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The Best Of Japan

Ship: Le Soléal   
Departure: Wednesday, May 14, 2025
Nights: 8 nights
Departs: Maizuru
Returns: Osaka
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
8
Nights
Days at Sea
0
Sea Days
Ports
10
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    The Best Of Japan

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, May 14, 2025 Maizuru, Japan Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Maizuru, Japan

    Maizuru is a small but major port city in Kyoto Prefecture, on the island of Honshu, situated on an inlet off the Sea of Japan. Maizuru harbour is a spread of drowned river valleys, established as a naval port since 1901. After WWII, Maizuru was a key port for returning Japanese servicemen. Read more about Maizuru, Japan

    2 Thursday, May 15, 2025 Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    Sakaiminato is an important fishing port facing Mihio Bay and the Sea of Japan to the east, and inland Lake Nakaumi to the west. It lies in the middle of West Japan. South of the port is the sweeping 15km Yumi-ga-Hama Beach, and 30km to the ESE rises the great snow-capped summit of Mt. Read more about Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    3 Friday, May 16, 2025 Busan, South Korea 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
    View of Busan, South Korea

    Busan (formerly Pusan), the second largest city and principal port of South Korea, is situated in the SE of the peninsula on the Korea Strait. The city has many steep hills, creating a delightful mix of mountains and ocean. While Busan was relatively untouched during the Korean War, the flood of refugees has shaped the city. Read more about Busan, South Korea

    4 Saturday, May 17, 2025 Nagasaki, Japan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nagasaki, Japan

    Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. Read more about Nagasaki, Japan

    5 Sunday, May 18, 2025 Kagoshima, Japan 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
    View of Kagoshima, Japan

    Kagoshima lies on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the picturesque capital of the Prefecture of the same name. Due to its active stratovolcano Sakurajima – Kagoshima's Vesuvius, seen east of the port – and its 'excitable' inhabitants, it is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples. Read more about Kagoshima, Japan

    6 Monday, May 19, 2025 Uwajima, Japan 1:30 PM 8:30 PM
    View of Uwajima, Japan

    Uwajima city is located in Ehime Prefecture, on Shikoku the smallest of the four main islands of Japan. It faces Bungo Channel that separates Kyushu from Shikoku.Shikoku is south of Honshu island, with the Inland Sea in between; and it is the only island with no volcanoes. In 1945 the centre of the city was largely destroyed by bombing. Read more about Uwajima, Japan

    7 Tuesday, May 20, 2025 Hiroshima, Japan 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
    View of Hiroshima, Japan

    The capital of the prefecture of the same name, Hiroshima, situated at the centre of the Chugoku region in western Honshu – Japan’s largest island – is possibly best known for being the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. Today, though, it is a modern cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers. Many of the famous attractions are connected to the horrific split second of the bomb blast on August 6, 1945, and are truly well worth visiting. Read more about Hiroshima, Japan

    7 Tuesday, May 20, 2025 Miyajima, Japan 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Miyajima, Japan

    Popularly known as Miyajima, the Shrine Island, Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the NW of Hiroshima Bay. The island lies 12 km WSW of the port of Hiroshima, and is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gigantic red gate to the shrine can be reached at low tide off the north side of the island. Read more about Miyajima, Japan

    8 Wednesday, May 21, 2025 Tamano, Japan 6:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Tamano, Japan

    Tamano is a city of 60,000 located in the southern Okayama Prefecture, Japan, on the island of Honshu. It faces SE to the waters of the Seto Inland Sea, one of the first national parks designated in Japan. The port is a terminal for a number of ferries that service the region, and the port area has been developed as a cultural exchange zone. Read more about Tamano, Japan

    9 Thursday, May 22, 2025 Osaka, Japan 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Osaka, Japan

    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

  • Ship

    Le Soléal Overview

    Le Soléal

    4.6
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    Le Soléal (the Sun/Sunlight in French) offers itineraries that are impressive. She joined Compagnie du Ponant as a premium vessel in 2013, showing magnificent lines, elegance and furnishings that reflect modern French marine architecture. She is 5-star, “your own private yacht.” With 264 guests and 140 crew service is personal.

  • Cabins

    Le Soléal Cabins

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Le Soléal Suite on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    SA, PS6, PS5, DS6

    Average Cabin Size – 33.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Size: 484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. balcony. Owner's Suites are decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available bull; Bathtub or shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service bull; Internet access wifi bull; Another Flat screen satellite TV bull; Large bathtub bull; Sofa bull; Table with 4 chairs bull; Armchair amp; Pedestal table

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony on the Le Soléal Prestige Balcony on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony on the Le Soléal Deluxe Balcony on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service bull; Internet access wifi

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean on the Le Soléal Superior Ocean on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 226 sq.ft. superior staterooms located on Deck3. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room servicebull; Internet access wifi

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    Deck Plans for Le Soléal

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Cabin Availability

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Superior Ocean at the Le Soléal

Superior Ocean

From $13090
Deluxe Balcony at the Le Soléal

Deluxe Balcony

From $14190
Prestige Balcony at the Le Soléal

Prestige Balcony

From $15770
Suite at the Le Soléal

Suite

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  • The Best Of Japan

    Cruiseline: Ponant Cruises Ship: Le Soléal Departure: Wednesday, May 14, 2025 Nights: 8 nights Departs: Maizuru Returns: Osaka

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