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BONUS! Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea cruise

10 Night Fly Cruise


  • Cruise Line: Ponant
  • Ship: Le Soleal
  • Package Departs: 11 October 2022
  • Package Duration: 10 Nights
  • Offer Type: Fly Cruise
  • Embark Ship: Cairns, Qld, Australia
  • Disembark Ship: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Package duration: 10 nights Fly/Cruise
Cruise starts: 11th October 2022 from Cairns
Cruise ends: 21st October 2022 into Honiara
Package ends: 21st October 2022 with flight back to Brisbane
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HIGHLIGHTS:
- Zodiac outings and shore visits with your team of naturalists.
- Swim and snorkel in the clear warm tropical waters of the Solomon Sea.
- Enjoy a guided walk through the diverse landscapes of Fergusson Island and view the DeiDei Hot Springs.
- Visit the Trobriand islands, made famous as the ‘Islands of love’.
- Snorkel on the wreck of the World Discoverer in Roderick Bay.
- Uncover Papua New Guinea’s Role during World War II.
- Gain an insight into the history, culture, and incredible diversity of life 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 $11,740 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $8,990*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $12,885 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $9,850*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $13,445 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $10,270*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite - was $19,165 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount - $14,560*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony - was $22,740 - current price including 25% Bonus Fare Discount and reduced single supplement - $11,120*

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ANCIENT CULTURES OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA Fly/Cruise package includes:
- 10 night tropical expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal from Cairns to Honiara 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^
- One way economy class airfare from Honiara to Brisbane inc tax
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 1 October 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
11 Oct 2022 Cairns, Qld, Australia 5:00 PM
12 Oct 2022 At Sea    
13 Oct 2022 Alotau, Papua New Guinea
14 Oct 2022 Fergusson Islands, Papua New Guinea
14 Oct 2022 Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea
15 Oct 2022 Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
16 Oct 2022 Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea
17 Oct 2022 At Sea    
18 Oct 2022 Ghizo Is, Solomons
18 Oct 2022 Njari Island, Solomon Islands
19 Oct 2022 Roderick Bay, Solomon Islands
20 Oct 2022 Malaita Island, Soloman Islands
21 Oct 2022 Honiara, Solomon Islands 7:00 AM
Post-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
21 Oct 2022 Included flight from Honiara to Brisbane
This exciting tropical expedition on board Le Soléal takes you through some of the most fascinating natural beauty and cultures of Melanesia.

Starting in Cairns, sail up to Alotau in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province, and learn about the historical significance of the area with the WWII memorial as well as Japanese and American battlegrounds, and stories of pearlers, miners and missionaries.

The two volcanically active islands of Ferguson and Dobu are next on your itinerary. Join your expedition team on a walk to the DeiDei geothermal hot springs through spectacular forests, and learn about the Methodist Church of Australia who established a mission station on Dobu Island.

In Kitava, in the Trobriand Islands, you will be welcomed by spectacular cultural performances and traditional ceremonies by the local islanders, and you will have the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the local clear and prisitin waters. Learn about the traditional trading system of the island of Kiriwana, 'Kula', as well as the local village life and more spectacular cultural performances.

In the Solomon Islands, Ghizo and Njari Islands are where you will meet some of the most skilled carvers in the world, enjoy world-class snorkelling and diving, and visit the local traditional markets.

In Roderick Bay experience the extraordinary environment featuring white sand beaches and tringing coral reefs before reaching the Malatai Province known for the local unique traditions and social aspects of live such as brideprice, as well as traditional music and sacred dances accompanied by traditional panpipers.

Your expedition will finish in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, where Le Soléal will be positioned alongside the wharf of Point Cruise.

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...

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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 $8,990*

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