Canada, Alaska & USA
2 October 2018
An exceptional cruise along the west coast of North America
Cultural and artistic conferences held on board, in partnership with CHRISTIE`S auction house
Embarkation in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a stunning natural harbour surrounded by forest
Discover Canada`s elegant city of Victoria, where British, European and Asian traditions mingle
Visit San Francisco and Los Angeles, the two Californian rivals, from Golden Gate Bridge to Hollywood`s stars
Arrive in San Diego, where the sun shines year round.
SINGLES! This cruise currently boasts a NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT offer on selected categories - secure yours today to avoid disappointment.
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
Evening entertainment and events
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
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare (with 25% Ponant bonus included discount) at time of publication (27Jul17). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. 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. Airfare/taxes and transfers are not included. 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 subject to availability at time of booking. No Single supplement offer only applies to category DEL deluxe stateroom with Balcony and selected other categories (does not apply to superior ocean view staterooms) and may be withdrawn by cruise line at anytime, without notice.