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BONUS! Pacific Island Discovery Cruise - with National Geographic

10 Night Cruise Only


  • Cruise Line: Ponant
  • Ship: Le Soleal
  • Package Departs: 22 November 2022
  • Package Duration: 10 Nights
  • Offer Type: Cruise Only
  • Embark Ship: Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Disembark Ship: Auckland, New Zealand
Package duration: 10 nights Cruise-Only
Cruise starts: 22 November 2022 from Noumea
Cruise ends: 2 December 2022 into Auckland
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HIGHLIGHTS:
- A cruise in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard.
- A cruise to explore the diversity of New Caledonia, from the world`s most beautiful shores to cultural discoveries.
- Shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the lagoons of New-Caledonia from Hienghène in the north.
- Exploration of the Loyalty Islands archipelago: Mare`s unspoilt landscapes and Lifou`s exceptional marine life.
- Visit Hienghene, with its black limestone cliffs and known as a biodiversity `hotspot`.
- Explore the history and culture of Norfolk Island.
- Discover the art and traditions of the rich and varied Kanak culture.

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HUGE SAVINGS!
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $11,035 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $8,460*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $12,275 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $9,390*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $12,900 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $9,860*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite - was $19,060- current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $14,480*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $21,325 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount and reduced single supplement - $10,780*

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PACIFIC ISLAND DISCOVERY WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Cruise-Only package includes:
- 10 night tropical expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Noumea to Auckland including:
- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)
- Evening entertainment and events
- Room service 24h (special selection)
- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
- Zodiac excursions
- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
- Port taxes
- BONUS EUR150 per twin stateroom shipboard credit^
Special Conditions
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (01Oct21). Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer valid until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. ^Bonus shipboard credit is a total per twin cabin (singles receive $215 AUD discount in lieu of credit). Shipboard credit is not refundable, not transferrable and may not be redeemed as cash onboard.
Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 1 October 2021 to 30 November 2021 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
22 Nov 2022 Noumea, New Caledonia 6:00 PM
23 Nov 2022 Kouare Island, New Caledonia
24 Nov 2022 Mare Island, New Caledonia
25 Nov 2022 Lifou, Loyalty Islands
26 Nov 2022 Hienghene, New Caledonia
27 Nov 2022 Port Bouquet Bay New Caledonia
28 Nov 2022 At Sea    
29 Nov 2022 Norfolk Island
30 Nov 2022 At Sea    
1 Dec 2022 Waitangi, New Zealand
2 Dec 2022 Auckland, New Zealand 7:00 AM
In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions

On this cruise, PONANT invites you to discover New Caledonia, a world's end French territory located right in the middle of the South Pacific. A 11-day expedition cruise, with an emphasis on the idyllic lagoons of the Kanak culture.

You will board Le Soléal in Noumea and your ship will first take you to Kouaré Island which will reveal you all its beauty and the richness of its seabed.

You will then be dazzled by the islands of Maré and Lifou and their picture-postcard landscapes of white-sand beaches and tropical vegetation, before discovering further north Hienghène, the cradle of Kanak culture. Its magnificent black limestone cliffs, its steep landscapes and the incredible biodiversity of the coral seabed in its lagoon, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make the reputation of this emblematic region of New Caledonia.

You will call at the Australian island of Norfolk whose deserted beaches line the magnificent Emily Bay Lagoon.

In the far north of the New Zealand archipelago, you will fall under the charm of the Bay of Islands, where you will be able attend a Maori ceremony.

Your cruise will end in Auckland. This New Zealand city bordered by two seas will surprise you with its modernity and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites)make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design:
With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2013
  • Length: 142 metres
  • Beam: 18 metres
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Ship registration: France
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 264
  • Officer nationality: French
Ship Amenities
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen satellite Television
  • iPod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • In Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Internet Access Wifi
Ship Facilities
  • Boutique's
  • Library
  • Internet Station
  • Main Lounge
  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hair Salon
  • Massage Rooms
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Theatre
  • Medical Centre
  • Sun Deck
  • Open Air Bar
  • Panoramic Terrace
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Grill Restaurant
EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment - a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared - and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege...

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax - we take care of everything...

Deck 02

Deck 03

Deck 04

Deck 05

Deck 06

Deck 07

Owners Suite
Surface : 45 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by Franch interior designers and will provide you with a breathtakting panoramic sea view. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed
or twin beds Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Suite Deck 6
Surface : 37 m². Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin. 8m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.

Prestige Suite Deck 5
Surface : 37 m². Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin.

8m² private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet access wifi.

Deluxe Suite
Surface : 27 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin. Private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin. Private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Deluxe Stateroom
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Superior Stateroom
Surface : 21 m², Capacity :up to 3 passengers per cabin.

Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet access wifi.

From

AU $8,460*

per person
*All prices are per person twin share unless stated as solo, triple or quad share.
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