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Le Soleal<br>12 Night Saga of Erik the Red<br>Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

Le Soleal
12 Night Saga of Erik the Red
Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

Ship: Le Soleal
Cruise Line: Ponant
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Reykjavik, Nansen Harbor, Skoldungen, Herjolfness, Hvalso, Narsaq, Nuuk, Evigheds Fjord, Illulissat, Kangerlussuaq
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Reykjavik
Airport gateway (Departure) : Kangerlussuaq


Date Port of Call Arrives Departs
17/07/2018 Reykjavik - -
18/07/2018 Reykjavik - 18:00
19/07/2018 At Sea - -
20/07/2018 Nansen Harbour - -
21/07/2018 Skjoldungen Fjord - -
22/07/2018 Kristiansund / Herjolfness - -
23/07/2018 Hvalso / Narsaq - -
24/07/2018 At Sea - -
25/07/2018 Nuuk - -
26/07/2018 Ilulissat - -
27/07/2018 Ilulissat - -
28/07/2018 Evigheds Fjord - -
29/07/2018 Kangerlussuaq 06:00 -

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 Fares listed are per person, based on 
 double occupancy

 Ponant Bonus
 (30% Discount)

 Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4  AUD 11360
 Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5  AUD 11860
 Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6  AUD 12380
 Prestige Suite - Deck 5  AUD 22180
 Prestige Suite - Deck 6  AUD 23210
 Single Supplement for Single Guests  0%
The above prices are subject to change and are indicative only.
Please contact your Cruiseco agent for the most accurate quote and availability.



The above prices include a one-way airfare from Kangerlussuaq to Paris as follows;

Disembarkation Day      Kangerlussuaq / Paris


Meet and great at the port (English speaking assistance).

Transfer to the airport in time for flight check in.

Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris selected by PONANT.

Approximate flight duration: 4:40


Tourist infrastructures are very limited in Kangerlussuaq. We kindly ask you for your flexibility and understanding:

  • Due to limited local transportation resources, waiting might be generated.
  • Due to local transportation conditions, comfort is basic and carry on could be limited on board the buses used for the passengers transfer to the airport (if too large the carry on could be transferred with the main luggage). We recommend the use of a back pack.
  • Due to limited human resource, please note that drivers act as guides.
  • Flights included in the program are in economy class.
  • Detailed program including flight schedule will be provided with your “travel document”.
  • For passengers in transit in Paris, we recommend to stay one night in Paris before and after your connecting flight.
  • Package subject to availability.
  • This program is subject to change.

Cabin Pricing

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 17 July 2018. Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.



SINGLE GUEST only pays the cost of one person travelling in a double occupancy cabin,
with no additional cost.!

*Solo Traveller offer: no single supplement charged as part of the ‘Solo Traveller’ offer available on a selection of cruises,
subject to availability at the time of booking.
The value of the deal varies according to cabin category and availability at the time of booking and may change over time




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SINGLE GUEST only pays the cost of one person travelling in a double occupancy cabin,
with no additional cost.!

*Solo Traveller offer: no single supplement charged as part of the ‘Solo Traveller’ offer available on a selection of cruises,
subject to availability at the time of booking.
The value of the deal varies according to cabin category and availability at the time of booking and may change over time



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Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology.

Country - Iceland
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 3kms
Currency - Icelandic Krona (ISK)

Places of Interest
Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park

Nansen Harbor






Nuuk is the world's smallest and most northerly capital. At the Greenland National Museum you can learn more about traditional Inuit culture and see 500-year old freeze dried mummies. Nuuk is the centre for trawlers in the Arctic region, courtesy of a natural ice-free harbour on the Davis Strait.

Country - Greenland
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Danish Krone (DKK)

Places of Interest
Capital of Nuuk, Greenland National Museum

Evigheds Fjord


Ilulissat means "icebergs", and indeed the area is dominated by huge impressive icebergs, some of which tower 100 metres above the surface. They move majestically along the fjord on their way to the sea. The icebergs here originate from the fastest producing glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, which spits out no less than 20 million tons of ice a day.
Country - Greenland
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 7kms
Currency - Danish Krone (DKK)

Places of Interest
Icebergs and Glaciers, Museum of Whaling Sealing and Fishing


Kangerlussuaq (English: "Big Fjord" from Kalaallisut language), (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord), is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality[3] located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport.



Le Soleal Cabin Info

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Cruise line info



Ponant's mission

The mission of PONANT is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

It’s, also, to offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment - a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared - and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

It’s, finally, to combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Why travel with Ponant?

