Set sail from Canada to discover California on this brand-new PONANT itinerary. Aboard Le Soléal, you will leave Vancouver for an 8-day cruise to discover vibrant cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. First, we will call at Victoria, named after the former queen of the United Kingdom. This tranquil city is reminiscent of England. You will stroll through the beautiful Butchart Gardens. In this region with fertile seas, you will be able to spot whales in their natural environment. After two days of sailing, Le Soléal will reach San Francisco on the West Coast of the United States for a lengthy stop as there is much to see and do. From Baker Beach, which starts at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can admire spectacular views of the bridge and headlands. In this city that is home to a great mix of cultures, stroll down Lombard Street or take in the exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Your ship will then take you to Los Angeles, the city of excess and cinema that no words can fully capture. You will discover the Hollywood Hills, the Walk of Fame , but also the ambiance of Venice Beach which is unchanged since the 60s, and of course Beverly Hills with its luxurious shops and celebrity mansions. Your voyage will draw to an end in San Diego, Southern California, where you will be able to gaze out at the stunning Torrey Pines Beach.
Ship: Le Soleal - Ponant, Fun Facts
A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made L’AUSTRAL and LE BOREAL such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises. Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, joined our fleet in July 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white. A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit. Specifications From 224 to 264 passagers Up to 132 outside cabins Length : 142m (466ft) * Beam : 18 m (59ft) Average speed : 16 knots 139 crew members Elevators to all decks Dynamic positioning system