le soleal northwest passage cruise

The Northwest Passage

  • Overview
    Embark aboard Le Soléal for a 5 star expedition from Kangerlussuaq to Nome. You are invited to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific. In Winter, this “roof of the world” is transformed into a majestic white desert; whilst in Summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice to melt. Life reappears, nature is reborn, the mythical route is finally free and we can breathe in the unique scent of great adventure.
    Duration: 23 days
    Passengers: 260 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Disembarkation Point: Nome, Alaska
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Paris, France to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland: Embarkation Day

      Embarkation 28/08/2020 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 28/08/2020 at 22H30 .

      From 1941 to 1992, the town of Kangerlussuaq in Greenland was home to an American military base. Nowadays, thanks to its international airport, it has become a transit point for travellers seeking adventure in the Far North. Located to the north of the Arctic Circle, this town is the starting point of magnificent discoveries surrounded by unspoiled nature. Indeed, just a few dozen kilometres from there it is possible to get close to the Greenland ice sheet, the largest body of ice in the Northern Hemisphere. From Kangerlussuaq, admire also the superb landscapes of tundra in autumnal colours, where Arctic hares, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, reindeer, falcons and eagles live.

      IMPORTANT JOINING INSTRUCTIONS:
      - This voyage begins in Paris, France with a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
      - This voyage ends in Nome, Alaska with a charter flight to Seattle, USA

    • Day 2/21 - The Northwest Passage

      Embark aboard Le Soléal for a 5* expedition from Kangerlussuaq to Nome.

      We are inviting you to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

      In Winter, this “roof of the world” is transformed into a majestic white desert; whilst in Summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice to melt. Life reappears, nature is reborn, the mythical route is finally free and we can breathe in the unique scent of great adventure.

      Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

      IMPORTANT: This voyage begins in Paris, France and ends in Seattle, USA

    • Day 22 - The Northwest Passage

      Embark aboard Le Soléal for a 5* expedition from Kangerlussuaq to Nome.

      We are inviting you to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

      In Winter, this “roof of the world” is transformed into a majestic white desert; whilst in Summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice to melt. Life reappears, nature is reborn, the mythical route is finally free and we can breathe in the unique scent of great adventure.

      Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

      IMPORTANT: This voyage begins in Paris, France and ends in Seattle, USA

    • Day 23 - Nome, Alaska to Seattle, USA: Disembarkation day

      Disembarkation 19/09/2020 at 07H00.

      Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of the magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing ヨ people here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.

      We disembark and join the charter flight to Seattle, USA where we say goodbye to our new friends who've shared this amazing journey with us.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    The Northwest Passage

    There is a sea passage through the Arctic regions of North America, that has been alluring explorers and fortune seekers for centuries. Connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Northwest Passage, that has claimed the curiosity, hearts and lives of so many, is now a journey into the past to discover the courage, misery and pure determination of some of history’s greatest explorers. By weaving your way through explorer over-wintering sites, ceremonial grounds, and ship graveyards this remarkable journey will bring to life the endeavors of those who came before us.

  • Inclusions

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Expedition Gear

    Expedition boots and a specially designed high quality polar expedition jacket are provided on board.

    Charter Flights

    Return economy class charter flights are provided Paris-Kangerlussuaq / Nome-Seattle with this expedition

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Massage services
    - Gratuities
    - Internet and Wifi expenses
    - Bar expenses
    - Laundry expenses
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Passport and Visa expenses
    - Airfares unless stated in the itinerary
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  • Vessel

    LE SOLEAL

    Designed in 2013, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. 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.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Terrace
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Theatre
    • Medical Centre
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 139
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 13
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10992
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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Prestige Deck 5

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 34,980pp
AUD 34,980pp

Owner's Suite

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Opulant suite with panoramic ocean views
AUD $POA
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Prestige Suite Deck 6

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
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Prestige Suite Deck 5

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
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Deluxe Suite

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Deluxe Suite with balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
AUD $POA

Prestige Deck 6

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
AUD $POA

Prestige Deck 4

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
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Deluxe Stateroom

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD $POA
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Superior Stateroom

27 Aug 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Twin or king beds, with 24hr room service
AUD $POA
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