Le Soleal

Le Soleal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Le Soleal

Year built 2013  /  Age : 4
Flag state Wallis and Futuna
Builder Fincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Building cost USD 134 million
Owner BridgePoint Capital Group
Operator Compagnie du Ponant Cruises
Speed 16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA) 142 m / 466 ft
Beam (width) 18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage 10992 gt
Passengers 224 - 264
Crew 139
Passengers-to-space ratio 54
Decks 7
Cabins 132
Decks with cabins 6

Review of Le Soleal

Launched in 2013, Le Soleal is the 3rd in a series of four identical Compagnie du Ponant cruise ships, together with L'AustralLe Boreal and Le Lyrial. All these vessels feature ice-strengthened hulls, sleek-design superstructures, Zodiacs for ship-to-shore landing and coastal cruising itinerary routes (featuring overnight stays, long port days and late evening departures).

History - construction & ownership

Compagnie du Ponant (CDP is a French cruise ship operator. Ponant company was founded by Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, Philippe Videau, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy in April 1988 and launched the first French cruise ship. CDP currently operates five ships, all of which under the French flag. Compagnie du Ponant is dedicated to soft adventure cruising. Half of its fleet is based in Antarctica from December to March. It offers offbeat itineraries around the whole world, especially in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia.

The 10,992-ton, 264-passenger cruise ship Le Soleal was introduced on December 6, 2012. She was built in Ancona at the shipyard Fincantieri as L'Austral and Le Boreal. The first voyage of the sailing vessel started on July 1, 2013. The mega yacht was christened by Kiki Tauck Mahar. Le Soléal became famous as the first French vessel to pass through the Northwest Passage. The voyage started in Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), on August 26, 2013 and ended in Anadyr (Russia), on September 16, 2013.

Cruise itinerary program

Le Soleal itinerary program is based on cruises in Europe. The itineraries include the Mediterranean with departures from Italy, Greece, Turkey and Iceland cruises from Reykjavik, as well as the Arctic region (Northwest Passage), from Greenland to Russia.

Cabins

Most Le Soleal staterooms are 200-sq.foot Prestige cabins (92). There are a total of 132 staterooms in 9 categories. The largest aboard Le Soleal is the Owner’s Suite (485 ft2). All staterooms have been decorated by French designers, offer individually controlled air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD player, twin beds, minibar and electronic safe.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Le Soleal cruise ship is small enough and provides a truly intimate experience. This special yacht is ideally suited to visit ports of call that bigger ships cannot reach. On board, Le Soleal offers two restaurants – the casual Le Grill and the Gastronomic restaurant (the main dining room serving international and French cuisine). 

Follows the complete list of Le Soleal restaurants and food bars.

  • Gastronomic Restaurant (“Le Coromandel”, 268-seat, ship’s MDR; serves International upscale cuisine; offers open-seating dining, with buffet-style breakfast and lunch, waiter served dinner)
  • Grill Restaurant (“Le Rodrigues”, offers open-seating buffet breakfast and lunch, served dinner; has an outdoor seating area).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Although the company owner was bought by CMA CGM and later sold, the style of the yacht remained unchanged as it was designed. Le Soléal is a combination of French style, green technologies, computer controlled sails, luxury and intimacy. The yacht offers state-of-the-art theatre, dance space, panoramic lounge, library and much more. Le Soleal could not be compared to any small cruising ship. The mega-yacht has 6 decks and despite its size, spacious staterooms with private balconies. There are also two lounges – the main, which serves afternoon tea and features live music, dance floor and cocktail bar, and the panoramic, which has an internet desk, library, cocktail bar, live entertainment. Le Soleal has a pool deck bar as well as a leisure area and a Photograph shop. 

Follows the complete list of Le Soleal lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Marina (water sports platform; offers mostly swimming; it is used only when Le Soleal is anchored and the sea is calm)
  • Le Soleal Atrium (2-deck high open-floor area; features a chandelier with Swarovski crystals)
  • Main Lounge (“Karikal Lounge”, with large-size LED screen and floor-ceiling windows; offers early breakfast, specialty teas and coffees, Afternoon Tea complemented with gourmet cookies and fine chocolates; evening entertainment features live performances by resident singer and pianist and an art auction, once per Le Soleal cruise; the outdoor aft terrace is the only one smoking area on board)
  • Boutique Shop (esigner clothing, luxury jewelry, Ponant logo merchandise, special occasion gifts)
  • Theatre (main show lounge for music and dance shows)
  • Wellness Centre (Spa, Balneo Room, Hammam, Massage Room, Beauty Corner, Hair Salon, Shower Room, Relaxation Room, a spacious terrace)
  • The Fitness (gym room with panoramic windows) 
  • Leisure Area (has a small kids playroom, Photo Gallery and Internet stations)
  • Image & Photo Desk
  • Swimming pool’s sunbathing area (with luxury loungers)
  • Panoramic Lounge & Bar (with an Internet corner, grand piano, Library, “Panoramic Terrace” - served by the Panoramic Bar, it is the ship’s late-night “disco”)
  • Sun Deck (open-air sunbathing area, served by the“Le Comptoir”bar, with luxury loungers, padded chairs, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf)
  • Zodiacs (inflatable boats).

