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New Guinea Odyssey

Ship: Le Soléal   
Departure: Sunday, September 21, 2025
Nights: 16 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Cairns
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
16
Nights
Days at Sea
4
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    New Guinea Odyssey

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, September 21, 2025 Darwin, Australia Embark 6:00 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. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    2 Monday, September 22, 2025 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, September 23, 2025 Kei Islands, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Kei Islands, Indonesia

    The Kei Islands of Indonesia lie on the edge of the Banda Sea, South of the Bird's Head Peninsula of New Guinea. Very few tourists visit the islands, but to many this adds to the attraction. The islands areas made of sand and coral, and as such are completely flat and covered with dense coconut tree foliage. Read more about Kei Islands, Indonesia

    4 Wednesday, September 24, 2025 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. Read more about Banda Islands, Indonesia

    5 Thursday, September 25, 2025 Aiduma Island, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Pulau Aiduma is a small island 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”, and Aiduma Island is at the south end of the bay, two kilometres off the mainland. The island is in one of the most remote regions of the Indonesian Archipelago, only reached by sea as there are no significant ports nearby. Read more about Aiduma Island, Indonesia

    6 Friday, September 26, 2025 At Sea
    7 Saturday, September 27, 2025 Kwatisore Village, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    8 Sunday, September 28, 2025 Kwatisore Village, Indonesia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    9 Monday, September 29, 2025 At Sea
    10 Tuesday, September 30, 2025 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. Read more about Jayapura, Indonesia

    11 Wednesday, October 1, 2025 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. Read more about Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

    12 Thursday, October 2, 2025 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. Read more about Madang, Papua New Guinea

    13 Friday, October 3, 2025 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. Read more about Tami Island, Papua New Guinea

    14 Saturday, October 4, 2025 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. Read more about Tufi, Papua New Guinea

    15 Sunday, October 5, 2025 Alotau, Papua New Guinea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    16 Monday, October 6, 2025 At Sea
    17 Tuesday, October 7, 2025 Cairns, Australia 9:00 AM Disembark
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Cairns is a Far North Queensland city located on the northeast coast of Australia. This laid-back city is just over a 2 hour flight from Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital. With a backdrop of rainforest mountains, Cairns is known to be the gateway of 2 iconic Australian sites, The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Read more about Cairns, Australia

  • Ship

    Le Soléal Overview

    Le Soléal

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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

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    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

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    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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Superior Ocean at the Le Soléal

Superior Ocean

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Deluxe Balcony at the Le Soléal

Deluxe Balcony

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Prestige Balcony at the Le Soléal

Prestige Balcony

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  • New Guinea Odyssey

    Cruiseline: Ponant Cruises Ship: Le Soléal Departure: Sunday, September 21, 2025 Nights: 16 nights Departs: Darwin Returns: Cairns

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