Superb overall experience on a modern and tastefully furnished ship

Le Boreal Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 103

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Le Boreal

14 Night Ocean Voyage (Miami To Lisbon)

Sail date: April 22, 2019

Ship: Le Boreal

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A luxury French flagged cruise ship, part of the PONANT fleet of modern ships, with country club casual dress and quite relaxed atmosphere. Very much inclusive, including WiFi, alcohol and wine (including French champagne, gratuities (though I gave extra to my cabin steward and my favorite waiter in addition to a gift to the crew welfare fund, which it gives me pleasure to do on all my cruises).


5 out of 5
The ship boarded promptly at the appointed time and the Captain personally introduced himself and welcomed each guest aboard.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
With under 200 guests there never was await for a table and the cuisine was of gourmet quality.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The cultural enrichment lectures (separate lectures in English and French) were of broad interest.


5 out of 5
There were several musicians, singers and a small dance group, all of which were most enjoyable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The ship's staff quickly got to know each guests personal tastes and addressed me by name. Room steward was excellent as were dining room staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Modern, functional and very tastefully being an honored guest on a very large French yacht.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size with a nice sized bathroom and great walk in shower (with glass shower door).

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Embarked here after spending two nights in South Beach.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Decided to stay onboard as 1) have been before and 2) there had been recent reports of crime.

St. George's, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Nice port to walk around and actually liked it more than Hamilton.

Horta, Azores

5 out of 5
Quite scenic.Enjoyed one of the ship's excursions.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Both scenic and good shopping.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Lisbon is one of the most wonderful cities in Europe. I stayed 3 nights post cruise.


5 out of 5
Just walked off as soon as we were cleared and my luggage was waiting for me. (Ah, the joys of small ship cruising).
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