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World’s Newest Mega-Yacht to Sail in Antarctic

A 264-guest mega-yacht will sail in Antarctica this winter on 10- and 15-night voyages exploring the White Continent from Nov. 24, 2010, to Feb. 8, 2011.


August 24, 2010

A 264-guest mega-yacht will sail in Antarctica this winter on 10- and 15-night voyages exploring the White Continent from Nov. 24, 2010, to Feb. 8, 2011.

A certified “clean ship,” the 466-ft. Le Boréal offers a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:2. Amenities include a theatre; the Main Lounge with a dance floor and live music; the Panoramic Lounge for live entertainment and an area for Internet access; a library; two open-air bars and two restaurants.

There’s also 24-hour room service, a spa and fitness centre, key attractions for incentive travel groups led by meeting and event planners.

All but eight of Le Boréal’s 132 suites and staterooms feature verandas. Measuring between 200 sq. ft. and 484 sq. ft., suites and staterooms feature king or twin beds; bathtubs or showers; flat-screen satellite TV; DVD; satellite direct-dial telephone and WiFi.

Le Boréal can reconfigure 40 staterooms into 20 suites, creating 24 suites and 88 staterooms. For its Antarctic sailings, Companies du Ponant will restrict the number of guests to 200.

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