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BONUS! Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea cruise

11 Night Fly Cruise


  • Cruise Line: Ponant
  • Ship: Le Soleal
  • Package Departs: 21 October 2022
  • Package Duration: 11 Nights
  • Offer Type: Fly Cruise
  • Embark Ship: Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Disembark Ship: Cairns, Qld, Australia
Package duration: 11 nights Fly/Cruise
Package starts: 21st October 2022 with flight from Brisbane to Honiara
Cruise starts: 21st October 2022 from Honiara
Cruise ends: 1st November 2022 into Cairns
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HIGHLIGHTS:
- Shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
- The Solomon Islands, secret destination in the South Pacific and a real tropical Eden
- Sail into the scenic volcanic landscapes of Simpson Harbour and discover Rabaul, Papua New Guinea`s `Volcano Town`.
- From Tufi, journey on an outrigger canoe into the ancient Fiords of Cape Nelson.
- Visit the remote Tami islands.
- Discover traditional ceremonies of the Asaro Mudmen of the Madang region.
- Gain an insight into the History, culture and the diversity of flora and fauna from your expert
expedition team.
- Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team. (extra cost)
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HUGE SAVINGS!
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $12,770 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $9,780*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $14,025 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $10,720*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $14,635 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $11,180*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite - was $20,930 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $15,900*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $24,730 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount and reduced single supplement - $12,120*

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ANCIENT CULTURES OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA Fly/Cruise package includes:
- One way economy class airfare from Brisbane to Honiara inc tax
- 11 night tropical expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Honiara to Cairns 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 (16Sep21). 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 16 September 2021 to 10 October 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Pre-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
21 Oct 2022 Included flight from Brisbane to Honiara
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
21 Oct 2022 Honiara, Solomon Islands 7:00 PM
22 Oct 2022 At Sea    
23 Oct 2022 Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea
24 Oct 2022 Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea
25 Oct 2022 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
26 Oct 2022 At Sea    
27 Oct 2022 Madang, Papua New Guinea
28 Oct 2022 Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea
29 Oct 2022 Tufi Harbour, Papua New Guinea
30 Oct 2022 Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea
31 Oct 2022 At Sea    
1 Nov 2022 Cairns, Qld, Australia 8:00 AM
This PONANT 12-day Expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal will take you to discover the wonders of Papua New Guinea. Departing from Honiara, embark for an extraordinary adventure to discover very rich local cultures and exceptional underwater life.

Le Soléal will set sail for Papua New Guinea, a fascinating land that is home to no fewer than 700 ethnic groups within a highly diverse yet mainly unexplored, ecosystem. You will visit the Autonomous region of Bougainville, a unique group of islands that are ecologically and geographically part of the Solomon Islands archipelago but not politically part of the nation of Solomon Islands.

Located on the island of New Britain, the port town of Rabaul is famous for its spectacular volcanic setting. From there, you will set off to observe Mount Tavurvur, the region's most active volcano.

Your call at Tufi, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your voyage. You will fall under the charm of this picturesque region, dubbed the 'Scandinavia of the Tropics' with its deep fiords through volcanic activity. In this unique setting the local Papuan tribes will share their customs, beliefs and artwork with you.

After a last call in Samarai Island, your trip aboard Le Soléal will end in Cairns.

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 $9,780*

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