Le Soleal wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 132 (all of which Outside, 124 Balcony, 4 Suites)
  • Dining Rooms: Gastronomic Restaurant (268-seat).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Grill Restaurant (al fresco, buffet lunch, themed dinner).
  • Lounges & Bars: Panoramic Lounge, Main Lounge.
  • Beauty Corner Sothys: Balneo, Hammam, Massage, Hairdresser, Leisure area, Fitness, Pool, Internet station, Panoramic terrace, Image & photo desk (partnership with Philippe Plisson), Theater, Shop, Excursion desk, Reception desk, Medical center, Library.
  • Le Soleal cruise ship is the third in a three yachts' series commissioned by the Compagnie du Ponant line. Her identical sisters are Le Boreal (2010), L’Austral (2011), and Le Lyrial (2015). The vessel started operations with a maiden voyage in July, 2013.
  • The Le Soleal ship, just like her sisters, has an ice-strengthened hull, allowing it to cruise in the Antarctica and Arctic regions. Each of the Ponant's "big yachts" carries a fleet of Zodiacs for sightseeing. Compagnie du Ponant emphasizes on coastal cruising, long days in port, and late departures.
  • Le Soleal ship boasts a state-of-the-art marine propulsion system for a smooth and quiet voyage. The new maritime technology creates reduced engine noise and vibration. The ship's hull design prevents contact with environmentally sensitive seabeds, thus meeting the latest "clean ship" standards.
  • Le Soleal was the first ever France-flagged marine vessel (together with the fleetmate Le Boreal) with a Northwest Passage Cruise itinerary. The unique itinerary started on August 26, 2013, when the ship left Kangerlussuaq Greenland to arrive in Anadyr Russia on September 16. Among the ports of call along the route were Beechey Island and King William Island (Gjoa Haven). During these voyages, Ponant cruise passengers enjoyed seeing hundreds of beluga whales and narwhales, and around 60 polar bears. Charles Hedrich (French sportsman and adventurer) was also there as special guest - being the world's first man to solo cross the Northwest Passage (in September 2009) in a rowing boat.

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Le Soleal Itineraries 2017

The below listed Le Soleal cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Valparaiso cruise port

01 November 2017 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $26636
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01 Nov      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
03 Nov     At Sea   
04 Nov 15:00 - 20:00     Chiloe Island, Chile   
05 Nov 07:00 - 20:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
06 Nov     At Sea   
07 Nov 08:00 - 12:00     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
08 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
09 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
10 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
11 Nov 07:00 - 22:00     Puerto Natales, Chile   
12 Nov     Strait of Magellan   
13 Nov     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
14 Nov     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
15 Nov      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

29 November 2017 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $8583
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29 Nov      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
29 Nov      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
01 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
03 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
04 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
05 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
06 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
06 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
07 Dec     Weddell Sea   
08 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
09 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
10 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

09 December 2017 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $9808
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09 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
09 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
11 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
12 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
13 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
14 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
15 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
16 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
16 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
17 Dec     Weddell Sea   
18 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
20 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

19 December 2017 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13264
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19 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
19 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
21 Dec     At Sea   
22 Dec     Saunders Island, Falkland Islands   
22 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
23 Dec - 24 Dec     At Sea   
25 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
26 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
27 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
28 Dec - 29 Dec     At Sea   
30 Dec     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
31 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
05 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   

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Le Soleal Itineraries 2018

The below listed Le Soleal cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Ushuaia cruise port

04 January 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $35844
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04 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
04 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
06 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
09 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
10 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
11 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
11 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
12 Jan     Weddell Sea   
13 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
14 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
15 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

23 January 2018 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $22500
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23 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
25 Jan     At Sea   
26 Jan     New Island, Falkland Islands   
27 Jan - 28 Jan     At Sea   
29 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
30 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
31 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
01 Feb     At Sea   
02 Feb     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
03 Feb     Astrolabe Island, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
05 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
06 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
09 Feb      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

