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Ship: Le Soléal  
Departure: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Nights: 16 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Cairns
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
16
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    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 Sunday, September 25, 2022 Darwin, Australia Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    2 Monday, September 26, 2022 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Banda Islands, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Banda Islands, Indonesia

    The Banda Islands are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 2,000 km east of Java, and are part of the Indonesian province of Maluku. Until the mid-19th century the Banda Islands were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace produced from the nutmeg tree. These days the islands are also popular destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling. The Bandas offer stunning tropical scenery, a remarkable history, friendly villages, and some of the globe's most unspoilt, pristine, and biologically diverse bright coral reefs, as well as a great variety of colourful fish. Read more about Banda Islands, Indonesia

    4 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Triton Bay, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Triton Bay lies on the south coast of the West Papua province of Indonesia. If you picture Papua New Guinea as a flying duck, then Triton Bay is just under its “neck” – does that make sense? The Bay is surrounded by tropical rain forests, rising on one side to a 1060m peak. Lengguru River juts into the bay, its mouth extended forward by alluvial deposits. Read more about Triton Bay, Indonesia

    5 Thursday, September 29, 2022 Kitikiti Waterfall, Mommon
    6 Friday, September 30, 2022 At Sea
    7 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Kwatisore Village, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    8 Sunday, October 2, 2022 Kwatisore Village, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    9 Monday, October 3, 2022 At Sea
    10 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Jayapura, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Jayapura, Indonesia

    Jayapura is the capital of the Indonesian-administered territory of Papua on the island of New Guinea. It is situated on a bay called Teluk Yos Sudarso, aka Humboldt Bay. The city lies just 32 km west of the border with Papua New Guinea. Jayapura – ‘City of Victory’ – was named by Suharto when Indonesia took over sovereignty from the Dutch in 1963. Read more about Jayapura, Indonesia

    11 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Sepik River, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    The Sepik is the longest river on the island of New Guinea, and is Papua New Guinea's equivalent to the Amazon and the Congo Rivers. The 1126 km river flows from the Victor Emanuel Range through an undeveloped catchment to the Bismarck Sea with no delta. Situated in the mystical East Sepik Province on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, the river is central to the everyday lives of the people who live along its banks. It has formed the basis for food, transport and culture. Read more about Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

    12 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Madang, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Madang is the capital of Madang Province and a port on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. It was settled by Germans in the 19th C, then under Australian administration from 1919, and occupied by Japanese 1942-1944 when the town was virtually wiped out. Today its population of 24,000 includes many expatriates, and the city is the base for many NGOs and business branches. The town is said to be one of the prettiest towns in the South Pacific, due in part to its dramatic location on the tip of a peninsula encircled by mountains to 4000m. Read more about Madang, Papua New Guinea

    13 Friday, October 7, 2022 Tami Island, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Tami Island is part of a small island group of the same name, in Morobe Province, northern Papua New Guinea. The island includes four atolls that form a circle around a lagoon. It is a seldom visited isle and delightfully peaceful. On the two largest islands there are two villages that face each other across a volcanic cove of beautiful crystal-clear water containing abundant marine life. Read more about Tami Island, Papua New Guinea

    14 Saturday, October 8, 2022 Tufi, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Tufi is a small village in the Oro Province on the NE coast of Papua New Guinea on the Bird’s Tail Peninsula, overlooking the Coral Sea. The village is approached by sea or by air on the grassed airstrip at the water’s edge. Inland rises to mountains and rain forest. The coastline consists of dozens of rias or drowned river valleys, surrounded by numerous uncharted reefs in pristine waters. Read more about Tufi, Papua New Guinea

    15 Sunday, October 9, 2022 Alotau, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    16 Monday, October 10, 2022 At Sea
    17 Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Cairns, Australia 7:30 AM Disembark
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

  • Ship

    Le Soléal Overview

    Le Soléal

    Le Soléal (the Sun/Sunlight, 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

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

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

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Le Soléal Balcony on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4, DEL

    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: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service

    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: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available • Bathtub or shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi • Another Flat screen satellite TV • Large bathtub • Sofa • Table with 4 chairs • Armchair & Pedestal table

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Le Soléal

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