Le Soleal

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Cruise line
Compagnie du Ponant

Current cruise:
15 nights / 16 days, round-trip The Great Austral Loop
24 Nov, 2016 - 10 Dec, 2016

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Le Soleal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Le Soleal

Flag Wallis and Futuna
Builder FINCANTIERI CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI S.P.A.
Year built 2013
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 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
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

Year built 2013

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) -

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 224 (264 max) / 139

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 10,700 tons / 467 ft (142 m)

Flag State (registered in) France (Wallis and Futuna)

Ship builder Fincantieri (Italy)

Building cost USD 134 mill

Ship owner Bridgepoint Capital

Operator Compagnie du Ponant (CDP)

Christened by -

Official website link en.ponant.com

  • Passenger decks: 6
  • 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.

Le Soleal related cruise news

Le Soleal Itineraries 2016

The below listed Le Soleal cruise prices on 2016 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
05 November 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Easter Island to Concepcion
Prices starting
from $783
06 Nov        Departing from Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
07 Nov - 09 Nov        At Sea
10 Nov        Arriving in Concepcion,Chile
24 November 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip The Great Austral Loop
Prices starting
from $10944
25 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
26 Nov        At Sea
27 Nov        New Island, Falkland Islands
28 Nov - 29 Nov        At Sea
30 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Salisbury Plain)
01 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
02 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
03 Dec - 04 Dec        At Sea
05 Dec        Weddell Sea
06 Dec        Enterprise Island, Antarctica
07 Dec        Deception Island, Antarctica
08 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
09 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
10 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
09 December 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $9014
10 Dec        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
10 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
19 December 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip The Great Austral Loop
Prices starting
from $15822
20 Dec        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 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, Argentina