28 February 2018 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Montevideo
Prices starting
from $8361
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28 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
02 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
03 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Mar     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
05 Mar     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
06 Mar     Deception Island, Antarctica   
07 Mar - 08 Mar     At Sea   
09 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
10 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
11 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Fortuna Bay)   
12 Mar - 15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar      Arriving in Montevideo, Uruguay   

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Montevideo cruise port

15 March 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Montevideo to Dakar
Prices starting
from $2778
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15 Mar      Departing from Montevideo, Uruguay   
17 Mar - 27 Mar     At Sea   
28 Mar      Arriving in Dakar, Senegal   

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Lisbon cruise port

11 April 2018 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Lisbon to Lorient
Prices starting
from $5283
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11 Apr      Departing from Lisbon, Portugal   
13 Apr 12:00 - 19:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
14 Apr     At Sea   
15 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Bilbao, Spain   
16 Apr 12:00 - 16 Apr     Bordeaux, France (Overnight)   
17 Apr - 23:00     Bordeaux, France   
18 Apr 07:00 - 12:00     Pauillac, France   
19 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Ile-d'Aix, France   
20 Apr      Arriving in Lorient, France   

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Lorient cruise port

19 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Lorient to Saint-Malo
Prices starting
from $6730
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19 Apr      Departing from Lorient, France   
21 Apr     At Sea   
22 Apr     Belle Isle, Le Palais, France   
22 Apr     At Sea   
23 Apr     Belle Isle, Le Palais, France   
24 Apr     Concarneau, France   
25 Apr     Douarnenez, France   
26 Apr 13:00 - 26 Apr     Saint-Malo, France (Overnight)   
27 Apr      Arriving in Saint-Malo, France   

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Portsmouth cruise port

04 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Dublin
Prices starting
from $4239
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04 May      Departing from Portsmouth, England   
06 May 12:00 - 19:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
07 May 08:00 - 18:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
08 May 08:00 - 18:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
09 May 14:00 - 23:00     Liverpool, England   
10 May 08:00 - 18:00     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
11 May 08:00 - 18:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
12 May      Arriving in Dublin, Ireland   

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Copenhagen cruise port

01 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $5961
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01 Jun      Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark   
03 Jun     At Sea   
04 Jun 10:00 - 18:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
05 Jun 09:00 - 05 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
06 Jun - 07 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
07 Jun - 18:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
08 Jun 08:00 - 14:00     Helsinki, Finland   
09 Jun      Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden   

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Stockholm cruise port

08 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen
Prices starting
from $7944
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08 Jun      Departing from Stockholm, Sweden   
10 Jun 13:00 - 17:00     Helsinki, Finland   
11 Jun 08:00 - 11 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
12 Jun - 13 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
13 Jun - 17:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
14 Jun 09:00 - 17:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
15 Jun     At Sea   
16 Jun      Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark   

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Reykjavik cruise port

17 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Paris
fly-cruise (Paris)
Prices starting
from $11805
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17 Jul      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
19 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland   
20 Jul     At Sea   
21 Jul     Nansen Fjord, Greenland   
22 Jul     Skjoldungen Island, Greenland   
23 Jul     Herjolfsnes   
24 Jul     Hvalsey, Greenland   
25 Jul     At Sea   
26 Jul     Nuuk, Greenland   
27 Jul     Disko Bay   
28 Jul     Ilulissat, Greenland   
29 Jul     At Sea   
30 Jul     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
30 Jul      Arriving in Paris (flight)   

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Kangerlussuaq cruise port

29 July 2018 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Ultimate Thule, the Horizontal Everest
fly-cruise (Paris)
Prices starting
from $22422
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29 Jul      Departing from Paris (flight)   
29 Jul      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
31 Jul     Sisimiut, Greenland   
01 Aug     Qikiqtarjuaq Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
02 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
03 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
04 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
05 Aug     Coburg Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
05 Aug     Devon Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
06 Aug     Smith Sound, Nunavut, Arctic Canada (Pim Island)   
07 Aug     Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
08 Aug     Hans Island, Greenland   
08 Aug     Humboldt Glacier   
09 Aug     Siorapaluk, Greenland   
10 Aug     Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia (Savissivik)   
11 Aug     Kullorsuaq, Greenland   
12 Aug     Nuliarfik Island, Greenland   
13 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
14 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
14 Aug - 15 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (Overnight)   
15 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
15 Aug      Arriving in Paris (flight)   

