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Ponant Cruise Lines

The Best of Japan Cruise

9 NIGHTS
7 Jun 2020
Le Soléal cruises
Cruiseline
Ponant Cruises
Ship
Le Soléal
Departs
Maizuru
Returns
Osaka
Departure Date
7 Jun 2020
Duration
9 nights
Oceanview Balcony Suite
$887/day
$957/day
$1,649/day

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Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Maizuru, Japan 6.00pm
2 Mon 8 Jun 2020 Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan 8.30am 7.00pm
3 Tue 9 Jun 2020 Busan, South Korea 12.30pm 7.00pm
4 Wed 10 Jun 2020 Nagasaki, Japan 8.00am 7.00pm
5 Thu 11 Jun 2020 Kagoshima, Japan 8.30am 6.00pm
6 Fri 12 Jun 2020 Uwajima, Japan 12.00pm 6.00pm
7 Sat 13 Jun 2020 Hiroshima, Japan 6.00am 7.00pm
8 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Okayama, Japan 8.00am 6.00pm
9 Mon 15 Jun 2020 Osaka, Japan 7.00am

Get away on the Le Soléal enjoying 9 relaxing nights aboard the The Best of Japan Cruise to Asia. The voyage starts out from Maizuru and visits 9 ports in 2 countries before returning to Osaka. Your 4 star cruise from Ponant Cruises has 2 more forward departures. We have a limited number of cabins available from $887 per person/day, twin share. So call now and get expert, friendly advice.

Le Soléal Overview

Le Soléal sails the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska and Japan in the north, south to the Antarctic Peninsula. Through the last quarter of 2019 Le Soléal sails south along the Pacific coast of the Americas. From November 20919 through February 2020 she runs 10- and 16-night cruises to sub-Antarctica out of Ushauaia. If you are on an expedition cruise, check all pre-cruise requirements months ahead of time. If Easter Island is on your bucket list (after Antarctica) take the 8-night cruise there from Ushuaia in March 2020. Then Le Soléal heads for French Polynesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and five rarely-visited islands in Micronesia. In May/June 2020 see ‘the best of Japan’ over 7-night cruises.

Accommodation

All 132 staterooms are of generous size with sea views, and include all the usual luxury amenities: DVD, CD and iPod players with Video on Demand, Internet access, controllable AC, bath robe and toiletries, wardrobes encased in white leather, and king or twin beds. On Deck 3 there are eight Superior Staterooms each with a panoramic window, and 28 Deluxe Staterooms with balcony, walk-in robe and bathtub. On Decks 4 to 6 there are 92 Prestige Staterooms. Forty of these can be linked with adjoining cabins and reconfigured, to make 20 Prestige Suites. These will have two bathrooms, and separate sleeping and entertainment areas. Staterooms can accommodate a third person.

Food and Dining

French cuisine making good use of local fresh foods is a feature of this vessel. The two restaurants welcome guests to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 268-seat Gastronomic Restaurant, at the rear and adjacent to the Marina, serves meals and complimentary wines worthy of the finest restaurants. The smaller Grill Restaurant adjacent to the pool offers al fresco dining with buffet lunches and themed dinners. Dress for dining is smart casual – it’s only the waiters who wear black ties and white gloves.

Entertainment

Lounges are used for lectures by prominent experts, depending on the voyage, and also for shows, as is the 260-seat Theatre. For solitude retire to the library, games area with Wii™ consoles, or Internet room. Every guest can feel comfortable relaxing in his/her own way. Guests will find that most entertainment comes from ocean views and on-shore excursions. After all, this is an expedition vessel! Evenings are the times to share the day’s experiences with friends.

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What's included?

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Single sitting, open-seated dining
  • Room service 24 h
  • Gourmet dining with fine wines
  • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Open seating for dining
  • Captain''''''''s welcome champagne, gala dinner
  • In-cabin breakfast, meals, at no charge
  • Open bar & cabin minibar
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Main lounge – live music
  • Lectures by guest experts
  • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
  • Butler service (Suites)
  • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Bilingual team leaders on “Expedition” logo cruises
  • Complimentary shore excursions as advertised
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Water sports equipment & marina platform
  • Internet available (Not free)
  • Satellite phone in cabin (pay)
  • Complimentary polar parka


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore excursions not marked as complimentary
  • Additional beverages
  • Bar expenses for premium drinks
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, hair salon, spa charges
  • Internet (slow), satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Government environmental fees
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • GRATUITIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Gratuities suggested €10-12 per guest daily; optional
  • Gratuities to land guides, drivers
  • Enquire directly as charges vary with countries
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code, health requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone


What's onboard?

  • Premium lifestyle
  • Honeymoon, singles, U19 rates
  • All staterooms ocean view
  • Ice class hull
  • Bi-lingual staff
  • Butler service to suites
  • Shop, Concierge, Excursion desk
  • DINING
  • Two dining rooms
  • Breakfast buffet, or in cabin
  • Room service 24h (selected menu)
  • Grill restaurant & buffet, casual
  • Open seating meals
  • Open bar & cabin minibars (from May 2015)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Lounges and bars (3)
  • Coffees & dining wines included
  • Dietary requests to Hotel Manager
  • Drinks package option
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Theatre: entertainment, conferences
  • Main lounge, music
  • Shore excursion lectures
  • Observation lounge
  • Open air & Cocktail bars
  • Seminar presentations
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Swimming pools
  • Sun deck and deckchairs
  • Beauty salon, massages, spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Observation deck
  • Marina deck
  • Zodiac landing craft
  • Library
  • Wii games consoles
  • Videos on demand for cabin
  • UNDER 18
  • Kids club activities
  • OTHER
  • Daily program
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators
  • Wi-Fi free and unlimited
  • Cabin satellite phone
  • Internet Centre
  • Infirmary and doctor
  • Wheelchair access (with pre-cruise approval)
  • No service animals
  • Cabin power 110/220V
  • EXPEDITIONS
  • May require your medical report > 120 days before departure
  • Check clothing, gear, insurance, visa & vaccination requirements early
  • OCEAN CROSSINGS
  • Submit your medical report > 45 days before crossing


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DEPARTURE DATES OCEANVIEW BALCONY SUITE
7 Jun 2020 (Sun) $7,980
$887 per day
$8,610
$957 per day
$14,840
$1,649 per day

Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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Alternative Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES OCEANVIEW BALCONY SUITE
15 May 2020 (Fri) $9,290 $10,030 $17,360
Get away on the Le Soléal enjoying 9 relaxing nights aboard the The Best of Japan Cruise to Asia. When: Ship: Le Soléal Category: Cruise Cabins from $7980 per person