PONANT offers to you chic cruising without the crowds: experience the comfort of a private cruise onboard vessels of an intimate size, exclusive to between 64 to 264 guests.

Each of our cruise ships has elegant and uncluttered interiors, delight in the fun and casual elegance onboard without the formalities. Crew members, all versed in elegant discretion, will see to it that you enjoy a welcome that will make your cruise a unique experience. You will savor an exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.

During your cruise aboard one of our ships, discover exceptional sites and come closed to landscapes so often inaccessible to large ships. Enjoy also seminars with international experts, passionate about their subjects, giving a further dimension to the sights you see.

PONANT offers to you an alternative to many other traditional cruise lines: discover the world with French chic and elegance.

What is the French Touch exactly?

The French Touch is above all a French crew, there to welcome you and ensure your well-being during your cruise.

It’s also the French art of living that travels with us, where discreet service and excellent cuisine naturally take pride of place. Each day, our French chefs will introduce you to fragrant flavours, cheeses carefully selected by expert cheese affineurs, delicious specialty breads and sweet pastries. All of this is accompanied by a selection of fine wines to complement your meal, or you may choose from a superb “à la carte” list of grand cru wines and our on-board sommelier will be only too happy to advise you.

The French Touch is also evident in our choice of partners, whose expertise and passion for their work matches our own quest for excellence: interior design by Jean-Philippe NUEL, beauty treatments by Sothy’s, fabrics by Pierre FREY, travel beauty kits by L’Occitane, a range of boutiques including Lacoste and Façonnable, french Champagne Veuve Clicquot, luxury bakery and sweets by Ladurée...

Finally, the French Touch is perhaps simply the subtle blend of relaxed elegance and conviviality, that certain je ne sais quoi that our passengers so appreciate, buoyed by the elegant authenticity of our trips and the personality of our ships.

Care for the Environment?

Our concern for the health and well-being of the planet is demonstrated by our active involvement in organizations dedicated to the promotion of ecologically responsible tourism and to the sharing of best practices. We are a proud member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and a signatory of La Charte Bleue d’Armateurs de France, both of which bind us to follow the most stringent rules and regulations governing safety and environmental protection.


Above and beyond participation in these organizations, we have taken the additional step of having all of our ships certified “Clean Ship” by the French classification society, Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s major ship classification societies. This coveted and seldom-awarded certification recognizes that the PONANT fleet—from initial design and construction to seagoing operations—has adopted the most environmentally responsible materials, equipment, and management procedures possible. Some of these state-of-the-art systems and processes include:

  • A silent electric propulsion system, with main engines and electric generators that use advanced control systems and burning light, low-sulfur fuels, reducing fuel consumption by up to 30% and greenhouse gas emissions by 40%
  • All ships are equipped with Dynamic Positioning, a sophisticated computer-controlled system, which allows them to maintain a mooring position without dropping anchor, thus eliminating potential damage to sensitive areas
  • Black water (sewage) is filtered and treated aboard ship; any solid residues at the end of the process are stored until they can be properly discharged ashore
  • Grey water (showers, dishwashers, laundry) is treated and recycled for use in cleaning the outside decks
  • Solid wastes (glass, paper, medical, food, etc.) are sorted, compacted where appropriate, and stored in refrigerated compartments until they can be properly disposed ashore
  • Bilgewater is treated with ceramic filtration systems to obtain an extremely low hydrocarbon content (less than 5 PPM instead of the regulatory 15 PPM)
  • The lighting aboard, based on LED and CFR technology, reduces up to 10 times the electrical power required from the ship’s electric generators
  • Far-sounding sonar, in addition to providing the bridge with 3-D pictures of the ocean floor, icebergs, and ice floes, also minimizes the risk of collision with marine mammals

Ponant’s cruise ships, L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, and Le Lyrial are not only the newest, and most elegant, and most comfortable ships afloat, they are also the most eco-friendly.


Ship info

Le Soleal

A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made L’AUSTRAL and LE BORéAL such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join the fleet in June 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.

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 10 944 UMS
Star Rating 5 Star
Size/Style of Ship Small/Yachting
Entered Service June 2013
Registry French
Length 142 metres
Beam 18 metres
Draft 4.7 metres
Propulsion/Propellers Electric (2 x 2300kw)
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 16
Passenger Capacity (twin) 264
Crew 139
Nationality of Officers French
Nationality of Crew French
Total Cabins 132
Total Inside cabins 0
Total Outside cabins 132
Cabin/Suites with Balcony 124
Passenger Decks 6
Cabin Electricity 110/220v
Elevators 2
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) Euro

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