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Friday, September 11, 2009

Compagnie du Ponant's newest ship to set sail in 2010

Le Boreal to set sail in May 2010

Compagnie du Ponant announces new state-of-the-art luxury cruising yacht

7 September 2009: Compagnie du Ponant has announced the arrival of its most state-of-the-art ship yet, the new luxury cruising yacht Le Boreal. Launching in May 2010, Le Boreal features a modern design and sleek silhouette, and will offer intimate itineraries to rare and unique ports in exhilarating destinations, from the frozen landscapes of Antarctica to the sun-drenched Mediterranean and exotic Amazon.

Le Boreal's six decks will feature an extensive range of modern and luxurious amenities, each offering the highest standard of service. Guests will savour the fine French and international cuisine at the stylish Le Restaurant Gastronomique, or relax in the casual atmosphere of Le Grill Restaurant. When not taking in the breathtaking views from Le Boreal's multiple observation areas, they may sip on a cocktail in one of three lounges, or choose from an enriching program of lectures and entertainment at Le Theatre. And to keep travelers looking and feeling their best, there is also a Fitness and Beauty Corner and Medical Centre on board.

Each of Le Boreal's Staterooms (up to 64m2) and suites (up to 121m2) offer an ocean view, with 95% also featuring private balconies. Beautifully decorated by French designers, all rooms provide individually controlled air conditioning, twin or queen-sized beds, a DVD / CD player, flat screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and mini bar, ensuring guests are truly able to rest and relax.

At 142m in length, Le Boreal's small size gives her access to hard-to-reach ports not visited by larger cruise ships. Departing 6 May 2010, Le Boreal's inaugural 7-night cruise will sail from Marseilles to Nice, taking in the stunning coastline of the French Riviera. Other summer 2010 destinations will include the European cities of Venice, Honfleur, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Athens, Istanbul, Antalya and Iceland's Reykjavik.  With further sailings planned for Antarctica, South America, Canada, USA, the Caribbean and Amazon, Le Boreal will offer captivating itineraries to suit every traveler.

Pricing for the inaugural Marseille – Nice cruise starts at €2,390 (AU$4231*) , which includes all meals, 24-hour room service, wine with meals, evening gatherings and organised entertainment, guest speakers and attendance at the Captain's Welcome cocktail reception. Sensational discounts of up to €350 (AU$620*) apply to bookings on select cruises for guests traveling on their wedding anniversary, honeymoon, second consecutive cruise and for those who book early.

For further information about Le Boreal and Compagnie du Ponant or to make a booking, please contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit www.traveltheworld.com.au.
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