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
04 January 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $10383
05 Jan        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
05 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
14 January 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $10383
15 Jan        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 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
23 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
02 February 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $9926
03 Feb        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
03 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
04 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
05 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
06 Feb        Neko Harbor, Antarctica
07 Feb        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
08 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
09 Feb        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
09 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
10 Feb        Weddell Sea
11 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
13 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
21 February 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Montevideo
Prices starting
from $9430
22 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
23 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Feb        Neko Harbor, Antarctica
26 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
27 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
28 Feb - 01 Mar        At Sea
02 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
03 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
04 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Fortuna Bay)
05 Mar - 08 Mar        At Sea
09 Mar        Arriving in Montevideo, Uruguay
08 March 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Montevideo to Recife
Prices starting
from $1983
09 Mar        Departing from Montevideo, Uruguay
10 Mar - 11 Mar        At Sea
12 Mar 18:00 - 12 Mar        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Overnight)
13 Mar - 18:00        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14 Mar - 15 Mar        At Sea
16 Mar        Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
17 Mar        At Sea
18 Mar        Arriving in Recife, Brazil
17 March 17 nights / 18 days, one-way from Recife to Fort-de-France
Prices starting
from $8164
18 Mar        Departing from Recife, Brazil
19 Mar - 20 Mar        At Sea
21 Mar        Sao Luis, Brazil
22 Mar        At Sea
23 Mar        Belem, Brazil
24 Mar        Amazon River
25 Mar        Curua Una River
26 Mar        Santarem, Brazil Amazon
26 Mar        Santarem, Brazil Amazon
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Amazon River
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Amazon River
29 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Iles du Salut, French Guiana
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Orinoco River (El Arroyo)
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Orinoco River (El Toro)
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Bridgetown, Barbados
04 Apr        Arriving in Fort-de-France, Martinique
03 April 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Lisbon
Prices starting
from $2856
04 Apr        Departing from Fort-de-France, Martinique
05 Apr - 15 Apr        At Sea
16 Apr        Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal
15 April 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Portsmouth
Prices starting
from $4161
16 Apr        Departing from Lisbon, Portugal
17 Apr        Leixoes, Portugal
18 Apr        Cee,Spain
18 Apr        La Coruna, Spain
19 Apr        At Sea
20 Apr        Pauillac, France
21 Apr        Bordeaux, France
22 Apr        Belle Isle, France
23 Apr        Ushant Island,France
24 Apr        Saint-Malo, France
25 Apr        Arriving in Portsmouth, England
24 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Dublin
Prices starting
from $2608
25 Apr        Departing from Portsmouth, England
26 Apr        Guernsey, Channel Islands
27 Apr        St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
28 Apr        Cobh, Ireland
29 Apr        Liverpool, England
30 Apr        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
01 May        Belfast, Northern Ireland
02 May        Arriving in Dublin, Ireland
01 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Portsmouth
Prices starting
from $2974
02 May        Departing from Dublin, Ireland
03 May        Belfast, Northern Ireland
04 May        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
05 May        Liverpool, England
06 May        Cork, Ireland
07 May        St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
08 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
09 May        Arriving in Portsmouth, England
08 May 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $3522
09 May        Departing from Portsmouth, England
10 May        Ostend, Belgium
11 May        Amsterdam, Holland
12 May        Harlingen,Holland
13 May        Kiel Canal, Germany (Transit)
14 May        Copenhagen, Denmark
15 May        Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
16 May        Mariehamn
17 May        Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden
16 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen
Prices starting
from $3561
17 May        Departing from Stockholm, Sweden
18 May        Helsinki, Finland
19 May 08:00 - 19 May        Saint Petersburg, Russia
20 May        Saint Petersburg, Russia
21 May - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
22 May        Tallinn, Estonia
23 May        At Sea
24 May        Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark
23 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $3808
24 May        Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark
25 May        At Sea
26 May        Tallinn, Estonia
27 May 09:00 - 27 May        Saint Petersburg, Russia
28 May        Saint Petersburg, Russia
29 May - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
30 May        Helsinki, Finland
31 May        Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden
30 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen
Prices starting
from $3561
31 May        Departing from Stockholm, Sweden
01 Jun        Helsinki, Finland
02 Jun 08:00 - 02 Jun        Saint Petersburg, Russia
03 Jun        Saint Petersburg, Russia
04 Jun - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
05 Jun        Tallinn, Estonia
06 Jun        At Sea
07 Jun        Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark
07 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Bergen to Oslo
Prices starting
from $3195
08 Jun        Departing from Bergen, Norway
09 Jun        Olden, Norway
10 Jun        Geiranger, Norway
11 Jun        Alesund, Norway
12 Jun        Stavanger, Norway
13 Jun        Kristiansand, Norway
14 Jun        Goteborg, Sweden
15 Jun        Arriving in Oslo, Norway
14 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen
Prices starting
from $3430
15 Jun        Departing from Oslo, Norway
16 Jun        Goteborg, Sweden
17 Jun        Kristiansand, Norway
18 Jun        Stavanger, Norway
19 Jun        Alesund, Norway
20 Jun        Geiranger, Norway
21 Jun        Olden, Norway
22 Jun        Arriving in Bergen, Norway
21 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik
Prices starting
from $2714
22 Jun        Departing from Bergen, Norway
23 Jun        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
24 Jun        Kirkenes, Norway
25 Jun        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
25 Jun        Oban, Scotland
26 Jun        Isle of Iona, Scotland
26 Jun        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
27 Jun        At Sea
28 Jun        Heimaey Island, Iceland
29 Jun        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
28 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $3900
29 Jun        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
30 Jun        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
01 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
02 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
03 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
04 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
05 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
06 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
05 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $3652
06 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
07 Jul        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
08 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
09 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
10 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
11 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
12 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
13 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
12 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $3900
13 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
14 Jul        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
15 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
16 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
17 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
18 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
19 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
20 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
19 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $3652
20 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Jul        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
22 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
23 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
24 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
25 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
26 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
27 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
26 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $3900
27 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
28 Jul        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
29 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
30 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
31 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
01 Aug        Heimaey Island, Iceland
02 Aug        Reykjavik, Iceland
03 Aug        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
09 August 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Paris
Prices starting
from $7748
10 Aug        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
11 Aug        Reykjavik, Iceland
12 Aug        At Sea
13 Aug        Nansen Fjord,Greenland
14 Aug        Skjoldungen Island, Greenland
15 Aug        Herjolfsnes,Greenland
16 Aug        Qaqortoq, Greenland
17 Aug        At Sea
18 Aug        Nuuk, Greenland
19 Aug        Disko Bay,Greenland
20 Aug        Ilulissat, Greenland
21 Aug        At Sea
22 Aug        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
22 Aug        Arriving in Paris, France
21 August 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Ultimate Thule, the Horizontal Everest
Prices starting
from $13878
22 Aug        Departing from Paris, France
22 Aug        Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
23 Aug        Sisimiut, Greenland
24 Aug        Qikiqtarjuaq Island,Nunavut, Arctic Canada
25 Aug        Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
26 Aug        Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
27 Aug        Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
28 Aug        Coburg Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
28 Aug        Devon Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
29 Aug        Smith Sound (Pim Island)
30 Aug        Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
31 Aug        Hans Island,Greenland
31 Aug        Humboldt Glacier,Greenland
01 Sep        Siorapaluk,Greenland
02 Sep        Cape York,Greenland (Savissivik)
03 Sep        Kullorsuaq,Greenland
04 Sep        Nuliarfik Island,Greenland
05 Sep        Ilulissat, Greenland
06 Sep        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
06 Sep - 07 Sep        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (Overnight)
07 Sep        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
07 Sep        Arriving in Paris, France
06 September 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Paris to Quebec City
Prices starting
from $7617
07 Sep        Departing from Paris, France
07 Sep        Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
08 Sep        Sisimiut, Greenland
09 Sep        At Sea
10 Sep        Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
11 Sep        Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
12 Sep        Akpatok Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
13 Sep        Ramah Bay,Labrador, Canada
14 Sep        Saglek Fjord,Labrador, Canada
15 Sep        At Sea
16 Sep        L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland Island, Canada
17 Sep        Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Island, Canada
18 Sep        Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada
19 Sep        Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada
20 Sep        Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
21 Sep        Arriving in Quebec City, Canada
20 September 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston
Prices starting
from $4108
21 Sep        Departing from Quebec City, Canada
22 Sep        Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
23 Sep        Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada
24 Sep        Perce,Quebec, Canada
25 Sep        Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada
26 Sep        Lunenburg,Nova Scotia, Canada
27 Sep        Bar Harbor, Maine
28 Sep        Boston, Massachusetts
29 Sep        Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts
28 September 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip The Eastern United States
Prices starting
from $4044
29 Sep        Departing from Boston, Massachusetts
30 Sep        At Sea
01 Oct        Lunenburg,Nova Scotia, Canada
02 Oct        Bar Harbor, Maine
03 Oct        Salem,Massachusetts
03 Oct        Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts (Transit)
04 Oct        Newport, Rhode Island
05 Oct 07:00 - 05 Oct        New York, Cape Liberty NYC
06 Oct - 19:00        New York, Cape Liberty NYC
07 Oct        Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
08 Oct        Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts
29 November 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $8583
30 Nov        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
30 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
19 December 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip The Great Austral Loop
Prices starting
from $13264
20 Dec        Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 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, Argentina

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
23 January 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Beyond the Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $11400
24 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
25 Jan        At Sea
26 Jan        New Island, Falkland Islands
26 Jan        Saunders 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        Ushuaia, Argentina
09 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
28 February 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Montevideo
Prices starting
from $8361
01 Mar        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