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Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
$12,620
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore beautiful Greenland
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Admire Pond Islet's glaciers
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the secrets of Baffin Bay and the Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions. Step aboard Le Soléal in Kangerlussuaq for a 14-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet, sailing through the polar region's most spectacular landscapes. …
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Penguins in Antarctica
$16,340
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Beyond the Polar Circle

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Journey beyond the Antarctic Circle
  • Marvel at dynamic landscapes
  • Observe magnificent wildlife
  • Learn from expert naturalist guides
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soleal, journey beyond the Antarctic Circle and explore the world's southernmost territories. The vast moors of the Falkland Islands, dotted with moss and lichen, mark the beginning of this Antarctic adventure. Continue on to South Georgia, where …
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Zodiac excursion in Paradise Bay
$18,890
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Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spend the holidays in the Antarctic
  • Enjoy the region's diverse scenery
  • Behold magnificent wildlife
  • Explore with naturalist guides
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soleal, celebrate Christmas and the New Year by exploring the world's southernmost territories. The undulating hills and verdant moors of the Falkland Islands mark the beginning of the Antarctic adventure. Cruise to South Georgia, where imposing …
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Weddell Seal
$11,970
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Emblematic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit the Arakur Resort
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Meet Pleneau's vast wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise between icebergs
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a journey far from the usual cruise routes on this 11-day polar exploration of remote landswhere penguins live in their thousands and humpback whales patrol the icy waters. Board the luxury Le Soleal for a surreal voyage exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland's coastline, …
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Fishing village in the arctic
$4,300
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Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spot Iceland's natural marvels
  • Discover Grundarfjordur culture
  • Sail directly to the Arctic Circle
  • Explore volcanic Heimaey Island
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join Le Soleal on this 8-day expedition to the edge of the Arctic, where the first Vikings went ashore in the 9th century. Experience wild and fascinating Iceland’s natural heritage, vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers. Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and …
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Explore the charming coastal city of Bergen
$4,060
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Norwegian Fjords

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail Norwegian fjords
  • Admire Stavanger's historic homes
  • Explore the fjords of Geiranger
  • Discover famous waterfalls
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark Le Soleal for this 8-day coastal cruise along the Norwegian coastline, whose vertiginous cliff faces have been sculpted by the wind and the sea, giving rise to many unspoiled fjords. Discover the beauty of Norway on this cruise from Oslo to Bergen, viewing remote coves, stunning fjords, and …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$12,280
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The Great Adventure

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Visit historic sites in the region
  • Discover the myriad landscapes
  • Explore up close with Zodiac trips
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 16-day voyage, sail from South Georgia, a land of adventure whose grandiose landscapes are home to abundant wildlife. Journey in the footsteps of the great explorers as far as the Antarctic Peninsula, with its icy panoramas of iridescent colors. Discover a wide variety of animal species …
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Icebergs in Greenland
$16,140
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The Northwest Passage

23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover the Ilulissat ice fjord
  • Visit the village of Kullorsuaq
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Admire the enormous Smoking Hills
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark Le Soleal for a five-star expedition to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Set sail for the Far North to a legendary, highly-coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage. Once the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the area transforms into a majestic white desert …
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Disko Bay
$9,912
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The Saga of Erik The Red

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit charming Reykjavik
  • Sail across the Denmark Strait
  • Explore Greenland's coastline
  • Discover the famous fjord at Nuuk
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail along the steep eastern Arctic coastline on this 13-day expedition cruise. Explore the deep southern Greenland fjords and continue up past mountains worn away by glaciers and covered with rich, abundant flora. Joined by a team of anthropologists, ornithologists, geologists, and experts in …
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View the magnificent gardens at the Peterhof Palance in St. Petersburg
$4,225
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Treasures of St Petersburg: Capital of the Baltic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover essential Baltic capitals
  • Journey through Copenhagen
  • Experience the White Nights
  • View architectural treasures
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the natural sites and cities steeped in the history of the Baltic Sea on this 8-day voyage to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Denmark aboard the luxury Le Soleal. View architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, fountains, …
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Inukshuk in the Arctic
$12,460
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Treasures of the Baffin Sea

