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Le Soléal
First launched
2013
First launched
Passengers
264
Passengers
Ports Visited
88
Ports visited
Cruises from $285 per day
$285
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Le Soléal
10,944
Gross Tonnage

Le Soléal Cruises

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.

Technically, her dynamic positioning system (no anchors) and ‘Clean Ship’ standards are impressive. Fellow passengers come from many backgrounds, are well-travelled and refined. You’ll find all amenities are modern, ample space for sun-bathing or solitude, theatre for 250 with entertainment on selected evenings, and fine dining.)

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2013
Number of decks: 6
Tonnage: 10944
Cabins: 130
Passengers: 264
Number of crew: 140
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Current Promotions

  • Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    The Ponant Yacht Club Offer is available on all cruises at all times.

    • Choice of cabin number (subject to availability)
    • All main meals, with fine wines
    • Pay a 10% deposit with finals due 90 days prior to sailing.
    • No fees apply if cancelling outside of 180 days prior departure, then a sliding scale of fees is imposed.

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Le Soléal Cruise Calendar

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New Zealand&Apos;S Fiordland &Amp; The Snares
21 Nov
2021
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New Zealand&Apos;S Fiordland &Amp; The Snares

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Duration: 9 nights
Departs: Dunedin
Returns: Wellington
New Zealand's Fiordland & the Snares
30 Nov
2021
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New Zealand's Fiordland & the Snares

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Duration: 9 nights
Departs: Wellington
Returns: Dunedin
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition
09 Dec
2021
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New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Duration: 14 nights
Departs: Dunedin
Returns: Dunedin
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition
23 Dec
2021
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New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Duration: 14 nights
Departs: Dunedin
Returns: Dunedin
New Zealand South Island Expedition
06 Jan
2022
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New Zealand South Island Expedition

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Dunedin
Returns: Dunedin

Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Le Soléal

    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. Read more

    Dress for dining is smart casual – it’s only the waiters who wear black ties and white gloves.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Le Soléal

    The forward-looking Panoramic Lounge and Terrace, and the Main Lounge off Reception are comfortably fitted with leather seats and are just the places to build friendships, perhaps with a drink or cocktail. There is also an open-air bar on the top Sun Deck. Each afternoon pastries and drinks are served.)

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Le Soléal

    Lounges are used for lectures by prominent experts, depending on the voyage, and also for shows, as is the 260-seat Theatre.)

  • Activities

    Activities on the Le Soléal

    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!)

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Le Soléal

    The Fitness centre is fitted with the latest equipment such as Kinesis Wall, exercise cycles and running machines. The Beauty Centre offers treatments by Sothys, and includes a range of massages and pampering.)

  • Inclusions

    • Afternoon tea service
    • All main meals on-board
    • Butler service (Suites)
    • Captain's welcome champagne
    • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
    • Gourmet dining with fine wines
    • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
    • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)
    • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
    • Lectures by guest experts
    • Main lounge – live music
    • Onboard newsletter
    • Open bar & cabin minibar (from May 2015)
    • Open seating for dining
    • Satellite phone in cabin
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Single sitting, open-seated dining
    • Under 13 sharing cabin with parents travel free (pay port dues)
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Water sports equipment & marina platform

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Ponant Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Cabins

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 air-conditioning, 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. On Deck 6 is the one very large Owner’s Suite with its own dining area, and three large Deluxe Suites. Full Butler Service is available to the 13 suites on Deck 6, to attend to your every need. Three cabins are specially adapted for disabled guests, and adjacent to elevators. Three elevators service all decks. There is 24 h room service with a dining menu. From May 2015 the minibar will be complimentary.)

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  • 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi

  • 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi

  • 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service

  • 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available &#8226; Bathtub or shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi &#8226; Another Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Large bathtub &#8226; Sofa &#8226; Table with 4 chairs &#8226; Armchair & Pedestal table

Deck Plans for Le Soléal

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