The highly acclaimed, deluxe Le Soléal (launched in 2013 by PONANT) is a new generation small ship of the highest quality and features distinctive French sophistication.
Spacious Suites and Staterooms, Most with Balconies
95 percent of the large (from 200 to 484 square feet), air-conditioned, deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and suites feature private balconies. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert to one queen-size bed; each has a private bathroom with shower and the luxurious amenities of a fine hotel including individual climate control, satellite flat-screen television, wireless Internet access, safe, minibar, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table and plush robes.
Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine are served in the stylish, spacious Dining Room in single, unassigned seating; alfresco in the casual Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Spacious Public Areas/World-Class Service and Facilities
Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge and lectures, cultural performances and film screenings in the state-of-the-art Theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, full range of fitness equipment and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse. The highly trained and personable English-speaking international crew provides attentive service.
Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage by minimizing vibration and engine noise. The ship is in Clean Ship standing, an extreme rarity among ocean cruising vessels, showcasing the paramount importance of and commitment to energy efficiency and environmental protection of marine ecosystems.