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Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Sail up the east coast of Central America from Colon, at the Atlantic entrance to the mythical Panama Canal. 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 then cruises 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 draws to an end in the world famous city of Miami, Florida.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Colón, Panama | Embark
Day 2 : Corn Island
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Trujillo
Day 5 : Santo Tomas de Castilla
Day 6 : Punta Gorda | Half Moon Cay
Day 7 : At Sea
Days 8-9 : Progreso
Day 10 : At Sea
Day 11 : Key West
Day 12 : Miami, Florida, USA | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the mythical Panama Canal an actual engineering work of art
  • Swim and snorkel in the beautiful and mysterious Blue Hole
  • Discover Key West, the southernmost island in the United States
  • Dive across the Caribbean Sea joined by on board experienced instructors

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Big brown pelicans at the Florida Keys Ruins in Colon, Panama Tikal temple in Guatemala Colorful houses in Key West, Florida Downtown of the city of Miami

Day 1 Colón, Panama | Embark

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.

Day 2 Corn Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they are able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
 

Day 4 Trujillo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Santo Tomas de Castilla

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional Excursions: 

QUIRIGUA NATIONAL PARK

From the pier, board your coach for the 1 ½ hour drive to Quirigua Archaeological Park, one of the greatest Mayan cities. This site is located along the lower Motagua River. During the Maya Classic Period (AD 200–900), Quiriguá was situated at the juncture of several important trade routes. It shares its architectural and sculptural styles with nearby Copan, whose history is closely entwined. 
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. The ruins contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments, carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization. It was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1981.
During this tour, be able to admire all the Stellae as well as the Main Acropolis, the Royal Palaces and the Ball Court.
At the end of the visit, reboard your coach for the 1 ½ hour return drive to the pier and your ship.

Day 6 Punta Gorda | Half Moon Cay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional Excursions: 

DISCOVERING THE BLUE HOLE

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime snorkel tour at the world famous Blue Hole of Belize. Be picked up directly from your ship and after a short boat ride, swim in the beautiful and mysterious Blue Hole located within the Lighthouse Reef. The barrier reef surrounds the Blue Hole, so, even on windy days snorkelling is still enjoyable. See many species of tropical fish, numerous types of corals and sponges and many other kinds of marine life.
After approximately 50 minutes of snorkelling at the Blue Hole, climb back aboard your boat and take a short scenic ride to the beautiful tropical island of Half Moon Cay. Here you might have a chance to see the red footed booby and frigate birds nesting, as you walk up to an observation deck located right in the middle of the rookery.
Located many miles from modern civilisation, this is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best mother nature has to offer, still in its natural unspoiled state.

Day 7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they are able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
 

Day 8-9 Progreso

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Day 10 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they are able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
 

Day 11 Key West

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 12 Miami, Florida, USA | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home. 

Le Boreal (CDP)

Per person starting at
$5,510
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Prestige or Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suites
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone.

Notes

Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  •  Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned 
  • Optional Excursions
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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