe Suite

  • Located on deck 6
  • King-size bed or twin beds, large window
  • Spacious cabin 27m2 (291 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Private balcony 6m2 (65 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Deluxe Stateroom

  • Located on deck 3
  • King-size bed or twin beds, large window
  • Spacious cabin 18m2 (199 sq.ft.)
  • Private balcony 4m2 (43 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Deck Plan

Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Full Internet access: available via wifi access
  • Satellite phone

Please note that this is only for light data traffic. Aboard Le Lyrial, you benefit from full Internet access, which is subject to satellite connection signal (expect a much slower connection than at home, some pages can sometimes load for minutes). 

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