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Sunlit shrine in an Osaka cemetery
$7,300
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An Immersion in Japanese Culture

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Enjoy a traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Listen to lectures and discussions
  • Explore Yuushien Garden
  • Discover iconic temples and gardens
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 9-day cruise from Osaka to Maizuru exploresthetraditional Japanese aestheticin the architecture and adornments of Buddhist and Shinto shrinesyou will visit throughout your journey. Japan is a country pulled in two radically different directions. It deeply honors its past but rushes headlong …
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Penguins in Antarctica
$17,524
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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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Penguins in Antarctica
$16,808
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Beyond the Polar Circle

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Enjoy unique lectures onboard
  • Cross the Polar Circle
  • Observe magnificent landscapes
  • Discover Antarctica's wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your journey at the charming city of Buenos Aires, fall in love with the magic of the capital city of Argentina. Board the Le Soleal in Ushuaia and embark on a spectacular 18-day voyage across Antarctica. Set sail for theFalkland Islands, whose wild beauty is sure to captivate you.This …
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Touring the icy water of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
$17,634
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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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Explore Easter Island
$5,900
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Easter Island and Polynesia

Hanga Roa to Papeete - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover the famous Moai statues
  • Scuba dive in the South Pacific
  • Visit Saint Michel’s Cathedral
  • Learn about Orongo culture
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day cruise will start in Hanga Roa, Easter Island where you will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and theMoai, or ‘walking statues’. You will then sail through the clear waters of the South Pacific to thePitcairn Islands, an unspoiled …
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Weddell Seal
$10,230
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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
Experience a journey far from the usual cruise routes on this 11-day polar exploration of remote Antarctica from aboard the luxurious Le Soleal. You'll see penguins in the thousands and humpback whales patroling the icy waters. This is a surreal voyage exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and …
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Caribbean beach in Costa Rica
$6,150
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Natural Wonders of Central America

Puerto Quetzal to Guayaquil - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit the beautiful Cocos Island
  • Discover Guatemala's heritage
  • Admire Pacheca Island's wildlife
  • Explore the Darien National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire the impressive and majestic Mayan site ofTikal, as well as the wonderful baroque monuments of La Antigua de Guatemala at the charming port ofPuerto Quetzal. Travel toGranada, at the foot of theMombacho volcano. This town is teeming with architectural treasures, and combines Moorish, …
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Blue water in Inarajan natural pools in Guam
$1,390
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Ocean Voyage: From Guam to Osaka

6 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Join this non-stop journey
  • Admire waves from the upper deck
  • Keep fit in the spa
  • Discover sailing techniques
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day ocean voyage from Guam to Osaka will allow you toenjoy the comfort of the ship for an extended period and share the daily lives of the crew. As the days go by, you can admire the waves from the upper deck, keep fit in the gym and make good use of the pool or the spa, discover sailing …
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Icebergs everywhere in Tracy Arm Ford
$5,340
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On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors

Juneau to Vancouver - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • See the Sawyer glacier
  • Discover totems
  • Spot animal inhabitants
  • Enjoy Vancouver Art Gallery
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark in Juneau, the capital of Alaska long inhabited by the Tlingit people. Sail along Tracy Arm,one of Alaska’s most beautiful fjords, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your cruise. Do not miss the chance to visit Haines,where many pioneers came in search of gold at the …
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Adventures in Juneau, Alaska
$5,370
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On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors

Vancouver to Juneau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Alaska’s landscapes
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit the Tlingit American Indians
  • Explore Tracy Arm Fjord
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of thegold prospectorson this8-day cruiseaboardLe Soleal.Sail fromVancouver andmake your way up the east coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage, shaped by the sculpture of imposing glaciers, is home tovertiginous fjords. Here, the natural environment includes glaciers, …
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Traditional architecture of Asia.
$6,280
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The Best of Japan

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore the famous Korakuen Gardens
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • See Kagoshima & Sakurajima Volcano
  • Honor the events at Nagasaki
  • Visit welcoming Busan
  • Discover medieval Japan
  • Attend art and history lectures
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail for the "Land of the Rising Sun" on this 9-day voyage aboard the luxurious Le Soleal. Experience a blend of modernity and tradition in your ports of call. Japan opens its doors to you and reveals its imperial past, where the history of the Samurais rubs shoulders with the subtle …
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A spectacular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
$13,465
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The Great Austral Loop

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Embark on Zodiac excursions
  • Observe abundant wildlife
  • Admire dazzling ice formations
  • Explore the region's wild terrain
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 17-day voyage, discover the undulating hills and verdant moors of the Falkland Islands. Cruise to South Georgia, home to imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea and thousands of king penguins at home on the island's black sandy beaches. Continue south to discover the Northern …
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
$7,140
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The Sea of Cortez

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover the fabulous Sea of Cortez
  • Visit the Gulf of California
  • See hammerhead & whale sharks
  • Swim with sea lions at Los Islotes
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Soleal in San Diego, at the far south of California, renowned for its pleasant climate. Your ship sails along the Baja California peninsula before enteringthe Gulf of California, known since 1539 asthe Sea of Cortezin tribute to the conquistador Hernan Cortés. Spend your time …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$10,200
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Wildlife and Forests of Alaska

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit admirable College Fjord
  • Sail along the Interior Passage
  • Discover Alaska's rainforests
  • Explore the Tongass National forest
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey to the heart of wild and unspoiled natural environments aboard Le Soleal. Visit Prince William Sound, in the Gulf of Alaska, and surrender to the beauty of the icy décor all around you. During your Zodiac outings, exploring the meanders of stunningfjords lead you to impressive …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Aug 2213Wildlife and Forests of Alaska
Sep 1014The Sea of Cortez
Sep 2314Natural Wonders of Central America
Dec 0911Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 1917Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0411Emblematic Antarctica
Jan 1411Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 0317Beyond the Polar Circle
Feb 1911Emblematic Antarctica
Mar 0813Easter Island and Polynesia
Apr 166Ocean Voyage: From Guam to Osaka
May 079The Best of Japan
May 159The Best of Japan
May 309An Immersion in Japanese Culture
Jun 079The Best of Japan
Jul 228On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors
Aug 128On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors
Aug 198On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors
Aug 268On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors
Sep 028On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors
Nov 0217The Great Austral Loop
Nov 1811Emblematic Antarctica
Nov 2717The Great Austral Loop
Dec 1311Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 2317Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0811Emblematic Antarctica
Jan 1811Emblematic Antarctica
Jan 2811Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 1618Beyond the Polar Circle
Max Passengers: 264
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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