Le Soleal

Le Soleal cruise ship
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Cruise line
Compagnie du Ponant

Current cruise:
12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Paris
17 Jul, 2018 - 30 Jul, 2018

Le Soleal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Le Soleal

Year built2013  /  Age : 5
Flag state Wallis and Futuna
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Classice-strengthened cruise ship
Building costUSD 134 million
OwnerGroupe Artemis (Financiere Pinault)
OperatorCompagnie du Ponant Cruises
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)142 m / 466 ft
Beam (width)18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage10992 gt
Passengers224 - 264
Crew139
Passengers-to-space ratio54
Decks7
Cabins132
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2019

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'Austral, Le 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 and ownership

Compagnie du Ponant (CDP) is a French cruise shipping company founded in April 1988 by former French Merchant Navy officers. All Ponant ships are France-flagged. The company specializes in premium adventure cruise travel targeting the French-speaking source market with all-inclusive deals. Most of CDP's fleet is based in Antarctica (December through March). All these mega-yachts offer modern amenities, premium service by highly-traned staff and crew, 5-star hotel amenities onboard. Exotic, offbeat itineraries visit popular travel destinations worldwide, including Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, South America, Australia.

MS Le Soleal cruise ship (Ponant Cruises)

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 and 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 and 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.

MS Le Soleal cruise ship (Ponant Cruises)

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 and Photo Desk
  • Swimming pool’s sunbathing area (with luxury loungers)
  • Panoramic Lounge and 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

  • 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.
  • The vessel is a certified "Cleanship" (like the sisterships), featuring a modern marine propulsion system. It provides smooth and quiet navigation by creating reduced engine noise and little vibration. The modern vessel positioning system eliminates the need for the ship to anchor in order to remain stable, thus preventing contacts with seabeds in environmentally sensitive areas, such as coral reefs.
  • 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 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
Reykjavik cruise port

17 July 201812 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Paris
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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, Greenland   
24 Jul     Hvalsey, Greenland   
25 Jul     At Sea   
26 Jul     Nuuk, Greenland   
27 Jul     Disko Bay, Greenland   
28 Jul     Ilulissat, Greenland   
29 Jul     At Sea   
30 Jul     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
30 Jul      Arriving in Paris, France(flight)   

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Paris cruise port

29 July 201816 nights / 17 days, round-trip Ultimate Thule, the Horizontal Everest
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Prices starting
from $22422
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29 Jul      Departing from Paris, France(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, Greenland   
09 Aug     Siorapaluk, Greenland   
10 Aug     Cape York, Greenland (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, France(flight)   

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Paris cruise port

14 August 201813 nights / 14 days, round-trip Baffin Bay Secrets
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Prices starting
from $17256
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14 Aug      Departing from Paris, France(flight)   
14 Aug      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
16 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
17 Aug     Ilulissat, Greenland   
18 Aug     Eqi Glacier, Greenland   
19 Aug     Upernavik, Greenland(Sailing)   
20 Aug     At Sea (Melville Bay)   
21 Aug     Cape York, Greenland (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, France(flight)   

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Kangerlussuaq cruise port

27 August 201822 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, Greenland   
03 Sep     Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
04 Sep     Beechey Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
05 Sep     Fury and Hecla Strait, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
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     Johansen Bay, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
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 201814 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 20187 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 201813 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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Puerto Quetzal cruise port

22 October 201812 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 20184 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 201813 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, Castro, 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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Buenos Aires cruise port

20 November 201810 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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Prices starting
from $10044
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20 Nov      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
29 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
30 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

20 December 201816 nights / 17 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
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Prices starting
from $21144
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20 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Argentina(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
Buenos Aires cruise port

20 December 201816 nights / 17 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
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Prices starting
from $21144
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20 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Argentina(flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

05 January 201910 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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Prices starting
from $10605
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05 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
14 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
15 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
16 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

15 January 201910 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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Prices starting
from $10605
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15 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
26 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

23 January 201916 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
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Prices starting
from $16786
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23 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Argentina(flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

25 January 201910 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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Prices starting
from $10605
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25 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
03 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Feb      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

14 February 201910 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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Prices starting
from $10605
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14 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
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 20198 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 201914 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 Islands, 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 201916 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, Marquesas, French Polynesia(Overnight)   
27 Mar     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
28 Mar     At Sea   
29 Mar     Equator crossing   
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 201914 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 201912 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, Alaska   
06 Jul     Pleasant Island, Inian Islands, Alaska   
07 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Seward cruise port

22 August 201914 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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Buenos Aires cruise port

09 December 201910 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $11008
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09 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
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 201917 nights / 18 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
Prices starting
from $16214
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19 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
21 Dec     At Sea   
22 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
23 Dec     Falkland Islands, Islas Malvinas   
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     At Sea   
30 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
31 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
03 Jan     At Sea   
04 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
06 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Le Soleal Itineraries 2020

The below listed Le Soleal cruise prices on 2020 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.

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Itinerary ports
Ushuaia cruise port

19 December 201917 nights / 18 days, round-trip Christmas and New Year in Southern lands
Prices starting
from $16214
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19 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
21 Dec     At Sea   
22 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
23 Dec     Falkland Islands, Islas Malvinas   
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     At Sea   
30 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
31 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
01 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
03 Jan     At Sea   
04 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
06 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

04 January 202010 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $10852
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04 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(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, Antarctica   
13 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
14 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
15 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

14 January 202010 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $12222
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14 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(flight)   
14 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
16 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
17 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
19 Jan     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

03 February 202016 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $17022
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03 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(flight)   
03 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
05 Feb     At Sea   
06 Feb     New Island, Falkland Islands   
07 Feb - 08 Feb     At Sea   
09 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
10 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
11 Feb     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
12 Feb     At Sea   
13 Feb     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
14 Feb     Astrolabe Island, Antarctica   
15 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
15 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
16 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
17 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
19 Feb - 20 Feb     Ushuaia, Argentina(Overnight)   
20 Feb     Ushuaia, Argentina   
20 Feb      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina(flight)   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

19 February 202010 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $12222
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19 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina(flight)   
19 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
21 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
22 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
23 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
24 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
25 Feb     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Deception Island, Antarctica   
27 Feb     Weddell Sea, Antarctica   
28 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
29 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Mar      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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