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Learn about the Inuit culture
  • Discover an iceberg graveyard
  • Explore Nunavut, Canada
  • Zodiac cruise in the icy Baffin Sea
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This unique 14-day Arctic cruise is a fantastic way to explore the Baffin Sea and Canadian archipelago. Navigating the polar waters of Greenland and Nunavut, this Arctic small ship cruise explores the rugged shores and fascinating culture of the Arctic. Your 224-passenger small ship, Le Soleal, …
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Greenland CDP
$14,490
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Ultima Thule – The Horizontal Everest

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Journey to breathtaking Nunavut
  • Hike through unique landscapes
  • Observe the incredible auroras
  • Explore the abandoned village Etah
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs and brash ice, this cruise has it all, mixing remarkable history with adventure and a perfect touch of relaxation all in one. Sail to the heart of the northern hemisphere's biggest ice producer. Stop over at Skraeling Island, the …
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Greenland ice cap
$16,670
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Ultima Thule: Greenland & The Canadian Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Hike Kangerlussuaq's trails
  • Visit beautiful Sisimiut
  • Explore Nunavut Territory
  • Discover the Humboldt Glacier
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Step aboard Le Soléal in Kangerlussuaq for a17-day expedition cruiseto the farthest reaches of the planet. Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs and brash ice, sail to the heart of the northern hemisphere's biggest ice producer. Stop over atSkraelingIsland, the …
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The elusive narwhal in the Arctic
$10,700
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Vinland: America Discovered

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit unique Iqaluit
  • Explore Nachvak Fjord
  • Discover earth’s geologic history
  • Hike through the Lookout Hills
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Against a spectacular backdrop of cliffs, peat bogs, and undulating coasts, visit fascinating archaeological ruins of a Viking settlement, Anse-aux-Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This incredible 15-day journey gives you the opportunity to observe wildlife, with a stop at Akpatok Island, a …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
May 238Treasures of St Petersburg: Capital of the Baltic
May 308Treasures of St Petersburg: Capital of the Baltic
Jun 078Norwegian Fjords
Jun 148Norwegian Fjords
Jun 288Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers
Jul 058Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers
Jul 128Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers
Jul 198Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers
Jul 268Iceland: Between Geysers & Glaciers
Aug 0913The Saga of Erik The Red
Aug 1014Treasures of the Baffin Sea
Aug 2117Ultima Thule – The Horizontal Everest
Sep 0615Vinland: America Discovered
Nov 2911Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 1917Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0411Emblematic Antarctica
Jan 2317Beyond the Polar Circle
Feb 2816The Great Adventure
Jul 1713The Saga of Erik The Red
Jul 2917Ultima Thule: Greenland & The Canadian Arctic
Aug 1414Baffin Bay Secrets
Aug 2723The Northwest Passage
Nov 2011Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 1011Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 2017Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0511Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 0411Emblematic Antarctica
Passengers: 224
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Like all of the superb megayachts in the luxurious Ponant fleet, Le Soleal reflects a chic French style and elegance that is a signature of their refined brand of expedition vessels. Luxury and comfort fuse aboard this ice-strengthened 132-stateroom ship. 

In each of the luxurious rooms, you will melt into the plush beds at the end of an active day of exploration and excursions led by the expert guide and crew. You'll also be delighted to find a minibar, flat screen TV, ample storage space, and private en-suite bathrooms. There are 9 classes of rooms to choose from to accommodate families, romantic getaways, or any other groups you might be traveling with. 

In addition to the cabins, each of the five decks features social areas as well. Just like its sister ship, Le Boreal, it features a full service bar and two restaurants, multiple lounge areas, a spa and fitness center, and even a swimming pool. If you want to take in the beautiful sights of nature, the panoramic terrace on the upper deck is always open. 
Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom
The Superior Stateroom has a capacity of up to 3 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds.
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
The Deluxe Stateroom has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 4 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 5 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 6 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
The Deluxe Suite has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite Deck 5
The Prestige Suite on Deck 5 has a capacity of up to 4 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and an 8m² private balcony.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite Deck 6
The Prestige Suite on Deck 6 has a capacity of up to 4 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and an 8m² private balcony.
Owner's Suite
Owner Suite
The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6 with a capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin. With a king-sized bed, it has been decorated by French interior designers and provides you with a breathtaking panoramic sea view.
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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