California

8 days / 7 nights
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    California

    Cruise North America

    from 3 September 2019 to 10 September 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Vancouver
    Arrival Port : San Diego

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

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    Set sail from Canada to discover California on this 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.

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    Special offer(s) :

    CONSECUTIVE CRUISES  

    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers*

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    - When this cruise is in 5th position get a -50% discount

    - When this cruise is in 6th position get a -60% discount

    - When this cruise is in 7th position get a -70% discount

    *Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.

    Highlights

    • An exceptional cruise along the west coast of North America.
    • 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.

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      LE SOLEAL

      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.

      Port of call & excursions

      3 September 2019 – Victoria

      Vancouver

      Embarkation 03/09/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 03/09/2019 at 18H00 .

      Verdant and cosmopolitan, Vancouver is one of Canada's most multi-cultural cities. Located in British Columbia on Canada's west coast, it's surrounded by mountains and outdoor activities are popular. In the city, you can immerse yourself in the Asian atmosphere of bustling Chinatown, shop for pashminas and silk saris at the Punjabi Market Indian district and explore the historic area of ᅠGastown. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses important First Nations collections. Granville Island Jetty is a fascinating revitalised industrial area that hosts galleries, restaurants and a huge produce market.

      4 September 2019 – Victoria

      4 September 2019 – Victoria

      Arrival 04/09/2019 early morning. Departure 04/09/2019 midday.

      The capital of British Columbia lies to the south of Vancouver Island. The combination of British, European and Asian traditions and influences makes the dynamic city of Victoria a place of contrasts with a great quality of life. The mild climate, far from the rigours of the rest of Canada, means there are beautiful parks and gardens throughout the city. Between mountain and ocean, forest and beaches, bathed by the warm Pacific currents, nature is exuberant. Marine life is abundant and many species of whales even come to reproduce in the bay.

      5 September 2019▸6 September 2019 – At sea

      5 September 2019▸6 September 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 05/09/2019. Departure 06/09/2019.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      7 September 2019 – San Francisco

      7 September 2019 – San Francisco

      Arrival 07/09/2019 early morning. Departure 07/09/2019 evening.

      As America's third most popular tourist destination, this Californian city boasts an impressive cultural legacy. The main arteries of Van Ness Avenue, Market Street and the Embarcadero district are perfect for seafront strolling, as is the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937 and a symbol of the San Francisco Bay. The bridge connects the city to the charming small town of Sausalito, a former hotbed of counter-culture turned boho enclave. Prepare to be bedazzled by its multicoloured floating homes. 

      8 September 2019 – Monterey

      8 September 2019 – Monterey

      Arrival 08/09/2019 early morning. Departure 08/09/2019 midday.

      This old fishing port on the west coast of the United States is the former capital of California. Although the sardine trade has no longer been in operation since the 1950s, the little town has kept all its charm and authenticity. Especially thanks to its aquarium, one of the largest in North America, which presents more than 600 species of ocean marine fauna. You can stroll at your leisure in Fisherman's Wharf, a very pleasant marina that offers several restaurants and souvenir shops, not forgetting Cannery Row.

      9 September 2019 – Los Angeles

      9 September 2019 – Los Angeles

      Arrival 09/09/2019 midday. Departure 09/09/2019 late evening.

      Los Angeles or the Californian city of excess... The emblematic city of the United States West Coast is worthy of its reputation. The contrast between its glass skyscrapers soaring upwards in a breathtaking tangle of freeways and highways, its small bungalows and its nearly four million inhabitants makes the "city of angels" one of the most energetic places in the world. From Venice Beach to Hollywood via Beverly Hills, do not miss these world-famous places, testimony to the magic of the film industry and the American Way of Life. Also, fall under the spell of the most famous sidewalk in the world, the Walk of Fame, where the greatest stars have left their mark!

      10 September 2019▸9 September 2019 – San Diego

      San Diego

      Disembarkation 10/09/2019 at 07H30 .

      To the south of California, close to the border with Mexico, San Diego enjoys a privileged natural environment on the shores of the Pacific. One of the largest fleets of US Navy vessels is stationed in this strategic port. The sunny climate and the beautiful sandy beaches compete for visitors’ attention with the picturesque historic districts such as the Gaslamp Quarter, always lit up at dusk by gas lamps, a real journey back in time. Do not miss Balboa Park and its museums as well as San Diego Zoo, one of the most beautiful zoos in the world, home to a large number of endangered species. But the show also continues on the surrounding beaches where it is not uncommon to come across sealions!

      Formalities

      • 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.

      • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

      • 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.

      • Canada: Entry (or transit) by air - The ETA is required for Australian and British citizens, US citizens are exempt. Other nationalities, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html. A copy of your visa or ETA must be sent to PONANT at the very latest 45 days prior to your cruise date. In case the ETA is sufficient to enter Canada, we also ask you to keep a copy of your ETA with your passport throughout the duration of your trip.

      • USA: Depending on your nationality, an ESTA or Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details. A copy of your visa or ESTA must be sent to PONANT at the very latest 45 days prior to your cruise date. In case the ESTA is sufficient to enter the USA, we also ask you to keep a copy of your ESTA with your passport throughout the duration of your trip.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        10/09/2019 – San Diego, a glimpse of California (1 night)

        720.00 € **

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        10/09/2019 – From San Diego to the Grand Canyon (3 nights)

        For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
        The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
        His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
        2790.00 € **

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      2. Before your cruise

        02/09/2019 – Discover Vancouver (1 night)

        640.00 € **

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      3. Your packages

        02/09/2019 – Flights From/To Paris + Discover Vancouver 1N (Pre) + San Diego, a Glimpse of California 1N (Post)

        2450.00 € **

        02/09/2019 – Flights From/To Paris + Discover Vancouver 1N (Pre) + San Diego, a Glimpse of California 1N (Post)

        5550.00 € **

        02/09/2019 – Flights From/To Paris + Discover Vancouver 1N (Pre) + From San Diego to The Grand Canyon 3N (Post)

        4520.00 € **
      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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