The Kuril Archipelago Cruise

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Steaming landscape of the Kuril Islands.
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A herd of arctic caribou feed through the snow.
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Traveler photographing a rift lake in Russia.
Arctic northern lights on a small ship cruise
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A cluster of multicolored babushka dolls.
Stunning views from the bar and lounge
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Relax on the deck of the L'Austral.

Highlights

  • Enjoy outings and landings in Zodiac dinghies with Naturalist-Guides
  • Marvel at volcanoes, alpine landscapes, black sand beaches, lakes & craters
  • View sea otters, porpoises, seals, walruses, foxes, bears, reindeer & more
  • Encounter Chukchi people

Embark on the Le Soleal for an amazing and unique 16-day cruise across the Kuril Archipelago! The Kuril Islands in the waters of the North Pacific stretch over a thousand kilometers across the Bering Sea between Russia and Japan. Discover the origins of the world, a part of our planet that is still unknown to most, where Ocean and Fire have fashioned a wild, free and almost forgotten paradise.

Day 1

Embark in Petropavlovsk, Russia

Fly on a private flight from Seoul to Petropavlovsk, Russia. Embark in the late afternoon/earlyevening.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Petropavlovsk

*Additional excursions to Avacha Volcano by ATV, A Dacha, and to local lore and vulcanology museums may be available on this day.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atlasova

Port details pending.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shumshu

Port details pending.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Paramushir

Port details pending.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Onekotan

Port details pending.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shiashikotani|Lovushki

Port details pending.

Day 8

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Matua

Located in the center of the archipelago, Matua Island is one of extreme wilderness and tranquil settings.

Day 9

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Yanchicha |Shimushir

Port details pending.

Day 10

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chirpoy

Port details pending.

Day 11

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tulenyi

Port details pending.

Day 12

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Korsakov

Port details pending.

Day 13

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Otaru, Japan

*An additional excursion to Sapporo and Otaru (Hokkaido, Aoyama Village, Tanaka Sake Brewery) may be available on this day.

Day 14

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At Sea

Day 15

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kanazawa, Japan

*Additional excursions to explore the traditions and crafts of Kanazawa and to attend a Japanese tea ceremony may be available on this day.

Day 16

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Kanazawa, Japan

Disembark in Kanazawa after breakfast.

 Superior StateroomDeluxe StateroomPrestige Stateroom - Deck 4Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6Deluxe SuitePrestige Suite - Deck 5Prestige Suite - Deck 6Owners Suite
2016-Sep-21$10,340$11,070$11,350$11,550$11,750$14,880$16,650$17,680$18,830
Airport taxes: $60
Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Please note:
An individual Russian visa must be obtained prior to cruise departure.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• One-way flights from Seoul to Petropavlovsk in economy class
• 1 night + 1 dinner + 1 breakfast at the Plaza hotel (or similar) in Seoul
• English-speaking assistance
• Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport
• Transfers by local bus from the hotel to the airport, and from airport to your ship
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
• “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• Water sports activities using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected area

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

These voyages include activities such as Zodiac landings (sometimes with "wet landing"), zodiac outings, moderate walks to more active hikes. All this accompanied by an expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings just cruising. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time.

Taking into consideration the unusual and exceptional character of this itinerary, the calls shown are an indication only. The final route will be confirmed by the Captain of the ship, who will take into account the touristic quality of the sites and above all, the safety of the passengers. His decision will be subject to that of local authorities and the expert pilots present on board during the navigation in the Arctic zone.
Places
Asia, Arctic, Europe, Russia, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Shumshu, Onekotan, Ekarma, Shiashikotan, Otaru, Matua, Kanazawa, Shimushir, Chirpoy, Tulenyi, Korsakov, Atlasova Island
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