(9:30 a.m. EST) — After an engine room fire last November, Ponant’s cruise yacht Le Boreal will be back in service on May 24.
The 264-passenger ship has been undergoing repairs at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, following the blaze that broke out when it was sailing off the Falklands. The company originally hoped the ship would resume its sailing schedule from Lisbon on May 9, but a company statement noted Le Boreal would now sail from Glasgow later in the month.
In addition to repairing the fire damage, the line has carried out other work on the ship and given it up some updates, the company said. “Ponant is taking advantage of this time in the yard to bring Le Boreal up to date with the very latest improvements that benefitted the three sister ships built after her.”
The cause of the fire, which resulted in all passengers being evacuated, is still under investigation. No one was injured in the incident.