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Kangerlussuaq cruise port

14 August 2018 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Baffin Bay Secrets
fly-cruise (Paris)
Prices starting
from $17256
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14 Aug      Departing from Paris (flight)   
14 Aug      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
16 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
17 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
18 Aug     Eqi Glacier   
19 Aug     Upernavik, Greenland (Sailing)   
20 Aug     At Sea (Melville Bay)   
21 Aug     Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia (Savissivik)   
22 Aug     Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)   
23 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
24 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
25 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
26 Aug     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
27 Aug     Sisimiut, Greenland   
28 Aug     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
28 Aug      Arriving in Paris (flight)   

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Kangerlussuaq cruise port

27 August 2018 22 nights / 23 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Nome
Prices starting
from $21586
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27 Aug      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
29 Aug     Sisimiut, Greenland   
30 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
31 Aug     Upernavik, Greenland   
01 Sep     Kullorsuaq, Greenland   
02 Sep     Melville Bay   
03 Sep     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
04 Sep     Beechey Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
05 Sep     Fury and Hecla Strait   
06 Sep     Somerset Island, Fort Ross, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
07 Sep     King William Island, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
08 Sep     At Sea   
09 Sep     Johanssen Bay   
10 Sep     Ulukhaktok, NWT, Arctic Canada   
11 Sep     Amundsen Gulf, NT Canada   
12 Sep     Amundsen Gulf, NT Canada (Franklin Bay)   
13 Sep     At Sea   
14 Sep     Herschel Island, Yukon, Arctic Canada   
15 Sep     Barrow, Alaska   
16 Sep     At Sea   
17 Sep     Little Diomede Island, Alaska   
18 Sep     St Lawrence Island, Alaska   
19 Sep      Arriving in Nome, Alaska   

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Nome cruise port

18 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Nome to Vancouver
Prices starting
from $11844
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18 Sep      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
20 Sep     St Lawrence Island, Alaska   
21 Sep     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
22 Sep     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
23 Sep     Dutch Harbor, Unalaska   
24 Sep     Unga Island, Alaska   
25 Sep     Geographic Harbor, Alaska   
26 Sep - 27 Sep     At Sea   
28 Sep     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 Sep     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
30 Sep     Prince Rupert, Kaien Island, BC Canada   
01 Oct     At Sea   
02 Oct     Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC Canada   
03 Oct      Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada   

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Vancouver cruise port

02 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego
Prices starting
from $3156
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02 Oct      Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada   
04 Oct 07:00 - 13:00     Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada   
05 Oct - 06 Oct     At Sea   
07 Oct 06:00 - 22:00     San Francisco, California   
08 Oct 07:00 - 13:00     Monterey, California   
09 Oct 12:00 - 23:00     Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   
10 Oct      Arriving in San Diego, California   

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San Diego cruise port

09 October 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from San Diego to Puerto Quetzal
Prices starting
from $6117
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09 Oct      Departing from San Diego, California   
11 Oct - 12 Oct     At Sea   
13 Oct     Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico   
14 Oct     Loreto, Baja California Mexico   
15 Oct     At Sea   
16 Oct     At Sea   
17 Oct     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
18 Oct     La Paz, Baja California Mexico   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     At Sea   
21 Oct     Huatulco, Mexico Riviera   
22 Oct     At Sea   
23 Oct      Arriving in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   

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Guayaquil cruise port

22 October 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Puerto Quetzal to Callao
Prices starting
from $5308
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22 Oct      Departing from Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
24 Oct     At Sea   
25 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
26 Oct 07:00 - 21:00     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
27 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct 06:00 - 19:00     Cocos Island, Costa Rica   
29 Oct - 30 Oct     At Sea   
31 Oct 05:00 - 19:00     Guayaquil, Ecuador   
01 Nov     At Sea   
02 Nov 06:00 - 14:00     Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru   
03 Nov 10:00 - 03 Nov     Callao, Lima, Peru (Overnight)   
04 Nov      Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru   

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Callao cruise port

03 November 2018 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Callao to Valparaiso
Prices starting
from $1083
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03 Nov      Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru   
05 Nov - 07 Nov     At Sea   
08 Nov      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   

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Valparaiso cruise port

07 November 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $9222
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07 Nov      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
09 Nov     At Sea   
10 Nov     Chiloe Island, Chile   
11 Nov     At Sea   
12 Nov     Caleta Tortel, Chile   
13 Nov     PIO X Glacier, Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile   
14 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
15 Nov - 16 Nov     Puerto Natales, Chile (Overnight)   
16 Nov - 17 Nov     Puerto Natales, Chile (Overnight)   
17 Nov     Puerto Natales, Chile   
18 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
19 Nov     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
20 Nov     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
20 Nov     Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, Chile Antarctica   
21 Nov      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

20 November 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $10044
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20 Nov      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
20 Nov      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
22 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
23 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
24 Nov     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
25 Nov     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
26 Nov     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
27 Nov     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
27 Nov     Deception Island, Antarctica   
28 Nov     Weddell Sea   
29 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
30 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

