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Le Soléal
First launched
2013
First launched
Passengers
264
Passengers
Ports Visited
61
Ports visited
Cruises from $320 per day
$320
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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Le Soléal Cruise Calendar

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Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley
07 Jul
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Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Duration: 10 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Broome
Cruise Australia's Iconic Kimberly
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Cruise Australia's Iconic Kimberly

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Duration: 10 nights
Departs: Broome
Returns: Darwin
Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley
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Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Duration: 10 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Broome
Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley
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Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Duration: 10 nights
Departs: Broome
Returns: Darwin
Australia's Iconic Kimberley - With National Geographic
05 Sep
2022
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley - With National Geographic

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Soléal
Departure Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Duration: 10 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Broome

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.

  • Kids

    All ships have a special area for children onboard known as the Le Kids Club. Books, television, board games and consoles (PS4 or Wii™) are all provided to keep younger guests entertained.

  • 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

Legend

Le Soléal Next 5 Departures

Date Title Departs Prices From
07 Jul 2022 Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley Darwin $12320
17 Jul 2022 Cruise Australia's Iconic Kimberly Broome $12930
16 Aug 2022 Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley Darwin $12930
26 Aug 2022 Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley Broome $12930
05 Sep 2022 Australia's Iconic Kimberley - With National Geographic Darwin $12640
15 Sep 2022 Australia&Apos;S Iconic Kimberley - With National Geographic Broome $13950
11 Oct 2022 Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Cairns $7240
21 Oct 2022 Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Honiara $8920
01 Nov 2022 Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Cairns $8120
11 Nov 2022 Revealing The Mysteries Of Melanesia - With National Geographic Honiara $11190
22 Nov 2022 Pacific Islands Discovery - Avec National Geographic Noumea $7820
02 Dec 2022 Natural Treasures Of New Zealand Auckland $9590
14 Dec 2022 Expedition To New Zealand&Apos;S Subantarctic Islands - With National Geographic Dunedin $17320
28 Dec 2022 Expedition To New Zealand&Apos;S Subantarctic Islands Dunedin $16830
11 Jan 2023 Ancient Fjords And Unspoiled Islands Of Southern New Zealand Dunedin $11250
24 Mar 2023 Japanese Subtropical Islands Taipei (Keelung) $8650
11 Apr 2023 Expedition On The Kitamae Route Otaru $14950
15 May 2023 Expedition In The Seto Inland Sea Osaka $8170
06 Jun 2023 Ocean Voyage: Kobe - Darwin Kobe $4410
19 Jun 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $12280
29 Jun 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $12280
09 Jul 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $11640
19 Jul 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $12280
29 Jul 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $11010
08 Aug 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $11010
18 Aug 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $11640
28 Aug 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $11640
07 Sep 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $11640
17 Sep 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $11010
27 Sep 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Darwin $11010
07 Oct 2023 Australia's Iconic Kimberley Broome $11640
23 Dec 2023 Expedition To New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Dunedin $14720
06 Jan 2024 Expedition To New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Dunedin $16540
20 Jan 2024 Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic - Ross Sea Expedition Dunedin $33080
10 Feb 2024 Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic - Ross Sea Expedition Dunedin $29580

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