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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Ponant Le Boreal

Le Boreal travel42 Professional Ship Review

French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant launched Le Boreal, its first new cruise ship in more than a decade, in May 2010. The ship was built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

The vessel was the first of two six-deck, 264-passenger ships. L'Austral, the second new-build, set sail in May 2011.

The rest of Ponant's fleet includes the 64-passenger sailing yacht Le Ponant, the 250-passenger yacht Le Soleal and in 2015, 250-passenger yacht Le Lyrial.

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