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Le SoléalOverview

  • 2013Launch Date
  • 264Passengers
  • 145Crew
  • 6Decks
    • Stunning sleek-lined ship
    • Elegant and spacious cabins
    • Beautiful photo art by Philip Plisson
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Cruises on board Le Soléal

Just like its sister ships, Le Boreal and L'Austral, Le Soleal offers luxury adventures to some of the farthest corners of the world. Book a cruise on board the beautiful Le Soleal and enjoy a voyage to the Antarctic, explore the best of Japan, peruse the Pacific Islands and discover places closer to home, like New Zealand.

A cruise holiday on board Le Soleal will be one to remember. You will be surrounded by stylish interior design and ultimate luxury throughout. The ship features just 132 staterooms and suites, so your cruise will be an intimate affair. Five-star service is a given on board all Ponant ships, and Le Soleal is no exception.

Ship Details
Launch Date2013
Refurbishment Year2021
Length142 metre
Draft4 metre
Speed14 knots

Cabins and Decks

Come aboard the Le Soléal and discover one of 9 cabin categories on a total of 6 decks that can accommodate 264 passengers. Choose your dream cabin and feel at home on board the Le Soléal!

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Le Soléaltravel tips

Top Destinations

Le Soleal offers beautiful luxury voyages that are close to home. Go with one of the below options:

Top Departure Ports

Setting sail on board Le Soleal can easily be done from Darwin or from one of the other departure ports below:

Food & Drink

Being a French cruise line, Ponant has gone above and beyond to provide passengers with the French way of life on board all their ships. One very important part of that way of life is fine cuisine.

Le Soleal boasts two onboard restaurants, both of which serve fresh French- and destination-inspired dishes:

  • L’Eclipse is a gastronomic restaurant with a beautifully-filled wine cellar
  • Le Pytheas is a grill restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere

Most drinks are included in the price of your Le Soleal cruise holiday. These are also unlimited when it comes to quantities and the time of day.

Please be aware that some premium alcoholic beverages are charged separately, which is also indicated on the Bar Menu.


Sit back and let yourself be entertained on board Le Soleal. There is ample opportunity for that:

  • The Main Lounge is the place to be for live music entertainment and dancing
  • The Theatre is the onboard concert hall and show venue, conferences can also be held here
  • Studio Ponant is made up of a team of video and photo professionals that could escort you throughout your cruise and put your beautiful memories to paper/film
  • The Panoramic Lounge is home to the onboard library and internet space
  • The Kids Club boasts a variety of games and entertainment for children of different age groups

Health & Fitness

Le Soleal is the perfect place to pamper yourself:

  • The Spa offers different massages, facials, balneotherapy and a beauty salon
  • The Kerastase hair salon will help you look your best
  • The Fitness Studio is well-equipped for you to keep up with your fitness regime
  • You will also have free access to the Hammam all day long