20 December 2018 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $21144
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20 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
20 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
22 Dec     At Sea   
23 Dec     Saunders Island, Falkland Islands   
23 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
24 Dec - 25 Dec     At Sea   
26 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
27 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
28 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     At Sea   
31 Dec     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
06 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
06 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   

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Le Soleal Itineraries 2019

The below listed Le Soleal cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Ushuaia cruise port

05 January 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $10605
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05 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
05 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
07 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
09 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
10 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
11 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
12 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
12 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
13 Jan     Weddell Sea   
14 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
15 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
16 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

15 January 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $10605
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15 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
15 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
17 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
19 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Weddell Sea   
24 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
26 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

23 January 2019 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $16786
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23 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
23 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
25 Jan     At Sea   
26 Jan     New Island, Falkland Islands   
27 Jan - 28 Jan     At Sea   
29 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
30 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
31 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
01 Feb     At Sea   
02 Feb     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
03 Feb     Astrolabe Island, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
05 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
06 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Feb - 09 Feb     Ushuaia, Argentina (Overnight)   
09 Feb     Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Feb      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   

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Ushuaia cruise port

25 January 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $10605
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25 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
25 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
27 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
28 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
30 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
31 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
01 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
01 Feb     Deception Island, Antarctica   
02 Feb     Weddell Sea   
03 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Feb      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

14 February 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $10605
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14 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
14 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
16 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
17 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
19 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
20 Feb     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
21 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
21 Feb     Deception Island, Antarctica   
22 Feb     Weddell Sea   
23 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
24 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Feb      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Ushuaia cruise port

24 February 2019 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Easter Island
Prices starting
from $1930
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24 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
26 Feb - 04 Mar     At Sea   
05 Mar      Arriving in Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   

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Easter Island cruise port

04 March 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Easter Island to Papeete
Prices starting
from $5636
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04 Mar      Departing from Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   
06 Mar - 07 Mar     Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile (Overnight)   
07 Mar     Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   
08 Mar - 09 Mar     At Sea   
10 Mar     Pitcairn Island, Adamstown   
11 Mar     Pitcairn Island, Adamstown   
12 Mar     Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
12 Mar - 13 Mar     Gambier Islands, Mangareva, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
13 Mar     Gambier Islands, Mangareva, French Polynesia   
14 Mar - 15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
17 Mar     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
18 Mar     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
19 Mar      Arriving in Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   

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Papeete cruise port

18 March 2019 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Honolulu
Prices starting
from $6026
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18 Mar      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
20 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
21 Mar     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
22 Mar     At Sea   
23 Mar - 24 Mar     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
24 Mar     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
25 Mar     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
25 Mar     Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia   
26 Mar - 27 Mar     Nuku Hiva Island, French Polynesia (Overnight)   
27 Mar     Nuku Hiva Island, French Polynesia   
28 Mar     At Sea   
29 Mar     Equator   
30 Mar - 01 Apr     At Sea   
02 Apr 10:00 - 18:00     Hilo, Hawaii Island   
03 Apr - 04 Apr     Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii (Overnight)   
04 Apr      Arriving in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii   

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Honolulu cruise port

02 April 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Honolulu to Maizuru
Prices starting
from $2986
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02 Apr      Departing from Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii   
04 Apr - 16 Apr     At Sea   
17 Apr      Arriving in Maizuru, Japan   

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cruise port

24 June 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Juneau
Prices starting
from $9130
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24 Jun      Departing from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia   
26 Jun     At Sea   
27 Jun     Attu Island, Alaska   
28 Jun     Kiska Island, Alaska   
29 Jun     Adak Island, Alaska   
30 Jun     At Sea   
01 Jul     Dutch Harbor, Unalaska   
02 Jul     Unga Island, Alaska   
03 Jul     Geographic Harbor, Alaska   
04 Jul     Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska   
05 Jul     Yakutat Bay   
06 Jul     Pleasant Island, Alaska   
07 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Seward cruise port

22 August 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver
Prices starting
from $8595
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22 Aug      Departing from Seward, Alaska   
24 Aug     Prince William Sound, Alaska   
25 Aug     Cordova, Alaska   
26 Aug     Hubbard Glacier, Alaska   
27 Aug     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
28 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 Aug     Kupreanof Island, Alaska   
30 Aug     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
31 Aug     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
01 Sep     Wrangell, Alaska   
02 Sep     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
03 Sep     At Sea   
04 Sep     Prince of Wales Island, Alaska   
05 Sep     Quadra Island, BC Canada   
06 Sep      Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada   

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