Hawaï and French Polynesia
Staterooms & Suites
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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.
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.
Port of call & excursions
HonoluluEmabarkation 12/09/2016 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 12/09/2016 at 18H00 .
Located on the island of Oahu, capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, offers its visitors a different image of the American dream: young women wrapped in sarongs, colourful cocktails and coconut trees. Here, the sun is divine, the waves a surfers’ dream, and its volcano, Diamond Head, are all features that will win your heart. The view from Diamond Head is simply incredible. But Honolulu is also about art museums, cycling tracks, the famous Waikiki beach and a tourist district with festive night-time animation. As for amateurs of history, the Iolani and Ali-iolani Hale palaces provide insight into the singular destiny of this State.
13 September 2016 - HiloArrival 13/09/2016 at 09H15 . Departure 13/09/2016 at 14H00 .
The little coastal town of Hilo welcomes you in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. With its 47,000 inhabitants, it is more populated than the island of Hawaii itself. Marked by tsunamis, it houses a strange museum, the museum of the Tsunamis of the Pacific, which is an emotional experience. The traditional market is one of the most famous, and an opportunity to taste delicious local specialities. In the surrounding areas, an enchanting natural landscape unrolls its gifts of caves, waterfalls and paradisiacal creeks. Higher up, in the heart of the island, there are several observatories open to visitors on the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.
14 September 2016 - At seaArrival 14/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 14/09/2016 at 00H00 .
15 September 2016 - At seaArrival 15/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 15/09/2016 at 00H00 .
16 September 2016 - At seaArrival 16/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 16/09/2016 at 00H00 .
17 September 2016 - At seaArrival 17/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 17/09/2016 at 00H00 .
18 September 2016 - At seaArrival 18/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 18/09/2016 at 00H00 .
19 September 2016 - HatieuArrival 19/09/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 19/09/2016 at 16H00 .
19 September 2016 - Sailing Along Anaho BayArrival 19/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 19/09/2016 at 00H00 .
20 September 2016 - Sailing Along Ua PouArrival 20/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 20/09/2016 at 00H00 .
20 September 2016 - TaiohaeArrival 20/09/2016 at 13H30 . Departure 20/09/2016 at 23H00 .
21 September 2016 - AtuonaArrival 21/09/2016 at 07H00 . Departure 21/09/2016 at 23H00 .
You’ll immediately understand why this remote and unusual chain of islands bathing in the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean inspired Jacques Brel’s final album. During your cruise, we will stop at Hiva Oa, considered to be the “garden of the Marquesas Islands.” A special kind of power and charm emanate from its craggy skyline and black sand beaches. You’ll want to explore its lush, green valleys, home to impressive archaeological sites and a wide array of plants and wildlife. Visit the small village of Atuona, considered to be the island’s capital, and discover the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel, as well as two small museums dedicated to their life and work.
22 September 2016 - HanavaveArrival 22/09/2016 at 07H00 . Departure 22/09/2016 at 18H00 .
Grandiose, striking and powerful, the Marquesas are more rugged than their Polynesian sisters. Here, you will find neither lagoons nor reefs; the archipelago’s charm lies in its extraordinary wild beauty: waterfalls flowing down vertiginous peaks, jagged cliffs sinking into the indigo sea, and lush vegetation. When the ship stops on the island of Fatu Hiva, the inhabitants of what is considered to be one of the beautiful bays in the world, Hanavave Bay, will welcome you with ukulele music and traditional songs. Do not miss your chance to discover these exotic dances and customs as the trade winds gently blow through the palm trees, infusing the island with the scent of frangipane and Tahitian flowers.
23 September 2016 - At seaArrival 23/09/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 23/09/2016 at 00H00 .
24 September 2016 - FakaravaArrival 24/09/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 24/09/2016 at 17H00 .
Listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Fakarava’s coral ellipsis is a narrow stretch of land sitting on a crystal-clear sea. Travellers here are surprised by the immensity of the lagoon, whose colours evoke an infinite palette. On land, beyond the white-sand beaches, Fakarava is home to pearl farms that are open to visitors. Here you will find the most stunning examples of the famous Tahitian pearls – black pearls with glints of colour, also called tears of the gods.
25 September 2016 - Moorea Cook BayArrival 25/09/2016 at 14H00 . Departure 25/09/2016 at 23H00 .
Lush, emerald vegetation contrasting with the limpid turquoise of the Ocean, charming wooden bungalows scattered along pristine beaches...The beauty of Moorea is sumptuous, unchanged since James Cook discovered the island in 1769. Edged with coral, this small island is renowned for its natural gardens of tropical flowers as well as for its pineapple plantations. Wander along the two bays that slice through the coral island, or head off to explore the Belvedere, which will offer you a breathtaking view over the majestic volcanic peaks of the island, such as Mount Rotui. Unless you would rather encounter the many Dolphins and Rays that swim gracefully in the lagoon. Total relaxation in the middle of a paradise lost, fragranced with Monoi.
PapeeteDisembarkation 26/09/2016 at 04H30 .
Capital of French Polynesia, the city of Papeete is on the north-west coast of the island of Tahiti. You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere here,where urban buzz combines with the legendary laid-back Polynesian lifestyle. Culture is not lacking. You can enjoy sites narrating the history of the archipelago, including the colonial cathedral and the Maison de la reine Marau. The Vaipahi public gardens will win you over by their abundant plant-life. The large municipal market offers local specialities: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.
A la carte Options
Before your cruise
Pre Honolulu 2N + Post Visit & Relaxation Papeete + Flights
Pre Cruise Honolulu 2N + Post Cruise Bora Bora + Flights
Chain Cruises Pre Honolulu 2N+Post Santiago+Flights
After you cruise